How To Make Gyoza |

How To Make Grandma Machie’s Gyoza

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart - Take Two Tapas
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 200 1x


Ever wanted to learn how to make that delicious dumplings that you get at the Japanese restaurant?  Now you can make gourmet, gyoza (or dumplings), at home and impress your friends!



  • 4 packages gyoza wrappers
  • (I use the circular ones, but you can use the square won ton wrappers just the same, just pinch them closed at a different angle.)
  • Filling:
  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 1 bunch green onions (, ends trimmed)
  • 1 pound ground beef ((can substitute turkey or venison))
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder ((you can substitute 2 fresh cloves))
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 bunch green onions ((thinly sliced))


  1. In the food processer, combine the cabbage, spices and onions.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Remove to mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix until completely incorporated.
  5. Prepare the wrapping station:
  6. Get a tray together that contains the wrappers, filling, and small bowl of water.
  7. Add a scant amount of filling (about 1 teaspoon) to the middle of the wrapper.
  8. Add some water around the edges.
  9. Fold over and remove all the air.
  10. Pinch and pleat the edges.
  11. Repeat until all the filling is used.
  12. Cooking:
  13. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to a non-stick pan.
  14. Heat over medium high heat.
  15. Add a few gyozas to the pan and cook until the bottom is brown and crispy.
  16. Flip over and add 1/4 cup water the pan.
  17. Cover and steam for 2-3 minutes.
  18. When all the water has evaporated, remove the gyoza from pan.
  19. Serve warm with dipping sauce.
  20. To make the dipping sauce:
  21. Combine the soy sauce and lemon juice. If you want to adjust the lemon juice level to your liking. I like mine tart!
  22. Sprinkle the sliced green onions over the sauce to soak up the juice.

  • Category: Tapas
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Gyoza, Japanese dumplings