Chicken goyza
Asian, Chicken

My take on Japanese Gyoza ( Dumplings)

Chicken goyza

My take on Japanese Gyoza ( Dumplings)

These are so delectable and very easy dumplings to make. The wrappers can be purchased at most supermarkets or Asian stores. The only thing I had was folding them, but You Tube has great video to help with the folding.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Categories
Servings 30 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups of green cabbage, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 grams chicken mince
  • 1 cup shallots, green part, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger , grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • packet round wonton (gyoza)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch/corn flour
  • 2 packets round wonton/gyoza wrappers, available from woolworths supermarket

Dipping sauce

  • soy sauce
  • rice wine vinegar


  • Combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. then set aside for 20 minutes to allow the cabbage to wilt sightly.
  • Place remaining filling ingredients, including remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Squeeze out any excess water from the cabbage and add to the bowl.
  • Use your hands to mix the filling.
  • Sprinkle a baking tray with 1 tsp of cornstarch.
  • Place 1 gyoza wrapper on your palm (left hand for right handed people) . Dip your finger in water and run it around the edge of half the goyza wrapper to seal.
  • Place 1 slightly heaped tbsp of filling on the wrapper. Fold wrapper over and use your right hand assisted by your left hand thumb to create 4 pleats. Press to seal and place on the tray. Repeat with remaining wrappers.

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