Chicken goyza
Asian Chicken

My take on Japanese Gyoza ( Dumplings)

My take on Japanese Gyoza ( Dumplings)

Recipe by Donna


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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.


  • 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

  • Gyoza
  • 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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