February 07, 2021
I make about 200 dumplings at a time and freeze them. It is a bit of a production to make, but it is so worth it. I'm always excited when I get to eat these, it's not like a sad frozen dinner, and they are so convenient. Try these gyoza with steamed rice and some sauteed bean sprouts, and beer!
Ample amount of potato starch for coating the gyoza before freezing them.
You will also need enough gyoza wrappers. You can buy pre-made dumpling wrappers at any Asian supermarket.
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Holding a gyoza wrapper in one hand, heap a teaspoon of the filling onto the wrapper. Gently fold half the wrapper over the filling and start crimping and pinching the edge to form a seal.
You can pan fry these from fresh or frozen, but it will usually be from frozen since you've stocked your freezer. Heat your preferred cooking oil at medium-high heat in a pan that you have a lid for. Arrange the gyoza in a single layer, they can be touching. Drizzle them with a little sesame oil.
Eat them nice and hot. We dip them in OKAZU straight, or sometimes mixed with a little soy sauce and rice vinegar. This is such an easy and satisfying meal. Our freezer is always stocked.
December 22, 2020
We love matcha! These butter cookies aren’t too sweet and they highlight the delicate bitterness of matcha (green tea powder). Fumi has been gobbling these up. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea.
December 10, 2020
November 10, 2020
Do you know about kinpira-gobo? We used to make it for our orinigiri (Japanese rice ball) when we had a store front on Dupont street in Toronto. Kinpira is usually made with burdock roots and carrots.
Since I am in Japan, I sent OKAZU to my Japanese friends to see how they use it.
This recipe is from one of my friends who make kinpira with beets instead of burdock roots and carrots. It's super easy and delicious, so I wanted to share it with you!
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