Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)


Gyoza are the Japanese version of jiaozi, or Chinese potstickers. This version is pan-fried but they work well deep-fried or steamed too.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins



  • ½ pound ground pork

  • ½ head napa cabbage, shredded

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 30 gyoza wrappers, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 cup water, divided

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 dash Sriracha sauce, or to taste


  1. Prepare the potstickers: Combine ground pork, napa cabbage, green onions, egg, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, Sriracha, and sesame oil in a bowl.

  2. Arrange gyoza wrappers on a flat work surface. Place 1 teaspoon of pork mixture in the middle of each wrapper. Wet edges with your finger or a brush. Fold up sides to form a semicircle; pinch edges to seal.

  3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 to 15 gyoza to the skillet. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup water; cover and cook until water is absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer gyoza to a plate. Repeat with remaining gyoza.

  4. Make the dipping sauce: Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and Sriracha together. Serve dipping side alongside gyoza.


To make hanetsuki gyoza (crispy wing gyoza), which is famous in Japan, add 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon flour to the water before adding to the skillet in Step 3.

Substitute 3 garlic chives for the greens onions and garlic clove if desired.

The sauce ratio is 1 part soy sauce: 1 part seasoned rice vinegar: 1/4 part sesame oil, plus Sriracha sauce to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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