Pork Gyoza


Gyoza are pan-fried Japanese dumplings which make perfect starters or nibbles. Filled with a savory mixture of ground pork and Japanese flavors.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
40 gyoza


  • 12 ounces ground pork

  • ¼ head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 egg

  • 2 spring onions, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sake

  • 2 teaspoons mirin

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 40 gyoza wrappers, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup water


  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce


  1. Combine ground pork, cabbage, egg, spring onions, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sake, mirin, and ginger in a large bowl; mix well.

  2. Place approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons of the pork mixture in the center of each gyoza wrapper. Moisten your fingers with water and rub around the edges of each wrapper. Fold wrappers in half over filling, creating a semi circle. Take one side of the wrapper and make crimps along the edges for a decorative pattern (like pleats of a skirt) and press along the edges to seal the two sides together. Ensure there isn't much excess air caught inside the dumpling. Repeat until all the pork mixture is used.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place as many gyoza in the skillet as fit in a single layer and fry until the bottom is browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add water to skillet and reduce heat. Cover and allow gyoza to steam until all the water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining gyoza.

  4. Mix rice vinegar and soy sauce together for a dipping sauce and serve with the gyoza.

    close up view of Pork Gyoza on a platter, with sauce in a bowl in the background

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
14g Fat
36g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1106mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* 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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