Updated: November 22, 2018
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Different Types of Dumpling Cuisine in Japan

There are different types of dumplings to try in Japan so here's a list of what to get and where! And also, an easy recipe to make at home.

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Different types of dumplings

Gyozas are originally from China (called Jiaozi in Chinese) and are now hugely popular in Japan as well. They are recognized as a staple in Japanese homes. Gyozas are also called potstickers. They are usually made with garlic chives, Chinese chives and minced pork. They can be fried (yakigyoza 焼き餃子), boiled (suigyoza 水餃子) or deep fried (agegyoza 揚げ餃子). Either way, they are delicious!
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Pan-fried gyoza- "yakigyoza" (焼餃子)
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Deep-fried gyozas- "agegyoza" (揚げ餃子)
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Boiled Gyozas- "suigyoza" (水餃子)
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They can also be served in a soup, wonton-style.

Where to get gyozas

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In Japan, gyozas can typically be found in three places: "izakaya" (Japanese pubs), Chinese restaurants and at any convenience store/supermarket. At the latter, they can both be found cooked or frozen. So you can get your gyoza fix any time of the day and pretty much anywhere.

How to make gyozas at home

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If you're not in Japan, but you're still craving these awesomely juicy dumplings, you should try making them at home. Follow the link below to find out how to make them yourself.

Some recommended restos in Tokyo

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If you don't feel like making it yourself, you should definitely try these restaurants for some life-changing gyozas! These are said to be the best places to grab gyozas in Tokyo. Go see for yourself!
Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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