Vegan gyoza are vegan Japanese dumplings that are crispy, addictive, and satisfying. They are made with homemade wrappers, filled with tofu and veggies, and dipped with a savory sauce. You can never have enough of them!
What are Vegan Gyoza?
Vegan Gyoza are the Japanese version of Chinese dumplings or Potstickers. Japanese gyoza are similar to Chinese ones, but the wrapper is thinner and the vegetables are chopped more finely.
Traditional Gyoza (Japanese dumpings) are made with minced pork and vegetables. To make this recipe vegan, I make the filling with a combination of:
- Crumbled tofu
How to fold the Gyoza
- Prepare your workstation by dusting it with corn starch, to prevent the gyoza from sticking to each other. Prepare one small bowl of water.
- Take one wrapper, and put it on your non-dominant hand. Fill in the center with about 1 teaspoon of the filling. Dip one finger in the water and draw a circle around the outer of the wrapper.
- Fold the dumpling wrapper in half over the filling and pinch it in the center with your fingers, but don't seal it yet. Use your thumb and index finger to make folds from the center to the right side, making 3-4 pleats. Press the folded pleat tightly against the back part of the wrapper using your thumb and index finger.
- Continue to fold the pleats from the center towards the left side of the gyoza, making 3-4 pleats.
- Press the pleats tightly, making sure that there are no air pockets. Repeat folding the remaining gyoza.
Why you'll love this recipe?
This recipe is:
- Packed with veggies
- Makes a light appetizer or side dish
- Family-friendly and perfect for parties
- Easy to prepare and can be made with store-bought dumpling wrappers