Gyoza - A Classic from Asia
Updated: Aug 9
This article is going to introduce to you what Gyoza is all about. 👇🏼
Gyoza is a delicious meal we offer here at Morsel Bao. They are similar to dumplings and very popular in China and Japan. Gyozas are filled with ground meat and vegetables and wrapped in a thin dough. The original recipe for the filling consists of ground pork, nira chives, green onion, cabbage, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce.
While we go with the Japanese pronunciation, you could also call IT jiaozi, which indicates the Chinese origin. Did you know that gyoza IS one of the major dishes eaten during the Chinese New Year?
There are several theories on how gyoza came to life and many people are going to tell you many different stories. One of the most popular theories is that jiaozi was named after its unique horn shape since the Chinese word for “horn” is jiao! Some people believe that gyoza was invented by a practitioner of Chinese medicine to treat frostbitten ears. What happened was that a dough was filled with food and medicine to warm the ears of people who did not have enough clothing for the winter. After that the original recipe has been adapted and modified over the years in China and spread all over the world so now you can try these delicious appetizers as well.
Over the last years, gyoza has been popularized in European countries, so we are able to offer you delicious gyoza right here in Copenhagen👏🏼. In our restaurant we gave the common gyoza recipes a little twist and now you can try the Japanese-style gyoza filled with chicken and vegetables. We also provide a vegan version with a filling of 5 different vegetables and spinach pastry - to fit vegans' and vegetarians' needs! Both chicken and vegan gyoza is served with citronsoya - our homemade dip, to neutralise the greasiness from the oil.
Where can you get gyoza in Denmark? Easy answer: ✨Morsel Bao✨ in Frederiksberg. We look forward to your visit! 🙌🏼