Gyoza, pan-fried dumplings with ingredients in a flour wrapper

Gyoza is the meal that minced pork mixed with finely chopped cabbage, chinese chive, and garlic are wrapped with a thin hull made from wheat flour and baked with steam. Seven pieces are standard for a person. We eat it with soy sauce containing chili oil.

Originally a dish from northeastern China, it was introduced to Japan 70 years ago and evolved independently.

It is a very popular dish in Japan and can be eaten at popular Chinese restaurants and gyoza specialty shops.

What is Gyoza and can I eat it?

Materials of Gyoza

Wheat flour, pork, cabbage, chinese chive, and garlic

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Gyoza was introduced from China and changed to current form

Gyoza is originally Chinese food. In China, finely chopped meat, shrimp, and vegetables are wrapped by husks made from wheat flour and cooked in a variety of ways, including boiling, steaming, frying, and baking.

Japanese Gyoza, which was mainly eaten in northeastern China, was introduced to Japan 70 years ago, but the ingredients and cooking methods have changed since then.

Therefore, in China there is no Gyoza that is currently eaten in Japan.

When we eat Gyoza at night, we often eat while drinking beer or chuhai.

On the other hand, when eating for dinner at home, we eat gyoza and rice together. Gyoza hull made from wheat flour is on sale, and we wrap a mixture of minced pork and vegetables made at home and bake it in a frying pan.

Frozen foods and chilled foods that are simply baked in a frying pan are also popular.

Try to eat Gyoza!

How much ?

$3~5 per a dish

Where can I eat Gyoza?

Gyoza specialty shops or popular Chinese restaurants

Japanese people think of gyoza as Chinese food, but there are gyoza eaten in Japan today in China.

Therefore, there is usually no gyoza on the menu of a full-fledged Chinese restaurant. Ramen shops have gyoza as a side menu, but if you order only gyoza at a ramen shop, you may get annoyed.

Gyoza is also available at popular Chinese restaurants in the city. The quality of gyoza varies from shop to shop, so it is not recommended for first-time users.

We recommend using a Chinese chain restaurant that always has gyoza and is definitely of high quality.

Gyoza no Ohsho

There are many cheap Chinese dishes that Japanese people like, including gyoza. There are many shops all over the country and the prices are reasonable, but they are often crowded.


You can enjoy Chinese dishes that have changed for Japan, such as ramen, fried rice, and gyoza. There are shops all over the country and the prices are reasonable.


You can enjoy various Chinese dishes including gyoza. Compared to the above two, the price is a little higher.

Precautions when eating Gyoza

Wheat flour and pork are definitely used in Gyoza. It is neither a high FODMAP diet nor a low FODMAP diet.

Japanese writer’s comment for Gyoza

At popular Chinese restaurants, you can order only gyoza, but there is a menu called gyoza set meal.

A set meal is a menu that includes rice, soup and a main dish, and Chinese restaurants have a fried chicken set meal, a shrimp chili set meal, a fried meat and vegetables set meal, sweet and sour pork set meal and so on. It’s a little cheaper than ordering a main dish, rice and soup separately.

However, if you want to enjoy Japanese-style Chinese food, please order various menus instead of set meals.

If you go with more than one, it’s better to order and share different types of menus. If you do not order rice, 2 to 3 dishes per person is a guide.