How To Fold Gyoza

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    I received some requests from readers to show you how to fold gyoza, so here’s my tutorial.

    To see Gyoza recipe, please click here.

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    To see how to make Gyoza Wrappers from scratch, click here.

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    How To Wrap Gyoza | Easy Japanese Recipes at
    How To Fold Gyoza
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins

    I received some requests from readers to show you how to fold gyoza, so here's my tutorial.

    Course: How to
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: gyoza, pot sticker
    Author: Nami
    1. Take a wrapper and place it in the palm of your non-dominant hand. Use a teaspoon to take a small amount of filling and put it in the center of the wrapper.
      How To Wrap Gyoza 1
    2. Dip one finger in a bowl of water and draw a circle around the outer 1/4” of the wrapper with your wet finger until it’s wet all around.
      How To Wrap Gyoza 2
    3. Fold the wrapper in half over the filling and pinch it in the center with your fingers (but don’t seal yet!).
      How To Wrap Gyoza 3
    4. Using your thumb and index finger, start making a pleat about once every ¼ “ on the top part of the wrapper from the center toward the right. As you fold each pleat, press the folded pleat tightly against the back part of wrapper using your other thumb and index finger.
      How To Wrap Gyoza 4
    5. Once you make 3-4 pleats, continue with the left side of the gyoza. Start making a pleat from the center to the left.
      How To Wrap Gyoza 5
    6. Here’s how a finished gyoza should look like. Repeat until you run out of the filling or wrappers.
      How To Wrap Gyoza 6
    7. To save gyoza for later, put the gyoza in raws, leaving some space between to keep them from sticking, on a (disposable plastic/Styrofoam) tray lined with plastic wrap. Then wrap it around with plastic wrap so gyoza won't move around. Then put it in a freezer bag and store in a freezer up to a month.
    Recipe Notes

    Gyoza wrappers: Homemade recipe, click here.


    • Cook or freeze gyoza right away. When you leave the gyoza out after wrapped, the water from the ingredients start to make the wrapper wet.


    • When you use frozen gyoza, do not defrost and cook while they are frozen.


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