Also known as vegetable gyoza, is a type of dumpling that originated in Japan but is now popular worldwide. Gyoza is typically made with a thin dough wrapper filled with a mixture of ingredients, folded into a crescent or half-moon shape, and then pan-fried or steamed.
The filling in veggie gyoza is primarily composed of vegetables and seasonings, making it a vegetarian or vegan-friendly alternative to traditional gyoza, which often contains meat such as pork or chicken.
Common vegetables used in veggie gyoza filling include cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, garlic, and ginger. The filling is usually seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, and various herbs and spices to enhance the flavor. Veggie gyoza can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or main course, often accompanied by dipping sauces such as soy sauce mixed with rice vinegar and chili oil.
Veggie gyoza offers a delicious and satisfying option for those who prefer plant-based or vegetarian cuisine. It's also a popular choice for people looking to reduce their meat consumption while still enjoying the flavors and textures of traditional gyoza.