Beef Gyoza


I must be really getting old!

My empty kitchen seemed larger than its usual size with most of our stuffs removed. With barely five days left before the D-Day (our move, that's for the late tuners) it was such a big dilemna for me to choose which things go first in the carton for packing. Unfortunately I am not the right person when it comes to decision making and organization. For I find myself already unpacking the electric mixer I just sealed thirty minutes ago for the recipe I planned to prepare. And oh my bowl, I recalled. Retaining which box I put it was another story. So before I finally settled for the right box to open my electric mixer was already gone. I looked around but it wasn't there except for my thirteenth month old daughter looking at me innocently as she blabbered words I don't understand. She probably told me, "Let's play hide & seek Mama". Well she has this habit of playing with any stuffs she finds and lose them eventually in the house. Unfortunately, I am the playmate who needed to find them. One time my keys, my celfone and even my wallet, imagine that. I needed to cancell my rdvz to turn the house upside down only to find them. Well you know she pass her time following me in the house and watching my every move. She's like a shadow or a two and half feet stalker tailing on me. When she sees I am readying up to go out she brings me my shoes. And mind you she knows how to say the word "shoes" instead of the complicated french word "chaussures". :-) I opted to teach her the english word rather than the Tagalog word "sapatos" which is even harder than the french one to pronounce. Well to cut the story short, I desperately searched for the mixer but it was in vain. But God was still on my side, after finding accidentally the missing chopsticks she played with few days ago. I though, hmmmm how about eating something Japanese.

My daughter is truly adorable but sometimes I am torn between giving her a kiss or a hug. :-) Grrrr

This beef gyoza goes off to Eat the right stuff for their blog event "World Egg Day". For all the egg lovers out there, this event is for you.

Beef Gyoza

for the dough:
2:1 ratio
2 cups of flour for every cup of warm water

Mix them well until they become smooth and elastic. Roll them as if you are making a baguette (french bread) then cut them 2 inches thick. Flatten them and form a round shape. To make even sizes you can use your ramekin and cut it along with a sharp knife.

beef filling:
half a kilo ground beef (you can use pork)
1 egg
1/4 cup of thinly sliced onion leeks (only white part)
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
pepper & salt

Mix them well together. Put about a teaspoon of filling on your dough. Fold it and seal them gently by folding the sides. You need to dust with flour your hands and your working table to be sure they don't stick. To cook them, place them altogether in your non stick pan (about 15 pieces). Pour about half a glass of water. Cover and let it boil, after the first boil let it simmer for another two to three minutes. Dump the water and replace it with oil (any cooking oil). And fry them until they are golden brown. You can use any Japanese soy sauce for dipping.

Caught in the act playing with my hiking shoes
 
 
for my french readers, you can find the french version here: http://www.lesfoodies.com/news/recette/gyoza-raviolis-japonais-faits-maison

My other Asian Recipes
Stir-fry noodles

Thai Express Salad

41 comments:

hot garlic said...

Okay, don't do this to me! This is so something I would start craving at midnight as I'm blog stalking! These look so tempting, I might have to eat them for breakfast.

You are so like me with the packing and organizing -or lack there-of. I always unpack and repack, just a few times!

I hope it is over soon. Every time I come here I need a paper bag -you bring up all of the stress and travail of our last move, I think I need therapy!

Pam said...

These gyoza look amazing. I could eat a dozen easily.

Maria said...

Nice looking gyoza! And cute picture too! Good luck...you are getting there!

Leslie said...

OMG..I dont recall ever seeing a photo of your daughter..she is DARLING!!!!! What a sweet face!
The dumplings look exceptional!

Rosie said...

Great looking gyoza... Wishing you the best of luck on your move and your daughter ahhh she is so cute!

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Oh your daughter looks so sweet and cute. Give a big hug and kiss for her from me.
This Cyzo looks really delicious.
I am going to make this.
P.S you are gatting OLD
Sorry coudn't resist myself ;-)))

Salt N Turmeric said...

Im bad at packing too since i take too long to think how to pack. In the end, id let hubby know wht i want packed and he'd do the packing. ;)
Your daughter is so adorable. I can picture her taling you around the house. lol.

Sue said...

Making dumplings OR moving. The normal human couldn't do both...Amazing.

And I think you shouldn't have a dilemma about your daughter. She's so adorable that she deserves both a kiss AND a hug.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

That looks seriosly good! How brave of you to make that kind of thing in the middle of moving! Your daughter is adorable! And you know what? Sapatos is shoes in portuguese as well! Isn't that interesting?

Peter M said...

Yes...more dumplings! They are almost as cute as your daughter!

Kate / Kajal said...

aww how cute ... it must be amazing spending all that quality time with your daughter !
Beef Gyoza ...bring 'em on , they look delicious.

Cynthia said...

I am so hungry right now! Send me some of those pot stickers please.

Kevin said...

That gyoza looks good. I really like the way gyoza is both crispy and soft and chewy.

noobcook said...

omg your daughter is sooooo cute!! :D gyoza is one of my fave foods... yours looks really professionally made XD

Ning said...

If you are patient enough to make the dumpling wrapper, I'm sure you are also one patient mommy :) With a cutie princess like that, how can you stay angry when she is naughty? :)

Lore said...

Good to hear there are only a few days left after the moving is over. Reading about your daughter's habbit of hiding things I know it probably wasn't easy to pack :D but at least it was fun. She grows up so quickly!!!
Love your gyozas and they seem pretty easy to make too

chriesi said...

Your daughter is totally cute! :)
That gyoza is absoulety tempting!

daphne said...

I have never used beef in gyoza-always pork or chicken! That's a great idea!

I have a feeling that a love for shoes is hereditary! =)

tigerfish said...

Typically I don't have the patience to pan-fry dumplings for them to become gyozas. I just boil them. So I will be waiting for someone to pan-fry them for me :p

abby said...

gorgeous gyoza, thanks for sharing with world egg day!

and good luck with the move - i've just moved too and my new kitchen is still full of boxes!

Deborah said...

Ohhh, your daughter is so cute!! And this recipe sounds so good. I'm wishing you the best for your move!

Alexa said...

Your daughter is sooo cute.
I can't believe you are moving in 5 days and yet you made the time to post about these beautiful gyoza. I am glad you did because this recipe is a keeper!

Dawn said...

Mmmm....these are so addicting. I have been known to eat 10 of these bad boys in one sitting.
I can't believe you're still baking with almost everything in moving boxes?

Gloria said...

Dhanggit I really love my nephew is soooo sweet and cute!!! I have to say you Marìa Esperanza was how her!! so patience,a lot of patience, I hope yo finis your move OK!! and take care my sweet baby! of course the food look so yummy!! have alovely weekend sis!!!!xxxGloria

Suzana said...

Dhanggit, she looks simply adorable!! How cute! I wish you the best with the moving - courage my dear!!

Jan said...

I would so like to eat one (or 3)of those right now.

Good luck with your move, rather you than me. :-)

Your little girl is lovely.

Caroline said...

Your daughter is sooo adorable! What a cutie-pie.

And your gyoza look so delicious, yum! I always see pork gyoza, gotta try making it with beef.

Jude said...

The crust on the gyoza looks perfect..
Have fun while moving. Don't throw out your back.

Big Boys Oven said...

this must be an awesome delicious gyoza, can't imagine you did a great job knowing this is a chinese dish, well done dhanggit! I must try yours one day!

haze said...

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Little Corner of Mine said...

I can eat a bowl of your gyoza too! I want to see more pictures of your sweet and adorable daughter!

Passionate About Baking said...

What a little doll...LOL, I'm glad she keeps you busy Dhhangit. Enjoy these days! I love these gyozas...hmmm, would love to try them with a chicken mince within. Truly delicious!!

Shalimar said...

never read blogs at midnight arghhh
anyway thought the skin is a difficult thing to do
will test run yours..

cute bebe like mummy xxx

mikky said...

sorry, although your gyoza are awesome, and hubby loves them btw... your daughter caught my attention more... what a darling!!! :)

marysol said...

Dhanggit, the Gyoza looks amazing, but that little dumpling playing with the shoe stole my heart.

Sharon said...

Good luck with the packing. I'm not always the best with keeping everything straight either. Your gyoza look simply amazing. I've never tried making my own dough but now I will!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i love the look of these roll ups - they'd go down well with a spicy sauce and a good dvd

Spill said...

n the kitchen I sneaked,
To cook something I really love

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Hi Dhanggit -- I hope you're doing okay with the move. We're still dealing with the aftermath of our own move: too stressful!

Lovely gyozas and cute daughter!

glamah16 said...

I have to make this!

Rumela said...

These beef gyoza looks truly succulent. I would love to have some of these. Thanks for the recipe. I an going to try it next weekend.