Let’s start with the Gyoza. Last year Murphy came home begging me to make dumplings like his friend at school brings in her lunch. I asked for more details. He told me that she is Japanese, always brings her lunch and usually has dumplings! We talked about it a few more times, discovered that premade dumplings were not going to cut it. Something is never quite right for the Murphster.
We have been making new friends steadily, and building up friendships in our new community. I was fortunate to meet the maker of Tohkiya Pottery. When her children took some classes with me we got to talking about Gyoza.
Gyoza is a simple little thing but it seems hard with those little pleats. Like Pasties (which I am more familiar with), Ravioli, Pirogi, etc every culture has a ground meat and veg wrapped in pastry that is it’s comfort food and Gyoza is lovely.
We chopped all the veg, and then Mami showed us the seasonings and mixed the ground meat into the veg. We all sat down at the table with a little bowl of water and the Gyoza wrappers. We commenced with the little packages while having a lovely visit.
We all made enough to take home to our families for dinner and Mami made us Miso soup to go with our Gyoza and rice lunch! Such a great calming way to make food! Towards the end of our adventure, we went out to Mami’s studio so she could handle some time sensitive pottery placements.
After seeing her beautiful work, I put in my order (I need a rectangle platter and a teapot). You can get your hands on Mami’s beautiful work at Tohkiya Pottery .
Thank you so much for having me over Mami!
note: We had the Gyoza I made for dinner also, Murphy still says they are OK, but not quite right… ugh. I’ll keep trying.