Homemade gyoza

Good morning everyone,

It's actually raining a bit out there now and they're calling for snow tonight in some parts of Hiroshima. It will get up to 9C today and the overnight low will be around 0C. Tomorrow is going to be pretty much the same with the temperatures slowly rising on Wednesday and Thursday before it gets up to the high teens on Friday and into the weekend.

Fulfill your craving for gyoza dumplings anytime, anywhere with this popular device from Japanese 100 yen store chain Daiso.


Japanese 100 yen shops sell a plethora of useful everyday items, all for the equivalent of less than a single dollar. But beyond their cheap knickknacks, snacks, and slightly stranger items, these stores also offer handy kitchenware and cooking utensils that are essential for singles and busy housewives. If you’re looking to cook, say, a batch of spaghetti, you can get all the pots, strainers, and stirring spoons you need at a price you can pay for with pocket change.

But what if you’re looking to make gyoza dumplings? Sure they sell pre-made wrappers at the supermarket, but everyone knows the hardest part about making these tasty treats is pleating the edges just right.

Fortunately popular 100 yen store chain Daiso has you covered with this convenient “home-cooking gyoza kit”.


Inside you’ll find a plastic spoon for scooping filling into wrappers and a molder that makes cranking out dumplings faster than ever.

I don’t know about you, but thinking about dumpling is sure making me hungry! I might have to run out to get one of these folding tools so I can have some tonight. Sure, it might require a little more work than going out, but the money you’ll save by skipping the trip to a local izakaya or Chinese restaurant will make it worth it! Besides, everything tastes better when you make it yourself, right?

Have a great day!