Comforting, quick, and packed full of flavour, this easy gyoza soup uses frozen soup dumplings from Costco or Trader Joes for a perfect weeknight meal that is filling and nutritious.
Gyozas (jiaozi) are a dumpling or potsticker commonly eaten in China and other parts of East Asia such as Korea and Japan.
You can find Costco potstickers or dumplings in the freezer section that are relatively healthy. Using these pre-made potstickers saves you time in the kitchen and offers a way to cook these gyozas in a new and tasty way.
What are in gyozas?
Gyozas contain ground meat and vegetables, although sometimes there is no meat.
Each family usually has favourite fillings they like to include.
Common dumpling meat fillings include:
- fish and shrimp.
Commonly used vegetable fillings include:
- napa cabbage
- scallion (spring onions)
- edible black fungus
- garlic chives
Are gyoza unhealthy?
Gyozas are a healthy option when made with vegetables and lean meat inside of a piece of thin dough. Although the dough is typically made with refined flour, it is thin. If you are not grain-free or gluten-free, gyozas aren’t unhealthy. You can also look for gluten-free versions.
Try to choose gyozas that contain lean meats and vegetables rather than fatty meats. Check your labels!
It’s wise to check for overall calorie content, fat, sugar, sodium, and protein. Choose ones that suit your preferred diet.
When you use gyozas in a healthy soup filled with other nutritious ingredients, you can boost the healthfulness of the dumplings with a more well rounded and complete meal.
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Easy Gyoza Soup (Korean Dumpling Soup)
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 lb lean ground pork optional
- 2 cups shredded cabbage or cabbage slaw mix
- 2 large carrots coined
- 2 large stalks of celery sliced
- 1 white onion sliced
- 6 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
- 1 lb gyozas, potstickers or dumplings Costco or Trader Joes
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions for garnish
- Sriracha sauce for garnish optional
- Add vegetables to a large sautee pan or large heavy bottomed soup pot and cook until soft.
- Add garlic and ginger and cook 2-3 more minutes.
- Set aside.
- Cook ground pork, if using (this can be made meat free). Drain.
- Add pork and vegetables to a large soup pot.
- Add in broth, soy sauce, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and rice vinegar.
- Dump in gyozas, dumplings, or poststickers.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes or so and carefully taste for seasoning.
- Add sesame oil, additional salt and pepper to taste, and additional hoisin or vinegar, depending on your tastes.
- Top with green onions and sriracha to garnish.