gyo·​za gē-ˈō-zə How to pronounce gyoza (audio)
plural gyoza or gyozas
: a crescent-shaped dumpling consisting of a thin wrapper that is filled usually with meat, seafood, or vegetables
Gyoza are very versatile—you can pan-fry, steam, boil or deep-fry them, or simply add a couple to your noodle soup.Sachie Nomura, quoted in Newcastle (Australia) Herald
Given my Chinese descent, the first dumplings I ever ate were Chinese ones—wontons, potstickers, and boiled dumplings. But I've also ordered gyoza at Japanese restaurants, which seem similar enough to potstickers.Christine Gallary
Now fold over and crimp the edges of each gyoza together for a decorative look.Eric Akis
Smoked crawfish quesadillas and pork gyozas with sesame ginger sauce are two of the available appetizers.Sara Fludd
compare pot sticker, wonton

Examples of gyoza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plate arrived with 10 steaming vegetable gyoza neatly lined up next to a little bowl of dark, vinegary dipping sauce, and didn’t cost much more than 900 yen (under $6). Arati Menon, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 June 2024 The gyoza and karaage are top-notch, too, but be careful. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 19 June 2024 Here's the recipe for Kiki's pork gyoza, as shared by the Food Network: How to make Kiki's pork gyoza Ingredients: Ponzu dipping sauce: 1 cup of soy sauce. 1/4 cup of lemon juice. 1/4 cup of orange juice. 1/4 cup of yuzu juice. 1/4 cup of rice vinegar. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 5 June 2024 Italy has the ravioli, Japan has the gyoza and Poland has the pierogi. Kaitlyn Rosati, New York Daily News, 24 Jan. 2024 Also on the lunch specials menu are five pieces of gyoza for $4 and three pieces of shrimp spring rolls for $4. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 Look for dishes like Wagyu gyoza ($22); the White Lotus sushi roll ($26), made with popcorn shrimp tempura, avocado, asparagus, tuna and wasabi truffle soy; cauliflower ($15) with red dates and pine nuts; and Chilean seabass with truffle miso ($47). Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 2 May 2024 Dinner highlights include the wagyu gyoza with Japanese A5 wagyu; surf and turf maki (shrimp tempura and lobster with wagyu and Japanese teriyaki). Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 15 Apr. 2024 Several foods, including Imitation crab, tofu, edamame, sprouts, fish cakes and gyoza were all improperly stored. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 12 Apr. 2024

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Word History


borrowed from Japanese gyōza, probably borrowed from Chinese (Northern Chinese dialect of Hebei and Shandong) giǎoze "dumpling" (Standard Chinese jiǎozi)

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gyoza was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Gyoza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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