After my summer vacation, this was the first class at my place and very memorable one indeed, as I hosted 2 fun couples from NY and Paris. We also received an inquiry from local TV in Tokyo that they wanted to film visitors coming from overseas for Gyoza making class!
I was very nervous but thanks to my cheerful & talented guests, everything went really nicely!
A young lady from Paris already had good skills for Gyoza making and her frills on Gyoza were just amazing! There were lots of Wow!s at her works during the class.
Another lady from NY is a professional voice actress so she’s got a beautiful & soothing voice, and she was such a mood maker which helped a lot to make me feel confortable even with TV people with big camera etc.
TV people asked many questions to my guest, such as “have you known Gyoza before coming to Tokyo?”,”why you wanted to try making Gyoza?”
I was curious to hear their answers and found out that there is a Gyoza bar in Paris now. In NY you often find Gyoza in Bento box with rice but these Gyoza are usually fried, not grilled.
My guests said that Japanese style Gyoza are crispy on the bottom, then the top part are tender, which is different form Chinese styles of steamed or boiled Gyoza.
I adore Chinese style dumplings and personally I think they are more authentic with a great variety, but requires much more skills & practices(at least to me…). What I like about Japanese style Gyoza is simple; it is so easy to make, ingredients are very reasonable, and fun to eat with your families and friends!
By the way we made delicious pork Ramen,too! Here are some photos. Sorry Gyoza are almost gone at this stage but you must come and find yourself!
Many thanks for coming!