It’s gyoza for life!
[Non-halal] Hello, gyoz-geous! We definitely enjoyed these homemade Japanese dumplings from Gyoza for Life.
These morsels were scrumptious – with lovely, translucent skin when cooked, and a nice thickness and chewiness.
[Jan 2023: Updated with a new flavour – Suan La – as part of its 2023 Chinese New Year Huat Huat Box Set]
[Jan 2022: Article updated with a new flavour – Bakkwa – and Chilli Oil as part of its Chinese New Year Huat Huat Box Set]
[Nov 2021: Article updated with a new flavour – Sawadee-kra pow! Text updated at the end of article]
Gyoza for Life’s OGs are best!
Our favorite has to be the original Pork and Chives (RM14 for a box of 12).
The meat was juicy and well-seasoned, with a good amount of chives. It was so good to eat on its own but paired exceptionally well with our homemade ponzu shoyu sauce.
A bit of Klang, a bit of Japan
We also enjoyed their BKT dumplings (RM18/box).
The meat is well-marinated with enough BKT spices, with the addition of some mushrooms. It certainly does taste like BKT in a pouch. While the flavours were on point – we did find it a bit dry compared to the extremely juicy OG morsels.
Gyoza for Life was generous enough to let us sample their Japanese Curry dumplings (RM16/box). We enjoyed them as well. We liked that they lightly spiced with curry seasoning, with only a hint of heat.
The gyozas are delivered frozen, but it’s really easy to cook. We plonked the frozen morsels into a pot of boiling water with some salt, and remove them when they float. We then pan-fried ’em to get a bit of charred goodness.
[Update: We’ve learned a faster way to cook them. First, add the frozen dumplings into a pan with oil. Let it char for a bit before adding 100ml of water. Then cover with lid and let it steam for 5-6 minutes. Finally, remove the lid and cook until the water evaporate. Remove dumplings and enjoy!]
How to Make Ponzu Shoyu
We made an easy Ponzu Shoyu dipping sauce to go with the gyozas.
Just mix yuzu ponzu with some Japanese shichimi togarashi (七味唐辛子, seven-flavour chilli pepper), sesame seed, and scallion (or coriander leaves). The acidic, savoury and sweet dipping sauce really compliments the flavours.
We also tried thew new flavour Sawadee-Kra Pao – inspired by the Thai pad kra pow (stir-fry pork with basil) dish.
It’s super yummy. It has a bit of heat, with a good blend of sweet and savoury from the seasoning, but the kicker is the super strong and fragrant Thai basil leaves.
Check out the Instagram reel below.
Bakkwa gyozas, anyone?
We also tried their Bakkwa and Mala gyozas as part of their 2022 CNY Huat Huat Box set.
Check out the Instagram post below.
New flavour for 2023 CNY
For 2023 Lunar New Year, Gyoza For Life had introduced a new flavour – Suan La – as part of its Huat Huat Box Set. Check out the Instagram post below.
Check ’em out!
We had a smooth purchase and delivery experience with Adrian from Gyoza for Life. He delivered these gyozas personally to us (with no delivery fee)!We enjoyed them very much. All the best, Adrian!
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More Japanese food recommendations
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