Trader Joe’s Vegetable Gyoza: A Thai Twist on a Classic

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Gyoza, those delightful steamed dumplings found throughout Asia, have a rich history dating back to their origins in China. Today, they are beloved in countries like Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, each putting its own unique spin on this cherished dish. Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyoza takes this beloved Asian classic and adds a flavorful twist that has captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

The Thai Vegetable Gyoza Experience

When it comes to cooking frozen delicacies, it’s often best to steer clear of the microwave. We tried our hand at steaming these gyoza on the stovetop, following the instructions diligently. However, the process proved to be a bit tricky, as the addition of water during cooking could lead to spillovers. After an initial hiccup, we decided to give the microwave a try, and it turned out to be a game-changer, delivering perfectly heated gyoza without the mess.

The gyoza dough itself is thin and rather unassuming. It doesn’t contribute much to the flavor profile, with a somewhat watery taste. However, where these dumplings truly shine is in their filling. Bursting with a medley of vegetables, from crisp cabbage to zesty radishes and sweet carrots, each bite is a symphony of flavors and textures that’s simply delightful.

To Sauce or Not to Sauce

Traditionally, Thai gyoza are served with a dipping sauce, and while these gyoza are undoubtedly flavorful on their own, they pair exceptionally well with a dipping sauce. A blend of soy sauce and sesame oil creates a perfect companion for these dumplings. If you prefer the convenience of a ready-made sauce, you can often find Gyoza dipping sauce at Asian supermarkets, elevating your gyoza experience even further.

A Delectable Recommendation

Whether you’re a gyoza connoisseur or a newcomer to this savory treat, Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyoza is a must-try. While we strongly recommend using the microwave for cooking convenience, these dumplings are a delicious addition to your culinary repertoire. The tantalizing blend of flavors packed into each dumpling makes them a standout option among frozen gyoza.

If you’re yet to experience the joy of gyoza, consider these Thai Vegetable Gyoza as your introduction to a world of delectable dumplings. With their vibrant flavors and convenient preparation, they are an excellent addition to your freezer, ready to satisfy your cravings whenever they strike.

Wes – April 3, 2015: “These are pretty good. It’s one of those frozen Trader Joe’s products where you need to heat it exactly the right amount or it will be either soggy or burnt to a crisp. When you get it right, and with a good sauce, it’s delish.”

Morgan – June 26, 2015: “These are the best steamed. I eat mine with a sweet chili sauce and they are absolutely delicious.”

Joe B – December 17, 2017: “These are the best ever so are the shrimp – I make them in a non-stick frying pan with sesame oil and add a small amount of water and keep moving them as you brown them, a little spray of water keeps them moist so they don’t burn or come apart. I had so many compliments on them for work potluck lunches and dinner parties.”

Ed Auchincloss – May 2, 2021: “They would be nutritionally better if the last ingredient-PALM OIL-were not in the dough. TJ’s should know better.”

Anonymous – February 13, 2023: “Love them.”

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