Gyoza Sushi

As many of you know, we live on an island. 
An island that is 13 km (5 miles) squared. 
An island that is 13 km squared, with less than 640 inhabitants. 
An island that is 13 km squared, with less than 640 inhabitants, with not a single restaurant. 
“WHAT?!?!  Are you kidding?” you say. 
To which I reply, “No.  I am not.”  
Without easy access to sushi restaurants, or any restaurants for that matter, we sometimes have to get creative…  
Presenting to the world: gyoza sushi.  
While rolling our own sushi at home, Khoa came up with the brilliant idea of adding gyoza to the mix.  Here is the result:


Quite a tasty treat if you ask us.  Think of it as a California Roll with an extra surprise…an extra “meaty, fried bundle of awesome” surprise.  Here is the “recipe”:

  • Nori
  • Sushi rice (There is an actual correct way to make sushi rice, but we don’t really follow that…and instead prepare it in a way that many Japanese would cringe at.  We simply take rice that we’ve made in the rice cooker, add some rice wine vinegar to it and mix it around a bit.  No special bowl, no fan, simple.  Sushi chefs, please don’t hurt us!)
  • cucumbers (medium, long strips)
  • Imitation crab (or real crab)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Gyoza (Japanese potstickers/pan-fried dumplings)
Roll the ingredients together as you would any normal sushi, and voila!  you have yourself a delicious, albeit completely inauthentic, sushi roll.  

 

For those of you brave enough to make this, let us know what you think in the comments section below!