What’s up friends! Welcome to my new series called
Eat Of The Week!
Now every Friday I will either share a Debatable or an Eat Of The Week with you! But you won’t know which one until its out. It’s all very exciting really!
This week’s Eat
Homemade Crispy Vegan Mushroom & Tofu Gyoza!
Gyoza or Dumplings are one of my favorite things to eat. They are always readily available when you are eating out, weather you go to a Chinese restaurant, Japanese restaurant or just a high street shop like Itsu or Wasabi. You are never too far from a Vegetable Gyoza!
So I have taken the liberty of going ahead and showing you guys how I make my own Vegan Gyoza (or dumplings)… They are simple, cheap and very easy to make!
What you need
1 pack of fresh dumpling pastries – Asian supermarket around £1.20 for about 25
1/2 block of drained semi dried Tofu
1tbsp coconut or olive oil
1/2 small jar of Hoisin sauce (or 3-4 tbsp)
Soy sauce for dipping
A food processor or hand mixer
A small container of room temperature water
How to make it
First take the drained Tofu and mushrooms and using the food processor (or bowl if you are using a hand mixer) blend the two together until they are fully broken up, then remove the contents into a mixing bowl and add the Hoisin sauce and any other seasonings you would like and mix the ingredients together until fully mixed. Make sure you do not mix them too much, otherwise the mixture becomes a paste…. not what you want!
Take a fresh dumpling pastry out of the pack and place it onto the work surface, then using your finger, dip it into the water and apply water to the outside of the pastry all the way around.
Take a little of your tofu mixture and form it into a small ball and place it in the middle of the pastry and starting from the outer corners, fold over and press the edges together. Then set aside and repeat the process with the rest!
Once you have the desired amount, set them aside and heat up a saucepan of water, once it hits boiling point start dropping those babies in! Once they float to the top, they are ready!
I would recommend setting them aside to dry for 5-10 minutes, then heating up a pan of oil (just 1 tbsp) and then frying them off until crispy! sorry I didn’t take any photos of this part… I was too excited for the food 🙂
I hope you found this New Series informative and Tasty, Keep an eye out for the Next one!
Give these a go and let me know how you got on!! And don’t forget to follow my blog, I post new lifestyle blogs every Tuesday and new Debatable’s/ Eat of The Week’s every Friday!
“It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle.” -Anonymous