Bite sized morsels, filled with savoury soy mince, leek & ginger. Served with dipping sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds & chilli flakes.

Serves 36 pieces

Prep & cook time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy


• 36 Pieces of gyoza dough

• 1 C Soy mince, soaked in 2 C water

• 2 T Smoke liquid

• 1 Leek, finely chopped

• 1 Ginger thumb, finely chopped

• Oil, to cover pan

• Water, 1 c

• Soy sauce

• Sesame seeds

• Chilli flakes


• Defrost gyoza dough, so take those out the freezer at least 2 hours before commencing.

• To make the filling, add soy mince to bowl, add water, smoke liquid, leeks, and ginger. Allow to soak for 15 minutes, then heat on low to reduce moisture. The mix should be as dry as possible prior to filling dough circles. Set aside.

• Lightly dust counter, separate gyoza dough, fill each circle with 1 T of filling. Fold over and holding with both hands, begin to fold the ends, creating 4 – 5 pleats. Complete all, cover with slightly damp cloth as you proceed.

• Drizzle oil to a large hot pan, adding 10 gyoza at a time, flash fry, tossing to turn. When slightly browned and crisp, carefully throw in quarter cup water to steam, then remove, and repeat with the rest.

• Plate, serve with separate soy with either fresh chopped chilli or chilli flakes. Sprinkle dish with sesame seeds.

Note: Gyoza dough can be found at most Asian stores, Pick n Pay, Checkers.

好胃口    !


Tender king oyster mushroom rings, grilled with lemon, olive oil, and garlic.

Serves 2

Prep & cook time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy


• 4 King oyster mushroom stems

• 1 Lemon medium – juice thereof

•  50 ml Olive oil

• 2 Garlic cloves, chopped

• 1 Nori sheet – cut into small pieces


• Slice mushroom width ways to 5 mm.

• Using a tot glass, press gently into the middle of each slice to form rings.

• Once done, add everything into a bowl, mix, allow to marinade for 15 minutes.

• Pour out onto baking sheet, separate, bake for 45 minutes or, until desired texture is reached.

Note: Bigger king oyster mushrooms are preferable – you will harvest more rings out of them.  Please use left over mushroom pieces for alternative dishes.

Buon appetito !