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Sesame Soy Sauce (for Gyozas, Stir Fry)

Gyozas, pot stickers, dumplings- whatever you call them, they are delicious. I have a confession- these gyozas are not homemade. I often buy the frozen Thai vegetable gyozas from Trader Joe's and they are tasty when prepared a particular way. These ones were pan fried and slightly steamed and then drizzled with a simple Sesame Soy Sauce, green onions and sesame seeds. They make a quick and easy appetizer or side, or eat a plateful for your meal. It's a great option when I am short on the time it takes to create homemade dumplings. I often will serve with other dipping sauces as well, such as Peanut Sauce (see recipe), or a sweet chili sauce. The sesame soy sauce also is a great base for a stir fry sauce, or to drizzle over crispy tofu and is both vegan and gluten free. Lately I have been adding the chili onion crunch (also from Trader Joe's which gives it a nice crunch and flavor).


  • Gyozas

  • 1 T olive oil

  • 2 T water

For the sauce:

  • 1 T soy, or gluten free tamari sauce

  • 1 T toasted sesame oil

  • 1 t chili onion crunch (or sub with dash of red pepper flakes, minced garlic and minced white onion)

  • Optional:1 t brown sugar, or honey, if desire a sweeter sauce

Toppings: chopped green onions, chopped cilantro, toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan (I use my cast iron to minimize sticking)

  2. Pour in gyozas and stir with tongs to even out and allow to fry a minute in the oil

  3. Add the water, cover and steam on medium for about 6-7 minutes

  4. Remove lid and allow to pan fry until reached desired crispness

  5. Make the sauce: mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl

  6. Place gyozas on a serving tray with bottom side down, tightly placed but not touching as they will stick together

  7. Drizzle with the sauce and toppings


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