Sui-Gyoza Soup is popular to eat especially in winter in Japan. This dish will warm your body up in cold weather. Also the dish has a lot of vegetables.
Gyoza means potstickers and/or dumplings in Japanese.
There are several types of Gyoza in Japan such as Yaki-Gyoza (Pan-fried Gyoza), Sui-Gyoza (Boiled Gyoza), Mushi-Gyoza (Steamed Gyoza), Age-Gyoza (Deep-fried Gyoza), and so on.
Yaki-Gyoza is more common than Sui-Gyoza in Japan. Sui-Gyoza is very common in China. I will introduce Sui-Gyoza Soup to cook at home easily.

Ingredients (2-3 bowls):

  • 8 small fresh *Gyoza or 4 big fresh *Gyoza (**I made 8 small fresh *Gyoza using with Japanese Gyoza wrapper this time. Please note the sizes of Japanese Gyoza wrapper and US egg roll wrapper are different.)
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 small canned cut mushroom (about 113g, 8oz)
  • 1 small green onion
  • 1 teaspoon *sesame oil
  • 750 ml (25floz) water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons *Torigara soup powder (Japanese chicken soup stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sesame (If you like)

-> See pictures A, B, and C.

Picture A: 8 small fresh *Gyoza
Picture B: *Sesame oil
Picture C: *Torigara soup powder (Japanese chicken soup stock)

Here is how to make it at home. Cooking time is about 45 - 55 minutes.

  1. Make fresh Gyoza. -> See step 1. - 5. from another article of GYOZA. Meanwhile, boil 750 ml (25floz) water in a small - medium pot. Cut the carrot into bite size chunks and thinly. Chop a green onion into small pieces. Slice an onion.
  2. After water boils, add *Torigara soup powder (Japanese chicken soup stock). Mix thoroughly. -> See picture D.
Picture D

3. Add soy sauce and *sesame oil. -> See picture E.

Picture E

4. Add carrots and onions, mix and simmer for 1-2 minutes. -> See picture F.

Picture F

5. Add mushrooms, mix and simmer for 1 minute. -> See picture G.

Picture G

6. Add *Gyoza and simmer for 3-5 minutes or Gyoza skin becomes little clear. (Cooking tips: Try little soup before serving and if you feel that it is too salty, add more hot water and adjust the taste as you like.) -> See picture H.

Picture H

7. Pour Gyoza soup in bowls. Add the green onion and sprinkle white sesame on top.