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Gyoza Soup (Japanese Dumpling Soup)

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This 10 minute gyoza soup is the perfect speedy lunch/dinner. Similar to a Japanese dumpling soup, it’s packed with veg.
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
£1.66
Makes: 1
mains
Japanese

This gyoza soup recipe can be your go to recipe when you’re running late and need to get in lots of veggies and flavour without putting any time or effort in. 

Close up of soup with dumplings, spring onions, pok choi and spiralised courgette with stock in a saucepan.

Why you should make this dumpling soup

Gyoza soup is like a simplified Japanese dumpling soup, as we’re using ready made frozen dumplings that we cook within a simply seasoned broth, using minimal cupboard staple ingredients. 

It only takes 10 minutes! You’ve gotta try it

What is a gyoza?

Gyoza is a type of Japanese dumpling. They are usually filled with a type of meat : i.e. chicken/pork and seafood : i.e. prawn or vegetables (cabbage, mushroom) etc. It’s often referred to as the Japanese version of Chinese pot-sticker dumplings. 

They can be cooked through steaming, boiling or pan frying, if you want a crispy dumpling. In this recipe they are cooked primarily through boiling. 

Other easy soup recipes you might also love … One-Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Pasta Soup, 10 minute Vegetable noodle soup  and Creamy Spiced Vegetable Ramen

chop sticks holding a dumpling over the plate of spiralised courgette, spring onion, pok choi and stock.

Ingredients

Ingredients to make Gyoza soup laid out on a pale blue background and labelled.

Frozen Vegetable Gyoza
I chose the ‘vegetable fusion gyoza’ by Itsu for this soup. They’re packed with vegetables, tofu and soya mince.

Pak Choi/Courgettes and Spring Onions
For any brothy soup, I love adding pak choi and courgette as the vegetable additions. The spring onion is half used as an aromatic to flavour the broth and half used as a garnish to add crunch texture to top. 

Vegetable/Chicken Stock/Soy Sauce
Just a simple stock cube and boiling water works perfectly as the base of our broth with soy sauce for the salty umami punch.  

See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.

How to make this vegetable gyoza soup

  1. Start by finely chopping the spring onions on a chopping board and separate the lighter and dark slices on a chopping board (Image 1).
  2. Then spiralize the courgette, mince garlic and grate the ginger. (Image 2).
2 step by step photos, the first with chopped spring onions on a wooden board, the second with spiralised courgette and minced garlic and ginger.

3. Add the chilli oil into a medium sized saucepan on a low heat. Add ½ of the thinly sliced spring onion (the whiter end) into the pan and season with salt. Throw in the dumplings and fry for a couple of minutes (Image 3).

4. Next, add the garlic and ginger to fry for a minute before adding the stock (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with spring onions and dumplings in the pan, the second the stock added to the same pan.

5. Then add the soy sauce, all the pak choi and spiralized courgette (Image 5).

6. Stir to combine and pop a lid on top. Simmer for around 7 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of spring onion and chilli flakes. Enjoy! (Image 6).

2 step by step photos, the first with spiralised courgette and pak choi added to soup with dumplings, the second the soup cooked with the vegetables.

Other Japanese inspired recipes … Chicken Katsu Curry, Tuna with Crispy Rice and Miso Cod with Veggie Noodles

Are gyoza healthy?

I definitely consider gyozas to be healthy, especially vegetable packed gyozas. The ones we use in this recipe are ready made dumplings that are frozen and packed with a mixture of veg, tofu and quorn. This means they’re loaded with a variety of micronutrients and also two sources of vegetarian protein. 

Gyozas that are fried in a lot of oil are obviously higher in calories, however we are submerging them in broth and boiling them within the soup.

Close up of soup with dumplings, spring onions, pok choi and spiralised courgette.

Tips and Tricks

To increase the calories/portion size 
Add ramen/rice noodles to the broth to add some more carbohydrates to the soup.

To increase protein 

Add thinly sliced chicken/ pork to poach within the broth.

Vegetarian option
Add blocks of tofu to cook within the broth, or add crispy tofu if you prefer. Here’s my popular crispy soy tofu recipe that would work perfectly with this gyoza soup.

Other vegetables you could add: Sweetcorn, mange tout,  green beans, mushrooms, spring greens and cabbage

Other soup recipes for you to try after this one … Pea and Mint Soup, Black Bean Soup and Creamy Satay Soup

A blue bowl with soup with dumplings, spring onions, pok choi and spiralised courgette.

FAQs

Can I boil frozen dumplings/ gyoza in broth? 

Yes! It’s actually better to cook them within the broth as the seasoning and aromatics infuse into the dumplings, making the dish far more flavourful.

How to cook frozen gyoza

We’re pouring the frozen gyoza straight into the broth. It’ll temporarily cool the water but will return back to a boil after a minute. 

Are gyozas gluten free?

The gyozas used in this recipe have a wrapping made from wheat flour, so they are sadly not gluten free. I’ve had a quick research though and have seen a few gluten free gyozas sold by some brands so check with your local supermarket. 

Can I reheat/freeze this recipe?

This recipe is best made and eaten immediately. It only takes 10 minutes to whip up 1 serving so you hopefully won’t have a reason to reheat or freeze it anyway.

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Gyoza Soup (Japanese Dumpling Soup)

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4.96 from 61 votes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
£1.66
mains
Japanese
Servings: 1
This 10 minute gyoza soup is the perfect speedy lunch/dinner. Similar to a Japanese dumpling soup, it’s packed with veg.

Ingredients

  • 5 vegetable gyozas (£3.50 for 20)
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced (£0.40)
  • ½ - 1 bulb pack choi, sliced into chunks (£1.00)
  • 20 g ginger, finely grated (£0.50)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (£0.69)=(£0.23)
  • ½ courgette, spiralised (£1.00)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chilli oil
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  • Start by adding the chilli oil into a medium sized saucepan on a low heat. Add ½ of the thinly sliced spring onion (the whiter end) into the pan and season with salt. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Next, add the garlic and ginger to fry for a minute before throwing in all of the ingredients. That’s the gyozas, pak choi, courgette, stock and soy sauce.
  • Stir to combine and pop a lid on top. Simmer for around 7 minutes.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of spring onion and chilli flakes. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To increase calories/portion size add ramen or rice noodles to the broth for additional carbohydrates.
  • Increase protein by adding thinly sliced chicken or pork to poach within the broth.
  • For the vegetarian option, add tofu blocks to cook within the broth or crispy tofu for a vegan alternative.
  • Add extra vegetables such as sweetcorn, mange tout, green beans, mushrooms, spring greens, and cabbage can be added to enhance the soup's flavour and nutritional value.

Nutrition

Servings: 1 servings
Fat: 17g
Calories: 291kcal
Carbohydrates: 26g
Protein: 9g
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  1. Andrea Julie Moore | 6 months ago

    Soo perfect for a cold night!5 stars

  2. Danielle | 8 months ago

    I’ve made this 3times since I found this recipe only a month ago it’s so simple yet absolutely delicious, my husband has started requesting this every week he loves it that much thank you for a great cheap easy and best of all healthy recipe5 stars

  3. Delicious soup – now a family staple. Thank you!5 stars

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