Mum and I have always dreamt of visiting Japan to experience the vibrant city life, the beautiful mountains and of course, the food! Whilst we haven’t gotten around to ticking this off our bucket list yet, thankfully it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the Japanese food experience at home. This is because we were recently introduced to a delicious product made from Australia ingredients and produced right here in Sydney, Maruko Gyoza.

Maruko Gyoza are a cook-it-yourself Japanese style dumpling. They are available from the freezer section of these grocers and are super easy to cook at home. All you need is a frying pan with a lid, 100mls of water and 4 minutes. By following the simple steps on the back of the packet, before you know it, you have a delicious Japanese snack ready to eat.

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The gyoza are filled with juicy pork and vegetables. They have a rich, salty, umami flavour that Japanese cuisine is renowned for. We enjoyed our gyoza dipped in both soy and sweet chilli sauce. Yum!

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Maruko Gyoza have been a hit with our food-loving family. Each time we’ve cooked the gyoza, they have disappeared in seconds. We could imagine eating them as a bar snack with a cold beer in the warmer months, but for now, we are enjoying them as a belly-warming winter appetiser.

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Win with Maruko Gyoza

Thanks to Maruko Gyoza, we have a Cuisinart chef iA+ saute pan with lid (28cm) valued at $179 to giveaway! The lucky winner will also receive two packets of frozen Maruko Gyoza to cook in their brand new pan.

To enter, visit our Facebook page and check out our Maruko Gyoza post.

Competition closes 15 July 2016. The winner will be announced 18 July 2016. This competition is only open to Australian residents.

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