Saori’s Gyoza Pancakes


Saori Kojima moved to Melbourne from Japan and was very disappointed that she couldn’t find Japanese flavours here in Australia. She therefore took matters into her own hands and created a range of delicious sauces. SAORI Premium Japanese Sauce was born and she has not looked back. She created her range of healthy and delicious sauces so that anybody can enjoy a large variety of quick and easy Japanese dishes. You don’t need to go to a restaurant to enjoy fine Japanese meals anymore. You can make them in the comfort your own home – anytime you like. All her products are 100% natural & suitable for vegetarians.

Saori is a Handmade regular, and will again be selling her larder staples at the market on 10 & 11 September, 10am-4pm. She says that the best thing about Handmade Canberra is that it gathers high quality homemade products from all over Australia. “I’m very proud to be part of such a fantastic organisation. This market is definitely one of the best handmade markets in Australia. People expect quality products when they come AND that is exactly what they get.”

We are very lucky that she has shared one of her favourite recipes with us, Gyoza Pancakes – the best dumpling recipe ever. Says Saori, “these gyoza pancakes are the easy to make and the most delicious dumplings I think I’ve ever tasted. If you can make sandwiches, you can make these dumplings. You don’t have to fold pleats or anything like that! Even more, the dumpling skins are gluten free! If it’s possible, use a non-stick frying pan or otherwise, use enough oil to pan fry them as they stick to the pan really easily. I made these gyoza pancakes for lots of  my friends in Japan and they were shocked how easy to make and how delicious they were.”

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Ingredients – to make 4
8 dried rice papers
150g pork – minced
150g prawns – minced
3 spring onions – finely chopped
2 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp SAORI Goma (sesame) Sauce – with extra to add after cooking

Gyoza Pancake Recipe
1: to make mixture, combine pork mince, prawn mince, spring onions and corn flour in a large bowl and then knead well. Pour on SAORI Goma Sauce and mix well.
2: place one dry rice paper sheet (do not wet it) in oiled frying pan, then put some mixture in the middle and then put another rice paper on top (just like a sandwich)
3: fry on a medium heat
4: turn it over a couple of times until the rice paper is golden brown
5: remove from pan and pour on SAORI Goma Sauce

So simple, so delicious. Add SAORI Goma Sauce to your shopping list and enjoy!



Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


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