Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Gyoza: Easy to Eat, Hard to Pronounce
With their green wrappers, puffy centers and half-moon shape, Taki's vegetarian gyoza dumplings resemble giant snow peas. The resemblance ends there, however. The gyoza wrapper is made of dough, not plant fiber, and instead of peas, a tasty mix of vegetables and tofu is tucked inside. Taki's serves the dumplings with rice (although yakisoba noodles can be substituted), vegetables, diced tofu, pickled ginger and a spicy soy-sauce for dipping.
I'm told that "gyoza" is pronounced "gyoh-zah;" however, it's been my experience that you can successfully order the dumplings even if you bungle the pronunciation.
341 E. Colfax (corner of Colfax and Logan)
Denver, CO 80203