Whether eaten in an exclusive restaurant or at a humble street stall, gyoza dumplings are the ultimate Asian comfort food. Dumplings are surprisingly easy to make once you learn a few basic techniques. Step-by-step instructions, photos, and helpful tips show you how to wrap dumplings like the Gyoza King, Paradise Yamamoto, himself--even if it's your first try. This book contains 50 delicious dumpling recipes, including:
- Shiitake and Pork Potstickers
- Waygu Beef Dumplings
- Bacon and Egg Carbonara Dumplings
- Lamb Gyoza with Coriander
- Many more traditional and playful recipes (including dessert dumplings)
About the Author
Paradise Yamamoto is the known as the Gyoza King and his exclusive Tokyo-based, members-only, reservations-only hideout known as Mamgyoen (Vine Garden) operates at an undisclosed location and serves a maximum of six diners each night at a single table. Big-name celebrities are among the fans of his irresistible dumpling creations. When he's not preparing outrageously delicious Gyoza for his exclusive clientele, Paradise fulfills his role as Japan's first official World Santa Claus Congress representative, visiting children's hospitals and homes and appearing on TV and radio broadcasts during the holiday season. He is also a mambo artist and creator of mambonsai (a term he coined); a pop-culture riff on the traditional Japanese art of bonsai, where miniature plant scenes are supplemented with fanciful or kitschy figurines.