Itsu has long provided beautiful and healthy food from their restaurants. These have a focus on Japanese dishes and the culinary art of delicious simplicity. They continue that ethos with their Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza, the first ‘vegan meat’ gyoza, and they are addictive!
But what are Gyoza? There can surely be few of us who have not enjoyed versions of these in Japanese or Chinese restaurants. They are dumplings stuffed with a variety of fillings in a thin dough casing. These little gems are also called pot stickers if fried on one side and steamed on the other. They have become a very popular dish in Japan, where specialist gyoza shops offer many styles and fillings.
Supermarket freezers nationwide
Itsu has recently extended its best-selling frozen gyoza range with the launch of this totally unique teriyaki chick’n vegan gyoza into supermarket freezers nationwide. With a meat-like texture they will appeal not only to vegans but to anybody looking for a fast and tasty dish. Nothing bland and uninteresting here.
Being 100% plant-based and high in protein they are a healthy alternative to meat. They make a delicious snack, but can be enjoyed as a starter to a Japanese meal or as one of the toppings for an Asian soup, where they add both flavour and texture.
Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza by Itsu look authentic. They are the perfect side, with distinctive pleats making them a restaurant-quality addition to your Japanese or even Chinese meals. They look great, but one will likely buy them often as they are delicious and so easy to prepare. They take only between 4 and 10 minutes to cook, depending on your chosen method. They are perfectly seasoned and versatile, working well with dipping sauces or stronger flavoured dishes.
Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza are the latest offering but there are other dumplings as well as meal kits from Itsu, which combined would make a very stylish dinner. Itsu frozen foods are found on their site and can be ordered online, and they are conveniently available at good supermarkets for in-store shoppers or to order with your usual online delivery.