Gluten-free ‘Abura-age’ Gyoza – Hiroko’s Recipes

If you can’t eat wheat flour and have given up eating Gyoza or Dumplings, you might wish to try this Gyoza alternative. Instead wrapping the filling with Gyoza wrappers, I sandwiched with ‘Abura-age’, Fried Thin Tofu. This recipe includes a very basic Pork filling, but you can find more Gyoza filling recipes here.


4 Servings


3 to 4 ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu)
250g Pork Mince
1 clove Garlic *grated
1 small piece Ginger *grated
2 Spring Onions *finely chopped, Garlic Chives are also good
1/4 teaspoon Salt
White Pepper
Oil for cooking *optional

Dipping Sauce
‘Ponzu’ *OR mix Soy Sauce & Rice Vinegar
Rāyu (Chilli Sesame Oil) *optional


Combine Pork Mince, Spring Onion, grated Ginger and Garlic in a bowl, season with Salt and Pepper, and mix very well until it gets pasty texture.Wrap Abura-age with paper towel and warm in microwave. Then press it to remove excess oil if required. This process is optional.Cut one long end of each Abura-age to open it, spread the pork mixture inside.Heat a frying pan or grill pan, apply a small amount of Oil if required, cook until both sides are browned and the pork filling is cooked. Cut into smaller pieces and enjoy with ‘Ponzu’ and Rāyu (Chilli Sesame Oil) as dipping sauce.

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