Does your gyoza not taste the same when you eat it? I also felt the same and found out the best reheating method myself.
Today I will explain how to reheat gyoza, with some of the best methods. So, you can eat up the tasty inner filling of gyoza right away.
A Quick Note On How To Reheat Gyoza
I have reviewed all the methods and found out which one is the best to go for.
These are great options for you to heat your gyoza.
I get perfectly crispy and delicious gyoza every time I use these techniques.
Below are the methods I used:
- Reheating Gyoza with Microwave (Fast method, Can overheat easily)
- Reheating Gyoza with Toaster Oven (Gives crunchy texture, Not suitable for a large batch)
- Reheating Gyoza with Skillet (Complete control on heating, takes a bit of practice)
- Reheating Gyoza with Air Fryer (Oil free cooking, can burn the edges)
In the meantime, I will list the ups and downs of each method. Be sure to check it out.
Writers Note: When you are looking for a proper steaming effect, go for microwaving. The toaster oven is great for giving a crispy texture. The skillet frying is great for manual reheating. An air fryer is great as it keeps your gyoza oil free.
How To Reheat Gyoza
With the proper reheating method, you get the juicy gyoza right anytime you want. Whether it’s midnight or occasional snacks, you will have perfectly hot gyoza.
Let’s start learning all of these reheating processes for gyoza.
1. How to Reheat Gyoza With Microwave
No doubt, microwaving the gyoza is the best option of all. It is useful whenever I need a quick reheating. Cause you don’t have to go through any hustling, preparation, and other stuff.
Let’s get into the steps of reheating the gyoza with the microwave:
- Take a microwave-safe plate, and put the gyoza on the plate.
- Open up your microwave and put the plate into it.
- Cover the gyoza with a wet towel. It helps to steam them up and get proper reheating.
- Turn on the heating for at least 15 seconds.
- Now, check whether the gyoza is heated properly.
- If it’s not heated yet, do the 15 seconds of heating again.
- Faster Method
- Gives steam heating effect
- Easy to follow
- Might sometimes overheat
Pro Tip: Be cautious while trying to eat up microwave gyoza. Because it might be too hot to bite. Instead, place the gyozas in a cool place and let them shed some heat.
2. How to Reheat Gyoza With Toaster Oven
Do you want some grilled flavor in your gyoza? You better try out the Toaster Oven method.
Using the Toaster Oven gives you a unique flavor that tastes great. Moreover, I find using the toaster oven a lot more useful. It’s a much faster process as well.
- Open up your toaster oven and place a sheet of aluminum foil in it.
- Afterward, you need to place the gyoza onto the sheet of aluminum.
- Then start the heating on the toaster microwave. You need to set the heat to 400 to 450 F.
- When the 5 minutes are over, get the gyoza out.
- Gives grilled flavor
- Unique taste
- Faster heating
- Might make your gyoza a bit dry
Pro Tip: Always make the grilled surface of the toaster oven face up.
3. How to Reheat Gyoza With Skillet
To be specific, heating up the gyoza with Skillet is a great option. I like the technique a lot. Because it gives a crispy outer texture to your gyoza.
It takes a bit of time to master, but the result is always amazing. Let’s have a look at it:
- Place the Skillet on top of your stove.
- Add a thin layer of oil and heat it up until you see it becoming hot.
- Put down your gyoza on the pan.
- Fry them up for at least 1 to 2 minutes.
- Once the stove heart gets high, lower it down a bit.
- Add some salt on top and put the lid on.
- Keep on frying until the bottom layer is crispy enough.
- Complete control of heating
- Makes gyoza crispy
- Offers you in-depth heating
- Needs a bit of skill to master
Pro Tip: Keep on checking the frying process of the gyoza. Flip them up multiple times to be sure they are fried perfectly and not over-burned.
4. How to Reheat Gyoza With Air Fryer
Want to go for a healthy meal with air frying? Perhaps, I even like the method as it does not involve any sort of oil.
Using the air fryer for heating up the gyoza is pretty simple. I follow the below-mentioned steps, and it always works great.
- Start the air fryer and pre-heat it to 148.8 C
- Now place your gyozas into the air fryer. Make sure to not overlap while placing them on the fryer.
- Air fry up your gyoza for around 2-3 minutes.
- Healthy cooking
- Faster method
- Makes gyoza crispy
- Often over-burn the outer texture
Pro Tip: always keep the heat to medium. Don’t set it high as it might over-burn your gyoza. Plus, avoid putting more than 3 or 4 gyoza at a single time. It might cook them unevenly.
How To Store Gyoza?
You have different kinds of options when it comes to storing gyoza. For example, you could place the leftover gyoza into a paper towel and put it inside an air-tight container. Afterward, you could place the air-tight container into the fridge.
Meanwhile, you should avoid putting the fried gyoza into a paper towel. Because it might damage the towel immediately, let the gyoza cool for a few minutes. Once cooled properly, put them in a paper towel and do the same.
Plus, you must not place uncooked gyoza in the fridge. Cause it makes the gyoza meshy and not suitable for cooking. This is why it’s best to cook up your leftover gyoza dough and store them in the fridge.
On the other hand, I only completely deep-fried the uncooked gyoza. Even though they will become messy, you could eat them later. You only have to put them into an airtight plastic bag and soak out all the excess air. In the end, put them into the deep freezer for long-term storage.
How Long Does Gyoza Last?
How long a gyoza lasts will depend on your storing technique. The duration it keeps intact depends upon how better the storage facilities are.
Nonetheless, I have experimented and found some rough estimations.
In Room Temperature: Cooked and uncooked gyoza will last less than 2 hours at room temperature because they get easily contaminated by outside bacteria.
After the mentioned time frame, the gyoza becomes unsafe to eat. That’s why it’s better to refrigerate them right away.
In Refrigerator: Putting your gyoza into the fridge is the best option. With proper packaging, the gyoza will last for 3-4 days. You may get a longer storage option. They will be safe to eat within it. Ensure you get them back and reheat and enjoy the crispness of the gyoza.
In Freezer: Regarding feeding, uncooked gyoza would be the best. They could be best when placed in a deep fridge for 2-3 months. But first, you need to place them in the fridge until they completely freeze. Afterward, put them into an air-tight bag with a vacuum seal and place them in the freezer.
In the article mentioned above, I have gone through an in-depth experiment with how to reheat gyoza. Mentioned both the up and downsides of each method. Hence, choose the method which works best for you.
Most of all, be bold and try out new techniques. Adding a new twist to your regular gyoza and reheating them up is completely worth it. Try it out now.
Let’s go upon some of the questions which you should get right into.
Can you eat gyoza cold?
Yes, eating gyoza cold is super fine. But make sure it’s at most 2 hours old. Otherwise, it will not taste the same. More so, when you are eating a cold gyoza at a restaurant, always ask for a dip to go with it.
How to cook gyoza
You could use your skill to cook up gyoza. Use a slight layer of oil and start frying them up. Keep on checking by flipping them over on the frying pan. Keep on frying until they are crispy. While cooking them up, set the hat to medium to low.
Can you eat leftover gyoza?
It’s better to eat out gyoza within two hours of cooking. If you cannot eat them right away, put them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge. Afterward, put them out and reheat them within 2 or 3 days of the refrigeration.