Yesterday I received a whole bunch of bento goodies from a good friend who shares in my bento madness! Among all of the things which she gave me, were these awesome animal onigiri wrappers! I used the bunny one in celebration of Easter and Paige was so excited this morning when she saw it!
I also received these heart shaped cutters and put them to good use right away making chicken gyoza! They look more like raviolis because instead of pan frying them, I boiled the gyoza. To make them, I put a small amount of filling in the center of a gyoza wrapper, brushed the edges with egg wash, placed another wrapper on top, and then sealed the sides. I used a heart cutter (flipped over to the non-cutting side) to help form the filling into a heart as well as to crimp the edges of the gyoza. Finally I used a larger heart cutter (the next size up) to cut the gyoza. And there you have it- heart shaped chicken gyoza thanks to my bento friend!!!