Gyoza making

Here are some photos from the event!
(Photos from Tokie Ogawa)

Gyoza and kaki mochi making day! JCSM President Deron Furukawa holds a bag of kaki mochi already cut into pieces ready...

Posted by Japanese Cultural Society of Maui on Saturday, March 30, 2019

Details: $10 fee/person
Includes ingredients for:
  • make-your-own gyoza
  • kaki mochi
  • water and
  • soup.
This event is for current JCSM members ONLY. Limited spots available. Seats will go fast!

Reserve your spot: Call Deron (808) 298-3352 or email

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui organizes events throughout the year to help perpetuate the Japanese culture.

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Mom’s original gyoza recipe by Mikiko

Mikiko Ellison is from Tokyo, Japan and is a board member of JCS Maui, now residing in Pukalani. She learned how to make gyoza by helping her mom when she was a child. Whenever she goes home to Japan from Maui, her mom, who loves gyoza, is always happy to make some for her.

At this event, Mikiko will introduce her mom’s gyoza recipe, which she describes as “so simple and easy that anyone can make and enjoy!”

Gyoza is a Japanese dish consisting of wonton wrappers that have been stuffed with ground meat and vegetables. These may be popularly known in American culture as potstickers, but gyoza tend to have smaller or thinner skin. Japanese soldiers first had gyoza during World War II while in China. Once home, they wanted to recreate the delicious dumplings they had eaten in China. Today in Hawaii, gyoza is enjoyed as a side dish or snack.