Haiku Poem – 餃子作り

my skill lost
wrap up gyoza skin
an ugly orphan

(Ben version)
ひさしぶり ぎょうざ を つくる ぶきようさ

(Michiko version)
ひとつめ の ぎょうざ を つつむ ぎこちなさ

I recently tried to make gyoza for the first time in many years. I bought ground beef, gyoza wraps, garlic and green onions. First, I mixed the ingredients. Next, I put the mixture on the gyoza wraps. In order to seal the gyoza wraps, I had to apply water to the skin of one side of the gyoza so that it would stick to the other side when pinched together. My first attempt turned out very ugly because I forgot how to wrap the gyoza. In fact, I tried to make it like a burrito. I looked at some pictures and then remembered to pinch the gyoza to close them properly. Lastly, I heated the gyoza in a frying pan until cooked thoroughly. I ate the finished gyoza with a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil that I made by myself.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben
Des Moines, Iowa
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