I tried these on a recommendation and love them. I tend to put them in the microwave to defrost and then pan fry to get a slightly firmer outer texture. I think the bad reviews were expecting the hard, fried duck gyoza you get from wagamamas but these are not them. These are the traditional soft dumplings but are delicious. I like to have them on the side of a stir fry
Pan fry them
Pan fry these in oil so they become crispy on the outside and don't burst or become soggy/watery. They are really really nice if you fry them in a pan. Just make sure to turn them onto their sides to cook all sides.
Disgusting, soggy dumplings :(
Absolutely vile! A clump of soggy dumplings that stuck together and tasted nothing like duck. If you love the gyozas from Wagas please don’t expect these to be anything like them. I love the Itsu food outlets but frozen products don’t cut the grade.
Don't waste your money...
After trying the bow buns and being super impressed, I thought I'd buy a couple packs of these, sadly they were a huge disappointment. Tried cooking in microwave and hob, they burst both time, filling was salty and tasteless with weird texture so ended up binning both times :(