What is the Difference Between Gyoza and Wontons?

Are you looking for a classic side dish to go with your sushi? At our Japanese restaurant in Lynnwood, we offer a delicious dish of Japanese gyoza, stuffed with pork and vegetables. These are Japan’s take on the familiar Asian-style dumplings, familiar to the Korean mandu or the Chinese wonton.

Some people have trouble knowing the difference between gyoza and other dumplings. Indeed, there will not always be much of a difference; the terms gyoza and mandu are often times used interchangeably. Compared to a wonton, however, a gyoza tends to have a thicker wrap and a distinct, crescent-style shape. Also, a wonton is more likely to be served in the form of a soup, while gyoza are more frequently enjoyed all by themselves. Give them a try today at Wild Wasabi!

What is Bulgogi?

Have you ever tried Korean barbecue? It may not be the first thing you think of when you’re in the mood for grilling up some succulent slabs of meat, but the Korean barbecue tradition is widely considered to be one of the more delicious dining experiences on the planet. At the forefront of this is bulgogi, which is available now at Wild Wasabi.

Bulgogi, or “fire meat”, is commonly made from strips of sirloin or other prime cuts of beef. The meat is cut into slender strips, to give the flavor a maximum surface area to attach itself to. It is then marinated in a world-famous mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, peppers, and garlic. The cooking is performed on a flat grill, allowing the meat to cook in own natural greases without the need for any unhealthy, fatty cooking oils. Finally, the diner wraps each morsel of meat into a lettuce leaf along with a selection of sauces and toppings, as desired, and enjoys. The end result is something that has been winning people over to Korean food across the globe! Try it for yourself at our Japanese restaurant in Lynnwood.