Trader Joe’s Pork Gyoza Potstickers Review

Trader Joe's Pork Gyoza Potstickers

It seems we’ll never run out of great frozen food options from Trader Joe’s. We’ve literally reviewed more than 300 Trader Joe’s products, yet we still manage to find something new every time we visit.

Take the Trader Joe’s Pork Gyoza Potstickers, for example. We somehow managed to pass these over time and time again as we wandered the TJ’s freezer aisle. We’re not sure how we missed these. They aren’t new. In fact, there’s a Yahoo reviewer who claims to have lived off of these for a while back in 2012. And these do seem to be quite popular, so we’re quite excited to try them out.

There are a few different cooking methods you can try. Speedy folks will be thrilled to see there are microwave directions, and anyone who’s just itching to use their steamer will see the steamy method represented here as well. We decided to try our luck with the stovetop method.

We might have overcooked ours just a tad, but they come out tasting great anyway. They aren’t a complex treat by any means, just a dumpling shell filled with a pork filling.

Trader Joe's Pork Gyoza Potstickers

The filling is mostly pork, but there’s some cabbage as well. The meat has a little bit of natural sweetness that is underscored by the addition of ginger and offset with a little bit of soy. It’s a really tasty blend, especially when you add just a bit of additional soy sauce to really drive home that flavor combo.

The shells are nothing special, but they’re satisfying to bite into and they can really soak up some soy sauce if you decide to add some. We think you should, as these are much better that way (though you could still enjoy them plain).

Just for funsies, we decided to test the microwave method on some of the leftover pieces (we only cooked about half the bag for the first part of the review). We don’t recommend it. Even with a wet paper towel covering the potstickers, the shells didn’t soften properly, which made the whole eating experience less enjoyable. They also don’t get that lovely golden-brown edging that really makes them sing. We definitely think the stovetop method is the way to go.

The nutrition facts on the package claim that seven potstickers is a serving, and that there should be about three servings per bag (so approximately 21 potstickers per bag). If you stick with the recommended amount, you’re gulping down 230 calories (50 from fat) and 580 mg of sodium. That’s not bad until you go back for seconds. And thirds… and pretty soon the whole bag is gone!

The Trader Joe’s Pork Gyoza Potstickers are very good, but they’re even better if you add a little bit of soy sauce. We maybe wouldn’t try to live off them, but they’re tasty nonetheless, and the calorie count and sodium level are both pretty reasonable.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s potstickers, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Pork Gyoza Potstickers