Chef Hitoshi Umamichi is One of Japan's Gyoza Masters — First Person

Before chef Hitoshi Umamichi bought Japan’s Gyozanomise Okei in 2005, he was a regular at the Tokyo shop. Since perfecting the restaurant’s traditional gyoza recipe, he has landed a spot in the Michelin Guide.

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Producer: Carla Francescutti
Field Producer/Director: Michael Tudda
First Assistant Director: Adrien Lacoste
Production Coordinator: Arya Popli
Production Assistant: Karen Yamashiro
Director of Photography: Benjamin Parrot
Camera Operator: James Honeycutt
Lighting Technician: Wally Yoshimura
Sound Recordist: Jason McNamara
Assistant Editor: Lennon Katsumata
Editor: Yoshio Kohashi
Transcriber: Mac Kendema
Subtitles: Saga Translations

Executive Producer: Stephen Pelletteri
Development Producer: Ian Stroud
Supervising Producer: Stefania Orrù
Audience Development: Terri Ciccone, Frances Dumlao, Avery Dalal

00:00 – Intro
0:56 – Dough
3:52 – Filling
7:45 – Wrapping
9:34 – Frying

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23 Replies to “Chef Hitoshi Umamichi is One of Japan's Gyoza Masters — First Person”

  1. Why do they never mention it came from chinese. Pay respects to the heritage and then explain what u changed/improved

  2. I love how the Japanese always show the exact ingredients and method in preparing their food. And the western counterparts only tells you it's a "secret ingredient"

  3. I sadly heat my frozen gyoza made by some factory machine.. 😅

  4. There may be more than one million Chinese chefs in China who can make better Gyoza than this so-called Japanese master.

  5. ラーメンと餃子!

  6. His shop's specialty is only gyoza and he gave out the recipe freely.
    This guy is a legend!!

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