Food Mashup Fiends Harajuku Gyoza Are Now Serving Up Decadent Ferrero Rocher Dumplings

The Japanese chain has already done air cheesecakes and lemon meringue gyoza — and now it's dipping dumplings in chocolate and topped them with crushed hazelnuts.
Sarah Ward
November 01, 2022

Is there any such thing as bad gyoza? Wrapping tasty fillings in pastry is a rather straightforward concept, after all. Australia's Japanese chain Harajuku Gyoza does the basics well, as you'd expect with its dumpling-celebrating name — but it also knows that this simple dish is teeming with possibilities.

Home to Nutella gyoza and salted caramel gyoza, Harajuku Gyoza clearly likes getting creative with its sweet treats. The brand is fond of trying out new things with its savouring dumpling range, too, as its experiment with mac 'n' cheese and pepperoni pizza versions showed. But, it obviously has a soft spot for the kind of desserts you won't find on any old menu — already whipping up lemon meringue gyoza and marshmallow gyoza so far in 2022, and now going with a Ferrero Rocher version.

Don't like, can't eat or are allergic to hazelnuts? You'll already know that Ferrero Rocher aren't for you, and neither are these Ferrero Rocher dumplings, sadly. Otherwise, expect exactly what this food mashup sounds like. They come dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed hazelnuts, with an actual Ferrero Rocher inside.

The home of raindrop cakes and Japanese air cheesecakes is doing three Ferrero Rocher gyoza for $12, if your stomach is already rumbling.

And if you fancy tucking into the new dumplings after devouring two old favourites — cheeseburger gyoza, which is stuffed with burger pieces, aged cheddar, onion, pickles, mustard and tomato sauce; and mozzarella gyoza, which is filled with the obvious, then deep-fried and sprinkled with Twisties salt — that's up to you.

Harajuku Gyoza's Ferrero Rocher gyoza are available at all Australian stores — at Darling Harbour in Sydney; at South Bank and the CBD in Brisbane; and in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast — from Tuesday, November 1.

Published on November 01, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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