Paradise Yamamoto is the known as the "Gyoza King" and his exclusive Tokyo-based, members-only, reservations-only hideout known as Mamgyoen (Vine Garden) operates at an undisclosed location and serves a maximum of six diners each night at a single table. Big-name celebrities are among the fans of his irresistible dumpling creations. When he's not preparing outrageously delicious Gyoza for his exclusive clientele, Paradise fulfills his role as Japan's first official World Santa Claus Congress representative, visiting children's hospitals and homes and appearing on TV and radio broadcasts during the holiday season. He is also a mambo artist and creator of "mambonsai" (a term he coined); a pop-culture riff on the traditional Japanese art of bonsai, where miniature plant scenes are supplemented with fanciful or kitschy figurines.
"[This] book is filled with 50 wildly creative, delicious
potstickers." -The Not So Starving Artist blog
"Chef Paradise Yamamoto has handed a passport and compass to gyoza lovers everywhere." -FlavorfulWorld.com
"The master of Gyoza gives new meaning to the definition of celebrity chef, reinventing the concept with his artistry and sense of purpose. He personally makes these dumplings in his 'members-only' Vine Garden restaurant, serving only six customers a night...He suggests commercial wrappers for the dumplings so that readers can focus on his simple-yet-exquisite fillings. Tuttle Publishing honors his objectives with the finished book. Innovative, modern Japanese design makes it as visually inviting as it is accessible. Yamamoto-san believes everyone can make these dumplings, and this book does everything possible to deliver on that promise." -Retailing Insight
"With both traditional and fun new creations, highlights include Bacon & Carbonara Potstickers, Fried Banana & Mango Dumplings, Cherry Blossom Dumplings, Festive Red Rice Potstickers, Peekaboo Squid Gyoza, Dancing Octopus Dumplings, and more...This book is a great pick for those interested in making dumplings and gyoza at home." -Tara's Multicultural Table blog
"The book includes recipes for simple meat and vegetable fillings and a gyoza dipping sauce, and well as techniques for wrapping gyoza. The cookbook also includes really unique gyoza recipes, like fried banana and mango dumplings, cheeseburger dumplings and bacon and egg carbonara potstickers." -MomHomeGuide.com
"[Yamamoto's] new book, Gyoza: The Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook, opens our minds to the innumerable possibilities that lie within the humble dumpling wrapper...With practical tips scattered through the book, and a primer on wrapping techniques, Yamamoto-san has your back for when you decide to up your gyoza game!" -Kyoto Journal