Carp Gyoza dumplings coming to Hiroshima supermarkets, probably contain no actual carp

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

It’s more of a “carp in spirit” kind of thing.

Gyoza is one of Japan’s most beloved foods. Those garlicky fired dumplings of Chinese origin hit all the right notes in terms of taste, cost, and compatibility with beer. It’s a simple food that has spawned a rainbow of varieties, including “Carp Gyoza” which recently went on sale in Hiroshima Prefecture.

That might not sound too appetizing, since the bottom-feeding fish carp aren’t often regarded for their deliciousness. But that’s okay because the “carp” in “Carp Gyoza” is actually referring to the baseball team the Hiroshima Toyo

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