This is a real giant gyoza. Well, no, sorry, this is a plastic giant gyoza but the shop in question really does sell this impossibly humongous pan-fried dumpling, which serves 20 people and costs 9,600 yen, or just about a hundred bucks. It says if you eat it in an hour, it’s free. I would not advise trying it.


Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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Uhh no thanks. Risk of such a large pork patte being under cooked is high in something so big. And honestly, I like my gyoza to go with rice/noodles, not the other way around.