Hokkaido Kabocha Squash Dumplings (Halloween Version)

Hokkaido Kabocha Squash Dumplings (Halloween Version)

My hometown's (Hokkaido) famous kabocha squash dumplings are so easy to make. Try them as a Halloween treat.

Ingredients: 4 dumplings

Kabocha squash
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
as needed
For the sauce:
6 tablespoons
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons


1. Peel a part of the kabocha squash to use as decorations later. Cut the rest of the kabocha and microwave. ※ Don't heat the peel yet.
2. Whilst the kabocha is still warm, mash and combine it well with the katakuriko.
3. Cut the kabocha squash peel into the shapes you want for decoration and microwave for 30 seconds.
4. Press the kabocha squash into oval shapes and use a spoon to engrave lines on the surface. Press the peel on the kabocha to make the Jack-O'-Lantern face. Lightly oil a frying pan and cook both sides through.
5. Mix the sauce and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mum used to make these for me. Since Halloween is coming up, I made this.