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cheese dumplings

  • Makes: 21
  • Calories: 1357 kcal
  • Total Time: 35 m
    • Prep: 15 m
    • Cook: 20 m
  • Japanese: chīzu-bōru-yaki
Cheese Dumplings


  • 5 ounces Gouda cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 6 ounces onion
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour or cake flour
  • 2 cups bonito soup stock or water
  • suitable amount ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the cheese into 21 pieces. (First, see comment section below regarding pan size).

Step 2

step 2:

Chop the onion.

Step 3

step 3:

Beat the egg in a large bowl. Add the flour and bonito soup stock (or water), and mix very well.

Step 4

step 4:

Heat an electric takoyaki pan (available on Amazon.com) at 360 °F for 5 minutes.

Step 5

step 5:

Soak a paper towel with the oil. Coat each mold and the entire surface of the pan with it.

Step 6

step 6:

Pour the mixture (Step 3) over the entire pan. Add one cheese piece to each mold.

Step 7

step 7:

Sprinkle the onion over the entire surface of the pan.

Step 8

step 8:

After the mixture around the molds begins to harden, push it into the molds with a wooden or iron skewer.

Step 9

step 9:

Cook about 5 minutes and turn over each cheese dumpling with the skewer.

Step 10

step 10:

Cook the other side for about 5 more minutes.


Remove the dumplings from the pan. Pour the ketchup over them.


This recipe is based on a takoyaki pan which has 21 molds. If you use a different size pan, then you must adjust the ingredients accordingly. The cheese in the dumpling melts and has a good taste.