Before food carts were domesticated in the 19th century, flocks of mobile eateries dotted the countryside, providing weary travellers with a reliable source of wild gyros and rustic cheesesteaks. Get back to nature with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gyozas and more at Gung Ho Gyozas at varying locations.
An Interior Health approved, FoodSafe-certified mobile food-cart business, Gung Ho Gyozas roams throughout the Okanagan valley, purveying its golden-brown Asian potstickers and uniquely flavoured burgers wherever it goes. The hand-wrapped, pan-fried dumplings boast a crispy shell encasing chicken, mixed vegetables, or a pork-and-beef combo, infused with ginger root, garlic, and green onions ($6 for an order of six). Served with either sweet chili or spicy soy dipping sauces, the warm pockets can make for a savoury snack or ineffective change purse. Gung Ho also whips up a burger made from a patty version of the gyozas' pork-and-beef filling ($4.50), basted with soy sauce and topped with caramelized onions or extras such as cheese and bacon ($0.50 each). For locations, check Gung Ho Gyozas' Facebook page, which also comes with a variety of dipping sauces.
Gung Ho Gyozas
Established in 2010, Gung Ho Gyozas shuttles piping-hot dumplings to area festivals and outdoor markets in a small fleet of pull-behind food carts. The team hand-wraps all gyozas in Interior Health–approved kitchens, filling each with a mixture of pork, chicken, or vegetables as well as fresh ginger, garlic, and green onions. They then spear six of the deep-fried dumplings onto wooden chopsticks and bundle them in aluminum foil or woolen mittens and serve them alongside sweet-chili or spicy soy sauce. The mobile eatery travels widely to accommodate its hungry customers, though favourite haunts include the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market and Rutland Flea Market.