Cooking Class: Handmade Chinese Dumplings

In this guided cooking class with Chef Li, you'll learn how to make Chinese soup dumpling from scratch as well as several complementary dishes. The dumplings you will prepare are called Xiao long bao, a steamed bun typically filled with pork. First, you'll knead together your dough and then shape it into wrappers, which you'll fill with pork. Chef Li will teach you how to form perfect pleats to seal the dumpling. Then, you'll learn how to steam the dumplings and enjoy them alongside hot and sour soup and a crunchy cucumber salad. Wrap up with sweet poached pears. 


Hot and Sour Soup

With chicken stock, mushrooms, tofu and vinegar

Smashed Cucumber Salad

With chili, cilantro, vinegar, soy sauce, leeks, bay leaves and cinnamon

Xiao Long Bao

With ground pork, soy sauce, sesame oil and Chinkiang vinegar

Poached Pears and Rock Sugar

With Chinese cooking wine

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Fun, Chinese, Asian

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19 May 2023

This was so much fun and dumplings are so easy to make. I can’t wait to make more at home and freeze a big batch of them.

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19 May 2023

Enjoyed this class so much! Chef Li was so kind and knowledgeable. I can’t wait to attend another class taught by her!

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21 Apr 2023

Chef Li was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. My partner is vegetarian and chef Li personally made a recipe just for her. She goes above and beyond for her students. The dumplings were delectable. My partner and I had a wonderful time, thanks chef Li!

$ 119 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Li
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Chef Li is an experienced chef who has cooked and studied all around the world. She was formerly based in Singapore, where she offered private cooking classes as well as corporate cooking events. Now Chef Li offers cooking classes in the US, although her style is influenced by her international background. Although Chef Li specializes in traditional Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine, she welcomes students of all culinary backgrounds and loves the chance to open their minds to new cooking styles.

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