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 10
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Fun, Chinese, Asian

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12 Sep 2022

Our team had a wonderful time with Chef Li.

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18 Jun 2022

Great class

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09 Feb 2022

Although I made a mistake with the time, it was because I received a text saying 3pm. I did not see the ET portion. This was my first class. Yes that is my mistake, however good customer service would have allowed a credit or reschedule. They were nice enough to just send a copy of the cancellation policy when they said too bad we won’t work with our customers.?Another site that a friend uses and recommends will take into account a honest mistake and allow a credit. So someone got $40 dollars for a class I did not attend, but will not get any further money. The other company will.

$ 109 Per person

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

This class does not have any dates.

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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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