Online Cooking Class: Colorful Dumplings Made Simple

During this live and interactive online cooking class with Chef Li, you will learn how to prepare colorful Chinese dumplings — "jiaozi" in Mandarin — that are said to symbolize good luck and prosperity for the year ahead.

Chef Li will begin the virtual cooking class by teaching you how to make three different colored doughs using fresh vegetable juices for coloring. You will also learn how to make your choice of pork or vegetable filling for your dumplings.


Colorful Dumpling Dough 

With all-purpose flour, carrot juice and spinach juice

Homemade Dumplings 

With ground pork (optional), zucchini, mushrooms, carrots and ginger

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Minimum 4 devices
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • LabelsVegetarian, Beginner, Fun, Chinese, Asian, Holiday, Mother's Day


All-purpose flour
Ground pork, optional
Cooking oil
Spring onions
White sugar
Light soy sauce
Chinese cooking wine
Sesame oil
Zucchini, Napa cabbage or mushrooms
Yellow onion
The following are available in many Asian markets and on Amazon:
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Chinese chives
Chinkiang vinegar
White peppercorn powder

Kitchen Equipment

Five medium mixing bowls
Rolling pin, ideally Asian style rolling pin which is around 10 inches in length
Plastic wrap
Cheesecloth (or disposable coffee filter or kitchen towel)
Pastry knife
Large frying pan
Medium-sized frying pan with a lid (for pan-frying dumplings)
Large slotted spoon
Cutting board
Measuring cups and spoons
Kitchen scale
Stock pot or large cooking pot

Classpop! Guest Reviews for this experience

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23 Mar 2023

Had a great time learning to make dumplings with Chef Li! She makes it very approachable for a beginner chef like me.

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12 Sep 2022

Our team had a wonderful time with Chef Li.

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01 Mar 2024

great class, very kind and helpful instructor. food was delicious. would highly recommend if you go by yourself (lots of nice people) or if you go with a date. looking forward to cooking this meal on my own again soon!

$ 39 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

This class does not have any dates.

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Meet your chef

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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