What you'll do
You can't find these colorful dumplings in any ordinary restaurant. You can only find them at a state banquet or some five star hotels. They seem difficult to make but don't worry, they actually are easy. I'll teach you how to knead dough with your hands, and how to make a wrap with a rolling pin, which is totally the Chinese style. You'll learn the Chinese names of different dumplings and their symbolic meaning. For these kinds of dumplings, the filling is pork. If you are vegetarian, don't worry, I always have an alternative. I'll teach you how to marinate the pork in a very easy but healthy way. We'll put four colorful chopped vegetables on the top. After learning how to make these four different kinds of dumplings I'll teach you how to make the easiest and basic dumplings(Jiaozi) which is my hometown style. I'll tell you how long it's best to steam and how to fry Jiaozi, and you will learn how to make an authentic sauce to go perfectly with the dumplings. This experience is suitable as a team building exercise. If you would like to book a date that is not currently offered, please contact me. If I am available that day we can have class then.
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Hi, I'm Cici! I’ve been teaching Chinese cooking classes to both expats and foreign visitors alike for almost a decade. Throughout these years I have enjoyed sharing my culture with foreigners as well as hearing about their cultures—especially what they like to eat. After first teaching students how to make the food I grew up eating in Northern China, my students begged me to teach them how to cook even more types of Chinese food, so I went to culinary school to learn the art of dim sum, I earned the highest dim sum qualifications available.
Dumplings. one or two traditional Chinese appetizers. You will receive ingredients for dumplings.If you are a vegetarian or…
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Where you'll be
My kitchen is near Xintiandi. Here you can see both the tradition of old Shanghai and the modernity of new Shanghai---Xintiandi is Shanghai's most integrated area with respect to old and new.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
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Make sure you come with an empty stomach. If you wish to book a date that is currently not available, feel free to reach out and I will try to accommodate you.
The Art & Chinese Culture of dumplings