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Cooking Class - Pot Stickers and Steamed Buns
Cooking Class - Pot Stickers and Steamed Buns
Discover some of the most popular dumplings to grace dim sum menus across the world.
There's something extraordinary about biting into a perfect dumpling — the tug of dough, the burst of steam and that first hit of flavorful filling. In this hands-on class with Chef Fumiko, you will learn just how easy it is to handcraft this experience in your kitchen.
Begin by making the dough for Chinese steamed buns completely from scratch before filling and steaming them with ground pork or bean thread noodles and vegetables. Then, working with pot sticker wrappers, you will create pot stickers and learn how to cook them to a perfect crisp on one side and soft perfection on the other. Finish by enjoying steamed cinnamon rolls as a dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Vegetarian options are available
Ground pork and cabbage
Vegetarian option with bean thread noodles and vegetables
Ground beef and onions
Vegetarian option with tofu, shiitake mushrooms and vegetables
Steamed Cinnamon Rolls
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 6
- Meal Courses 3
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Labels Asian, Chinese, Couples, Date Night, Holiday
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
12 Mar 2023
Very fun and intimate experience! We met with a very experienced chef with tidbits of info and history about the dishes we were making. Only 6 people in the class so everyone talked to each other and had a good time together. We walked away with a lot of food too, even after eating all of our creations. We got to bring wine to enjoy while we cooked. All around a good experience.
20 Dec 2022
Perfect date for my wife and I! The class was intimate and Chef Fumiko made sure to answer all our questions along the way.
12 Dec 2022
First time doing a cooking class and we LOVED it. Chef Fumiko was great - was very hands on to making sure we were successful and provided a wealth of knowledge (both cooking tips + history on what we were making). 10/10 will repeat.
07 Nov 2022
Fantastic experience! Informative, engaging, and delicious. Not only was it a good class but I feel very comfortable replicating the recipe at home with my new knowledge.
10 Oct 2022
Absolutely incredible! My first time booking with cozy meals and chef fumiko was amazing! Made for a great birthday for my wife and the food was other worldly! Don’t hesitate to book!!
01 Oct 2022
Chef Fumiko was so welcoming, knowledgeable, and fun! We will definitely be making bao buns and gyoza at home from now on. Her patience and ability to answer questions made our experience enjoyable.
28 Jun 2022
Absolutely the kindest host, ever! She was so patient with the students and when I messaged concerned about the heat and being 38 weeks pregnant, she ensured that the AC unit was working and accessible. The food made was delightful with great flavor and you definitely make enough for leftovers!!
15 Jun 2022
Fun evening and the food was DELICIOUS!! Chef Fumiko was a wonderful teacher and a gracious host.
10 Jun 2022
Great experience, fun atmosphere, kind and helpful chef
16 Apr 2022
Chef Fumiko did an outstanding job teaching us how to make delicious Steamed Buns and Potstickers. She gave us really great instructions on how to portion our fillings and the pleating/pinching method. By the end of class, I felt pretty successful with both the Steamed Buns and the Potstickers. While we were enjoying eating our delicious creations, she gave us some history about both and different flavor varieties we could make. I definitely recommend this class.
04 Apr 2022
Cooking and learning from Chef Fumiko was a pleasant experience! She was very accommodating as I was vegetarian and my partner was not. She had lots of both options available. Her recipe for buns were AMAZING! And her technique for dumplings was so smart and something I would have never thought. Definitely recommend taking this class or any of hers!
13 Feb 2022
Bought as a gift for my kids…they throughly enjoyed the experience!
04 Jan 2022
Chef Fumiko was very friendly and an excellent teacher. The dumplings turned out delicious!
21 Dec 2021
The food the food was delicious, The history lesson and cooking it was interesting and intriguing. Great class
08 Mar 2020
This class was a lot of fun
07 Mar 2020
This was so much fun! We loved the group size (our class had 6 total people), and Chef Fumiko is super knowledgeable and dedicated to making sure every student understood the technique. We want to take her sushi class!
28 Feb 2020
Chef Fukuoka was fantastic! She was patient and explained everything thoroughly! I would highly recommend her services!
15 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020
Fun class that we enjoyed the food and learning
29 Jan 2020
The pot stickers and steamed buns class is fantastic. Chef Fumiko makes everything so easy and she is a lot of fun to learn from. Her kitchen is a great learning space, and I had a lot of fun practicing my bun and potsticker folding technique there.
22 Aug 2019
We had a great time with everyone tonight. Everything came out delicious. I would totally do this again and recommend it to others!
21 Jul 2019
Fumiko was a wonderful teacher and her class was interactive and fun.
14 Jul 2019
Chef Fumiko was so sweet. We were in a group with 3 other couples and we had the best time. Everyone got a long so great and Chef was such a great teacher! We learned so much and we loved learning from her. We will be making Bao and pot stickers more often!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Fumiko
24 Mar 2023
It was great to use authentic ingredients. I am not sure I learned any techniques as an intermediate cook
12 Mar 2023
Had a great time. Good food and great instruction. Thanks!
07 Mar 2023
My partner and I had so much fun learning to make sushi with Chef Fumiko! Her kitchen has a really good vibe. She was a great teacher, fun, answered all of our questions, moved the class along at a good pace, and taught us history about sushi as well as common practice in various parts of Japan. 10/10 would recommend!
06 Mar 2023
My fiancée Riley and I had an incredible time cooking and learning from Chef Fumiko. The kitchen was great, she guided us really well through the menu, and offered helpful suggestions for how we can continue our learning with Japanese vegan cuisine. I also appreciated how Chef Fumiko made the experience accessible. I am hard of hearing and wear a hearing aid, so places with a lot of background noise, etc. can be difficult for me. It meant SO MUCH that Chef Fumiko had speakers set up around the kitchen and used a headset microphone. I didn't have to lean on Riley to repeat things I'd missed, so I got to really just enjoy the experience overall. Absolutely would recommend this experience for others!
28 Feb 2023
Well prepared and willing to adapt to various cooking skills. Nice set up to make sure we can see and hear her.
27 Feb 2023
Chef Fumiko was amazing! I love the detail from the types of rice to the sushi vinegar and letting us taste the difference between store bought and homemade. Down to How much rice to use and what to do when it's too much. The stories she shared made the experience even better. Thank you for an amazing time.
24 Jan 2023
Such a great experience!!! The vegan recipes were amazing! Thank you so much Chef Fumiko for your kindness and patience!
17 Jan 2023
Really delicious food!
16 Jan 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Fumiko. Her kitchen was fantastic and she was incredibly knowledgeable on all things sushi. In addition to learning how to cook/make sushi, we also learned about the history of sushi which I found very interesting. We highly recommend this experience!
08 Jan 2023
This class was so great! We learned lots and you get to enjoy so much sushi. Chef Fumiko was so knowledgeable and kind. We loved cooking with her. Would definitely do another one of her classes!
04 Jan 2023
Chef Fumiko was wonderful. My wife could not wait to get home and make this again. it was a great date night.
01 Jan 2023
It was a very fun and unique experience! I am grateful to Chef Fumiko for providing this opportunity. Everyone came ready to learn and have a good time. The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming. This cooking class was just really cool!
04 Dec 2022
My friends and I had a lovely night with Fumiko preparing the 5-course Japanese dinner. The food that we made was excellent, however, I don't feel like Fumiko spent much time teaching - she briefly explained the ingredients, passed them to us with the recipe, and we were off and running on our own. While the food & cooking experience were fun, clean, and tasty, I was hoping for more takeaways from this class.
15 Oct 2022
chef Fumiko was very hospitable and knowledgeable, and the food was fun to cook and fantastic
23 Aug 2022
28 Jul 2022
We had the best time in the vegan Japanese cooking class! Fumiko was an excellent instructor, and her kitchen space was so cool! Everything we made was delicious, and we will definitely be making it all again!
10 Jul 2022
Great class. I liked that the chef personalized the class. She had a very sensible way of explaining things. The kitchen itself is super cute, and the chef had complimentary tea ready for us when we got there. Nice touch.
01 Jun 2022
Loved it!! Would definitely recommend to a friend and family!!
14 Apr 2022
Really fun! Great tips and advice. Really delicious yet easier meals that we can use weekly in our meal plan. Awesome sauces. And thank you for the herbs!
25 Feb 2022
Our Korean cooking class was wonderful. We learned so much, and really liked eating our delicious meal. It was such an enjoyable way to learn new skills. Thank you Fumiko!
10 Feb 2022
Great time tonight. We learned a lot and hope to do more classes.
17 Jan 2022
We had a great time, thank you so much!
09 Jan 2022
Chef Fumiko is a great teacher and we genuinely enjoyed the class. We got to make 3 different rolls and then enjoy eating them with Miso soup while Chef told us about the history of sushi. Highly recommend this class and instructor. Chef Fumiko even went the extra step to accommodate me as a vegetarian which I really appreciated. :)
17 Dec 2021
Chef Fumiko was great! The class was very informative and delicious. We had an incredible time!
09 Dec 2021
Chef Fumiko is very personable. Being in her class is like being taught by a family member. We learned new techniques and recipes to use in the future.
07 Dec 2021
My friends had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Chef Fumiko was friendly and knowledge and the food was amazing.
01 Nov 2021
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our evening with Chef Fumiko. She walked us through all the steps of making sushi and we are excited to put our skills to use and wow our dinner guests. This was a really fun, unique event. Thank you!
31 Oct 2021
We had a fantastic time in the Vegan Japanese cooking class with Chef Fumiko. She created an awesome experience with simple yet decadent dishes that we would be able to replicate after going home. We also really enjoyed her friendly and laid-back demeanor, as it made the class much more enjoyable. We would recommend her class to anyone!
21 Sep 2021
Chef Fumiko led an amazing class for my two friends and me. We learned so much about the sushi making process and had a great time giving it our best try. She is a great teacher and shared many wonderful stories along the way. Her kitchen was great and easy to get to. I would highly recommend Chef Fumiko!
13 Apr 2021
We were excited for the class although we didn’t know what to expect since it was our first time doing something like this. Chef Fumiko allowed us to really make our own meal with instructions on how to prep and measure the ingredients properly and was knowledge about the type of food we were preparing when we asked questions. She also took the time to get to know us and talk about herself and her culinary background. We couldn’t believe we actually made everything we ate and it was delicious! We would definitely do another class with Chef Fumiko in the future.
23 Mar 2021
Our group had a wonderful time making sushi with Chef Kumiko! Covid has obviously made doing group activities difficult and we were originally planned to do ours in January 2021. We felt uncomfortable with all the restrictions and Chef Fumiko was soooo accommodating to ensure we could make the best of the situation. We learned a lot about the proper methods to making authentic sushi, where we should get fish locally, and preferred ways of rolling and mixing ingredients. We look forward to trying again our on own using her guidance and techniques!
25 Feb 2021
We had a wonderful time learning with Chef Fumiko. Her kitchen was beautiful and clean, she was very knowledgeable and polite, letting us learn at our speed while giving us a very fun experience. I'd highly recommend this class to others and look forward to my next class with her.
15 Aug 2020
Very informative loved it can’t wait to try it at home
28 Jun 2020
Fumiko provided us with a fun, informative, and relaxed environment for our first sushi-making experience. This class was a great date night, and Fumiko went above and beyond in her flexibility, answering questions, and giving us some fun ideas to try at home. We highly recommend taking a class with her, and hope we can take another class with Fumiko in the future!
22 May 2020
My sushi making experience with Chef Fumiko this past January was amazing! She brought so much joy and passion to the evening! It was fantastic. I can't wait to return to her kitchen!
25 Feb 2020
OMG! The best
23 Jan 2020
Amazing! Super knowledgeable and very kind, me and my girlfriend had an amazing time!
10 Jul 2019
I learned how to make two cold noodle dishes and as a bonus we talked in depth about ingredients. I received this class as a gift and loved it. Recommend!
05 May 2019
My boyfriend and I had a really fun afternoon with Chef Fumiko making sushi. She is very personal, organized and does a great job at instruction while making the class very fun. In addition, the recipes she showed us were excellent. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to make sushi.
18 Mar 2019
Wonderful and charming chef.
13 Mar 2019
Fantastic class with a great instructor! I can't believe i actually made sushi on my own!
02 Feb 2019
Chef Fumiko was wonderful. She was well-prepared, and it was obvious she knew what she was doing. And I made a real sushi!
28 Jan 2019
Chef Fumiko was extremely knowledgeable and sweet. This was a wonderful date night. I especially loved how she found ways to still teach us certain aspects of cooking while finding ways to save time so I still felt like I properly learned the whole process, even though she did some of the prep work.
07 Jan 2019
Amazing time and experience!! Had a blast and so worth it!
09 Aug 2018
Absolutely wonderful experience! Chef Fumiko is very knowledgeable - we loved learned from her. All the food we made was delicious and so fun!! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!!
02 Dec 2017
Very nice evening - chef was good teacher and sushi turned out great!
26 Nov 2017
We had a very enjoyable and informative evening with Chef Fumiko learning the finer points of preparing Japanese Chicken and Vegetable Udon soup. It was really good, thanks to our chef, who did an outstanding job.
13 Oct 2017
We had such a wonderful experience with Chef Fumiko! We learned so much and finished off the evening with an incredible meal. Highly recommend Chef Fumiko and this class!
07 Jul 2017
05 Jun 2017
Attended Chef Fumiko's cooking class and we LOVED it. Thank you again!!!
20 May 2017
Chef Fumiko was very welcoming and gave great instruction and advice!
19 May 2017
Loved it! Thank you Fumiko for the fun sushi making class.
19 May 2017
Chef was excellent. The sushi was divine. Highly recommend this sushi class in Seattle! Thank you again!
19 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017
Really enjoyed the sushi making class with Chef Fumiko!
19 Apr 2017
Great Japanese cooking class in Seattle with an excellent chef. We will come back again.
01 Apr 2017
We had a wonderful night! Delicious food and a fun time!
19 Mar 2017
Chef fumiko was nice and knowledgeable we had a great time!
04 Mar 2017
We were looking for a Japanese cooking class in Seattle and found Cozymeal and Chef Fumiko. This was a really fun experience and I can highly recommend it. Thank you!
04 Mar 2017
We booked Chef Funiko's sushi making class in Seattle and LOVED it! Best cooking class ever!
30 Jan 2017
Chef Fumiko was obviously an expert on the subject of sushi and related Japanese style food (she made a tasty miso soup from scratch while we were there). She was well prepared for the class and provided extensive notes regarding materials, procedures, recipes, and details about various items used (or that could be used) in making sushi roles. It was a fun 'hands on' class. The best was enjoying the results of our labors at the end! We are inspired to make our own sushi at home. My hat's off to this chef!
26 Jan 2017
I had the opportunity to learn to make basic sushi rolls with Chef Fumiko. It was a great experience! Exactly what I wanted, a small scale class, hands-on learning, and a dynamic teacher. I have recommended this class to a couple co-workers and many of my friends.
26 Jan 2017
Very informative. Enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. Very good food. Can't wait to use the recipes again.
17 Dec 2016
We booked Chef Fumiko's sushi making class at our home in Seattle and LOVED it. She is super nice and the class is a lot of fun. Highly recommended to anyone who liked good food and wants to learn a few new techniques. Also, I'm thinking of booking them for our next corporate team building event. So glad that Cozymeal is finally also in Seattle.
17 Nov 2016
Chef Fumiko's noodle class was extremely fun and informational! I plan on taking another one of her classes in the future.
25 Jul 2016
Chef Fumiko is 100% Japanese and it shows in her every movement. Her simple grace and hospitality, her humble style and her delicious cuisine. Her sauces are so simple and yet they turn a few ingredients into an incredibly tasty dish. She is the real thing. Loved this class. Highly recommended.
Guest reviews for Chef Fumiko
06 Jun 2017
This was a pleasure experience having the sushi class with Fumiko. Fumiko is kind and well prepared for the lesson. I have learnt the technique in making traditional Japanese sushi rolls without difficulty. I believe everyone will love the lesson just like me. Enjoy!!
23 May 2017
It was a great teaching, learning experience. We learned how to make sushi! What could be better? We also got to eat our own creations! Fumiko was extremely welcoming and helpful in making us feel at ease in her kitchen. We learned "the tricks of the trade," that had us making sushi in a few minutes. I would heartily recommend this experience to anyone who wants to know about sushi and how to prepare it. Thanks you Fumiko,for the adventure!
14 Apr 2014
Fumiko provides a very informative and fun class in making sushi. Hands-on with little tips that make it easy to understand and perform. Great idea for teaching kids to cook. Inspiring!"
13 Oct 2013
I booked this for a fun bachelorette party activity. It was a good experience. Fumiko is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. She gave plenty of information and background to what we were doing. We were very proud of our finished sushi dishes!
13 May 2013
$ 109 Per person
all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.
Meet your chef
Chef Fumiko was born in Japan and learned the art of sushi making at Tokyo Sushi Academy. She is also a certified sake sommelier and a graduate of the Sake Service Institute of Japan. Chef Fumiko creates healthy, Asian-style food and believes that anyone can cook amazing food if they are willing to learn. Boost your cooking skills and knowledge of Asian cuisine in Chef Fumiko's kitchen.
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