Cooking Class - Japanese Dumplings and More

Learn the steps and techniques to make from-scratch Japanese gyoza dumplings.

In this interactive cooking class, Chef Shinya will guide you through a hands-on tutorial on making a handful of favorite Japanese dishes, with dumplings as the star of the show.

Discover how to make traditional Japanese gyoza dumplings completely from scratch, including whipping up the savory fillings such as pork and aromatic vegetables and wrapping them up in the thin dough before pan-frying to crispy perfection. You will also prepare accompanying dipping sauces, a savory miso soup and a Japanese rice dish with dashi, sake and seasonal vegetables.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Couples, Date Night, Group, Holiday, Japanese, Valentine's

Reviews guests left for this experience



31 Mar 2024

This was such a fun and eye-opening class! I'm going to be honest when I say there are several items I struggle with cooking and dumplings are one of them. Even though I love eating them so much I could never get the folding technique or ingredients right. Chef Shinya gave all of us such a lovely dive into the history behind dumplings and the similarities between China and Japan, which made the whole course all the more interesting. I would highly recommend this for anyone who is a beginner with dumplings, or if you just want to spend a fun evening with a professional chef



24 Feb 2024

Our evening with Chef Shinya was wonderful. Chef is great at storytelling and we had plenty of laughs through the night. Chef taught us great fundamentals to cooking and techniques to make delicious food. I'm excited to use all that I learned.



07 Jan 2024

We had a blast! We learned so much and were very inspired. We didn’t know any of the people in our class but we quickly got to know each other and totally enjoyed what we had created for our meal. Chef Shinya was patient and encouraging with our efforts and explained things clearly. The final result was delicious. The class was 3 days ago and since then we have tried two of the recipes and bought supplies to make the rest of the meal. Thank you, Chef Shinya!

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 4-course meal.

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Hailing from Japan, Chef Shinya focuses on crafting outstanding cuisine centering on traditional and authentic Japanese recipes, but mixed with a passion for using fresh, local ingredients. This method, along with his extensive experience as a culinary instructor, chef trainer and former restaurant owner who has earned three stars from Seattle Times, proves Chef Shinya's classes will be extraordinary.

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