Cooking Class - Chinese Soup Dumplings

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Learn time-honored techniques for preparing authentic dumplings and more.

Xiao long bao is a type of steamed bun typically filled with pork and a solid broth that melts when cooked. Learn how to make this popular dish by hand in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Li.

Start by kneading and slicing your dough, then fill it with pork and seal neatly with a row of tiny pleats. Then, Chef Li will show you how to steam your dumplings, which you will enjoy alongside a tangy hot and sour soup and smashed cucumber salad. Finish your meal with poached pears and crunchy rock sugar.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Chinese, Couples, Fun, Group

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Anita V.


14 Sep 2020

We had an AMAZING experience with Chef Li! She is warm, funny, patient and very hard working. Chef kindly coached us through making TONS of soup dumplings. Even in our small kitchen she was flexible enough to make an absolutely delicious multi course meal and make it a relaxing and very fun night. There is tons of work that goes into making the meal and she worked very hard the entire time she was here, cooking, teaching and sharing lessons and stories with us. We truly appreciated having her with us and learning from her and would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Chef Li for a beautiful experience!

Randi T.


10 Mar 2020

We had a wonderful in-home family cooking class experience with Chef Li. She was so personable and a lovely teacher. Teens, parents, and grandparents all enjoyed the evening and the food was truly delicious!

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Shelley T.


04 Jun 2023

Chef Li did a great job taking us through creation of this recipe! She is patient, easy to follow, took questions as they were raised without interrupting the flow of the class, and was quite informative regarding much of the culture and practices behind this dish. It was great fun and I will continue practicing my dough pleating skills- I need to practice a lot,HOWEVER, the recipe was delicous!

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With a solid background in the culinary industry, Chef Li's cooking expertise has taken her around the world. While previously living in Singapore, Chef Li led private and corporate events as a culinary instructor. Now, back in the U.S., she looks forward to sharing her authentic, international cooking styles and techniques. Chef Li prides herself on her ability to make Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine simple and fun to cook!

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