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

Reviews guests left for this experience



18 Feb 2024

Chef Li was awesome. The dumplings were delicious and our employees had such a great time with Chef Li. Highly recommend booking a class with her.



15 Jan 2024

My wife and I enjoyed making Soup Dumplings with Chef Li. She was welcoming and knowledgeable about the history of soup dumplings and why certain ingredients are necessary! We had a blast and enjoyed some great dumplings, a refreshing cucumber salad, mushroom soup, and a tasty pear dessert! Would definitely recommend Chef Li!



14 Jan 2024

Class was AMAZING! Had such an enjoyable time with the other 4 people in the class (plus my boyfriend!) We got to learn everything from the history of the soup dumplings, to variations, and learned all the tips and tricks to making them at home. The recipes were super clear, easy to follow, and ingredients will be easy to track down for recreation. This was such an intimate and fun experience, and Chef Li was ABSOLUTELY the best host anyone could want for a traditional Chinese Food Experience. She was welcoming, warm, answered all my "silly" questions, and made us feel beyond comfortable in her gorgeous home. I can't wait to do another experience.

$ 119 Per person

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

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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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