Online Cooking Class - Dim Sum Brunch

Munch your way through a gourmet brunch with flavorful morsels of dim sum.

Dim sum, a traditional meal of bite-sized morsels, is a leisurely way to brunch that can easily stretch into the afternoon. In this live online cooking class with Chef Li, you'll learn how to build your own dim sum brunch at home.

Begin with char siu pork buns. Then, prepare Cantonese-style spring rolls filled with shiitake mushrooms and Napa cabbage. You'll also learn to prepare kailan—Chinese broccoli—with soy sauce.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • Prep Time 60 minutes
  • Labels Asian, Beginner, Chinese, Date Night, Holiday, Mother's Day


Bread flour (substitute with unbleached all-purpose flour)
Cake flour
Active dry yeast
Baking powder
Cooking oil
Chinese cooking wine (any rice-based cooking wine would work)
Pork belly
Light soy sauce
Dark soy sauce (substitute with light soy sauce)
Hoisin sauce
Oyster sauce
White sugar
Corn starch
Sesame oil
Spring roll wrappers (egg roll wrappers)
Pork loin
Dried shiitake mushroom (substitute with fresh brown mushrooms)
Napa cabbage
Mung bean sprouts
Light soy sauce
White peppercorn powder
Worcestershire sauce
Kailan (substitute with broccoli or romaine lettuce)

Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen scale
Mixing bowl
Plastic or glass container box with lid
Steamer basket
Steamer pot
Parchment paper
Asian-style rolling pin, 12 or 14-inch long
Dough scraper (plastic or stainless steel)
1 large pot
1 medium pot
1 small frying pan
1 small sauce pan
1 slotted spoon
Kitchen towel
Cutting board
Vegetable peeler or fruit peeler

Prep Work Details

Prepare the 'starter' for the char siu bun dough the night before class. Although active working time only takes 5 minutes, it needs to be prepared 8 to 12 hours ahead of time. Use a kitchen scale to pre-measure all the ingredients, especially flour and sugar. If your spring rolls package is frozen, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 mins prior to the start of class. Shred the Napa cabbage. Thinly slice the carrots. Rehydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms and thinly slice. Dice-cut the pork belly. Mince the shallots.

Reviews guests left for this experience



21 May 2023

Really enjoyed our Dim Sum Brunch Experience with Chef Li! We were making complex courses, but she broke down the process so we could easily understand the steps. Everything turned out delicious!



25 Feb 2023

Was tons of fun and the food tasted amazing!



19 Jan 2023

Chef Li was great! We really enjoyed learning some new things and making delicious food. It was fast paced, so be prepared! She was patient with us when we fell behind, and gave us great tips!

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$ 39 Per device

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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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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