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

Ingredients


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)
Shallots
Pork belly
Light soy sauce
Dark soy sauce (substitute with light soy sauce)
Hoisin sauce
Oyster sauce
White sugar
Salt
Corn starch
Sesame oil
Spring roll wrappers (egg roll wrappers)
Pork loin
Garlic
Carrots
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
Colander
1 small frying pan
1 small sauce pan
1 slotted spoon
Kitchen towel
Cutting board
Knife
Scissors
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.

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Melissa R.

Melissa

09 Apr 2022

Class was fun and food was delicious.

Melissa C.

Melissa

10 Aug 2021

We hosted a company-wide event with Chef Li and it was such a fun class. Chef Li was informative, engaging and we learned a lot of fun history. The dishes she provided were extremely tasty. This was a great experience, very engaging and fun. We would do it again!!

Ellen

Ellen

18 Apr 2021

Chef Li was terrific.

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$ 39 Per device

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.


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Meet your chef

Chef Li
Chef Li Verified chef
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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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