Online Cooking Class - Colorful Chinese Dumplings

Learn how to craft traditional Chinese dumplings from scratch with Chef Li.

During this live and interactive online cooking class with Chef Li, you will learn how to prepare colorful Chinese dumplings — or "jiaozi" in Mandarin — that are said to symbolize good luck and prosperity for the year ahead. Chef Li will begin by teaching you how to make three different colored doughs using fresh vegetable juices for coloring. You will also learn how to make your choice of pork or vegetable filling for your dumplings.

  • 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 75 minutes
  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Labels Asian, Beginner, Chinese, Fun, Holiday, Vegetarian


All-purpose flour
Ground pork, optional
Cooking oil
Spring onions
White sugar
Light soy sauce
Chinese cooking wine
Sesame oil
Zucchini, Napa cabbage or mushrooms
Yellow onion
The following are available in many Asian markets and on Amazon:
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Chinese chives
Chinkiang vinegar
White peppercorn powder

Kitchen Equipment

Five medium mixing bowls
Rolling pin, ideally Asian style rolling pin which is around 10 inches in length
Plastic wrap
Cheesecloth (or disposable coffee filter or kitchen towel)
Pastry knife
Large frying pan
Medium-sized frying pan with a lid (for pan-frying dumplings)
Large slotted spoon
Cutting board
Measuring cups and spoons
Kitchen scale
Stock pot or large cooking pot

Prep Work Details

Make the carrot and spinach juice Finely slice onions, Napa cabbage, rehydrated shiitake mushroom and chives Grate carrots if you choose to have a vegetarian filling Shred zucchini or mince Napa cabbage or mushrooms to go with the pork filling Pre-measure water, vegetable juice, all-purpose flour and pork prior to the class

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Karen L.


16 Jan 2023

Chef Li provided a variation of ways to make dumplings. Through the use of carrot juice and spinach juice, this made a beautiful presentation of dumplings. Chef Li also provided in the recipe alternative dumpling fillings, such as the use of pork or vegetable. This was my second class with Chef Li and I have scheduled another.

Alexander G.


14 Jan 2023

Great recipes and techniques!

Talya G.


23 Jul 2022

Chef Li is great! A great instructor, answer questions, thoroughly, and very enjoyable during the class. Made it very easy to not only understand the recipe and instructions for a great meal, but also do so with a great vibe. I highly recommend taking one of her classes.

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75-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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