What you'll do
Kids are welcomed to join! Join us in a class to learn how to make famous Shanghainese xiǎolóngbāo soup dumplings from start to finish. You’ll learn how to cook them two different ways (steamed and fried), and I’ll even reveal how the soup gets wrapped up inside the dumpling! You will also learn how to make a yummy dipping sauce that complements the dumplings. Finally, we will enjoy our handmade xiǎolóngbāo together. You will also get to take home an easy-to-follow recipe so you can recreate the cooking experience in your own kitchen. This experience is suitable as a team building exercise. If you would like to book a date that is not currently offered, please contact me. If I am available that day we can have class then.
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Hi, I'm Cici! I’ve been teaching Chinese cooking classes to both expats and foreign visitors alike for almost a decade. Throughout these years I have enjoyed sharing my culture with foreigners as well as hearing about their cultures—especially what they like to eat. After first teaching students how to make the food I grew up eating in Northern China, my students begged me to teach them how to cook even more types of Chinese food, so I went to culinary school to learn the art of dim sum and earned the highest dim sum qualifications available.
Soup dumplings. one or two traditional Chinese appetizers. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, please let me know and…
Tea, water, Chinese wine and beers.
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Where you'll be
My kitchen is near Xintiandi. Here you can see both the tradition of old Shanghai and the modernity of new Shanghai---Xintiandi is Shanghai's most integrated area with respect to old and new.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Make sure you come with an empty stomach. If you wish to book a date that is currently not available, feel free to reach out and I will try to accommodate you.
Have fun making & eating soup dumpling