Cooking Class: Dumpling Dinner Party

Learn how to make dumplings from scratch at this San Francisco cooking class.

3 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 5 to 11 label $129 Now $125

Order on or before Jun 30, for a discounted price of $125 per guest (usually $129).

Do you love eating Chinese dumplings at your favorite restaurant? Learn to make them yourself in this San Francisco cooking class! You'll learn how to make classic Shanghaineese dumplings from scratch and eat a three course meal in the Ultimate Dumpling Dinner Party!
From scratch means from scratch: No pre-bought or pre-made dumpling skins: You'll mix and knead dough, roll out to dumpling skins, and stuff fat dumplings. By the end of the night, you'll be a pro unleashing the secrets soy sauce that you can combine with everyday, simple ingredients.
We start with a brief overview of Shanghaineese cuisine and flavor profiles, with a blind tasting of my favorite soy sauces. Next, we'll put those ideas to use in a discussion of a braised soy sauce pork belly (红烧肉), a classic dish that will combine principles of slow cooking and balanced flavors. Then to the main part of the experience: Making your own chili dumplings (红油水餃) from scratch. We'll end this delicious cooking class with a tang yuan (汤圆) red bean dessert... you will be in a food coma at the end of the experience!
You'll also receive a recipe guide after the experience, with all the sauces, recipes and tools you need to throw your own dumpling party at home.
More to know
  • Organic fresh produce and pork will be sourced from the local farmer's market.
  • This experience can be made with vegetarian stuffing upon request with 48h notice. A tofu-braise substitute of the pork belly braise is available for non-pork / meat eaters.
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly, and all skills welcome! You'll also do a soy sauce tasting to really understand umami. Please note guests should be 15 years and older. I welcome younger guests in private buyouts, as more hands-on instruction and attention is required.
What you'll get

Pork or Tofu Dumplings | organic, local heritage pork, premium black bean soy sauce, sesame oil and shaoxing cooking wine. Vegetarian dumplings with tofu-based stuffing is available with 48h notice.

Make-Your-Own Dumpling Sauce | chili oil, black rice vinegar, sesame oil and premium black bean soy sauce

Braised Pork Belly or Tofu in Soy Sauce | organic, local heritage pork, star anise, cinnamon and premium black bean soy sauce. Tofu braise is available for non-pork eaters with 48h notice.

Baby Yu Choy

Tang Yuan | gluten-free rice flour and organic red beans

What to bring
Just yourself! I will provide all ingredients & materials, including an apron.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom or gift for couples.



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Eddie Lo
Eddie Lo

5.0 (105)

Whenever I sat in my mom's kitchen growing up, she’d make dumplings while sharing memories of her own mom and grandma. I soon realized my generation was missing something important: the handmade techniques and traditions passed down through the ages. She went on to open a Chinese restaurant with my dad, where I was raised and where I learned how to make dishes featured in this class!
I'm passionate about food, cooking, and experiences, and can't wait to share with you. I’ve trained at French and Italian cooking schools, as well as locally with Chef Olivia Wu, who I’ve partnered with to teach her “Ultimate Umami” course in Half Moon Bay.

Meet Eddie Lo

Learn how Eddie Lo turned his love of cooking and his family recipes into an engaging dumpling making class in San Francisco with dinner party vibes.

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