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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dumpling Making from my Family Recipe

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 169 reviews.Seattle, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Elaine

2 hours
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

A hands-on online class to learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings with pork and cabbage using easy-to-find ingredients found in most western (non-Asian) supermarkets. We will make the wrappers and fillings from scratch, learn an easy way to wrap the dumplings, and cook one small batch of dumplings so we could taste together before the end of the class.

Dumplings are meant to be made in large batches, together with friends and family of all ages. It is the ultimate comfort food in all of Asia. I'm based in Seattle, but as long as you have Internet, you could join me in this online class so I could share with you, my family's recipe originally from Hong Kong.

Here's the detailed itinerary:
- After introductions and safety reminders, we put on our aprons, wash our hands and start with the dough to make the wrappers.
- While the dough is setting, we will prepare the fillings from scratch which will involve some chopping.
- Once the dough is ready, we can roll them into little discs for wrapping.
- Learn a fool-proof way to wrap the dumplings.
- While the dumplings are being cooked, we could talk more about the different ways to wrap and cook the dumplings

This Experience is great for team-building and larger groups. Book a private experience for your group by suggesting a new date that is not offered right now, or simply send me a message.
A hands-on online class to learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings with pork and cabbage using easy-to-find ingredients found in most western (non-Asian) supermarkets. We will make the wrappers and fillings from scratch, learn an easy way to wrap the dumplings, and cook one small batch of dumplings so we could taste together before the end of the class.

Dumplings are meant to be made in large batches, together with friends and…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Elaine can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $393.

What to bring

  • All Purpose Flour, 1 Cup
  • Salt, 1 Pinch (for flavoring the flour)
  • Hot Water, 1/3 Cup (slightly cooled off boiling water, not just hot tap water)
  • Minced or Ground Pork, 1/2 lb (or any minced or mock meat you prefer)
  • Finely Diced [1/8"] Green Cabbage, 2 Cups (not red, savoy, or napa)
From $50
/ person
Sat, 31 Oct
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
Join 4 other guests
$50 per person
$50 per person
Sun, 1 Nov
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$50 per person
$50 per person
Sat, 7 Nov
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Elaine

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 169 Reviews
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I'm the founder of Dash of Soy, a local Seattle culinary school that focuses on sharing the love for simple, delicious, and healthy home cooking inspired by my family and all my travels. I left the corporate world after 20 years to focus on my passion for home-style cooking. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have lived in Canada and US for 30 years and traveled to ~50 countries. I grew up with authentic Chinese and pan-Asian food, am familiar with the ingredients in North America, while having developed a deep appreciation for food cultures around the world. Dash of Soy online classes are one-of-a-kind: 1) family and well-tested recipes only, 2) small class size in a beautiful private kitchen, 3) wonderfully hand-drawn recipes you could download and print for future reference, and 4) sharing of family and personal travel stories about food.
I'm the founder of Dash of Soy, a local Seattle culinary school that focuses on sharing the love for simple, delicious, and healthy home cooking inspired by my family and all my travels. I left the corporate world after 20 years to focus on my passion for home-style cooking. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have lived in Canada and US for 30 years and traveled to ~50 countries. I grew up with authentic Chinese and pan-Asian food, am familiar with the ingredients in North America, while having dev…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 169 reviews.

Caroline
October 2020
We had such a great time doing this dumpling making class. Elaine was really friendly, gave 1:1 feedback and was a really clear communicator which made it super easy to follow along and make delicious dumplings! We would definitely do other virtual classes with Elaine and highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a fun couple of hours and to learn a great new recipe!
We had such a great time doing this dumpling making class. Elaine was really friendly, gave 1:1 feedback and was a really clear communicator which made it super easy to follow alon…
Sarah
October 2020
If you are a dumpling lover in any capacity who enjoys cooking, take this class! Elaine is wonderful! She is passionate and knowledgeable, and incredibly accommodating (I’m a vegan and she gave me multiple alternative fillings effortlessly). The recipe is simple enough to follow, and Elaine truly checks in on you every step of the way. I cannot stop thinking about how delicious my dumplings came out, and cannot wait to make these for friends and family when I’m able to! Take this class!
If you are a dumpling lover in any capacity who enjoys cooking, take this class! Elaine is wonderful! She is passionate and knowledgeable, and incredibly accommodating (I’m a vegan…
Bernice
October 2020
DELICIOUS dumplings!! Elaine is patient and clear in her directions. She is super engaging and took time into making sure we were all following and helped provide individual guidance along the way. Highly recommend!!
Kelsey
October 2020
We signed up for this experience to connect as a remote team and do something fun! It was an amazing way for us to do something social while remote and learn a new skill. Elaine was such an expert and guided us through each step. Would recommend 100%!
We signed up for this experience to connect as a remote team and do something fun! It was an amazing way for us to do something social while remote and learn a new skill. Elaine wa…
Karina
October 2020
Everything about this class was FANTASTIC. Elaine was an awesome instructor. I learned so much about dumplings and and also about following your PASSION. Thank you for sharing your mothers recipe. Excited to take more of your classes.
Sarina
October 2020
Elaine was amazing! My friends and I felt like we were together making dumplings and Elaine was so funny and sweet and knowledgeable. I 100% recommend!!

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  • Sat, 31 Oct
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $50 per person
  • Sun, 1 Nov
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $50 per person
  • Sat, 7 Nov
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $50 per person
  • Sun, 8 Nov
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)
    $50 per person
  • Fri, 13 Nov
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
    $50 per person
  • Sun, 15 Nov
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $50 per person
  • Sun, 22 Nov
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
    $50 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

Price is per person rather than per device/household. Recipe is for 12 large dumplings. We'll work with a dough so sanitize your work area. Use a stand for your phone/tablet at an angle where I could see your work and give feedback. Fully charge device or plug it in for the class.