ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dumpling Making from my Family Recipe

Seattle, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Elaine

2 hours, Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional)
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Chinese cuisine

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.
Other things to note
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.
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
    Use Zoom to participate on your 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 £202.

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)

Meet your host, Elaine

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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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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From £26
/ person
Wed, 25 Aug
From £202 per group
14:00 - 16:00 (EDT)
Private groups only
From £202 per group
Thu, 26 Aug
From £202 per group
18:00 - 20:00 (EDT)
Private groups only
From £202 per group
Fri, 27 Aug
£26 per person
14:00 - 16:00 (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
£26 per person

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 260 reviews.

Beth
July 2021
This was an excellent class! Elaine is such a great teacher and breaks down each step very nicely. I highly recommend this class!
Pat
July 2021
Elaine is a wonderful teacher, cook and story teller! The time flew by and had us engaged during the entire experience! I was a little intimidated going into this class as I am not a great cook in any capacity, but her step by step instructions even made a dumpling maker out of me- and thats not to mention how delicious they turned out! Would highly recommend :)
Elaine is a wonderful teacher, cook and story teller! The time flew by and had us engaged during the entire experience! I was a little intimidated going into this class as I am not…
Elizabeth
July 2021
Elaine's class was fantastic for our big group! Team bonding for our company—super clear and many key tips and tricks for very authentic and well-executed dumplings, and Elaine was entertaining with her stories as well! Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to dumpling creation, and a wonderful first Airbnb "experience"
Elaine's class was fantastic for our big group! Team bonding for our company—super clear and many key tips and tricks for very authentic and well-executed dumplings, and Elaine was…
Nicole
June 2021
Elaine was such a delight! We did this as a virtual team building event and it went even better than expected. The information provided ahead of time allowed us to all be well prepared. She was so thoughtful throughout to make sure everyone was doing okay and following along, and her story's were wonderful to hear. She ensured everyone was engaged during the entire 2 hours, the time flew by!
Elaine was such a delight! We did this as a virtual team building event and it went even better than expected. The information provided ahead of time allowed us to all be well prep…
Tom
May 2021
This was my second or third class with Elaine, they’re always wonderfully structured and a great mix of learning and storytelling! Elaine’s classes are a must!
Charlotte
May 2021
Amazing experience! Elaine was a lovely host and made sure to add special touches to the class. The dumplings were AMAZING. My boyfriend and I will definitely be making these again. I’m so proud of how they turned out. Highly recommend!

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Wed, 25 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £202 per group
  • Thu, 26 Aug
    18:00 - 20:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £202 per group
  • Fri, 27 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00 (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    £26 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.