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The Art & Chinese Culture of dumplings

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 96 reviews.Jingan Qu, ChinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Cici

2.5 hours
Chinese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

You can't find these colorful dumplings in any ordinary restaurant. You can only find them at a state banquet or some five star hotels. They seem difficult to make but don't worry, they actually are easy. I'll teach you how to knead dough with your hands, and how to make a wrap with a rolling pin, which is totally the Chinese style. You'll learn the Chinese names of different dumplings and their symbolic meaning. For these kinds of dumplings, the filling is pork. If you are vegetarian, don't worry, I always have an alternative. I'll teach you how to marinate the pork in a very easy but healthy way. We'll put four colorful chopped vegetables on the top. After learning how to make these four different kinds of dumplings I'll teach you how to make the easiest and basic dumplings(Jiaozi) which is my hometown style. I'll tell you how long it's best to steam and how to fry Jiaozi, and you will learn how to make an authentic sauce to go perfectly with the dumplings.

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.
You can't find these colorful dumplings in any ordinary restaurant. You can only find them at a state banquet or some five star hotels. They seem difficult to make but don't worry, they actually are easy. I'll teach you how to knead dough with your hands, and how to make a wrap with a rolling pin, which is totally the Chinese style. You'll learn the Chinese names of different dumplings and their symbolic meaning. For these kinds of dumplings, the…

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What's included

  • Food
    You will receive ingredients for dumplings.If you are a vegetarian or vegan...
  • Drinks
    Tea and water
From $51
/ person
Fri, Sep 25
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person
Sat, Sep 26
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person
Mon, Sep 28
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person

Meet your host, Cici

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 96 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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, I earned the highest dim sum qualifications available.
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Where you'll be

My kitchen is near JingAn temple. Here is not only a very important landmark also a transportation hub. My work space in a very famous Shanghai dishes restaurant, in here you are not only learn how to cook authentic Chinese food but also can see and explore the local Shanghai dietary culture!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 96 reviews.

Taylor
January 2020
I've spent 2 weeks in Shanghai and found this gem toward the end of my trip. I'm sad it took me so long to find it because it really was the best part of this whole experience.
Joe
January 2020
I had an amazing time making the dumplings, there were extra helpers around to ensure we had guidance in the more difficult sections and at the end we got to eat everything we made!
Natalie
January 2020
We had a great time with Cici and thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make dumplings. We recommend doing this experience to anyone. Thanks Cici!! :)
Katherine
December 2019
We definitely recommend this experience to visitors and expats. Cici knows her dumplings and is able to share her knowledge in a very relaxed environment. She shared a variety of ways to make dumplings that will be, in turn, fun to share with friends and family. This is a great way to experience China without spending all day on your feet and a great way to have a terrific lunch (Cici also makes the most delicious cucumber salad...and she’ll share this recipe too!). We’re adding her to our list of things our friends and family can do when they come to visit us.
We definitely recommend this experience to visitors and expats. Cici knows her dumplings and is able to share her knowledge in a very relaxed environment. She shared a variety of…
Hae Su
December 2019
Thank you for waiting for us even though we're really late. If I go to Shanghai again, I want to experience it again. Thank you.
Yu-Hsing
December 2019
Cici is a very nice person and I feel very comfortable during the whole experience. I learned how to make dumplings from scratch in 2 hours which I thought was a mission impossible before this class. Highly recommend this experience to others who will visit Shanghai and who wanna try fantastic dumplings.
Cici is a very nice person and I feel very comfortable during the whole experience. I learned how to make dumplings from scratch in 2 hours which I thought was a mission impossible…

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Dietary preferences

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.
Vegan
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Please bring a container if you want to take away leftovers