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Chinatown History & Dumpling Masterclass

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 185 reviews.Vancouver, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Judy

3 hours
Chinese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, from Historical Chinatown Tours. First, Judy will give you a 1-hr sneak peak of historical Chinatown and show you a few stores in the neighbourhood where you can buy ingredients for Cantonese-style home-cooking. Second, you will spend 2 hrs learning how to prep, make, and eat dumplings.

This will be a hands-on experience. We'll discuss what makes a good filling, prep the ingredients, I’ll show you how to fold the wrappers, we’ll cook the dumplings, and we’ll eat them. By the end of the 3-hour experience, you’ll be an expert!
We’ll learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, from Historical Chinatown Tours. First, Judy will give you a 1-hr sneak peak of historical Chinatown and show you a few stores in the neighbourhood where you can buy ingredients for Cantonese-style home-cooking. Second, you will spend 2 hrs learning how to prep, make, and eat dumplings.

This will be a hands-on experience. We'll discuss what makes a good filling, prep the i…

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What's included

  • Food
    I’ll procure all the ingredients for dumpling-making.
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Wed, Sep 23
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$99 per person
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Thu, Sep 24
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$99 per person
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Fri, Sep 25
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person

Meet your host, Judy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 185 Reviews
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Aside from being a specialist in modern Chinese history, Judy loves to cook and host dinner parties. Her Chinese mother taught her how to make dumplings when she was a kid and she’s been making both traditional and non-traditional dumplings on a weekly basis for decades. Judy has very high standards for delicious, healthy food. You won't be disappointed!

http://vieamaggi.com/chinatown-dumpling-masterclass/

https://en.calameo.com/read/0056603007ceae2f1cf38 (flip to page 75)

https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/a-trip-through-vancouvers-chinatown/

http://nationalpost.com/travel/from-east-to-west-hot-destinations-across-canada/wcm/b8bec4d5-f3e0-41cc-9801-491d9f41d952

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2016/02/26/inside-vancouver-s-historic-chinatown

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-dtes-main-20160403-story.html
Aside from being a specialist in modern Chinese history, Judy loves to cook and host dinner parties. Her Chinese mother taught her how to make dumplings when she was a kid and she’s been making both traditional and non-traditional dumplings on a weekly basis for decades. Judy has very high standards for delicious, healthy food. You won't be disappointed!

http://vieamaggi.com/chinatown-dumpling-masterclass/

https://en.calameo.com/read/0056603007ceae2f1cf38 (flip to page…
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The first part of the Chinatown culinary experience will include a walk around the neighbourhood to visit various businesses that sell produce, meat, seafood, and herbs.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 185 reviews.

Colin & Iris
September 2020
Judy had a wonderful confluence of local knowledge, embedded history of Chinatown, and familiarity with the realities of the neighborhood. She had the ability to make us feel welcome while introducing us to both a new culinary experience and a complex history and real neighborhood. Thank you !!
Judy had a wonderful confluence of local knowledge, embedded history of Chinatown, and familiarity with the realities of the neighborhood. She had the ability to make us feel welco…
Celine
August 2020
My friend and I really enjoyed this experience. Judy and Steven are passionate and very knowledgeable about Chinese history and culture with important backgrounds and stories to share. We learnt a lot during our tour of China town and had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The dumpling lesson was very hands on and Judy was able to give one on one attention to those who needed assistance. We participated during August 2020 during Covid and felt comfortable with social distancing measures in place and a small group. I participated while visiting from Toronto, however, this would be a great experience for locals too. Thank you Judy and Steven !
My friend and I really enjoyed this experience. Judy and Steven are passionate and very knowledgeable about Chinese history and culture with important backgrounds and stories to sh…
Kaitlin
March 2020
Great walking tour. Went back to the tea shop after class. Dumplings were tasty and Judy shared a lot of great stories and photos.
Justin
March 2020
Just saying that Judy is friendly would be a disservice to her! This experience started off in an historic and culturally rich neighborhood and ended on the highest of notes. She smiled at me the moment our eyes met, making me feel immediately welcome. A couple joined our group who were locals. They were equally as engaging g and friendly and were the best companions for this experience! We toured Chinatown, was provided an insider’s peek into the cultural center, learned about the history of the Chinese people as they migrated around the world and into Vancouver, samples tea at a local shop, and that was just the start! At the restaurant, we were taught about how to cut the ingredients, how to assemble the dumplings, and how to cook them. We met her partner, laughed, shared personal stories and made genuine connections. This is a MUST if you are a visitor or a local!! I can’t wait to make these at home!
Just saying that Judy is friendly would be a disservice to her! This experience started off in an historic and culturally rich neighborhood and ended on the highest of notes. She s…
Melissa
March 2020
Wonderful experience! I would highly recommend. Judy was incredibly knowledgeable, talented and cheerful. Took us to great locations on the walk around Chinatown and had so many great stories and history to share. She personalized the dumpling filling to our dietary restrictions and was a wonderful teacher! Such delicious dumplings!
Wonderful experience! I would highly recommend. Judy was incredibly knowledgeable, talented and cheerful. Took us to great locations on the walk around Chinatown and had so many gr…
Jessica
February 2020
This was a lovely experience. No one else signed up for my session so it ended up being a private tour/class, we wandered around China Town where she taught me a lot about the history of not only Vancouver's China Town but the China Towns across the globe. There is so much I didn't know! We purchased a few ingredients and then hopped back over to the cafe to make some dumplings, and wow they are so much better when you make them by hand. The class portion was fun and full of stories, and one perk of being the only student is I got all the foods. Highly recommend! It would be even better with friends, but unfortunately I was solo traveling. Thanks Judy!
This was a lovely experience. No one else signed up for my session so it ended up being a private tour/class, we wandered around China Town where she taught me a lot about the hist…

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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Tue, Sep 29
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Wed, Sep 30
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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.

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 of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Dumpling-making is a great way to learn about Chinese culture. Judy can customize experiences to suit any age-group and group size. Please message me if you have any questions.

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