This 4-hour fun and informal class will teach you everything you wanted to know (and possibly not know!) about making dim sum. We'll cover ingredients and where to source them, cooking equipment and cooking methods whilst making 4 different types of dumplings. On the menu will be har gow (crystal prawn dumplings), siu mai (open topped steamed pork & prawn dumplings), gyozas/potstickers (pork and cabbage pan fried dumplings) and jiao zi (the ubiquitous Chinese dumpling!). We will make 2 different doughs as well, and all the appropriate dipping sauces. Vegetarian/vegan alternatives can also be arranged. All dumplings will be sampled as we go, washed down with complimentary Chinese teas, with any extras available to take home.
My name is Paula and I’m a first generation BBC (British Born Chinese). My father immigrated here in the 1960’s and has had 2 restaurants, the first was a Cantonese restaurant which was torn down to make room for a shopping mall, and the second was, what was then considered, the first Szechuan/Peking (as it was still called that back then!) restaurant in the country in the 80’s. As is usual with Chinese families, children are considered free labour, so I worked part time at this restaurant during my school days and started off helping out in the kitchen, where I made my first dumpling – a ‘wor tip’, which can literally translated as “potsticker”! Since then, I’ve been making and eating dim sum for what seems like forever.
To show you how easy it is to make dumplings at home, I'll be teaching you from my home in East London.
Everything you'll need for the class is provided, and we'll be eating as we make the dumplings so come hungry! Please also be sure to inform me at your earliest convenience of any food allergies or dietary requirements.
Learn to make Dim Sum in East London