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Making Soup Dumplings from Scratch

San Francisco, Hong Kong

Experience hosted by Iris

3 hoursHosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will make the signature Ding Tai Fung style soup dumplings from scratch. From scratch means, scratch from FLOUR!! (YES we will make the dumpling wrappers on our own) and all the tiny little techniques to put the dumpling togther, which you can't see on Youtube.

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and put on your apron as I guide you through the process of preparing the filling, stuffing the dumplings, and steaming them! We will also make Chinese black fungus salad together as our side dishes.

As we enjoy our delicious meal, I will explain the types of fungi commonly used in Chinese food and how can you can use these nutritious sources of antioxidants in your daily meals. I will also share some traditional Chinese ingredients that we use and let you have a taste of it.

Afterwards, we will finish our meal with a traditional comforting Hong Kong egg custard dessert (one of my favorite dish from Hong Kong)
Other things to note
Please let me know if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions or if you are left handed :)
We will make the signature Ding Tai Fung style soup dumplings from scratch. From scratch means, scratch from FLOUR!! (YES we will make the dumpling wrappers on our own) and all the tiny little techniques to put the dumpling togther, which you can't see on Youtube.

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and put on your apron as I guide you through the process of preparing the filling, stuffing the dumplings, and steaming them! We will als…

What's included

  • Food
    We will prepare and eat freshly made deliciously juicy Xiaolongbao (soup du...
  • Drinks
    Chinese tea with dates or lemon tea

Meet your host, Iris

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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15 years of home cooking experience, born and raised in Hong Kong, recently moved to SF. I have been hosting cooking classes for more than 5 years, my love of food started when I was a kid helping my dad cook in the kitchen. Ever since, I have been learning from differet professional chefs (and Dad) and creating recipes to spread joy through food. While I have had cooking experience in a wide range of cuisines, including being a cook at an Italian cafe, I find myself always drawn back to the comfort of Chinese food, which I hope to share with you.
15 years of home cooking experience, born and raised in Hong Kong, recently moved to SF. I have been hosting cooking classes for more than 5 years, my love of food started when I was a kid helping my dad cook in the kitchen. Ever since, I have been learning from differet professional chefs (and Dad) and creating recipes to spread joy through food. While I have had cooking experience in a wide range of cuisines, including being a cook at an Italian cafe, I find myself always drawn back to the com…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be conducted at one of the few share community Kitchens in the Bay. The area is perfect for exploration after the class as the neighbourhood has an interesting blend of shops, restaurants and residential buildings in the same area and you can experience a bit of what living in San Francisco.
Lars
April 2018
Great experience! Iris took us to the market and explained local food und then let us into her home to cook super tasty dumplings. Everything was well prepared and she explained every step of the process while we also talked about how it is to live in Hong Kong. I’ll be making these dumplings with my friends back home very soon :)
Great experience! Iris took us to the market and explained local food und then let us into her home to cook super tasty dumplings. Everything was well prepared and she explained ev…
Vipasha
April 2018
What a fantastic experience! This was definitely one of the best things I did during my stay in Honk Kong. Iris was knowledgeable and so friendly. The market tour was great and the cooking class even better. Iris was patient and gave clear instructions. She even catered to my vegetarian dietary request. Highly recommended!
What a fantastic experience! This was definitely one of the best things I did during my stay in Honk Kong. Iris was knowledgeable and so friendly. The market tour was great and the…
Carrie
April 2018
We had a lot of fun making the dumplings and they were delicious. It was a solid 4 hour tour and Iris was great with our kids.
Raelene
March 2018
Iris was an amazing local guide and teacher...such a great experience! As Iris took us through the markets she took the time to provide local history of the area and even bought us a few snack from her favorite vendors along the way. The cooking class (soup dumplings) hosted in her house was well organized and delicious. Iris’s good natured attitude and bubbly personality made the experience even better. We brought our 6 month old and 2 yr old with us to the class and when we arrived to Iris’s house she had decorated the room with Minnie Mouse, bought kids juice, and even put bubble wrap on the corners of furniture!! I highly recommend Iris for any Airbnb experience she offers!
Iris was an amazing local guide and teacher...such a great experience! As Iris took us through the markets she took the time to provide local history of the area and even bought…
Chris
March 2018
Awesome and informative market tour and dumpling class with a wonderful host. Iris is very knowledgeable and a great instructor (and was very patient with my clumsiness). Would definitely recommend this class!
Hyeonwoo
March 2018
선생님이 좋으면 이런 후기를 작성하게 되나봐요 아침에 만나서 간단히 요기 할것 주고 수업은 열정적이고 자세하게 가르쳐주고 끝나고는 덤플링이랑 다른 음식도 나와서 끝나고 나면 든든합니다. Very good and thanks lris

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

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.