Have fun making & eating soup dumpling

Jingan Qu, ChinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Cici

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
A local favourite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

Kids are welcomed to join!

Join us in a class to learn how to make famous Shanghainese xiǎolóngbāo soup dumplings from start to finish.
You’ll learn how to cook them two different ways (steamed and fried), and I’ll even reveal how the soup gets wrapped up inside the dumpling! You will also learn how to make a yummy dipping sauce that complements the dumplings.
Finally, we will enjoy our handmade xiǎolóngbāo together. You will also get to take home an easy-to-follow recipe so you can recreate the cooking experience in your own kitchen.

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.
Other things to note
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.
Kids are welcomed to join!

Join us in a class to learn how to make famous Shanghainese xiǎolóngbāo soup dumplings from start to finish.
You’ll learn how to cook them two different ways (steamed and fried), and I’ll even reveal how the soup gets wrapped up inside the dumpling! You will also learn how to make a yummy dipping sauce that complements the dumplings.
Finally, we will enjoy our handmade xiǎolóngbāo together. You wil…

What's included

  • Food
    If you are a vegetarian or vegan, please let me know and substitutes will...
  • Drinks
    Tea, water, Chinese wine and beers.

Meet your host, Cici

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 708 Reviews
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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 and earned the highest dim sum qualifications available.
Cici’s Instagram: cicischinesekitchen.
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 and earn…
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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 4.96 out of 5 from 708 reviews.

Danielle
December 2021
Despite my late arrival, Cici was a fantastic host and made this experience very personal and enjoyable. Her instructions were very thorough and her retelling of traditional Chinese stories was very compelling. A fantastic gift for your other half!
Natascha
December 2021
We had a really great time at Cici's cooking class, making soup dumplings. Cici is very nice and speaks perfectly English. She gave us very interesting background information about the dumplings and the Chinese cuisine and culture. It was a birthday gift for my friend which is vegetarian, so it was no problem for Cici that we made two different fillings, one with meat and one with mushroom and tofu. Everything worked out pretty good and was super delicious! Thank you Cici for the great class!
Simona
December 2021
This was an awesome afternoon! Cici and her team were super friendly and welcoming. The location is great and spaceous. We were a group of 10 and had a really great time, learning to make soup dumplings starting with the dough, the filling, the combination and wrapping and the cooking in the end. Cici added a few interesting stories about chopsticks and other food related topics to the experience. We had free tea, coke and beer along with the food (the team prepared a few appetizers in addition to the dumplings we made), so we went home happy and full :-) Thanks again, Cici and team!
Muresan
August 2021
Best experience in Shanghai! Cici is an amazing teacher, she can really make you enjoy cooking and discover the place in her lesson, sharing local legends and super tasty food💞 I definitely recommend and we're looking forward to any new experience with her!
Daniel
July 2021
Cici was such a great host! She was so nice, friendly, informative, and caring. Had so much fun making xiaolongbaos, and meeting new people. Definitely would recommend this experience. Thank you Cici!
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July 2021
Cici的体验真的很完美,可以感觉到Cici是真的在做自己热爱的事情。整个体验的节奏和流程都很好,期间的讲解也很详细,Cici还很幽默。

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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

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Please bring a container if you want to take away leftovers

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.