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Explore the Art of Making Dumplings

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 37 reviews.Detroit, United States

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Experience hosted by Jonathan

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Feast on Cantonese Dumplings and Hot Pot

I'll teach you 2 to 3 different ways to wrap dumplings while we all get to know each other. After the class, we switch tables and then eat them, hot pot style. I'll have a few other things ready such as Chinese meatballs, fresh vegetables, and sliced meat so dumplings won't be the only thing on the menu. The meals and dumpling class can accommodate vegetarians/vegans as long as I have prior notice

What's included

  • Food
    Please note any dietary/religious restrictions after booking. I'm more than...
  • Drinks
    Beverages are available to all guests compliments of the house.
  • Equipment
    All Cooking Equipment
From $178
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jonathan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 37 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I moved to Detroit over ten years ago from Hong Kong and am now working to open my own Chinese snack house. I specialize in the use of spices not just for flavor but also for their health benefits.
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Where you'll be

My studio is in Eastern market, America's oldest historic outdoor farmers market. I’d be more than happy to tell you about my neighborhood's history while we cook and eat. I’ve also lived in Detroit for over ten years and can give you a list of places to check out if you’re not from around here

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

October 2018
Hi Jonathan was the perfect host and teacher. It was a most enjoyable evening and we are very glad we had this experience! Thank you so much!
October 2018
What an amazing experience in downtown Detroit! Hosted by a lover of the city, Jonathan was the ultimate host. Wine was flowing, food was delicious, and Jonathan created an incredible experience.
June 2018
Jonathan sets a comfortable yet perhaps I would say an artistic atmosphere to work in. He is a very personable host with many stories/history of the city I did not know before. He was also able to provide tips of what could be done in the city as well- even being from the area it was good to have some ideas with a new perspective. Overall it was a good experience for someone who never worked with dumplings, I left knowing now. Food was delicious, drinks were good, atmosphere was good, left full with both food and a greater knowledge on dumplings and parts of the city! :) I recommend checking this out!
Jonathan sets a comfortable yet perhaps I would say an artistic atmosphere to work in. He is a very personable host with many stories/history of the city I did not know before. He…
May 2018
This experience was fantastic. Jonathan is a genuine and host. The Eastern Market location adds to the terrific atmosphere. Come hungry and leave full of great Asian food. Would highly recommend!
May 2018
What a great evening! Jonathan has a true passion for his craft and a great host. If you are considering this do not wait any longer !
February 2018
It was great! Jonathon explained choosing and using spices, meats, vegetables, and wraps; he’s also funny and personable and knows quite a bit about the area’s food scene. 10/10

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.

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 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.


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

More tips

Dress casually and comfortably! We'll be working with our hands and while dumpling making isn't the messiest thing, we do handle some flour and dough. This ain't the Met Gala, folks.