Online Cooking Class - Classic Chinese Soup Dumplings

Skip takeout and make savory Chinese soup dumplings from scratch in your own kitchen.

Classic soup dumplings are a popular dim sum dish in China and around the world, and in this online cooking class with Chef Li, you'll learn how to make them at home. After mixing your homemade dumpling dough, you'll fill them with ground pork and spices, then apply 20 to 24 pleats in each tiny dumpling. A feast awaits you once the dumplings are cooked, with a traditional smashed cucumber salad on the side.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Prep Time 60 minutes
  • Labels Asian, Beginner, Chinese, Fun, Holiday


Chicken stock
Powdered gelatin, preferably unflavored Knox Gelatine
All-purpose flour
Ground pork
Cooking oil
Spring onions
Light soy sauce
Chinese cooking wine
White sugar
Sesame oil
White peppercorn powder, optional
Chinkiang vinegar (black vinegar)
Chinese white rice vinegar
Japanese or Persian cucumbers
Red bird chili, optional
Dried red chilies
Sichuan peppercorns
Bay leaf
Cinnamon bark
Fresh cilantro

Kitchen Equipment

Medium mixing bowls
Rolling pin, ideally Asian style rolling pin which is around 10 inches
Steamer pot and steamer basket
Parchment paper
Plastic wrap
Pastry knife
Sauce pan or small frying pan
Slotted spoon or spatula
Cutting board
Measurement cups and spoons
Kitchen scale
Chinese soup spoon or any soup spoon
Small sauce plate

Prep Work Details

- Prepare the chicken stock jelly cubes. (This needs to be done 4 to 5 hours before the class starts. Or you can have it ready on the previous night and leave it in the fridge.) - Clear a big kitchen countertop space to allow you to knead the dough and make the wrappers. - Line the steamer basket with parchment paper before class begins. - Make sure you are ready for dough-making by measuring all-purpose flour and water before class begins.

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Ellen C.


15 Mar 2023

Great class! Would just suggest going a bit slower and perhaps repeating each step several times. Thank you so much!

Ann G.


25 Feb 2023

Chef Li is proficient in Chinese cooking and delivered the class with much preparation. I learned good skills and history behind the class. However, there was close to zero class engagement initiated by Chef Li among more than 10 cameras on. Chef Li appeared to be rushing to end the class and abruptly ended the class without addressing all students’ questions. From my perspective (after taking more than 20 virtual cooking classes), Chef Li’s class is very transactional in nature and lack of engagement which is critical for virtual classes due to lack of in-person interactions.

Nell K.


25 Feb 2023


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75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Meet your chef

Chef Li
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With a solid background in the culinary industry, Chef Li's cooking expertise has taken her around the world. While previously living in Singapore, Chef Li led private and corporate events as a culinary instructor. Now, back in the U.S., she looks forward to sharing her authentic, international cooking styles and techniques. Chef Li prides herself on her ability to make Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine simple and fun to cook!

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