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Have fun making & eating soup dumpling

Jingan Qu, ChinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Cici

2.5 hours
Chinese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

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…

Cici's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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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.
From R860
/ person
Book for a private group
Tue, Mar 2
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
R860 per person
R860 per person
Sat, Mar 6
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
R860 per person
R860 per person
Tue, Mar 9
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
R860 per person
R860 per person

Meet your host, Cici

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 693 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.
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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 693 reviews.

Elliot
January 2021
I bought this experience as a Christmas present for my partner and her friends. They absolutely loved it and thought Cici was wonderful. Would recommend as a great gift to anyone
Maria
January 2021
Myself and a group of friends did this cooking class as a girls day out. There were ten of us and we all really enjoyed it
Huang
January 2021
不愧是Airbnb的中国#1体验(如果没记错的话),距离第一次来上海旅游已经10年,强烈建议如果要来上海,值得花这些钱和三个小时在这里试一试。
Natalie
December 2020
Cici is the most welcoming, considerate, experienced and professional host you could hope for. She is super organised and was able to cater for our various special dietary requirements (vegetarian and gluten free). We had so much fun and would love to come again sometime. We all wish her the best and would not hesitate to recommend her to absolutely anybody. On a personal level, she has charm, carisma, great stories and is a super organiser. Thanks so much Cici.
Cici is the most welcoming, considerate, experienced and professional host you could hope for. She is super organised and was able to cater for our various special dietary requirem…
Rucy
October 2020
A great experience! Ceci hosted 10 of us and she's such an excellent teacher! The food at the restaurant was also amazing. I think I'll go back again :)
Feng
October 2020
Had a great experience at Cici’s cooking class, she was a really nice host and explained very well every step. I had the chance to attend an one to one class, so the learning process was faster and easier. She also taught me some Chinese haha, and we got to talk a lot about life, work and other experiences. We had quite a good conversation and ate tasty 小笼包 that we made. Super recommended!
Had a great experience at Cici’s cooking class, she was a really nice host and explained very well every step. I had the chance to attend an one to one class, so the learning proce…

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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.
Vegetarian
Vegan

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please bring a container if you want to take away leftovers