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Have fun making & eating soup dumpling

Jingan Qu, ChinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Cici

2.5 hoursHosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Chinese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

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
  • 699 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 699 reviews.

Yuenkei
May 2021
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Sarah
April 2021
Cici was a great teacher and host. She helped to prepare some vegetarian fillings for me, which were tasty. She made us feel comfortable and told us some interesting stories as we had our lesson. I would definitely recommend Cici's cooking class!
Cici was a great teacher and host. She helped to prepare some vegetarian fillings for me, which were tasty. She made us feel comfortable and told us some interesting stories as we…
Jared
April 2021
Cici was an excellent teacher and made a special effort to prepare two different meat-free fillings for my vegetarian partner. It was a really enjoyable day!
Vanya
April 2021
My daughter and I had a gray time making xiaolongbao dumplings with Cici. The location was great as well. We learned a lot about both the history of the dumplings as well as the skills to make them. We are excited to try to make them at home. Luckily, Cici sent us the recipes when we were finished. We stuffed ourselves silly and had a great time. Highly recommend!
My daughter and I had a gray time making xiaolongbao dumplings with Cici. The location was great as well. We learned a lot about both the history of the dumplings as well as the sk…
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

Choose from available dates

10 available
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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

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