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Have fun making & eating soup dumpling

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 682 reviews.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

Discover Chinese culinary traditions at a cooking class

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.
Discover Chinese culinary traditions at a cooking class

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…

Cici's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

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 ₹3,981
/ person
Thu, 13 Aug
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
₹3,981 per person
₹3,981 per person
Fri, 14 Aug
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
₹3,981 per person
₹3,981 per person
Sat, 15 Aug
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
₹3,981 per person
₹3,981 per person

Meet your host, Cici

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 682 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 682 reviews.

Marius
July 2020
A unique experience to learn how to make a unique dish. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a must do activity while in Shanghai. You don't need to know how to cook, Cici will show you everything. A great brunch idea.
July 2020
疫情期间的vvvvvip一对一服务,cici老师人超级好,看上去温柔和善,像邻家大姐姐一样让人觉得温暖,尤其是笑起来特别好看,英语口语说的也不错!还获得制作的“秘方”~🤗超级开心的体验!
Bridget
June 2020
Cici was an incredible teacher and we loved the experience of learning how to make xiaolongbao! She gave fun history and background, took great care in ensuring we understood each step and were successful in crafting our dumplings. The final product was delicious, and we loved the other dishes she shared with us as well!
Cici was an incredible teacher and we loved the experience of learning how to make xiaolongbao! She gave fun history and background, took great care in ensuring we understood each…
Elaine
June 2020
这是一个又好玩又好吃的课堂,不仅学会了如何制作小笼包,还能认识Cici这么有趣的老师,以及课堂上还会遇见世界各地的人。一边做小笼包一边聊天,氛围非常愉悦。如果你想要换一个方式来看上海,那就来上Cici的课吧~~
Dylan
January 2020
Cici was very knowledgeable and had a lot of patience when we were making the soup dumplings. She was very kind and hospitable. We made xiaolongbao and pan fried dumplings as well. She was very accommodated with our dislikes and or allergies we had. I highly recommend this experience to anyone, you definitely won’t regret it!
Cici was very knowledgeable and had a lot of patience when we were making the soup dumplings. She was very kind and hospitable. We made xiaolongbao and pan fried dumplings as well.…
Tess
January 2020
This experience was truly a highlight of our trip! Cici is incredibly kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She not only came outside to make sure we were not lost, but provided individual instruction while making the dumplings to ensure everyone had a great time and learned a lot. Not to mention–the food tasted absolutely delicious! We would highly recommend this class, and can't wait to come back and take another with Cici! Thanks so much for the best experience.
This experience was truly a highlight of our trip! Cici is incredibly kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She not only came outside to make sure we were not lost, but provided indivi…

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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 your needs to be accommodated.
Vegetarian
Vegan

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.

Guest requirements

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

Alcohol

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

More tips

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.

What to bring

Please bring a container if you want to take away leftovers