Shanghainese Soup Dumplings

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Taught by Diana Kuan

Diana Kuan is a cooking teacher and writer in Brooklyn. She blogs regularly at and her first cookbook, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, was published in 2012. 

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Shanghainese soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, may be China's greatest gift to mankind.They're also the ideal comfort food, with each glorious dumpling holding a healthy mix of meat or seafood with tasty broth. Yet the making of soup dumplings is shrouded in mystery.

In this class you'll learn the secrets to making great soup dumplings at home. We'll cover the basics of soup making, wrapping, and steaming. And we'll answer that age-old perplexing question: Just how do you get soup inside a dumpling? And of course, we'll sit down and eat everything at the end with Chinese tea and a surprise treat. 

Pork and chicken/ham soup will be used in the fillings.

Also coming up during Cooking Camp weekend: Dim Sum for Everyone on Sunday, October 6th.

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