Thursday, October 13th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Homemade Jiaozi (Chinese Dumplings)

Jiaozi – Chinese dumplings – have a storied history. During the Spring Festival in China, Jiaozi is an indispensable delicacy. In the northern provinces, before people travel, their families will prepare Jiaozi for them, a sign of hope they will be healthy and have a safe journey. In this online class, learn how to make fillings (ground meat, shrimp, and vegetables) and wrappers; how to fill the wrappers; and how to cook Jiaozi by boiling.

Please note: In order to follow along with the instructor, please ensure you have all ingredients and equipment ready. Prep instructions for will be sent 48 hours prior to class time, although it is recommended that students prep ingredients the day of class. At this time, gluten-free and vegan options are unavailable for this class.

Ingredients Needed:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 5 oz ground pork or beef
- 4 oz shrimp
- 2 oz celery 
- 1 oz ginger
- 1 oz welsh onion or green onion
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white pepper powder
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 Tbsp. cooking wine (white is preferred, however red works fine)
- water 

Optional Ingredients:
- vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, or chili oil for serving with dumplings

Equipment needed:
- 2 large mixing bowls
- plastic wrap or lid for mixing bowls (to cover resting dough)
- deep boiling pot with lid
- rolling pin
- chopsticks
- spoons
- knives
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- liquid measuring cup (optional)
paper towels or kitchen towels
- strainer
counter space or hard surface for rolling out dough

This class is appropriate ages 14+. Parental supervision recommended for chopping ingredients and using stove.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out an hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Yijin Wang found her passion in food when she was in elementary school. At that time, her father was a restaurant owner and head chef. She observed and learned from her father throughout her childhood. In 2014, Yijin came to the U.S. and earned two bachelors degrees in Psychology and Mathematics, as well as master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. During her studies, she often cooked Chinese, Korean, Japanese food for her friends, as well as international and local classmates. In 2020, she learned Chinese cuisine professionally, and she is also great at pastry and baking.

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