Hands-on learning is interspersed with tastings in Deluxe 1.0 Dumpling Mania Masterclass . This is the first of two advanced masterclasses. It's a jam-packed masterclass where you will master the following:
- making the translucent wrappers from scratch (the basis of many yum cha dumplings)
- learn several pleating techniques
- recipes for a variety of fillings including the classic prawn dumplings ("har gow"), Asian vegetarian and another dumpling based on what's in season
- lotus leaf steamed parcels of sticky rice, shiitake mushrooms, baby shrimp, chicken and pork belly
An assistant supports our learning session by cleaning up after us. Detailed recipes, notes and shopping information is included. Contact me on 0412 095 822 if you have any questions.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Tram # 1 or # 12
PARKING: available either on the street or parking lot behind Made in Japan (access via Park St)
ACCESSIBILITY: wheelchairs and walkers
OTHER COOKING SCHOOLS: Dumpling Mania classes are offered at South Melbourne Market Cooking School, Relish Mama and Centre for Adult Education. See the full list of dumpling classes at dumplingmania.com
WHAT DUMPLING MAKERS SAY ABOUT LOU WONG:
Excellent fun....Lou knows her stuff! Nice variety of dumplings, good class size and plenty of tips.-Steven
We left with full bellies, enjoyed the delicious food and learnt lots of tips...Lou brings a wonderful warmth to her classes and her passion is contagious. If you like dumplings and cooking, I highly recommend this class to you! - Kathryn Delroy (her second class with Dumpling Mania)
I did a dumpling class with Lou...it's amazing that being away in Hong Kong & Singapore I've come across all of the different dumplings that we made...I wouldn't have appreciated the experience half as much without your wonderful knowledge Lou. If you're a dumpling lover you have to get along to one of her classes! #bucketlist - ROBERT @ieatmelbourne on Instagram
- How to make dumplings wrapped in rice, leaf and a wrapper we make from scratch
- How to make a variety of fillings
- How to master different pleating techniques
- Confidence in making any of these recipes at home
- Detailed recipes in a presentation folder
- An assistant (not you!) does the dishes and cleans up
- No need to bring anything.
Footwear must have covered toes (no sandals or flip flops, please), long hair to be pulled back.
Vendor since 2014
Hello there, dumpling lover! The Age/What's on summed it up best: "Adults, teenagers, even kindergarten children - there's no one Lou Wong can't teach dumpling-making to..."
Making dumplings as a child with my mother and siblings gave me priceless memories. I teach at Melbourne's best cooking schools (see dumplingmania.com for more info). You can completely delve into making and eating dumplings because my assistant does the dishes.
Here's why people love to make dumplings with me and why I've been invited to teach at Melbourne's best cooking schools:
@ieatmelbourne (Rob from Instagram).........I did a dumpling class with Lou...it's amazing that being away in Hong Kong & Singapore I've come across all of the different dumplings that we made...I wouldn't have appreciated the experience half as much without your wonderful knowledge Lou. If you're a dumpling lover you have to get along to one of her classes! #bucketlist
Lou is a powerhouse of energy, information and passion!! Loved the fun-filled & most enjoyable dumpling making workshop. Highly recommend to all foodies!! - Sharon
Refund Policy: If you wish to receive a refund for a ticket or gift voucher, please email me via the CONTACT page on dumplingmania.com within 14 days prior to the date of the class . A refund will be payable less 20%. Sorry, no refunds payable thereafter.
Transfer Policy Provided you notify me 10 days prior to the date of the class, you may apply the ticket cost towards the next session of the workshop/class. You may email me via the CONTACT page on dumplingmania.com; if you do not show up for the class, there will be no transfer or refund.
By booking and paying for a class with Lou Wong, it will be deemed that you have accepted these terms and conditions. In the event you are unable to attend the class on the scheduled date, please refer to my refund policy. In the event the class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, a refund will be payable or the class ticket will be valid to redeem at another date within the following 12 months.
Disclaimer: Utmost care is taken in providing notes, recipes, information and instructions in the delivery of the class to each participant however, by paying for the class, you agree that the individuals known as Lou Wong, Louelyn Wong and the entities of Lou Wong Pty Ltd, Lou Wong Pty Ltd trading as Dumpling Mania will not assume any responsibility or liability resulting from your attendance of the class, your consumption of any food or beverages supplied during the class, as well your use or interpretation of the notes, recipes , information and instructions provided either verbally or in writing, subsequent to your attendance to the class, as permitted by the laws of Victoria. The provision of the notes, recipes, information and instructions in the course of the delivery of the class does not transfer any rights to any individuals or entities and this information may not be duplicated, shared, posted, copied, transferred in any form through any medium or app at any time without the express written permission of Lou Wong Pty Ltd.