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Vegan Dumpling Mania Workshop

Next Available: Sun, 19 Aug 11:00AM
4.0 hours


Vegan Dumpling Mania is where you learn to transform readily available Asian vegetables such as bamboo shoots, baby corn, cloud ear, water chestnuts, and more into vegan dumplings.  You will make wontons (using ready-made wrappers) as well the translucent dough from scratch for a steamed dumpling and a yum cha favorite, the spring onion pancake. Hands-on learning in a small group ensures everyone will receive abundant personal instruction. We feast on the dumplings matched to various sauces and accompanied by a soba noodle salad tossed with a ginger, lime, and sesame dressing. This workshop takes place inside the Made in Japan Homewares space, a warehouse showroom that provides an artisan ambiance and inspiration.

TRANSPORT:  free car parking behind the store, enter via Park Street.

Please note the recipes for this masterclass are as described and changes will only be made if an ingredient is not available. If you are interested in learning a particular recipe that is not listed here, please refer to other Dumpling Mania classes listed on weteachme.com. You are welcome to send me a message via the contact form on dumplingmania.com  

DISCLAIMER RE FOOD ALLERGIES OR INTOLERANCES: Dumpling Mania / Lou Wong  / dumplingmania is unable to cater for any food allergies and intolerances. I am unable to guarantee any products used in my recipes are free of nuts.  Some products may contain traces of nuts or msg. CARWARI Toasted sesame oil has on the label: May contain traces of tree nuts. It's cold-pressed from Central American Sesame and is a product of Mexico (but is a Japanese brand Carwari);Yeo's sesame oil  has no mention of 'tree nuts'. (product of Singapore)  Other sauces or products used in which there is no mention of nuts on the label:  Lee Kum Kee or Megachef Oyster sauce; Kikkoman or Pearl River Soy Sauce:  La Pedriza Grapeseed oil, Al Arz Tahini/Sesame paste;  Chinkiang Black vinegar (glutinous rice, wheat bran, salt, sugar).

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What you will learn
  • Master pleating techniques
  • Recipes for different vegetarian fillings and dipping sauces
  • The secret to making the translucent wrappers for steamed dumplings
What you will get
  • Confidence to make vegan dumplings at home
  • Detailed notes & recipes
  • PARKING: free car parking behind store
  • TRAMS: #1 or # 12, minutes from the CBD
  • ACCESSIBILITY: accessible for wheelchairs/walkers

What to bring
What to wear

Casual clothes + shoes with covered toes

Appropriate for

Vegans and friends of vegans


Dumpling Mania

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  

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

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.

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Terms & Conditions

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.

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09 August 2017 • Vegan Dumpling Mania Workshop

Lou ran an excellent workshop in a good venue. Participants had plenty of opportunity to cook and learn all the techniques to create and cook dumplings. Lou created a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. I'd recommend this workshop to anyone keen to expand their reportoire of vegan meals. Your non vegan friends will love eating these dumplings too. Thanks Lou :)


11 May 2016 • Vegan Dumpling Mania Workshop

Such an informative class! Lou is a very generous and patient teacher! Great tasting dumplings are so easy to make with her clear instructions!


10 May 2016 • Vegan Dumpling Mania Workshop

A great introduction to dumpling making. Lou is passionate about cooking, generous and patient. Best cooking class I've done! Highly recommended