This is the essential introduction to making dumplings at home. Perfect for busy people as these dumplings can be easily made at home and freeze well.  Just minutes to cook straight from the freezer,  Lou Wong will show you how to transform the humble wonton wrapper into three different shaped dumplings, with three different fillings that are then cooked by boiling or steaming or deep-frying. WONTONS filled with beef infused with Chinese 5 spice, served with a lashing of chili sauce, or with the option of a peanut butter chili sauce; SIU MAI, a classic yum cha dumpling of pork and prawn that is open-topped and steamed; WONTON WINGS, a deep fried dumpling that is paired with a sweet chili dipping sauce. Enjoy the feast with a fresh Asian slaw tossed in ginger, lime and sesame dressing. 

PARKING:  free all day car parking behind the Made in Japan store, enter via Park Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: just minutes from the CBD, trams # 1 (stop 24) or # 12 (stop 129)

This class is also offered at the Centre for Adult Education as "Wonton Mania" or "Made by You"  on 19 Nov 2017 and 21 Jan 2018. For tickets, click on this link The Centre for Adult Education  just a short walk from Flinders Street Station.

OTHER DUMPLING MANIA MASTERCLASSES are also offered at Melbourne's most popular cooking schools including Relish Mama and South Melbourne Market - for a full list, see

DISCLAIMER RE FOOD ALLERGIES OR INTOLERANCES: Dumpling Mania / Lou Wong  / dumplingmania is unable to cater for any food allergies and intolerances.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • How to make three delicious fillings
  • How to master three different pleating techniques
  • How to cook dumplings three different ways
What you will get
  • Hands on learning
  • Discover cooking skills you didn't know you had
  • Detailed recipes including notes about ingredients and shopping
  • An assistant (not you!) cleans up after us

What to wear

Casual clothes + shoes with covered toes. NO flip flops or sandals please.

Appropriate for

Dumpling loving people from age 18-100


Dumpling Mania

Vendor sincce 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 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'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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Cancelation & 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 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; 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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08 October 2017 • Wonton Mania

Private dumpling class


07 June 2017 • Wonton Mania

Not only did I learn how to make several different types of dumplings but I had fun doing so! The class was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. It was a combination of hands on experiences as well as observing the teacher.


14 July 2016 • Wonton Mania

Very tasty wontons, and delicious sit mai.