This is a workshop for parents (mum or dad) and their children and is available as a private workshop for you, a friend or sibling and their kids - limited to 8 places.

Tasty dumplings made with your kids is a great way to introduce them to the pleasures of cooking. This hands on class will be a memorable bonding experience for you and your kids, ages 8-16.  

The dumplings we make in this workshop will be made with readymade wrappers that can be easily frozen. We will make classic yum cha dumplings such as the siu mai (open top) steamed dumpling with prawn, pork, shiitake and water chestnuts. They are great for kids to enjoy as snacks (15 min from freezer to stove to plate) and to discover how easy it is to cook delicious food.  

This workshop takes place at the kitchen inside the Made in Japan store. The location is easily accessible by Trams #1, 12, or 55 and is minutes from the CBD. Free parking. 

Contact me by email or b phone 0412 095 822 to enquire. Please note this workshop is only for kids accompanied by an adult.

We regret we are unable to cater to any allergies to nuts or gluten.  If you prefer to exclude prawns, please advise. 

The venue is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers via the Wynyard Street entrance. 

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What you will learn
  • Make dumplings using readymade wrappers
  • Different styles of pleating and folding
  • How to cook and freeze dumplings
What you will get
  • Hands on learning
  • A shared memorable experience
  • Professionally printed full colour recipes

What to wear

Shoes with covered toes, long hair to be tied back

Appropriate for

Mums, dads, kids from 8-16


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 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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