Chinese Dumplings and Bao Cooking Class


Learn how to make Chinese dumplings and bao buns entirely from scratch in this hands-on class.

Allergens: Gluten (wheat), crustaceans, lupin, milk, sesame, soya, sulphur dioxide. This class can be adapted to vegetarian and nut-free diets. Please tell us your requirements in the field below.

Product Details

In this technique-led class, we'll teach you how to make Chinese dumplings and bao entirely from scratch (yes, that includes the wrappers!). From refining your knife skills to knowing how and when to use key Chinese condiments, these skills will last a lifetime. We'll practice different folding techniques before steaming dumplings and cooking them in broth. When making bao buns, you'll learn how to properly knead dough in order to make soft, pillowy steamed buns filled with a hoisin mushroom filling – and gain the confidence to make bao buns with any filling you choose at home.

Think this class would make a perfect gift? We do too – that's why we offer Cook School Gift Cards, for one or two guests, in paper and digital formats. That allows your giftee to decide the class, time, and location, as well as let us know about any dietary preferences or allergens. 

Age Restriction: 18+, or 16+ accompanied by an adult also attending the class

Allergies & Diets: Allergens present in this class include gluten (wheat), crustaceans, lupin, milk, sesame, soya, sulphur dioxide. (A complete list of the allergens in our cook school classes can be seen on this allergen matrix.) This class is suitable for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. If you have additional questions, including whether we can accommodate halal or kosher diets in this class, please contact us at – we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cancellation Policy: You must contact us 10 working days before your class to be eligible for a full refund. You can transfer your seat to a different class up to 5 days before your class date. As this is a live ticketed event, we cannot make any exceptions. For our full T&C's, click here.

Accessibility: Our Battersea Cook School can be adapted for wheelchair users. Please contact our customer service team at to discuss your needs, so that we can assist with the booking process.

Why we love it

'Learning how to make dumplings and bao buns from scratch will teach you fundamental culinary skills, like how to make stock, how to knead dough, and how to make sure any filling sticks together.' 

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