Paris has the soufflé, Tokyo has the pufferfish – and Shanghai has the xiaolongbao. The city’s famously delicate soup dumplings aren’t easy to prepare, but boy are they worth it. Fancy yourself as a bit of a whiz in the kitchen? Let’s see how well you fare as you attempt to perfect this tricky little dim sum dish during Bespoke’s Xiaolongbao Making Class. After you’ve shopped for the ingredients at a local wet market, you’ll pit your skills against Chef Huang as he deftly demonstrates how to make and roll the pastry, fill, fold and cook the xiaolongbao to perfection. Of course, once you’ve finished making your soup dumplings in this endearing former French Concession kitchen, you get to sit down and eat them. Any other ending would just be cruel.
Xiaolongbao Making Class
Learn about the Expert
Bespoke’s xiaolongbao expert is a Shanghai native and experienced dim sum chef who has worked kitchens from the Four Seasons to Xiao Nan Guo and has more than 11 years experience creating the city’s most famous dishes. A patient teacher with great English, you’ll certainly learn a few insider tricks into the bargain…
900RMB per person (2 person minimum)
Suitable for kids
What to Bring: Nimble fingers and a sense of determination!