The Chinese people have been eating jiaozi for the past 2000 years. It is a small piece of dough pressed thin with a roller and then wrapped up with fillings inside which are usually of minced pork, beef or mutton mixed with chopped vegetable and spiced with spring onion, ginger, sesame and salt.
Jiaozi is a traditional food for Spring Festival in the north of China. It is also a cultural custom of the festival. On the first day of the New Year every household will have jiaozi made the previous night. Without eating jiaozi you are not celebrating the festival in the real sense of the word. The class will start at 2pm on every Friday. During 2.5 hours dumpling class, you will learn how to make jade dumpling from kneading the dough, separating into even pieces, making the wrappers, and make the dumplings all by yourself. The chef will show you the secret of jade dumpling and show you step by step. In class, you will learn 2 kinds of fillings for the dumpling, one is minced pork with cabbage (the most common filling for dumpling in China), another is Chinese chives with eggs.