Dumpling Cooking Class



2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 10 to 60

label $89 - $250 (or 4 payments of $22.25 - $62.50 Afterpay)
($89 for Child (12-16 years), $125 for Adult, $250 for 2 Adults)

Do you love dumplings? Learn how to make your own at this hands on dumpling party in Melbourne!

In this best-selling class you'll get insider tips from one of Otao Kitchen's top chefs so that you'll be able to make diy dumplings at home. You'll go through the process step by step and learn everything from how to make the perfect dough, how to create delicious dumpling fillings inspired by Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese recipes, to how to shape and cook your dumplings. Dependent on your dietary preference you'll make pork, chicken, beef or vegetarian dumplings.

The dumpling party will come to a close with a delicious dumpling feast!

Sample menu and ingredients:

  • Spices: Chilli, Spring onion, Shallots, Ginger, Chinese Chives
  • Seasoning and Sauce: Soy Sauce, Red Vinegar, Hoisin, Fish Sauce, Chilli Oil, Rice Wine
  • Vegetables: Wongbok, Mushroom,  Water Chestnuts
  • Vegetarian: Carrot, Peas, Carrot, Sweet Corn, Taro or Potato, Water Chestnuts
  • Meats: Pork, Chicken, Beef
  • Seafood: Fish and/or Prawn for non-meat eater 
  • *Plus dumpling skins - made from flour 


On the day:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund for those who arrival after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class.

Important info:
We can cater to different dietary requirements. If you need to cancel or reschedule a booking you must do this at least seven days before your class to cancel or reschedule. We are sorry that we cannot refund or rebook any cancellations made online or in person after this time. In the event that you are unwell we ask that you send someone in your place. The participants who are not unwell will still be expected to attend. Alternatively, if you provide notice prior to the class, you are welcome to collect the ingredients and online recipe to take home with you after the class. Please note that this may not be possible as fresh meats and seafoods in all cases.


Please note: If you are bringing a support worker to the class with you, they will also need a paid ticket for the class.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All ingredients, tuition, a dumpling feast with a glass of sparkling wine, and online recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.
 
What to bring
Everything is provided. Just book, turn up and enjoy
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


OTAO kitchen is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Otao kitchen is compliant with the Victorian State Government’s Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19), implemented to keep our guests and community safe.
Fewer guests and strict seating arrangements. Maximum guest numbers, density and distancing are tightly regulated. Signage displays allowable guest numbers and new hygiene protocols. QR codes with names and mobile numbers of all guests are held to assist with contact tracing. Guests showing signs of illness will not be allowed entry. Coats and personal items are kept separately. Online payments only are accepted. Store purchase EFTPOS machine is sanitised between uses.
Frequent schedules for cleaning and sanitising. All surfaces and touch points throughout are cleaned frequently. Heating and air-conditioning systems have been serviced to ensure proper fresh air flow. Team members are not permitted to be at work while showing signs of illness. We have completed the Victorian Government Hospitality Industry Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID 19) Return to Work Training.
Help us keep you and others safe when you visit. Follow the advice of authorities and stay home if you are feeling unwell, or if travelling from a government declared coronavirus hotspot. Wear a fitted face mask on arrival and while moving through the kitchen and remove it only when seated and eating or drinking. Arrive on time for your booking, so density restrictions can be met. Wash your hands when you enter in to the school and at regular intervals throughout your visit. Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between you, staff and other guests at all times. Remain seated throughout your experience, except when you need to visit the bathroom.
Location

393 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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OTAO kitchen
OTAO kitchen

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ABOUT US

Otao kitchen is a cooking school and event space with a mission for people to come together to cook, connect, celebrate. We believe cooking and eating should be an experience, not just a meal. We created Otao kitchen as an extension of our passions to cook, share and inspire.

EXPERT IN COOKING CLASSES

Otao kitchen was launched in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014, with the goal of celebrating the rich and varied cooking experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant multicultural communities. Its founder, Chef Ha Nguyen, originally from Hanoi shares his passion for food, instructing customers in the exotic diaspora of Asian and around the world cuisine.

WHAT WE DO BEST?

Today our guests can get inspired by cooking with our local and international chefs, listen to their cooking and travel experiences in Asia and around the world and bring some cooking and cultural tips and tricks home. With the nods at the diversity of communities within Melbourne, Otao kitchen features an array of global food experiences from Indian to Japan to Mexico and more.

In 2020 with the challenge of global Covid 19 pandemic, we set out to capture the curriculum of our hands-cooking classes and deliver it online to home cooks in Australia and across the world to guide you to cooking success and better health.

Products and services: cooking master classes, private and corporate events, catering and event services, kid and school programs, and gift vouchers.

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Kira-Ly Duplock May 2022


our teacher was lovely and so helpful and very funny. would definitely come back to do other cooking classes with them

Pauline Giorgio May 2022


Great class and lovely instructor. Very inclusive and enjoyable night. Will be back for more classes

Christopher Hands-Frewer May 2022


Really enjoyable , would recommend to family and friends. Not sure why there’s a minimum word count on the review but otherwise great.

Rose Ledda May 2022


Enjoyed making dumplings and eating them. Teacher gave clear instructions. Plenty of ingredients . As well as eating them we took some home.

Sue Stevenson Apr 2022


Loved the class. We worked through step by step- easy to follow the instructor. Loved the venue too. Easy to get to. We had great companions on our work bench as well so we had an awesome morning learning how to make dumplings. Thanks so much

Seema Chouhan Apr 2022


This class was incredible! The teacher was so passionate, kind, attentive and inspiring! We learnt so much, had soooo much fun and ate very well. We will return for more learning. A very enjoyable experience and a great activity to do with friends and family. Thanks so much! Seema

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Mark Putland Apr 2022


Teacher was patient and thoughtful simple instruction, good focus on safety. Great results yummy dumplings.

Cooking workshop review by Mark Putland Sydney

Michelle Neille Mar 2022


The class was very well organised and excellently run. Well done. Thank you for a great experience.

Devon Lasalle Mar 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This class was so much fun! They provide everything you need, and the teacher is very good at showing you how to do everything. You definitely won’t leave hungry either. ;)

Cooking workshop review by Devon Lasalle Sydney

Paul Mottershead Mar 2022


Good venue, well organised but a bit hard to understand with masks plus the music. Enjoyed my class and the teacher was friendly.

Isabel Laszczak Mar 2022


The class was great! We had so much fun. The teachers were interactive and readily available. They gave great feedback and the dumplings were delicious!
Looking forward to doing another class.

Isabella Leifi Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed this class, teacher was fun and gave great instruction, hints and tips in the art of all things dumpling! Venue was awesome and all the materials provided were top notch! The end product was pretty damn good if I may say so myself! I would love to do this class again! Loved the wine too. Had to buy the chilli oil so good!

Andrea Hughes Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teachers were great. And pace was good too. Very enjoyable. Liked that the recipes were sent out prior to the class

Pete Andrews Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The couple I gifted this to said they had an absolute ball! Said the food was very yummy and everything was well instructed. They would recommend this to anyone especially those who are thinking of getting out of their comfort zone.

Cooking workshop review by Pete Andrews

Alanna Serra Jan 2022


It was so easy and fun to follow! Would highly recommend this class for anyone.

Kirill Kokorin Jan 2022


It was a great class with an awesome instructor, plus tasty food. I’m excited to make these tasty dumplings again.

Amber Morgan Jan 2022


The teacher was personable and so fantastic! We had the best time! The ingredients were fresh and delicious

Margaret Cutler Jan 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Excellent interesting friendly and professional teacher . Class was well paced and great . Learnt a lot

Jennifer Scott Jan 2022


Teacher lovely patient encouraging, with both adults and children. Great value as learned how to make dumplings end to end, not simply introductory. Lovely venue, well set up with everything at your finger tips. Funky vibe and professional. Loved it.

Sinead Foran Jan 2022


The teacher was excellent, we arrived a little late and he easily got us back up to speed with the rest of the class. The explanations were thorough and he would repeat any instructions or methods if asked without getting annoyed. He constantly checked in to make sure we were all on track.
Overall, it was a lot of fun!

Judy Snowden Jan 2022


Very nice and patient teacher. Good venue . The address given to us was wrongso we to find the place . Would recommend to others .yummy end product to eat

Kimberley Russell Jan 2022


Really great class. Friendly environment and easy to understand instruction.
Really enjoyed this lesson and have learnt skills I’ll use forever now. Would highly recommend and I will definitely be partaking in more class bento classes!

Cooking workshop review by Kimberley Russell Sydney

Quynh Nguyen Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was really fun. Enjoy sharing the experience with others. Learnt many different folds. Would try it home

Cooking workshop review by Quynh Nguyen

Paul Dunn Jan 2022


Absolutely fantastic course. Wonderful teacher with great communication skills. I came home and literally made dumplings immediately for dinner. In fact there will be dumplings for dinner every night til I say so Great fun, great skill to have. Highly recommend this course.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Paul Dunn

Emma Morris Jan 2022

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


I had a fantastic time making dumplings! The atmosphere was fun, the wine (Pinot Grigio) was delicious! And the food was surprisingly yummy!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Emma Morris

Jenny Wraight Jan 2022


We attended the class with 3 generations of family members - from 10 years old to grandparents. Everyone loved the class, learning to make dumplings from scratch. The teacher was great - demonstrating the making of the dough and filling, the different folds - and then came around giving individual assistance and guidance. It was a fantastic experience!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Jenny Wraight

Sarina McDermott Dec 2021


We loved our night, we felt the class worked well for all the different skill levels. Our teacher was very adaptive to the feel of the night. I would highly recommend this class.

Cooking workshop review by Sarina McDermott

Christine Russo Dec 2021


Chef Hu was organised and social with a good sense of humour!
All ingredients were supplied and food intolerances were catered for.
The recipes were emailed through ahead of time.
The venue is very well set up and comfortable to work in.
Once we had finished making the dumplings we had a little feast accompanied by a beverage of choice.
The dumplings were soo yummy!

Kuba Nov 2021


Great set up, friendly and casual atmosphere, good delivery and yummy dumplings. Fantastic gift idea.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Kuba

Samantha Harrison-Loves Nov 2021


Our teacher had great communication skills, working through everything with a clear and calm voice. All materials were supplied and just really well set up. We couldn’t have asked for a better food experience.
Thank you…we will return for more of your classes.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Samantha Harrison-Loves

Craig Shepherd Nov 2021


The teacher was very good explained everything showed everything the class room was well set out

Bianca Rinaldi Nov 2021


Chef Ha was so happy and personable which made the experience feel easy and enjoyable. The whole time we were cooking - very hands on. When we needed help it was given. The food was absolutely amazing, even with a gluten free adaptation. We are making them again at home tomorrow!
Highly recommend!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Bianca Rinaldi Sydney

Tracey Quinn Oct 2021


The class was really informative and friendly. I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend who is even less than a beginner cook. We have since made these at home a couple of time and it was so much fun!

Ash Aug 2021


Just visited Otao over the weekend for a Dumpling cooking class! It was fantastic! So much fun and so easy to learn from chef Ha. He was very kind and funny and showed you in detail how to perform each step. We weren't rushed at all. We made chicken and pork dumplings. So much flavour with only a few ingredients. You also are offered a beer or wine to have with your dumplings once they're cooked. Definitely will be back to try a different class soon. There are loads of different cusines to choose from.

Cooking workshop review by Ash

Sarah Quinn Aug 2021


We had an amazing time with Chef Ha making delicious dumplings. So many dumplings to enjoy at the end with a glass of wine.

Cooking workshop review by Sarah Quinn

Beck Kennedy Jul 2021


Dylan was amazing He was so patient and knowledgeable. Best dumpling class ever. Thank you guys we had a blast He was also professional and encouraging.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Beck Kennedy

Mila Rosic Jul 2021


It was a fun, educational, delicious and Mila particularly enjoyed the attention and learnings from the talented chef. Thanks you for making my young daughters dumpling class fantastic.

Alexandra Spink Jun 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


class was so good. Lovely staff and was so much fun. will be doing it at home!

Jackie Mates May 2021


Much better then expected. No elements were pre-made so we learnt how to do every step using stuff we prob already have at home.
The teacher was friendly and welcoming and the venue I felt was the perfect size and setting. They were generous with ingredients for those wanting to try different things.
Would recommend.

Coco O'Halloran May 2021


Incredible class, well taught by our instructor and the recipe was delicious! Will definitely recommend to friends.

Stephanie Judge Apr 2021


Great teacher! Easy to follow and efficient. Really appreciate their ability to cater to dietary requirements. Made gluten free dumplings which were actually marvellous!

Memo Espinosa Apr 2021


It was great So much fun and the teacher was super helpful
But a bit pricey.

Cooking workshop review by Memo Espinosa

Paul Stevens Feb 2021


Delicious food and a great learning environment suitable for all levels of experience. A fun experience for small or large groups.

Abby Gibson Jan 2021


Helpful teacher, clean and well presented classroom, small number of students and pace was just right. Highly recommended.

Sharryn Coffield Jan 2021


Went with my family old and young (75-21). Was a great night, loved everything about it. Dylan our instructor was patient, informative and friendly. Highly recommend it

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Sharryn Coffield

Kiran Srinivasan Jan 2021


It was spectacular! Wonderful teachers and we both really learnt a lot from the class! I can highly recommend :)

Cooking workshop review by Kiran Srinivasan

Fiona Price Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Ha was friendly and helpful, and came around to give us tips individually. I’m now feeling much more confident about cooking dumplings at home with homemade wrappers!

Rita Pachauri Jan 2021


It was a great and informative class. There teacher had a happy demeanor and taught with enthusiasm.

Hebah Lucas Dec 2020


our team got together for our End of year Christmas break up and did a dumpling making course. The venue was great and in a central location, our teacher Dylan was fantastic, didn't go too fast and made sure everyone was on track and most of all the food was amazing. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get their teams together or even a group of friends.

Karmen Jobling Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Han was great - very friendly and helpful! The vino was a nice touch also. Picked up some great GF tips too

Manu Gulati Jul 2020


The class was very well and thoughtfully organized. All the materials were provided. The instructor was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The ambiance was pleasant. I also liked the pace and duration of the class.

David Godfrey Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was very informative and the instructor was very happy to share ideas on any topic that was covered.
The Instructions on how to make the different shapes of dumplings was well demonstrated

Dumpling Cooking Class review by David Godfrey
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