Dumpling Mania Deluxe Masterclass

How to make dumplings at home

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Become a dumpling master in this 4 hour hands-on masterclass.  Learn the secrets to making the translucent wrapper-the basis of many classic Chinese dumplings.  Crystal Prawn dumpling,  my signature Pan-seared Jade dumpling, the Lotus Leaf wrapped chicken, pork and rice parcel and more will be made by you, as you master a variety of pleating and folding techniques

Abundant personal instruction is yours as class size is limited to 8 people. Take home a folder full of recipes of what we make in class plus bonus recipes and fact sheets about shopping for ingredients, taking care of your steaming baskets, and where to go for dumplings in Melbourne. You will also receive the gift of a limited edition canvas bag embroidered with the Dumpling Mania logo that will come in handy when you're shopping for your dumpling making days ahead.

Focus completely on learning to make dumplings because my assistant cleans up after us.  The venue is the kitchen inside the Made in Japan ceramics store.  During the break, you will have a chance to browse in the store and redeem a gift voucher towards the purchase of a piece of beautiful ceramics to show off your dumplings.  

ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES AND INGREDIENTS: Dumpling Mania is unable to accomodate food allergies. Ingredients in this Deluxe Masterclass include pork, prawn, chicken, soy products, mushrooms, onions, garlic, sesame, Shao xing rice wine, oyster sauce, chili, pepper, and other prepared Asian condiments and seasonings which may contain traces of nuts.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Tram # 1 (stop 24) or # 12 (stop 129)

PARKING: free in the car park behind Made in Japan (access via Park St) or parking on the street

ACCESSIBILITY: wheelchairs and walkers 

OTHER COOKING SCHOOLS:  Dumpling Mania classes are offered at South Melbourne Market Cooking School, Relish Mama and Centre for Adult Education. See the full list of dumpling classes at dumplingmania.com


Excellent fun....Lou knows her stuff! Nice variety of dumplings, good class size and plenty of tips.-Steven

We left with full bellies, enjoyed the delicious food and learnt lots of tips...Lou brings a wonderful warmth to her classes and her passion is contagious. If you like dumplings and cooking, I highly recommend this class to you! - Kathryn Delroy (her second class with Dumpling Mania)

I did a dumpling class with Lou...it'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  - ROBERT @ieatmelbourne on Instagram

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What you will learn
  • How to make dumplings wrapped in rice, leaf and a wrapper we make from scratch
  • How to master pleating techniques
  • How to cook dumplings in different ways
What you will get
  • Confidence in making any of these recipes at home
  • A folder full of detailed recipes, bonus recipes and fact sheets
  • Small class sizes that enable abundant personal instructions

What to bring
  • No need to bring anything.
What to wear

Footwear must have covered toes (no sandals or flip flops, please), long hair to be pulled back.

Appropriate for

Dumpling-loving people


The venue is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.  Public transport: Tram #1 or #12; Parking is free behind the venue (via Park Street)

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy:  If you wish to receive a refund for a ticket or gift voucher, please email me via the CONTACT page on dumplingmania.com 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 dumplingmania.com; 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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27 February 2019 • Dumpling Mania Deluxe Masterclass

I had so much fun at Dumpling Mania, the class covered all of my favourite dumplings and the results were delicious. You get to eat your creations as you go like courses at a yum-cha restaurant. The environment is super relaxed sipping on tea and learning amongst instant friends; you don't have to be a cooking wonder either to enjoy the class! I would recommend this class to everyone oh and make sure to take lots of photos for Facebook and Instagram.


17 November 2017 • Dumpling Mania Deluxe Masterclass

Not only did we make a great variety of delicious dumplings and related delights, but we had a fantastic and fun time. We learned to make the pastry and the sauces as well. I have tested out my learning at home already - and SUCCESS!

Kathryn Delroy

02 November 2017 • Dumpling Mania Deluxe Masterclass

What a great day! Having previously had a great time at one of Lou's dumpling making classes, sent by my husband as a birthday surprise, I thought I'd return the favour, and this time hubs came along too! We made an excellent variety of dumplings, learning how to make the fillings, make wrappers, different wrapping techniques, as well as cooking techniques. We also made sticky rice - my favourite! We had a nice class size of about 10 people. We left with full bellies, enjoyed the delicious food and learnt lots of tips for preparing these dishes at home ourselves. Lou brings a wonderful warmth to her classes and her passion is contagious. If you like dumplings and cooking I highly recommend this class to you!

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