Chinese Dumpling Making Workshop

This event is part of the 2018 Bristol Food Connections festival – a citywide celebration of the fantastic, varied and delicious food culture in our city. From the 11th - 17th June, BFC will shine a light on the diverse people, businesses and organisations that make our city's food culture so incredible. Head to the festival and embark upon a voyage of discovery and exploration, learning about all aspects of the journey of food – from field to fork.
  • Friday 15th June
  • 18:00 – 21:00
  • The Forge, Colton Yard, Bristol, BS1 5BD
  • £35

Love Chinese food?

Then amaze your friends by learning how to make real Chinese cuisine. Head up to The Forge at Colston Yard on the 15th June for a unique Chinese dumpling workshop as part of Bristol Food Connections Festival! In this event, expert chefs will teach you the authentic way to make delicious dumplings – the most famous festive food in China. 

And this time, we will teach you how to make colorful dumplings using natural vegetable colors~ And we will teach you how to make special styles of dumplings.

What are dumplings?

A dumpling consists of a small piece of dough (made from white flour) wrapped around a filling which can include meat, vegetables, seasoning or even fruits. Dumplings can be cooked using a variety of methods, such as baking, boiling, frying, and simmering. They are commonly eaten with a dipping sauce made of vinegar and chilli oil and some soy sauce. Warning: they are very more-ish!

Why do people eat dumplings?

In China, the celebration of the Lunar New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important event of the whole year. During the festival, people gather to make and eat dumplings together. Because the shape of a dumpling is very similar to that of a Yuanbao (a kind of currency in ancient China), it is considered a lucky and auspicious snack. So by making the dumplings and enjoying them with friends and family, people hope for good fortune in the coming year. Currently, dumpling has become one of the essentials on the dining table.


 What to expect:
  • Enjoy 10 mintues authentic Chinese tea art demonstation before you cook.
  • Learn how to make dumplings from scratch in at least 3 ways with 2 fillings (Pork, Vegetable; gluten-free option also available)
  • Learn how to make colorful dumpling wrappers.
  • Discover the secret of our chilli sauce and available to buy at the end.
  • And of course, enjoy eating and sharing your dumplings with everyone at the end of the session!

This workshop will cover all the steps for making dumplings: from preparing the fillings to making the dough to cooking and – of course – eating the dumplings!

We will introduce the Chinese stories behind the dumplings, and teach you some Mandarin words about food and cooking.

What do you need to prepare? Just bring yourself and a smile! All ingredients will be provided. No cooking skills necessary. Just have fun while cooking!!


£35 per person

Includes 3 hours workshop with dumplings to eat at the end and authentic Chinese tea refreshments.

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Contact us

If you have any questions about the workshop or any dietary requirements , feel free to contact us via We look forward to hearing from you.