Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Class

with Yum Dum

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5.0 | 19 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Food & Drink

Event Overview

Want to learn how to make dumplings? We’ll teach you! Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 with one of Chicago's best food trucks!

We will provide all the tools, ingredients, and sauces. All you have to do is come ready for hands-on dumpling assembly. We’ll provide a demonstration on different ways to fold dumplings and then have guests try it themselves. We will also be serving a full prix fixe menu of our favorite dishes from our truck! Of course, all the dumplings we made ourselves will be included. Just remember, ugly or pretty, they will be delicious!

We will make sure our guests leave with a full stomach and the confidence to experiment at home! BYOB is highly encouraged and goodies given to take home!

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Yum Dum

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After graduating from the University of Illinois, Jeff Wang worked in corporate America like most college graduates. However, sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours per day wasn’t exactly his idea of how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Jeff left his job and pursued his dreams of food. After taking a trip to China and Taiwan, the concept of a dumpling truck was brought back and he started the Yum Dum Truck, Chicago's dumpling food truck!

Jeff grew up in the restaurant industry, as his parents owned several restaurants. He was always in the kitchen and eager to learn. He loves the happiness that food can bring and always knew that one day, he would end up in the kitchen as well. He just never knew it would be in the back of a truck!

His vision is to combine his mom’s Asian home cooking with his experiences abroad. He believes food should be a unique cultural experience and wants to share his culture with you. With the help of his creative team, it is his goal to bring delicious, authentic, and creative Asian food to Chicago with the Yum Dum Truck.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Jill D.
    Reviewed on 02/07/16

    There was SO much food and ample time to get to know those around you. The instructor told really great stories and was as attentive as he could be, given the size of the class. The stories he told about his mom and sister and the creation of his food truck, as well as the meaning behind dumplings and the Chinese New Year celebration were really fascinating. My advice to those attending this class - go hungry!

    There was SO much food and ample time to get to know those around you. The instructor told really great stories and was as attentive as he could be, given the size of the class. The stories he told about his mom and sister and the creation of his food truck, as well as the meaning behind dumplings and the Chinese New Year celebration were really fascinating. My advice to those attending this class - go hungry!

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    Meghan B.
    Reviewed on 02/07/16

    Jeff was a great host! He made the session fun and we learned about about the symbolism and meanings associated with Chinese New Year.

    Jeff was a great host! He made the session fun and we learned about about the symbolism and meanings associated with Chinese New Year.

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    Emily B.
    Reviewed on 02/22/15

    DELICIOUS experience. great, funky venue. really personable, friendly hosts and groovy soundtrack. enjoyed 5 (?) courses, prepped by the YumDum folks, then learned how to make potstickers in a hands-on/interactive demo environment. i'm going to be dreaming of the kimcheesey rice balls for quite some time.

    DELICIOUS experience. great, funky venue. really personable, friendly hosts and groovy soundtrack. enjoyed 5 (?) courses, prepped by the YumDum folks, then learned how to make potstickers in a hands-on/interactive demo environment. i'm going to be dreaming of the kimcheesey rice balls for quite some time.

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    Samantha Y.
    Reviewed on 04/06/14

    I really enjoyed this class. Beginner friendly. Jeff had great stories and information to share. And the food was quite amazing as well. I especially enjoyed the soba noodle salad, the beef bao-wich and ice cream dessert with sriracha pecan brittle. Can't wait to see the Yum Dum truck out on the streets. The party was a great experience, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone :)

    I really enjoyed this class. Beginner friendly. Jeff had great stories and information to share. And the food was quite amazing as well. I especially enjoyed the soba noodle salad, the beef bao-wich and ice cream dessert with sriracha pecan brittle. Can't wait to see the Yum Dum truck out on the streets. The party was a great experience, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone :)

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    Michael N.
    Reviewed on 03/31/14

    The food was amazing and the class was great! BYOBing was a great idea, and went great with what was essentially a five course meal of dumplings and Korean small plates. Jeff was a lot of fun and his love of making and eating food was infectious. Making the dumplings themselves was super simple thanks to the prep work by the Yum Dum crew, and is definitely something I can now try at home.

    The food was amazing and the class was great! BYOBing was a great idea, and went great with what was essentially a five course meal of dumplings and Korean small plates. Jeff was a lot of fun and his love of making and eating food was infectious. Making the dumplings themselves was super simple thanks to the prep work by the Yum Dum crew, and is definitely something I can now try at home.

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    Kim W.
    Reviewed on 03/24/14

    Great class! Jeff is fantastic. He made making dumplings fun and easy. I can't wait for his food truck to hit the streets.

    Great class! Jeff is fantastic. He made making dumplings fun and easy. I can't wait for his food truck to hit the streets.

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    Shannon D.
    Reviewed on 02/23/14

    We had such a great time and the food was AMAZING!! I can't wait until the truck hits the streets!!

    We had such a great time and the food was AMAZING!! I can't wait until the truck hits the streets!!

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    Katie S.
    Reviewed on 02/23/14

    This was a great class that made dumpling-making feel a lot more accessible. Otherwise, the experienced was paced really well; there was plenty of other foods sampled throughout the course in addition to the instruction portions. I left full of delicious food and very happy from the experience :)

    This was a great class that made dumpling-making feel a lot more accessible. Otherwise, the experienced was paced really well; there was plenty of other foods sampled throughout the course in addition to the instruction portions. I left full of delicious food and very happy from the experience :)

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    Tami M.
    Reviewed on 02/22/14

    What a fun class. The food was amazing, especially the homemade dumplings we all made. Now I have a new appetizer to bring to parties, potlucks, etc. Thanks!!!

    What a fun class. The food was amazing, especially the homemade dumplings we all made. Now I have a new appetizer to bring to parties, potlucks, etc. Thanks!!!

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    Margaret S.
    Reviewed on 02/17/14

    The class was great fun. A large and friendly group for the most part. The instructor, Jeff (owner of the Yum Dum Food Truck) was very sociable, helped everybody along and his 2 assistants were helpful and friendly as well. I would definitely recommend this class. Some people think that Asian cooking is intimidating, but don't be intimidated, this class was fun, informative and takes the fear out of making Asian dumplings. The food was amazing as well.

    The class was great fun. A large and friendly group for the most part. The instructor, Jeff (owner of the Yum Dum Food Truck) was very sociable, helped everybody along and his 2 assistants were helpful and friendly as well. I would definitely recommend this class. Some people think that Asian cooking is intimidating, but don't be intimidated, this class was fun, informative and takes the fear out of making Asian dumplings. The food was amazing as well.

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    Julie R.
    Reviewed on 02/17/14

    This class was A BLAST. I highly recommend it to everyone! The food was incredible and Jeff, Kat and Kara were so much fun and made the whole experience unforgettable. They were willing to give all recipes if you emailed them personally. Everything was set up upon our arrival and the meal was very well thought out and organized. It’s BYOB which makes it great for groups and there is more than enough food as well! We even got to bring home some dumplings! The menu is a snap shot of the food truck that is coming out in the spring, which will be a huge success!

    This class was A BLAST. I highly recommend it to everyone! The food was incredible and Jeff, Kat and Kara were so much fun and made the whole experience unforgettable. They were willing to give all recipes if you emailed them personally. Everything was set up upon our arrival and the meal was very well thought out and organized. It’s BYOB which makes it great for groups and there is more than enough food as well! We even got to bring home some dumplings! The menu is a snap shot of the food truck that is coming out in the spring, which will be a huge success!

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    Ashley B.
    Reviewed on 02/16/14

    This was SUCH a great first experience with Dabble. Jeff and his crew were absolutely awesome. It was so much fun, and I highly recommend this to anyone looking to meet some people, share amazing food and learn a few new skills. I can't wait for his food truck to hit the city streets! I will be telling everyone I know to check it out. Thanks, Jeff!

    This was SUCH a great first experience with Dabble. Jeff and his crew were absolutely awesome. It was so much fun, and I highly recommend this to anyone looking to meet some people, share amazing food and learn a few new skills. I can't wait for his food truck to hit the city streets! I will be telling everyone I know to check it out. Thanks, Jeff!

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    Liz S.
    Reviewed on 02/16/14

    This class was so much fun! Jeff is a fantastic host and the food was absolutely delicious. Can't wait for the Yum Dum truck to hit the streets!

    This class was so much fun! Jeff is a fantastic host and the food was absolutely delicious. Can't wait for the Yum Dum truck to hit the streets!

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    Ryan P.
    Reviewed on 02/03/14

    Delightful overall experience including a generous amount of food, hands-on activities and learning new things about a different culture. Thanks Jeff!

    Delightful overall experience including a generous amount of food, hands-on activities and learning new things about a different culture. Thanks Jeff!

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    Stephanie K.
    Reviewed on 02/02/14

    Jeff and his staff were wonderful hosts. In addition to learning how to make dumplings, we also got a 5 course meal - a preview of what they're going to serve on the YumDum food truck - and the food was awesome. Thanks, guys!

    Jeff and his staff were wonderful hosts. In addition to learning how to make dumplings, we also got a 5 course meal - a preview of what they're going to serve on the YumDum food truck - and the food was awesome. Thanks, guys!

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    Kara F.
    Reviewed on 02/01/14

    100% worth signing up! You will experience amazing food and great information about how to make yummy dumplings! The hosts of the class are so friendly and really make you feel welcome. I am so excited for the Yum-Dum food truck!

    100% worth signing up! You will experience amazing food and great information about how to make yummy dumplings! The hosts of the class are so friendly and really make you feel welcome. I am so excited for the Yum-Dum food truck!

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    Michelle O.
    Reviewed on 11/22/13

    This was great! We had a lot of fun learning about different dumpling folding techniques and got to eat some delicious food! I'd definitely recommend this!

    This was great! We had a lot of fun learning about different dumpling folding techniques and got to eat some delicious food! I'd definitely recommend this!

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    Suzy S.
    Reviewed on 10/25/13

    Had a great time! The food was delicious and the class was tons of fun. Highly recommended!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks so much for your kind feedback Suzy! It was great meeting you and I'm so happy to have gained a fan. Please keep an eye out for the truck launching soon! :)

    Had a great time! The food was delicious and the class was tons of fun. Highly recommended!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks so much for your kind feedback Suzy! It was great meeting you and I'm so happy to have gained a fan. Please keep an eye out for the truck launching soon! :)

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