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Dim Sum and Bao Buns
Dim Sum and Bao Buns

Sun, 02 Nov


The Yarrow Cookery School

Dim Sum and Bao Buns

This immersive experience is perfect for anyone who loves Chinese cuisine or wants to learn how to create these traditional steamed buns and dumplings from scratch

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02 Nov 2025, 10:00 – 14:30

The Yarrow Cookery School, Longniddry EH32 0NZ, UK

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Dim Sum & Bao: The Art of Chinese Buns at Yarrow Cookery School

Experience the delicate art of making dim sum and bao buns with our hands-on class at Yarrow Cookery School. This immersive experience is perfect for anyone who loves Chinese cuisine or wants to learn how to create these traditional steamed buns and dumplings from scratch. Guided by our expert chefs, you'll explore a variety of techniques, from making dough to preparing different fillings and mastering the perfect steam.

Here's what you'll learn during the class:

  • Making Bao Bun Dough: Start by learning how to create the perfect bao bun dough. Our instructors will guide you through the process of mixing, kneading, and proving the dough to achieve that soft, fluffy texture. You'll gain insights into what makes bao buns unique and how to ensure they're light and airy.
  • Dim Sum Fillings: Discover a range of classic dim sum fillings, from savory pork and shrimp to vegetarian options like mushrooms and vegetables. Learn how to prepare and season the fillings, ensuring they are flavorful and balanced.
  • Shaping and Steaming Bao Buns: Once the dough is ready, you'll learn different shaping techniques for creating bao buns and dim sum dumplings. Our chefs will show you how to fold and seal the buns for perfect steaming. You'll then get hands-on experience with the steaming process, learning how to cook the buns to perfection.
  • Interactive and Social Atmosphere: Throughout the class, you'll have the opportunity to interact with other participants in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our instructors foster a sense of community, encouraging everyone to participate, share tips, and have fun while learning the art of Chinese buns.
  • Visit Our On-Site Bar: During the class, visit our on-site bar to order a variety of drinks. Whether you prefer a refreshing cocktail, a glass of wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage, our bar offers a range of options to suit your taste. It's a great way to relax and unwind while enjoying the cooking experience.
  • Enjoy Your Dim Sum and Bao Buns: After the buns and dumplings are steamed to perfection, sit down with fellow participants to enjoy the fruits of your labor. It's a fantastic opportunity to taste a variety of dim sum and bao buns while sharing stories and making new friends.
  • Location and Facilities: Yarrow Cookery School is located in a stunning 400-year-old steading, a short walk from Longniddry train station. The school offers a free car park and EV chargers on-site, providing easy access for all participants. We provide all the equipment, ingredients, and aprons needed for the class, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Join us for our "Dim Sum & Bao: The Art of Chinese Buns" class at Yarrow Cookery School, and immerse yourself in the delightful world of Chinese cuisine. Whether you're new to dim sum or a seasoned enthusiast, this class offers a unique and memorable cooking experience. Book now to secure your spot and get ready for a journey into the heart of Chinese buns and dumplings!

Disabled access: There is full disabled access and a wheelchair friednly cookery station, please let us know when booking if you require this for your experience.  

Allergies: Due to the nature of the cookery school and the rotation of a wide range of cuisines we can not accomadate any allergies. We can accomodate intolorances and dislikes - please let us know upon booking. 


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