Dumpling Making for Asian Heritage Month (for mobile viewing, view in landscape)

Experience Schedule (menus below)
May 30th 5:00pm-6:30pm: includes dumpling roller (curbside pick up)
20 spots available
An Heirloom Recipe: Pork, Prawn and Chive Dumplings (veg option)
$35.00 Sign up now
May 30th 5:00pm-6:30pm
20 spots available
An Heirloom Recipe: Pork, Prawn and Chive Dumplings (veg option)
$30.00 Sign up now

An Heirloom Recipe: Pork, Prawn and Chive Dumplings (veg option)

"This dumpling recipe is a throwback to our time in Vietnam. We used to have this as a midday snack on the way to the morning market or in the evening at the night market. It can be eaten steamed, pan-fried or deep fried." Raymond

The session will include Raymond’s stories from childhood as a war-child who experienced the beauty of vestiges of French colonial Vietnam and survived discrimination as Ethnic Chinese after the American occupation and escaped with family as “Boat People” in 1970. He grew up in Winnipeg and went to university in France. He also worked in various governments and NGOS across Americas and the Middle East.

Dumpling Kits:

Learn to make Raymond's family Dumpling recipe from scratch, including the "skins" or wrappers.  A Dumpling roller is recommended to ensure a good fold on your dumpling.  We  are selling a limited number of dumpling kits that are available for curbside pick up on the west side of Vancouver.  Shipping is available for an additional cost.  These kits are from a local supplier in Vancouver's Chinatown.
The dumpling kits include 1 dumpling roller and 2 wooden spatulas for the filling.

Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to PCHC-MoM Storytelling project.  

An Heirloom Recipe: Pork, Prawn and Chive Dumplings (veg option)

An Heirloom Recipe: Pork, Prawn and Chive Dumplings (veg option)

In My Kitchen experiences are for everyone! Don't feel like cooking?  No problem,  come and enjoy the stories, conversation and learning. 

About the Dumpling Wrappers

If you are unable to pick up a dumpling kit to make the wrappers, it is okay.  Your wrappers won't be the traditional method, but they will still work.  You can roll them out with a pasta machine and cookie cutter or you are allowed to purchase the ready made dumpling wraps.  Please note, these are not the traditional wraps that you will learn to make with Raymond.  But  we don't want this to be difficult, so work with what you have.  If purchasing, look for a local brand if possible and key ingredients should only be flour and water with a short shelf life, due to no preservatives.  Look for them in the refrigerated section or directly from a local frozen dimsum business in Chinatown, along Kingsway or Fraser st.  in Vancouver.

Ingredient List

For the Dough 

  • 2 C All purpose unbleached flour 
  • 1 T Cornstarch (for the little bit of extra chew)
  • 1 C luke warm water or more as needed 

For the Filling

  • 1C Lean Ground Pork 
  • 1C Shell on medium Prawns
  • ½ lb Fresh Garlic Chives clean 
  • 12 Dried Cloud ear mushrooms 

Dipping Sauce 

  • 1T Soy sauce 
  • 1 Rice Vinegar 
  • 1 Thai chili thinly sliced

Utensil list

  • Dumpling Kit
  • 10” frying pan with airtight glass lid preferred
  • 2 Mixing bowls 
  • A sharp knife

PCHC's Virtual Storytelling Project:

The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC – MoM) Society is a non-profit society incorporated in 2011 to build a wider and improved understanding of Canada’s history and growth through intercultural explorations of historic and current trans-Pacific immigration.

We in Canada have been shaped by migration. Whether moving from rural to urban, from coast to coast, by air, land, or sea, our journeys have shaped who we are and where we are. Tell us your own story of migration, or that of a parent or grandparent or great-great-grandparent. Interview a neighbour or a family member or ask a young person to interview you. Share your short video or audio recording with us as we uncover our collective story.

PCHC-MOM is gathering and sharing stories of Pacific Canada and beyond to better understand migrants and descendants of migrants who arrived through western portals to live on the territories of Indigenous peoples.
  Learn more about PCHC-MOM

Learn more about PCHC-MOM Storytelling project