Asian Market Tour and Dumpling Workshop

Curious, overwhelmed or intimidated by Asian markets?

Interested in learning more about popular Asian produce, products and shortcut tips for making classic or creative Asian dishes at home? Do you enjoy new food, culture, travel and shopping? If so, this tour is for you.
Join Ming Hua He, well-known Chinese culture and travel expert, for this fun, unique culinary and cultural experience! Begin your guided tour at A Dong Asian Supermarket, where you will learn how to find and buy popular and traditional Asian groceries.
Then, drive to CCE for the workshop site for a dumpling cooking class. You will learn the secrets of making authentic home-style dumplings.
Please bring your own apron and a cookie sheet or pizza pan to take the leftovers home. And, don’t forget to take a notepad with you for some insightful information.

Highlights Include:

  • Fresh Asian Fruits & Vegetables
  • Oodles of Noodles
  • Mad About Rice
  • Some Like It Hot – Spices!
  • Kitchen Tools & Pantry Essentials
  • Asian Snack Attack!
  • Dumpling lesson and homemade dumplings

Tour and Workshop Location:

  • At 10:00am, meet at A Dong Asian Supermarket: 146 Shield St. West Hartford
  • At around 11:30am, head over to Chinese Cultural Exchange (CCE): 22E Andover Drive, West Hartford

Diane Cadrain’s Blog:

What a thing to do on a Sunday morning: tour an Asian market and learn to make Chinese dumplings.

When I saw that West Hartford Continuing Education offered an Asian market tour and dumpling workshop, I had to sign up. Not only am I crazy about dumplings–I’ve made them before, but always as taught by a cookbook, never by a native Chinese person–I’m also curious to learn about the exotica of a big Asian grocery store.

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    • January 27, 2018 Saturday
    • February 24, 2018 Saturday


    • 10:00am to 1:00pm


    • $49.00 per person
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