Events

Lion Dance Performance

Saturday Feb 13, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST

A wonderful Lion Dance troupe will be performing for us to celebrate Lunar New Year!

The Lion Dance brings prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3596442118

Meeting ID: 359 644 2118

¡Una maravillosa compañía de Danza del León actuará para nosotros para celebrar el Año Nuevo Lunar! La Danza del León trae prosperidad y buena suerte para el próximo año.

Crafts with PlayThrive

Saturday Feb 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST

Our wonderful PlayThrive teachers will host four different Lunar New Year activities for your children.

All necessary craft materials will be mailed to you or available to pick up prior to the event. 

(There are only 24 spots for this event and you will be automatically placed on the waitlist once we hit the 24 ticket cap. If you're interested in participating in a future PlayThrive event-- Please send an email to RWCMILunarNewYear @ gmail.com) 

Nuestros maravillosos maestros de PlayThrive organizarán cuatro actividades diferentes del Año Nuevo Lunar para sus hijos.

Todos los materiales de artesanía necesarios se le enviarán por correo o estarán disponibles para recoger antes del evento.

(Solo hay 24 lugares para este evento y se lo colocará automáticamente en la lista de espera una vez que alcancemos el límite de 24 boletos. Si está interesado en participar en un evento futuro de PlayThrive, envíe un correo electrónico a RWCMILunarNewYear @ gmail.com )


 
 

Dumpling Making Class

Saturday Feb 13, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST

$25 suggested donation

An experienced cooking teacher will teach kids and adults how to make vegan and meat dumplings! Please gather recipe ingredients and supplies before the class. See Cooking With YeYe for more info about her classes

Donación sugerida de $ 25

¡Un profesor de cocina experimentado les enseñará a niños y adultos cómo hacer albóndigas veganas y de carne! Reúna los ingredientes y suministros de la receta antes de la clase. Consulte Cooking With YeYe para obtener más información sobre sus clases.

 

Event Information

12:30-1 pm - Lion Dance Performance

In Chinese culture and other Asian countries, the lion symbolizes power, wisdom, and superiority.

Lion dances are performed at Lunar New Year and other traditional, cultural, and religious festivals or big occasions to bring good fortune and chase away evil spirits.

They bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. 

A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event and it will be added here on 2/13.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3596442118

Meeting ID: 359 644 2118

1-2 pm - PlayThrive Crafts

*Limited Spots*

Four of our talented PlayThrive teachers will engage your children with fun Lunar New Year activities!

All necessary craft materials will be mailed to you or available to pick up prior to the event. Details will be emailed out.

A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event. 

(There are only 24 spots for this event and you will be automatically placed on the waitlist once we hit the 24 ticket cap. If you are interested in participating in a future PlayThrive event-- Please send an email to RWCMILunarNewYear@gmail.com) 

2-4 pm - Dumpling Making Class

This class will be held in English, with some Mandarin thrown in.  Our experienced cooking teacher will teach you how to make vegan or pork/meat dumplings!

YeYe has been teaching cooking classes full time - first in person and now virtually - to adults and children.

She was born and raised in Suzhou, a beautiful city in eastern China. She's now based in New York City. Please check out her website for more information and videos of previous classes! Cooking with YeYe

About This Class

This class is about 1 hr 45 mins long.

We recommend you gather ingredients (shopping list below) before the class so you are prepared to join in for the chopping, mixing, wrapping, and frying.

You will learn how to :

* make a dumpling filling with the vegetables of your choice, bok choy, napa cabbage, Chinese spinach, Chinese celery, etc

* make a dumpling filling with chicken or pork or beef (pork is the traditional filling)

* wrap dumplings

* boil and pan-sear dumplings

* freeze and store them

* make a simple but delicious dipping sauce

This event is a fundraiser, so we hope that you will donate the suggested $25 (or more!) to participate. 

For folks who do not have access to the ingredients, click the contact us button and we will arrange to provide you with the dumpling wrappers and sauces (but not the vegetables, tofu, or meat).  If you sign up for this Dumpling Class by 2/5, you will have option to add this package to your cart before you check-out (suggested additional donation of $5). These ingredients will need to be picked up - details will be emailed out. 

We will send out the Zoom link when we have the full participant list.

If you have any questions, please email RWCMILunarNewYear@gmail.com

 

Shopping List

Please find the two different filling options, one is plant-based and one is meat-based. Please refer to either list according to your dietary preference. You are welcome to make both fillings. Simply decrease the amount of the ingredients of each list by half.

Option 1: Vegetable Dumplings

Filling Ingredients (50 to 60 Dumplings)

- 1 pack of dumpling wrappers 
Recommended: https://www.twinmarquis.com/products/shanghai-style-wrapper-miso/

Substitute: https://www.mercato.com/item/dynasty-gyoza-potsticker-wrappers-10-ounces/814276?featuredStoreId=769&region_id=71008887  
- 2 lb of your favorite leafy vegetables (bok choy, Chinese spinach, Chinese celery, Napa cabbage)
- 1/2 medium-sized carrot
- 2 scallions, finely chopped (optional)
- 2 pieces dried/smoked tofu https://www.yamibuy.com/zh/p/datian-zhongxiang-dried-8oz/3146099111 
- 3 or 4 small shiitake mushrooms
- Vegetable oil 
- Ground white pepper (good to have)
- Sugar
- Light soy sauce https://www.yamibuy.com/en/p/lee-kum-kee-premium-soy-sauce-500-ml/1021043391 
- Salt
- Sesame oil
  

Option 2: Meat Dumplings

Filling Ingredients (50 to 60 Dumplings)

- 1 pack of dumpling wrappers 

Recommended: https://www.twinmarquis.com/products/shanghai-style-wrapper-miso/

Substitute: https://www.mercato.com/item/dynasty-gyoza-potsticker-wrappers-10-ounces/814276?featuredStoreId=769&region_id=71008887  

- 1 lb ground chicken or ground pork or ground beef (pork is the traditional filling)
- 3/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (or 1/2 cup celery)
- 1/2 medium-sized carrot
- 3 or 4 small shiitake mushrooms
- 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
- 2 scallions, finely chopped  
- Ground white pepper (good to have)
- Chinese (Shaoxing) cooking wine (rice wine or sherry wine) https://www.freshgogo.com/pc/goodsDescribe?id=10679 
- Light soy sauce https://www.yamibuy.com/en/p/lee-kum-kee-premium-soy-sauce-500-ml/1021043391 

- Sesame oil
- Vegetable oil 
- Salt 

 

Dumpling Dipping Sauce Ingredients

- Chinkiang vinegar https://www.yamibuy.com/en/p/gold-plum-chinkiang-vinegar-550ml/1021019381  
- Light soy sauce or other seasoning soy sauce https://www.yamibuy.com/en/p/lee-kum-kee- premium-soy-sauce-500-ml/1021043391 
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Sesame oil
- Crushed red peppers 

 

Equipment List

☐ Chef’s knives

☐ Saran wrap 

☐ Ziploc bags

☐ Cutting boards

☐ Chopsticks

☐ Spoons

☐ Kitchen shears (optional)

☐ Baking sheet

☐ Mixing bowls

☐ Measuring cups

☐ Measuring spoons

☐ Spatulas

☐ Tongs

☐ Large flat bottom non-stick pan with a lid

☐ Medium to large soup pot for boiling dumplings

Others

☐ Kitchen towels

☐ Hot pads

☐ Aprons

☐ Serving bowls and plates

 

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