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Making XiaoLongBao/Soup Dumplings at the Original FAMOUS Dim Sum Garden

We all loved the original Dim Sum Garden. The xiaolongbao, the flaky scallion pancake, and the unassuming location in a fluorescent-lit spot under 11th Street's Hilton Garden Inn tunnel. 

Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun (baozi) from the Jiangnan region of China, especially associated with Shanghai and Wuxi. It is traditionally prepared in xiaolong, small bamboo steaming baskets, which give them their name. Xiaolongbao are often referred to as a kind of "dumpling", 

Tom's Dim Sum, (Original Dim Sum Garden) is a traditional Shanghai restaurant. We have traditional-style dumplings, fried bun, scallion pancakes and much more. 

Come to join us to learn how to make authentic Shanghai style xiaolongbaos at the original Dim Sum Garden! You will surely have a fun afternoon with other interesting people and even better, in a better learning environment right at the well-known restaurant. Let's pursue tradition..

According to Tom, the restaurant’s owner, they have had hundreds of workers who have been working on making XiaoLongBaos, but very few workers can actually make really good ones, because XiaoLongBaos are a very delicate dim sum. 

So, are you ready for the challenge?

PLACE: 59 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

TIME: Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 2pm to 3pm 


COST: $35/person prepaid, $40/person pay at door, including observing, learning, hands on making Xiaolongbaos, steaming the XiaoLongbaos you will have made, and eating one case (8 pieces) of the Xiaolongbao made by you, or made by the instructor/chef. 

CAPACITY: First sign up, first come. Please note that space is limited.  Tom's Dim Sum is a very popular restaurant in Chinatown. As a matter of fact, it is the first restaurant who made XiaoLongBao in Philly Chinatown.  You will experience its tradition and legacy...

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