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Onboard Holland America Line

Asian Dumplings

Now you can make your own dim sum at home! We started class with an introduction to different wrappers and how to select the right one for any recipe. Then we showed you how to assemble and steam your own shu mai (even if you don’t have a bamboo steamer). You also learned how to make tender yet crispy potstickers, as well as two different dipping sauces.

Download the handout we used for this course onboard your Holland America cruise [PDF].

Recipe Cards

Steamed Chinese Dumplings

It’s not only Cantonese chefs who make great shu mai. But to achieve restaurant-quality results at home, we had to nail down a different shopping list.


Shrimp Potstickers

Browning, steaming, and cranking up the heat produced a potsticker recipe with a pleasing balance of soft and crispy textures.


Chili Oil and Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

These quick and easy condiments are a perfect pairing with dumplings and potstickers.