Recently I had the good fortune to attend a dumpling and wonton workshop with Mia of Roam Cafe in Geelong. There were 9 of us in attendance at this first workshop. Firstly Mia told us about the fillings we would be using; prawn, pork and vegetarian (with omelette). Mia had prepared the fillings previously and it was up to us to mix and season the pork and vegetarian fillings. Mia told us a good trick to check whether the pork filling was seasoned properly– place a teaspoon of filling in the microwave with a sprinkle of water for 30 seconds and then taste.Mia then showed us how to mix the dumpling dough and divide and roll it into individual dumpling skins.
We also used some pre-made wonton skins for our prawn filling.
Despite our lack of skill in shaping the dumplings and wontons. They all tasted amazing once they were cooked.
After stuffing ourselves on dumplings and wontons Mia made us coffee and brought out a plate of brownies. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday. I got to meet some new people and cook and eat some great food. I even got to take home some of the vegetarian dumplings for my husband and some prawn wontons for me. We had them for dinner and no I was not tired of dumplings by that point. I am already thinking about what kinds of fillings I could use when I make them at home.