UD-NSLIY Dumpling with the Directors

Thirty teenagers who probably have never cooked food before would make Chinese dumplings from scratch and eat them.

This may sound a little bit intimidating to parents but it is what really happened. It was the “Dumpling with the Directors” activity for the UD-NSLIY participants on July 13th.

Classes finished at 5:00pm. All students gathered together at the Dining Hall in Cai Qingjie Building. Staff at the Dining Hall have prepared dumpling doughs and the stuffings to make the dumplings.

To make a dumpling, first, one needs to use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. Second, make dumpling skin using the flatted dough. Third, put the stuffing into the skin and wrap around it. The last step is to boil the dumplings in hot water which will be done at the kitchen.

The most interesting part was, the students were going to eat what they made!

Lead Chaperon Mrs. Wang teaches students how to wrap the skin.

Students are learning how to make dumplings.

The steps sounded challenging but all students were very motivated to make the perfect dumplings for themselves. The dumplings turned out to be in various kinds of shapes but they were all REAL HANDMADE DUMPLINGS!

And most importantly, they tasted very good! Everyone got very excited to have eaten a piece of food that they made for themselves.

My dumplings taste better than anything else in the world!

Sharing the dumplings with Chinese students in the dining hall.

After the dinner, students helped clean up the tables. “They are all good kids”. The teachers and the chef commented.

Cleaning up the mess.

So proud and so happy.