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Rose Siu Mai (Rose Dumplings) with Susan Qin of The Chinese Street Market

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Join Hill Center and The Chinese Street Market to learn how to make rose siu mai (rose dumplings). The class will teach you how to create these delicate, flower-like dumplings from scratch–a sure way to impress your next dinner party guests! Siu mai are open-faced dumplings, so each petal will open to reveal the chicken/mushroom or veggie/carrot filling inside. We promise that it’s not as difficult as it looks!

Complimentary beer and wine are included in the price of the course!

About Chinese Street Market: The Chinese Street Market DC community is a place to share your nostalgic food memories, pursue your cultural passion or your cultural identity. We strive to serve as trustworthy connectors for food and culture, removing language barriers for better cultural understanding.

The DC area is rich with a multi-generational East Asian diaspora, and starting with Chinese sub-cultures, we work to introduce all East Asian food makers to a larger audience. Our goal is to help tell their stories within the context of their traditions and traditional multi-generational recipes. We do this by showcasing their stories on our online platform and offline through food popups and events.

The inaugural street market, held in September 2019, was a special event that drew over 3,000 visitors to Downtown DC in just one afternoon. In 2021, Chinese Street Market DC was voted by Washington City Paper’s Best of DC poll as the runner-up for Best-At-Home-Meals, coming in just after a Michelin-rated restaurant. Today, you can enjoy this unique cultural experience by joining our online community or through our in-person popups at local farmer’s markets and special events. Join us in learning, connecting, sharing, and preserving this cultural experience and community.

Photo by Emily Martin, DCist

About Susan Qin: Susan Qin is the founder and cultural curator of Chinese Street Market DC.

Susan was born and raised in Chengdu, Sichuan. Her family belongs to the Buoyi minority group in China. While receiving her education at a foreign-language boarding school, she also developed a passion for Ancient Chinese Literature at a young age. The ancient Chinese culture and philosophy so elegantly expressed in her books were a formative inspiration. Eventually, Susan moved to the U.S. as a teenager and has spent her adult life in New York City and Washington, D.C., earning a degree in Economics and building a professional career in the financial services industry.

Susan’s unique experiences growing up with both Eastern and Western cultural experiences expanded her worldview, and she often found herself acting as a cultural ambassador, de-mystifying aspects of Chinese culture for friends and acquaintances. This led Susan to build a community for people to share their Chinese culture with anyone who has a passion for learning more, with food as a lens for connection. Today, the Chinese Street Market DC can be found at Farmer’s Markets throughout the DC area and hosting educational cultural events. The food she serves often incorporates produce from her fellow farmer’s market vendors, which allows CSMDC to root diasporic food stories in freshness, sustainability, and the Mid-Atlantic food system. She is known at the local farmer’s markets as the Senior Dumpling Consultant.

This class requires at least 6 participants.

If you need assistance registering, please check out these step-by-step instructionsvideo tutorial or call (202) 549-4172 for assistance.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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