Making Dumpling (Jiaozi) - Celebrating Xmas – New year-Chinese Dongzhi Festival

  • December 27, 2013 · 4:00 PM

Theme: Introduction of Chinese jiǎo zi’

The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyin: Dōngzhì; literally "the Arrival of Winter") is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22 when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest day in the year. It occurs on Saturday, December 21, 2013. 

Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get togethers to make Jiaozi - dumpling tht have a fun saying, 'if you don't eat Jioazi in day, then you will lost ear by frozening cold.. but in in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas, is the making and eating of tangyuan (湯圓).

The jiaozi (饺子/餃子) is a common Chinese dumpling which Chinese jiaozi is a traditional dish eaten on Chinese New Year's Eve too. It generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough skin. The fillings can be ground meat, chicken, shrimp, and even fish with vegatabble ane many kinds of styles. Dumplings are commonly eaten with a dipping sauce made of vinegar and chilli oil or paste, and occasionally with some soy sauce added in.

Where we are: ( TBD)
What Time: 4:00-7:00pm @27th Nov Friday
What we do:
1. Networking and discussion
a. Brief introduction about yourself
b. Talk about your dumpling experience
c. Raise some questions and discuss together
d. Learn some Chinese expression about Dumpling

2. Having fun 
a. Chef teach us how to make dumpling
b. DIY your very first “funny” dumpling

3. After Dinner
a. KaraOk
b. Fun chatting

What we will eat:
1. 饺子 Dumplings
2. 三丝酸辣汤 Sour& Hot Soup
3. 毛豆橄榄菜 Soy Bean W/ Olive Leaves
4. 土豆牛腩 Braised Sirloin Beef W/Potato
5. 酸菜鱼 Stewed Fish W/Pickled Vegetables
6. 鱼香肉丝 Fried meat slice W/ fish flavored
7. 虾仁炒蛋 Fried shrimp W/Eggs
8. 家常豆腐 Fried Tofu in Home Style
9. 时蔬 Fried Vegetable
10. 冰水 Cold Water (s) 1 bottle/ Head
11. 茶水 Chinese Tea
12. 水果 Fruit Salad

What we should return: The cover change is AED 50.00 exclude
soft drinks that cost we should look after. We will pay it to DCN 
ambassador before the event at the venue entrance.

Our event is non-profit social activity to aim at build up a platform for Chinese language and culture lover to learn to share the information and the knowledge.
I am looking forward to see you on 27th of Dec.
Many Thanks & warm regards!


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  • Qi X.

    Dear all, kindly tag our pictures for who we are ;) Mnay many Thanks/ Qi

    1 · December 29, 2013

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      December 30, 2013

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      1 · December 30, 2013

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    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Qi X.


      2 · December 29, 2013

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    December 28, 2013

  • lancy

    nice with all the friends

    December 27, 2013

  • Xiaomeng Y.

    Making dumpling, charting …. friends and relatives get together in holiday season enjoy the delicious dumpling, that is popular and main activity for Chinese. Since we have a small group for this month Meetup, so we will get together in Qi’s house – experience real Chinese culture, speaking Chinese ( if you don’t know, you can learn…) enjoy authentic Chinese food …. The location I will individually send to all participators …BTW, you are very welcome to bring your own authentic country food:)

    December 26, 2013

  • Kunaal

    Dear Qi, Hope your well. I am very keen to attend. Please do update once you know the location. I am in Sharjah and would then know if I could make it on time. I could then RSVP since I don't want to say yes and then be a no show. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks a lot ! :)

    1 · December 26, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Hi Kunaal, Thanks for your call regards the location, it will be too far to you since you are living in Sharjah. So next time i will try to organize something in Direa and you are most welcome to join us..

      December 26, 2013

  • Qi X.

    Dear all, Marry Christmas to you all…
    Since I was out of town for past 2 weeks and have no time to finalize the venue for our coming up event of making dumpling, so now for whoever signed YES to RSVP, you are kindly request to send the confirmation message “ yes, for 27th 4pm- Jiaozi” to my mobile before 11am tomorrow morning my #[masked] 266.
    This will enable me to decide where will be. If I did not receive your message, then you will considering as cancelled your reservation.
    Thanks for your cooperation /Qi

    December 25, 2013

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      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Constance H.

    Yummy dumpling!

    December 24, 2013

  • Qi X.

    Dear all< i was reminded that 27th is just a after Christmas day, i also was reminded that just 3 days before new year,,, So let us change the topic to celebrate all seasonal festival together ...

    December 11, 2013

  • 巴提

    女士们包饺­子的图片下­写了29-Nov, 页最底写了­27-Nov。

    1 · December 6, 2013

    • Qi X.

      呵呵,欢迎,你是第一个,中文我们说 你坐沙发了。。

      1 · December 7, 2013

    • 巴提

      沙发上可以坐下三位人, 现在有两位,一位还能坐下来。

      1 · December 8, 2013

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