- $45 for one admission to a 2.5-hour dim-sum lunch experience in Chinatown with chef Dorothy Huang ($65 value)
- Where: Ocean Palace Chinese
- When: Saturday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m. or Saturday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m.
What You’ll Do
The world of Chinese small-plate dishes known as dim sum is vast, varied, and comprised of many dumplings, tarts, puffs, rolls, and buns. During this lunch experience, chef and cookbook author Dorothy Huang helps you navigate samples of these bite-sized delights and explains how each one is commonly prepared. After the meal, Huang leads a walk through Chinatown’s supermarket, where guests can pick up Chinese vegetables, condiments, and ingredients to take home.
Discover Dim Sum
A chef with 30 years of experience explains dim sum flavors and preparation methods as you enjoy the dishes at Ocean Palace Chinese Restaurant. The cost of food is included.
Bring Home Knowledge and Food
After eating and learning about dim sum, you’ll walk through Chinatown’s markets, where you can buy ingredients to cook at home. Feel free to bring a cooler for perishable items.
Culinary Instructor and Cookbook Author
Ever since Dorothy Huang emigrated from her native China more than 30 years ago, she’s been spreading the joys of Chinese cooking wherever she goes. Her diverse experience includes teaching cooking classes from New York to Houston, holding culinary demonstrations at Lord and Taylor, and promoting healthy eating through classes for Weight Watchers. She’s also the author of two cookbooks, Chinese Cuisine Made Simple and Dorothy Huang’s Chinese Cooking, which has been reprinted six times.
Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. “If the essence of a culture can be discovered through its food, no ethnic cuisine fits this notion better than Chinese,” wrote Jane Wu, art director for the Texas Highways magazine. “The consummate guide to all flavors Chinese—at least in Texas—is Dorothy Huang, who has hosted food tours of Houston’s Chinatown, along with her legendary cooking classes, for more than 35 years.”