On Nov. 13, over 30 students gathered in learning how to make dumplings, a kind of traditional food in China. Under the guidance of chefs of Nanyuan Canteen, students rolled up their sleeves and got hands full of flour at the joyful atmosphere of “dumpling banquet”.
Students first learned how to roll the bits of dough into wrappers, filled them with ingredients, and then fold the dough over and make pleats on the top of each dumpling. They enjoyed the process of making dumplings through their own efforts, and some even thought of peculiar dumplings in various types, such as flowers or gold ingots. Soon the table was completely occupied with dumplings.
Then, the Associate Dean of SPPM, Ms. Meng Bo introduced the origin and custom of making dumplings in northern China. She also honored several IMAP and MID students for the best type of dumping by presenting small gifts. Finally, students sat together and tried their own hand-made dumplings and distinctive Chinese dishes, experiencing the atmosphere of Chinese traditional dinner. They expressed that it had a lot of fun to make dumplings and they were very tasty.
The “dumpling banquet” is organized by MID&IMPA program office and supported by Nanyuan Canteen. It is a delight and lively activity to help international students have a better understanding of Chinese traditional culture.