Philly Chinatown (between 9th and 10th St)
For Immediate Release
By News reporter: Olivia Reed
May 15, 2017 (PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 14, 2017)- Five Spice Philly hosted its first Mother’s Day Dumpling Making celebration, where interested customers and families were able to learn about Dumpling making and Chinese culture. Participants were able to acquire new cooking skills while meeting and working with new people in order to get the dumplings completed and enjoyed. The dumpling making class was held in Chinatown at Five Spice Philly’s office at 928 Race Street in Philadelphia.
The class had over a dozen participants who were interested in learning about Dumpling making and Chinese culture. The Founder and CEO of Five Spice Philly, Yin, instructed the class and brought her own expertise and skill, adding to the experience. The class learned new cutting and culinary skills required for dumpling making and each member got to participate in the cooking in some sort of way. The class had the opportunity to learn how to roll the dumpling dough, make the filling, fry and steam the dumplings, and then enjoy all the hard work they put in.
“It was such a great and different experience”, said Leo G, a former intern at Five Spice Philly and participant at the party. “I came on my own in honor of my mother and ended up meeting another person doing the same! It was a lot of fun meeting and working with new people”. He explained that meeting people who also shared his interests in a different culture was enjoyable. There were people there from all different backgrounds. Gottlieb also expressed that working in a group to get all parts of the dumpling making completed was a skill that can be used every day in any capacity.
Vases with Peonies were designed and put together for the mothers by Yin. As a way to incorporate even the youngest of members, mother Melissa W and her daughter Tilly, created a raffle for the members, with the results of each mother getting a special gift to take home, with a big smile in their face and happiness.
Some families at the event relayed that going to a dumpling making party on Mother’s Day was something special and valuable to do on a day about family. “I’m glad we came to this”, said Shannon D, who was here with her son and niece. “It was a great way to spend Mother’s Day and we learned a lot! I plan on using the recipe again and making these at home”. Ms. Durham and her family enjoyed the event so much, they had returned to take pictures with the assistant that helped with the dumpling making to encapture the memory.
Members showed interest when Five Spice Philly announced it would be hosting another similar event for its Father’s Day audience, agreeing it would be another fun and exciting occasion for them to share with their fathers. The Father’s Day Celebration – Dumpling Making event will take place on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
About Five Spice Philly:
Five-Spice Philly is an organization dedicated to service, showcasing Philadelphia’s thriving International food scene. We seek to bring Philadelphia residents and all incoming visitors the latest in Philadelphia’s cuisine and entertainment.