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Learn to Cook Russian Dumplings

I love to cook and I usually have a lot of international guests on my breakfast and dinner tours. For my family and myself, I cook Italian, Asian, and European cuisine, but we always love our national Russian cuisine.

1 Review
From Moscow
Online Experience
1 Hour
Food And Drinks
Upto 9 people
  • Make dumplings in the traditional Russian style with an expert Moscow guide
  • Learn interesting Russian customs along the way

I invite you to cook something that is relished by a lot of Russians - dumplings. They are usually stuffed with pork but if you are a vegetarian then we can also make a vegetarian alternative that is stuffed with mashed potatoes and fried onions. Believe me, they will be juicy and great in taste! 

During this session, you will also:

  • Understand why it is loved by Russian men
  • Learn how people reacted when they saw dumplings for the first time
  • Learn some Russian words that might be useful for your next visit
  • Listen to the host who will share with you the highlights of Russian cuisine
About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go

Please arrange the following ingredients in advance:


  • Frying Pan
  • Plate
  • Soup ladle
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Grater for vegetables
  • One small glass
  • Rolling pin for dough
  • Bowl
  • Cutting board

For the dough:

  • Water
  • 250g white flour
  • One egg
  • Salt

Vegetarian Ingredients:

  • 2 onions
  • 3 boiled potatoes
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1-3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • Bay leaves

Non-Vegetarian Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of chopped meat (pork usually, but if you don't eat it use chicken or turkey)
  • 1 onion
  • Water
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1-3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • Bay leaves


  • Mayonnaise/yogurt/sour cream (whichever is easily available for you)
  • Any greens you like
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • You can also prepare spices such as turmeric, matcha, basil, paprika, garlic (optional). Please let the host know if you wish to make vegetarian or non-vegetarian dumplings.
  • You can book this tour either for $23 per screen OR as a private session for $70 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host

I have worked as a guide for many years. Sometimes my tourists call me “mom” maybe because I am too worried about everything and I like to take care of everybody. So if you have small kids or you can't walk a lot, you will be fine with me. I was a ballet dancer for 8 years (and hated classic music with all my heart, but now I am in love with opera). I love running and walking a lot, once I walked 48 km and it was my absolute record! Can't wait to see you here and show you around!

Tour Reviews
  • Marlysse Simmons

    We had so much fun learning to make dumplings with Julia! She is super interesting and very good at making an on-line cooking class fun. Besides learning the secrets behind dumplings Julia also talked about the history of Russian food and cooking styles. We have recommended this class to many friends and encourage anyone who thought making dumplings might be difficult to try it out! Learning from Julia made it easy and fun.

From USD 23 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.