“I put a lot of care into every dish I make, especially when serving others.”

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This pork and shrimp dumpling dish comes from Shirley’s roots

Get to know Shirley in this Q&A, and get her “Pork & shrimp dumplings” Friday (3/6) from 7-10PM, and Saturday (3/7) from 12-4PM!

Q: What’s your cooking background?

Shirley: I’ve been personally cooking for over 10 years and mostly learned through reading cookbooks and watching my mom.

Q: What can you tell us about the dish you’re making and what inspired it?

Shirley: The pork and shrimp dumpling dish I’m making comes from my roots. When my mom made dumplings in my childhood, I would help her wrap them one-by-one.


Shirley’s🌿Pork & shrimp dumplings! 12 handmade dumplings and a side of marinated organic English cucumbers.

The dumplings have pork, shrimp, scallions, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and black pepper. They’re pan-fried so it’s on the bottom and then steamed. The cucumbers are marinated in salt, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic.

Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?

Shirley: I grew up mostly in the Chicago suburbs and moved to the city about five years ago. Given my background though, the food I really grew up eating was Asian food. I love all kinds of Asian food and cooking that cuisine.

Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?

Shirley: I put a lot of care into every dish I make, especially when serving others. I try my best to use high quality, premium ingredients when possible.


Get Shirley’s🌿”Pork & shrimp dumplings,” Friday and Saturday (3/6 and 3/7) on Shmeal! ❤

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