Succulent pork buns and yummy spring rolls were just a few of the mouthwatering treats on offer at the Goulburn Valley Chinese Association’s dumpling day.
The promise of delicious food and dumpling demonstrations saw many pack into the Sir Ian McLennan Centre in Mooroopna on Sunday.
Off to one side of the room, GV Chinese Association members Bin Wu and Anna Wong could be spotted carefully preparing some dumplings with a tofu and Chinese curry.
They attracted quite a crowd as they gently rolled out the dumpling dough and placed the filling inside.
This is the second year the GV Chinese Association has held dumpling day and president Sue Chen was pleased with the turnout.
‘‘Last year there were too many people but I think this year we got the number right,’’ she said.
Ms Chen said this year was also a bit different because they had a broader range of food on offer and not just dumplings.
‘‘Quite a few of our members are happy to try out their cooking skills,’’ she said.
‘‘We have a lot of people who are very skilled in cooking their meals and a lot of them are parents who are not working but they are quite capable of turning their skills into a business opportunity but there is no platform for them to showcase or test their skills.
‘‘This event is good for that and they can come here and see if their cooking is welcomed and if it is, they are motivated to improve their cooking.’’
Ms Chen said the association was extremely thankful to Greater Shepparton City Council for providing it a community matching grant for the event.