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HANOI | Cooking Class
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True immersion in local culture, the experience starts with a stroll in the local market accompanied by the Chef, to discover Vietnamese ingredients. Here you will be dazzled by the bright colours of the fruits and vegetables and smell the sweet and not so sweet smells as you’re guided around the market. Watch the locals pick their daily food and haggle over the price. Feel free to join in the process and have a go at haggling with the help of your chef. This is followed by a cookery demonstration in the kitchen where everyone plays an active role. The typical dishes you will have the chance to make include : spring rolls or grilled chicken with lemon leave. After class, lunch is served to sample the different dishes prepared during the demonstration. Of course, you may not expect to become an expert after just few hours, yet good fun and top value for money is always guaranteed.
Name Hanoi Cooking Class
Duration Half Day
Price from 50 USD / pax (based on 2 pax)
Pick-up point Hotel in Hanoi
Drop-off point Hotel in Hanoi


Vietnamese food has long been appreciated in France, yet, it was the U.S residents who discovered its fine features. Vietnamese chefs like to refer to their cooking as "the nouvelle cuisine of Asia." Indeed, with the heavy reliance on rice, wheat and legumes, abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, minimal use of oil as well as treatment of meat as a condiment rather than a main course, Vietnamese food has to be among the healthiest on the planet.

Cuisine in the country with more than 70,000,000 people differs strikingly between the north, south and central regions, but two key features stand out.

Firstly, rice plays an essential role in the nation's diet as it does throughout Southeast Asia. Humorous speaking, Vietnamese is noodle-crazy. You have seen regularly the appearance of noodle in their breakfast, lunch and dinner, in homes, restaurants and at roadside stands. Noodles are eaten wet and dry, in soup or beside soup, and are made in different shapes and thicknesses of wheat, rice and mung beans such as bun cha, Cao Lau, Hue beef noodle, bun rieu…Rice is also a main ingredients for making banh chung, banh bao, banh xeo, banh beo, xoi…

Secondly, no meal is complete without fresh vegetables and herbs. Thanks to the tropical climate, fresh vegetables are available all the year round. As the result, dishes with fresh vegetable become familiar with every family, especially with poor people in the old days. Some popular dishes are canh, goi ngo sen, nom du du, rau muong, ca phao…Vietnam can also be considered as a tropical paradise of dessert and beverage with che, sugarcane, fruit smoothies, bubble tea…

With different cooking methods, different dishes were made, extremely enjoyed and gradually popularized in the country. A key portion of every meal from the North, the Central to the South is a platter containing cucumbers, bean threads, slices of hot pepper, sprigs of basil, coriander, mint and a number of related herbs found principally in Southeast Asian markets.

Departing from your hotel for the cooking centre at 8:30, you will receive a cup of La Han tea upon arrival before the brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine, highlighting the contents of a traditional meal. You will then take a short walk to Chau Long Market, where you will enjoy a tour of the “wet” market, highlighting the unusual items such as durian, live seafood, silk worms, and an assortment of fresh herbs and vegetables.

You will then return to the cooking centre to commence the cooking class. You will prepare dishes under the guidance of experienced chefs at your own work station and each workshop will conclude with tasting the food you have prepared in a comfortable dining area, accompanied by local beer or wine. At the end of the class you will receive detailed recipe cards to take home before returning to your hotel.

This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel. Please send us your enquiry for availabilities & the most up dated price.

• Transportation to the market and the cooking school
• Market tour, shopping in a local market
• Local English-speaking guide
• Lunch
• 1 complimentary drink during the meal (1 beer or 1 soft drink)
• Introduction to Vietnamese herbs, spices & other ingredients for cooking
• Vietnamese dishes recipe booklet
• After preparing each dish, you have time to relax and enjoy your culinary creations
• 24/24h assistance from our company
• Service charges and government tax

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Drink and beverage
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide & driver
• Other items than mentioned in the program
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.


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