Vietnamese Cooking Class at Green Bamboo School in Hoi An

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Vietnamese Cooking Class at Green Bamboo School in Hoi An BESTSELLER


Tour a local market with an experienced chef

Learn to make delicious Vietnamese dishes as you help prepare lunch

Get plenty of hands-on experience

Benefit from the small class size and private attention


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Learn to make Vietnamese food with a charismatic, multi-lingual chef in the intimacy of her home-based cooking school. Choose 1 of 56 mouth-watering dishes, buy the ingredients fresh at the local market in Hoi An with Chef Van, and enjoy your creation.


A day at the Green Bamboo Cooking School in Hoi An will give you something you can take home and really impress your friends and family with. Experienced cooks who want to learn new techniques and amateur chefs looking for a fun day out will all find what they are looking for.

Go with Chef Van to the local market and buy the ingredients for the dish you selected in advance. Here, you will learn a lot about local produce. From the market you head to the school, located in Van's beautiful house, where she will teach the group to make the selected dishes. There will be plenty of hands-on participation!

After everything is prepared, relax and enjoy the lunch you created, and that you can create again after you get home.

Please select one dish from the following menu and be sure to put the number in the "Leave a Comment for the Supplier" link upon booking:
Meat/fish Dishes
1 Pomelo salad with shrimp
2 Green mango salad with or without shrimp
3 Banana blossom salad with shrimp and pork
4 Papaya salad with shrimp
5 Sea food salad with basil and chili
6 Chicken salads with Vietnamese mints
7 Mix salad with papaya, green mango, banana blossom, lotus stem
8 Fried spring rolls with spring onion (shrimp and meat)
9 Fried spring rolls with vegetables (mushroom, carrot, taro, glass noodles, green peas) and shrimp or pork
10 Fried vegetarian spring rolls (mushroom, carrot, taro, glass noodles, peeled green peas split) straw mushroom and tofu
11 Fresh Spring rolls (spring onion, mint, lemon basil, carrot and green bean) with shrimp or pork and shrimp
12a Fresh vegetables spring roll (carrot, paprika, onion, cucumber, coriander leaves) with shrimp
12b Vietnamese 2-course meal: water spinach with garlic, pork or chicken in clay pot
13a Shrimp in tamarind sauce
13b Shrimp with honey and garlic
14 Shrimp with lemon grass and chili
15a Stir-fried beef with lemon grass, chili with Fresh Vietnamese mustard green (Rau cải xanh)
15b Stir-fried shrimp with lemon grass and chili
15c Stir-fried beef with green bean and dry rice noodles
16 Stuff squid in tomato sauce
17 Stir-fried squid with lemon grass and hot chili
18 Pumpkin soup with spring onion and shrimp
19a Stir-fried chicken with lemon grass and chili
19b Chicken wing with garlic and lime sauce
20 Chicken curry in coconut milk (carrot and sweet potato, broad bean, coconut juice, chili, onion)
21 BBQ chicken, beef or pork stick
22 Chicken rissoles with lemon grass, garlic and shallot
23a Steamed whole fish
23b Fish in clay pot (cá kho tộ)
23c Grilled tuna with lemon sauce
24 Fish cakes with lemon grass, shallot and garlic
25 Stir-fried fish with lemon grass and chili
26 Fish BBQ in banana leaf (fresh turmeric, shallot and garlic)
27 Vietnamese pancake with shrimp or shrimp and pork
28 Câu lầu (Hoi An special noodles)
29 White rice noodles and chicken with basil in soya bean and peanut sauce
30a White rice noodles with pork BBQ, raw salad and soybean peanut sauce (Vietnam special noodles)
30b Pho bo (beef noodles soup)
30c Mi Quang (Qang Nam turmeric noodles, pork, shrimp, fresh herbs)
Vegetarian dishes
31 Vegetarian curry in coconut milk (taro, sweet potatoes, carrot, tofu, mushroom, lemon grass, broad bean and coconut juice)
32 Water spinach (morning glory) and garlic
33 Quang Nam noodles stir fried with tofu, straw mushroom, bean sprouts with fresh hers
34 Stir-fried vegetables with tofu and dry black mushroom (green bean, carrot, baby corn, white broccoli)
35 Egg plant stir fried with garlic
36 Deep fried eggplant with breadcrumbs, and sweet and sour sauce
37 Dry tofu-skin salad with Vietnamese mint leaves (Rau Răm) and onion
38 Vegetarian spring rolls (green split bean, tofu, taro, carrot, glass noodles, onion, straw mushroom)
39 Fresh spring rolls (deep fried tofu, fresh herbs, rice paper) with regular soya sauce
40 Fresh spring rolls (carrot, green bean, carrot and tofu, spring onion, lemon basil, coriander and mint)
41 Fresh spring rolls with paprika, cucumber, onion, carrot, and fried tofu
42 Vegetarian Quang Nam noodle soup (Mi Quang chay) (tofu, straw mushroom, carrot, tomato, white cabbage, pineapple)
43 Fresh white noodles (vermicelli) with fried tofu and straw leek, pineapple, mushroom with soybean peanut sauce and fresh herbs
44 Fresh white noodles (vermicelli) stir fired with tofu and straw mushroom with fresh turmeric and Vietnamese mini spring onion.
45 Vietnamese vegetarian pancakes (tofu and straw mushroom)
46 Stir-fried tofu with lemon grass and chili and five spice

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  • Rating: 5 “Amazing - fantastic”

    Reviewed by Judy from sydney, Australia on September 24th, 2014 Wonderful day with the remarkable Vinn. Superb cuisine shared with lovely people from all over the world.

  • Rating: 5 “A wonderful inter-active cultural, and social Vietnamese experience.”

    Reviewed by JOHN from Glenorie, Australia on July 12th, 2014 The Green Bamboo Cooking Class was much, much more than we expected and was great value for money.
    Our hostess, Van, gave us a choice of dishes to cook, then took us [8 people] to the local market to buy the required ingredients, giving us an interesting and informative explanation as she shopped on our behalf. We then stopped at a local café for a cool drink or coffee of our choice before going to her beautifully appointed house and kitchen to prepare and cook our meals. The preparation was 'hands-on' and was heaps of fun. Van had three delightful young kitchen staff [silent and efficient] who sorted the raw foodstuff into their appropriate dish groupings. Drinks of our choice were provided as we 'worked'. After every person had completed their dish preparation, we each took turn cooking and sharing our dish around buffet style. Van had prepared a delicious dessert which was served with rice vodka - Yeah! In summary - a highlight of our 18 days in Vietnam. Highly recommended !

  • Rating: 5 “Best experience”

    Reviewed by Marion from Wellington, New Zealand on July 11th, 2014 Van runs a great course with great Vietnamese recipes to try , fun from beginning to end.
    Visiting the market well worth it. Each person takes their turn cooking their dish and sharing with the othws.
    Highly recommended.
    Do not eat too much for breakfast and you won't want to eat again that day,,
    Would do again

  • Rating: 5 “A memorable experience in so many ways”

    Reviewed by David from Hout Bay, South Africa on March 25th, 2014 Van was terrific. The trip to the market was so interesting and her knowledge of ingredients and how to cook was inspiring. She has a great sense of fun and perfect English, This is THE class to go to if you can get in. It is hands on and only 10 per class which lasts from around 9.15 to 3pm. Everyone makes a different dish and you get to taste each others once the dish has been prepared. No washing up either! That is done by a team of helpers. At the end you get a book of recipes plus a few other nice gifts. Collected from and returned to your hotel. We would definitely go back.

  • Rating: 5 “If you only do one cooking class this is it!”

    Reviewed by Sally from Syydney, Australia on March 3rd, 2014 Van was the best teacher, remembered everyones name, we all chose a dish and went to the marke,t without making a list she bought all the ingredients, went to her house and individually made our dish then we all ate our creations. She hugged us all as we reluctantly left,I wanted to stay for dinner!

  • Rating: 5 “The best Vietnamese cooking experience you can get .”

    Reviewed by Howard from New Rochelle, United States on November 1st, 2013 If you want to learn how to shop, prepare, and cook Vietnamese food , Van is your teacher and Green Bamboo is your school. You will experience every aspect of preparation and cooking in a group of up to ten. Each person chooses and prepares a different dish, which you will taste. The only warning I give is make sure you fast for at least a day before the class as you will want to taste(and not a small taste) every delicious dish made. Van will put you at ease and teach you the intricacies to cook these dishes in your home.

  • Rating: 5 “Fabulous day, highly recommended”

    Reviewed by Maureen from Dingley Village, Australia on July 29th, 2013 Fun day learning the art of Vietnamese cooking and eating

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic day made even better by our gracious host Van”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Yarraville, Australia on July 10th, 2013 An informative and fun day which began with the sights and sounds of daily market shopping followed by a hands on cooking lesson led by the wonderful Van. Nothing was too much bother as Van led us all through the preparation and cooking of each dish we'd individually chosen. Food was abundant and the flavours amazing - a highlight of our trip.

  • Rating: 5 “Great cooking experience with a lovely teacher - Highly recommended!”

    Reviewed by Harriet from London, United Kingdom on May 22nd, 2013 We were lucky enough to get Van all to ourselves for half a day and she looked after us well. She took us around the market in Hoi An, showing us different foods and buying our ingredients. The rest of the morning was spent cooking (and eating!) some delicious creations. Van's instruction was spot on and the learning is hands on. We are now looking forward to having some friends round for a Vietnamese dinner party this weekend! :)

  • Rating: 5 “An amazingly enjoyable day which we will always remember”

    Reviewed by Elizabeth from Blackwood, Australia on April 28th, 2013 My husband and I loved every minute of our day.
    We learnt and shared and laughed and would love to do it all again

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent day, can not fault any part.”

    Reviewed by Stewart from Brisbane, Australia on April 23rd, 2013 Van is very personable and professional, the entire day was fun and educational with fantastic food to top it off.

  • Rating: 5 “A great experience in Hoi An”

    Reviewed by David from Malvern East, Australia on April 21st, 2013 We really enjoyed the whole experience, from shopping at the market, enjoying a local coffee, and then preparing our chosen dishes. The end result was a beautiful 9 course meal. We were entertained, educated in local ingredients and cooking techniques over about a 7 hour period ......great value! Van is a fantastic host and teacher.

  • Rating: 5 “A great fun experince”

    Reviewed by David from HAZELWOOD PARK, Australia on April 4th, 2013 We booked this tour based on Tripadvisor reviews.
    In true personal service, Van came in the taxi to pick us up at our hotel and took us to the small tour bus at another hotel.
    Our group had 9 participants, which led to a long, but thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding day.
    It was great fun buying the food at the market, then helping each other during the food preparation phase, and finally watching each participant cook their chosen dish.
    With nine dishes to be cooked in turn and sampled, we did not finish until 4pm. However, as the group got on well with each other and with Van, the time simply flew. The stomach, however, was a little overtaxed, as you felt compelled to taste each delicious dish.
    We would definitely do it again.

  • Rating: 5 “Hands on course, Van is great cook and very nice”

    Reviewed by Ron from Nowra, Australia on January 20th, 2013 First we all went to the market and were shown what to get.
    Second we all went to Van's place and cooked some great dishes under
    Supervision. We ate as we cooked then sat down to
    A great lunch. Tip: do not have too much breakfast there will be plenty to eat
    As the cooking is done. Don' wear good shoes as it is
    A bit sloppy around the fish market .such a good experience.
    Worth the cost.

  • Rating: 5 “A great way to spend a morning. Learnt some great recipes”

    Reviewed by Gene from clifton hill, Australia on September 21st, 2012 met some great people. Van was patient and enthusiastic and the food was awesome.
    Starts with a trip to the market and then you go back to Van's house to cook and eat. I particularly like that it wasn't in a restaurant and the groups are kept to 6 people max.
    A lot of fun and a great way to spend a morning

  • Rating: 5 “Well worth it!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from sydney, Australia on May 21st, 2012 This cooking class was one of the highlights of our Vietnam trip. It was personal (no more than 6 in the group) friendly, inclusive of all members and we actually got to choose what dishes to cook, (no usual spring rolls etc). Van was a gracious host and knowledgeable cook, helping us to create our dishes and joining us in the afternoon to sit down and share the feast. Roaming the market with her in the morning was an invaluable experience. Thankyou!

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic day!”

    Reviewed by Jo-Ann from Rosanna, Australia on January 19th, 2014 Great day. Great food. It was so much fun and Van is the best.

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  • “Fabulous day, highly recommended”

    “Fun day learning the art of Vietnamese cooking and eating”

    Maureen from Dingley Village, Australia

  • “An amazingly enjoyable day which we will always remember”

    “My husband and I loved every minute of our day.
    We learnt and shared and laughed and would love to do it all again”

    Elizabeth from Blackwood, Australia

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