Ben Thanh Market Tour and Cooking Class

5 / 5

31 Reviews

Ben Thanh Market Tour and Cooking Class

From US$ 45 per person

From the market to your plate. Purchase your ingredients with your chef at the local market and then head back to your kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. Sharp your cooking skills, learn, eat and have fun!

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Limited to 13 participants
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
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Vietnamese, English


  • Visit Ben thanh Market and find its hidden gems guided by your chef
  • Take a hands-on cooking class
  • Make and enjoy a four course meal
Full description
Market visit from 8:45 AM until 9:45 AM  Follow your chef through the vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase necessary ingredients for your cooking lesson. At 9:40 AM your chef will bring you back by Taxi to start your cooking class. Hands-on Cooking Class from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM In a warm atmosphere, participants cook all together following their chef step by step. Each person will have their own equipment and ingredients so that they have the chance to gain a better understanding of the steps for making their meal. You will discover Vietnamese kitchenware to cook and enjoy a tasty 4 courses meal. MSG and 'Knorr powders/enhance flavors' are of course forbidden. The menu can be adapted for vegetarians and for people with food allergies.
  • 1 hour market tour
  • Transportation between the market and your cooking class
  • 4 courses cooking class
  • Iced Tea, water and 1 drink of your choice (beer, soft, lemongrass lemonade)
  • Recipe book
  • Pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet the chef at 8:45 AM at 'Cua Tay' gate of Ben Thanh market on Phan Chu Trinh Street. They will be wearing a white polo t-shirt with local partner's logo on it.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
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Our host/guide was amazing! English was perfect! Market tour was a great added extra, it was a fabulous look into daily life of the Vietnamese people & their cuisine. The cooking course was amazing & all good made was delicious. Our chef was humorous and thorough. She explained everything in detail & was patient with those who needed abit extra help. It was a great morning & a must for anyone visiting the city. We were given all our recipes & bought some extra souvenirs.

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November 24, 2019

Great experience in a cool setting

I really enjoyed the market tour and cooking class, the market tour was great fun with the guide running through ingredients we would be cooking with that day and others as we passed them. The cooking course was held in an old colonial building, and Oanh our chef was amazing. She was able to teach to 12 people of various ages starting from 8 years old and calmly to students whose first language wasn’t English. We never felt rushed or that anything was too difficult. And due to a lot of the prep work we were able to rattle through and cook and eat 3 different dishes. Despite how easy Oanh made it look I am still not sure I can cook Vietnamese food at home. The only solution is to come back to HCMC again LOL!

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April 17, 2018

This was a great great tour! Anybody who is wanted to do a cooking class, this is the one for you. It is a very interactive class that is good for all levels of cooks. The guides speak English very well and you are able to learn how to cook a traditional Vietnamese dish. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. Also, the class takes place at a very prestige restaurant and if you have time, eat dinner here as well.

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January 2, 2018

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