Enjoy fresh Vietnamese food which you have prepared yourself on this 4-hour cooking experience in Hanoi. Learn about Vietnamese cuisine with this cooking class as you buy fresh products at the local market and are taught how to prepare a delicious meal.
What to Expect
Famous for its lively fresh flavors and artfully composed meals, Vietnamese food and cooking is the true 'light cuisine' of Asia. Abundant fresh herbs and greens, delicate soups and stir-fries, and well-seasoned grilled foods served on, or with, rice or noodles are the mainstays of the Vietnamese delicacies. Even the beloved sweets for snacks or desserts are often based on fresh fruits served with sweetened rice or tapioca.
Enjoy a cooking class tour to explore the gateway to the culinary experience of Vietnamese recipes and cooking. This tour runs in the morning and the evening, and you have several choices to select from in advance:
• Hanoi and the northern highlands
• Food from the coast
• Vietnamese street food
• Vegan tofu cookery
• Spring rolls
• BBQs and salads
You will first meet up at the meeting point and enjoy a special “La Han” Vietnamese welcome tea. Then you will get a brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine, highlighting the contents of traditional meals. Take a short walk to Chau Long Market, for a tour of the market highlighting the unusual fruits, livestock, and frogs. Then head back to the cooking center to start the cooking class.
On completion of the cooking class, enjoy the meal and a chance to chat with your instructor. Relax in the comfort of the cooking center dining area and enjoy a local beer, wine, or lemon juice. You can take home printed recipes as well as food samples such as some local fruit, green bean cake, quail eggs, etc. You will also receive a going-home gift and will have the chance to visit the cooking center’s shop with Vietnamese culinary tools, books, spices, and more.
- Market tour to Cho Chau Long for the 9.30 class only
- Hands-on cooking class
- Lunch or dinner of the food you have prepared
- Detailed recipes
- Vietnamese wine, beer, laska water, and La Han tea
- Class in English and Vietnamese
- Take home gift
- Collection and drop-off to H.C.C. can be arranged at an extra charge
What's Not Included
- No children’s prices
- Collection and drop-off from your hotel is at an extra charge
- All personal expenses
- All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
Know Before You Go
Vegetarian food or any special request for food should be booked in advance.