Enjoy a private meal and cooking demonstration in a local Hanoi home in the heart of the Old Quarter of the city. Experience authentic Vietnamese life and cuisine with your host as you cook together and dine on authentic family recipes.
What to Expect
Join your host Hong, a lovely Hanoian, full of warmth and kindness with talented cooking skills, for a private, traditional cooking experience and meal. Meet Hong at her home, a bright yellow building in the heart of the Old Quarter. Step away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's streets into authentic, real Vietnam life.
Roll your sleeves up and enjoy a hands-on demonstration where and you will learn to make an authentic Vietnamese salad and traditional spring rolls from scratch. Your menu might include any of the chef's beautiful Vietnamese salads, whether papaya, banana blossom, or green mango, that spring to life with an array of fresh, aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Her recipe for cha gio (crisp, succulent spring rolls), a staple in every Vietnamese home, will be sure to leave you wanting more. Your menu might include other dishes like cha ca (Hanoi's famous grilled fish). Finish your meal with seasonal fresh fruit, a green rice dessert and coffee.
Hong delights in sharing the culinary traditions and recipes of Hanoi and goes out of her way to make guests feel comfortable and welcomed in Vietnam. Get a real glimpse into Vietnamese life with this authentic in-home meal and cooking demonstration. Leave with new recipes, an appreciation of Vietnamese culture, and lifelong memories. Please note, this experience is meant to be a visit into a local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together. Your chef speaks very limited English so her daughter will join you and serve as translator.
- Cooking lesson
- Local host
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick up and drop-off
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required