Discover Vietnam through its delicious cuisine during this half-day cooking class. Shop at a local market and learn about the fresh ingredients that go into Vietnamese dishes, and take a scenic boat ride to the Red Bridge Cooking School.
What to Expect
Start the day with a welcome drink at Hai Café – the meeting point. Visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
Board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, You explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the chefs first demonstrate each dish before you prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, sit down and eat what you have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of the 20 meter swimming pool - towels and showers provided.
Rice paper (making)
Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp
Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs, Bean Sprouts & a Peanut Sauce
Seafood Salad with mixed Vietnamese Herbs served in Half a Pineapple
Vietnamese Eggplant in Clay Pot
Food Decoration - Pineapple Boat, 3 Coloured Flowers & Vietnamese Hand Fan
- Welcome drink and 1 water at Red Bridge
- English-speaking tour guide and chef
- Boat trip
- Cooking demonstration and lunch
- All recipes and notes
- Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An.
- Free use of the new Red Bridge swimming pool (towels and showers provided)
What's Not Included
- Visa arrangement
- Beverage in meal
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses