Comment from corin
It is a great way to learn the Champa culture by visiting My Son sanctuary, enjoying Cham music, dance performance and tasting Vietnamese food by a hands-on cooking class on board Cinnamon Cruises. What a excellent combination!
It is a good idea to visit My Son a bit earlier than regular group tours, so that we more opportunities to visit the site and take more nice photos. A visit to a local market away from tourist city of Hoi An is a truly nice experience for us and foot massage on board after the long walk around My Son site is very freshing. It is not just a cooking class but a delicious experience of cooking and cruising.
Reply by corin, January 2012
It was a wonderful experience for my two young daughters and I - we thoroughly enjoyed the cooking cruise. Our chef took us to the market and showed us the various vegetables that we would use and it was good to see what they looked like, he was friendly, welcoming and helpful. He did a great job explaining how to prepare each dish and was patient as he helped the girls. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was plentiful and deliciously fresh. It is great to have a printed copy of the recipes so we did not have to waste time writing notes. My daughters loved carving the vegetables to make flowers and were eager to go home to show all to their friends!! Highly recommended!