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  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Learn the secrets to preparing a great Vietnamese dish on this half-day cooking tour in Hanoi. Your Hanoi cooking tour will begin with a quick walk to the famous Chau Long market, where you will learn more about the various ingredients that go into a Vietnamese dish. It's then onto the Hanoi Cooking Centre for your hand's on cooking lesson followed by a chance to try your new creation.

Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Cooking class at Hanoi's Cooking Centre
  • Tour the Chau Long Market and learn about Vietnamese ingredients before you start your cooking class
  • Enjoy a scrumptious Vietnamese lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Vietnamese Cooking Class at Hanoi's Cooking Centre

Vietnamese Cooking Class at Hanoi Cooking Centre

Vietnamese food is healthy, simple to cook and downright delicious. This half day cooking tour in Hanoi will provide you with a hands-on lesson on how to shop for, and to cook, authentic Vietnamese food.

Your Hanoi cooking class will be held at the Hanoi Cooking Centre, a new complex nestled on the edge of Hanoi's famous old quarter and close proximity to the picturesque Truc Bach and West Lake.

Your half-day tour begins with a walk around the famous Chau Long market, nearby Truc Bac Lake. Here you will learn more about the various local ingredients including vegetables, fruits and Vietnamese herbs and spices.

Two-minutes away from the Chau Long Market is the Hanoi Cooking Centre. The Vietnamese cooking class is held in small groups (2 to 16 people) to enhance interactivity with the head chef. You will have one cooking station between 2 persons for your hands-on lesson.

At midday sit down and enjoy your own Vietnamese creations accompanied by local beer or wine plus receive detailed recipes cards to take home.

Happy eating!

Customer Reviews

SallyB
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A fabulous tour. Our driver arrived at the specified time and delivered us to the Hanoi cooking centre where we were met by Tracey who took us to the fresh market for our experience of grocery shopping Vietnamese style. Fantastic experience, very interesting and informative and a bit of an eye opener. Back at the school we were shown our cooking stations and after watching a demonstration it was our turn to prepare and cook delicious, fresh, tasty vietnamese food . The food we had cooked was served to us in the restaurant upstairs with a glass or two of delicious local "Dalat" wine.. The staff were both friendly and knowledgable. This is a very well run and organised tour and comes very highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

HAd a fascinating day with our guide. It was great to see Ha Noi early in the morning. Also, the cooking class was super!! We were promised recipes to be emailed to us but that hasn't happened yet.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

How well did this go recommend to everyone class was great learnt heaps the cooking school was fab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This was a most interesting morning spending time in the local market shopping for and learning about the ingedients, which we cooked in the Cooking Centre and then had for lunch.
The staff were very friendly and we had a jolly time making our recipes!
We even took our Spring Rolls home with us to eat later - crooked and not very perfect in shape as they came out!
Yet we were very proud of our efforts !!
Thank you to the staff at the Cooking Centre for a most enjoyable and fun-filled morning !!
Wishing you all every success at the Hanoi Cooking Centre!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

This isn’t one of those tours where you sit in an air-conditioned bus with a tour guide pointing out things on a loudspeaker. Get prepared to actually experience this one: walking, eating, drinking, talking, listening, smelling, preparing, cooking, chopping. The great thing about this tour is you get to eat what you produce. So all in all it’s a very satisfying way to get a taste of life in Hanoi. As I walked back to my hotel it was as if the flavors of Vietnam were still with me.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

I was a little surprised, I expected this tour to be more of a straightforward city tour. But it was much more than that, highly enjoyable. The guide is very good, and the cooking class is fun. Worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

The cooking class was excellent. We were the only members of the class so it was private. We started with a personalized tour of the market where we made several dishes. The instructor was Australian, so there was no language barrier and it was just as described.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

The cooking class was great fun and the food turn out deliciously. We particularly love the information on the various ingredients and preparation methods imparted; it inspired a subsequent shopping spree on local cooking ingredients that we took home!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2009

Great fun and interesting, however the tour guide did not speak good enough English to be understood. Actual cooking and learning from the chef was good; although he also did not speak English, and guide's translation was very poor. We would have liked to ask more questions about Vietnamese cooking. Also, we would have liked to be able to choose items to cook. They have three menus, but we just did what they said! As we were the only two in the class, surely they could have customized it. Also, we had to tip the drivers and the chef. This was supposed to be all inclusive, and as Aussies, tipping is not normal. Having to be

Caroline Y
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended July 2009

This is worth doing. However, the tour started with our guide forgetting about us, so we started late and couldn't do the cyclo and market tour. But once this was sorted a great tour, do NOT eat before you go!
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