• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 90.00 View price calendar

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Spend an afternoon sampling traditional Vietnamese cuisine and learning to prepare classic dishes form the masters during this Vietnamese cooking class. This half-day experience includes a walking tour of Chau Long market, where your helpful guide will identify various items that are essential ingredients in the nation’s most iconic dishes. The tour is followed by a hands’ on lesson in the kitchen, followed by the chance to sample and savor your creations.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Vietnamese Cooking Class in Hanoi

Vietnamese Cooking Class at Hanoi Cooking Centre

This half-day Hanoi cooking class showcases the best of Vietnamese cuisine. Travelers will learn to prepare healthy, simple and delicious fare under the guidance of their expert local chef. Learn how to shop for, cook and serve traditional cuisine during this entertaining (and delicious!) afternoon.

Your half-day tour begins with a walk around Chau Long market, where you’ll mingle with locals and learn about the fresh ingredients typical in Vietnamese cuisine. 

After exploring the market, take a short walk to the cooking studio where your lesson will begin. Small groups of 2 to 16 people insure personalized attention as you learn techniques from the head chef. Two people share each cooking station during the interactive lesson. 

Once meals are complete sit down with your new friends and fellow classmates to enjoy your own Vietnamese meal. Sip cold local beers or have a glass of wine.

Customer Reviews

Dale C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very enjoyable and our children 8, 10, 13 yo were all catered for and loved the class.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was wonderful! The establishment was very clean and organized. We experience a bit of culture walking to the market to see how local buy and sell food for items. That was an interesting and eye-opening experience. We were able to cook everything with the exception of the dessert, because we were running short on time, so we just helped a bit. The hosts were very hospitable and willing to assist and make the experience pleasurable. Wonderful experience!

robbe v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!! I highly recommend taking it. Our guide/chef was terrific. We had a great little tour of the morning market. Then off to the very clean,well set up kitchen to prepare our Vietnamese dishes. After we completed our dishes we were then sat at a table to enjoy our creations.
If given the chance I definitely would do this again.

Jay C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent. We enjoyed it so much that we went for a second day. The market tour was very informative. The cooking was very tasty, hands on. Good recipes. Very good english. Very friendly. My wife and I both loved it

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.

Thomas G

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

H. Amelia K

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!

Undercover Américan

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.


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.

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