Experience a half-day Hanoi cooking class with locals and enjoy a meal afterwards.
What to Expect
Learn to prepare Vietnamese cuisine at a local home in Hanoi on this half-day tour. Start with shopping for ingredients at a market where your guide will help you interact with the vendors by teaching you basic phrases. At the home of your hosts, you’ll be taught to cook from a typical Vietnamese menu that may include spring rolls, fried chicken and fruit dessert. Finish by sampling your decorative creations, accompanied by local beer or wine.
At 8:00am, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the old quarter and you will catch a bus to local house together.
The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce themselves and talk about their lives. The tour guide will then teach you some simple phrases from the local language which is important to help you get shopping skills with the friendly sellers.
Walking to the local market only takes 5 minutes. It’s a great chance to learn about and taste some of the ingredients used in the local cuisine and to observe the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market. Your tour guide will assist you in buying a variety of foods such as herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fishes and fresh fruits. You will have a fun time communicating and using your body language with locals creating incredible and unforgettable memories. Do not forget to take some photos with them. Many photo opportunities will be available in this bustling, vibrant and colorful scene.
At 10:00am, you will complete your shopping and return to the local home to prepare and cook by yourself under the guidance of the tour guide from beginning to end, learning how to marinate and to spice will be the most crucial lessons. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili. The authentic magical sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs is easy to make.
At noon, enjoy your meal with a local beer or wine. After that, your tour guide will transfer you back to your hotel and you will also receive a selection of recipe cards to help you recreate the Vietnamese dishes at home.
- Round trip hotel pick-up in the old quarter
- Vietnamese basic language
- English-speaking Vietnamese guide
- Enjoy your cooked food with hosts
- Step by step recipe booklet to take home
- Free drinks (Hanoi beer, soft drink, coffee and local wine....)