Vietnam is finally get more of the recognition it deserves in the
world for its cuisine, with fresh ingredients and imaginative flavors, and one
of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is the food. Even if you do not expect
to do much Vietnamese cooking, a cooking class is a fun and interesting way to
learn about the local ingredients and how to make some of the popular dishes.
In general, most cooking classes are
half-day classes starting with in the morning with a trip to the local market
followed by a cooking demonstration and lunch where you can eat the dishes that
They tend to be aimed at casual
tourists, rather than serious chefs, and many tend to be cooking
demonstrations, rather than classes with individual cooking stations. Please inquire
before you book. Also, please keep in mind that some of the smaller, ad-hoc
programs may be more flexible to change the menu or request more interaction,
especially if you arrange your own private lesson for your group.
classes in Hanoi :
Centre is a purpose
built cooking school, café and retail outlet. Hanoi Cooking Centre offers
hands-on cooking classes and short courses in a relaxed atmosphere, designed by
renowned Melbourne chef Tracey Lister, co-author of KOTO
- A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam.
Situated at 44 Chau Long Street,
nestled on the edge of Hanoi's famous old quarter and close to picturesque Truc
Bach and West Lake, the Hanoi Cooking Centre offers visitors a truly unique
Vietnam experience, one to treasure, and share with friends and family.
Develop a deep appreciation of the
flavours, history and culture of Vietnamese cuisine by taking one of the Hanoi
Cooking Centre's Vietnamese Cooking Classes or Street Eats and Market Tours:
$45 USD per person, including market tour, class, recipes, lunch or dinner and
free-flowing local beer and wine.
Hotel has the high
end of the market in Hanoi cornered with half-day classes with a
trip to the market and cooking demonstration followed by an elegant lunch in
the Vietnamese restaurant. Class is $50 USD for morning class; reserve with
Restaurant does not have
set daily classes, but can arrange classes for small groups and is very
flexible in changing the menu to meet the group's needs. Highly recommended are
Highway 4's famous catfish spring rolls, as well as a sample of the local
fruit-flavored riou (rice wine) with your meal. Class is $19-32 USD per person,
depending on the number in your group.
Morning cooking classes with a
different menu each day of the week for small groups in a relaxed and peaceful
garden setting led by the very friendly Ms. An. Class is $30 USD per person.
Restaurant & Cooking School:
Morning classes which include a visit
to the market, a leisurely boat cruise on the river to the Red Bridge Cooking
School, a tour of the school's herb and vegetable garden, and a cooking
demonstration and lunch. The half-day class is $15, including lunch.
Ms. Vy's Gourmet
Cooking Class Book at the Cargo Club
Ms. Vy's classes, along with Red Bridge,
is one of the most popular in Hoi An. And if the food at the Cargo Club and the
Mermaid restaurant are an indication, Ms. Vy deserves her popularity. Morning
class is $20/person including lunch, and afternoon class is $15/person.
“Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc”
Hand-on cooking class, in the refined
set up of Hoa Tuc restaurant in the heart of Saigon. Classes are
conducted by a Vietnamese chef speaking English (French with a translator).
Optional market visit with our Chef to purchase the ingredients you will cook
just after during the Cooking Class.Only small group from 1 to 8 persons.
Vietnam Cookery Center
One of the more widely mentioned
cooking classes in Vietnam,
so book in advance. Classes held daily - $30 for a morning or afternoon class,
with a visit to the market extra. They can also arrange classes on the Bonsai
Boat inSaigon, thematic dinner courses, and
chef and extended courses.
The Omni Saigon does not have set
classes every day, but can arrange specially for groups, with individual work
stations. Class is $55/person, including lunch, and trip to Ben Thanh market.