Why Taking a Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City is a Must-Do
What was once the most pivotal cities involved in the Vietnam war has become a city buzzing with energy. With it’s rich history and modernity combined, the food of Ho Chi Minh incorporates influences from both the past and the present. All of our cooking classes in this dynamic historic city offer you to make local authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Some classes involve touring a local market, where you’ll be able to source your ingredients for your dishes. Or choose to go organic! Another cooking class offers you to take your class in an agricultural village where you will be able to source fresh vegetables from a local farm and experience what it is like to be a Vietnamese farmer for a day.
Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
It was everything we expected...intimacy, attention, learning, loving the dishes cooked.
Read more + Magalí G. | Dec 2019
"Interesting, educational and really fun!"
The dishes we cooked were all delicious yet simple. The recipes were provided at the end, and I feel confident in what produce to buy and techniques to use in order to recreate them. It was extremely clean, and all the tools were safe and easy to use. I would recommend doing to market stop to get the ingredients first (it is a proper local market and no other tourists there). Cant fault the class, so that's why I have given 5 stars.
Read more + Jessica W. | Dec 2019
A perfect afternoon full of laugh !
We were only 4 at this class which was perfect for us! Lua is a perfect cooker & a very good teacher !!! We had a wonderful time! Do not hesitate to book it !!
Read more + Alissa N. | Dec 2019
"Great cooking class with amazing food"
My boyfriend and I had a great cooking class with amazing food a few days ago at Lua's place. Lua is super nice, explained a lot around Vietnamese food and culture and made us feel at home at her lovely apartment. We even got some secret tips and the recipes per mail afterwards so we can cook the meals at home.
All in all highly recommendable! Thanks Lua!
Read more + Kathrin K. | Dec 2019
"Fantastic cooking and cultural experience"
We enjoyed not only learning how to make three authentic and exquisite Vietnamese dishes, but also gaining in insight into Vietnamese living and culture. Lua was welcoming, interesting and good-humoured, and the class structured in a way that we were all (group of 4) kept busy throughout. A must-do if you are in HCM City.
Read more + Callum G. | Nov 2019
"Very much fun, very engaging and interactive."
Lua did a great job preparing everything and everybody could be of help afterwards to make the three course dinner perfect. We had all natural ingredients and she made sure that people with allergies got to eat everything as well. We had a nice group of seven people and talked a lot while eating and cooking. Great start to Vietnamese food.
Read more + Kathrin S. | Nov 2019
"Fun and enjoyable class"
It was such a fun experience! We learned how to make 3 dishes that were all tasteful and beautiful. Everything was ready for us clean and neat, which made it easier to cook. The cooking demonstration is easy to follow as well.
Read more + Heewon K. | Nov 2019
"Great beginner cooking experience"
We had a wonderful experience with this cooking class. It was well organised and easy to follow. All the ingredients were prepared fresh for us to use and the instructor spoke perfect English and was very helpful. Thank you!
Read more + Emma S. | Nov 2019
"Delicious food, easygoing fun afternoon experience"
My mom and I joined the class not long after landing in Saigon for the first time. It was a great way to spend the afternoon, the class format and preparation was very smooth and easygoing. We're definitely going to make some of this food at home in the future!
Read more + Jessica C. | Oct 2019
"We thoroughly enjoyed the class and what we made. It was well organised and easy to follow our tutors instructions. Having her there demonstrating was great."
We loved doing the food market tour first too. Our tutor was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience very interesting and enjoyable.
Read more + Norman G. | Oct 2019
"Perfect Vegan Tour"
Die perfekte Tour um geheime vegane food spots zu finden! Gleichzeitig haben spring und hiêu uns einige interessante side notes zu Vietnam, zur Kultur, Geschichte etc gegeben. Sowas erlebt man selten :) sie sprechen auch richtig gutes Englisch!! Bin absolut begeistert und kann es nur weiterempfehlen!
Read more + Jessica K. | Oct 2019
Ms Lua is a great host, has wonderful knowledge and share it clearly. I loved the small group- we all got to do things, to observe closely so we now know what ‘cooked’ looks like. The afternoon was great and I learnt so much. Thank you, Ms Lua!!!
Read more + Judith M. | Oct 2019
"Great evening, with a great host!"
Four of us attended the class and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Lua was an amazing host, friendly and interesting. Cooked three courses and she took the time to explain each ingredient and meal. Would highly recommend to friends and others.
Read more + Declan K. | Oct 2019
"Fun, Friendly and Fabulous Food!"
My daughter and had a wonderful afternoon on the Vegan Food Tour with female riders. We were a little nervous at first but Anne and Helen quickly made us feel relaxed and safe as we traveled to wonderful places and ate delicious food and learned lots about Ho Chi Minh City.
Would absolutely recommend!
Read more + Trudy B. | Oct 2019
"Amazing Cooking Class"
Since we‘ve enjoyed the great Food at cyclo resto twice, we wanted to learn more how to do it. First we visited the local market and found out how to get the best fresh ingredients. At cyclo resto the complete Team around the Chef supported the Cooking class. We learned how to prepare, spice up, cook and decorate a whole menue. The Result was amazing and we can warmly recommend everything.
Read more + Gitte H. | Sep 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the class I took with M.O.M.! All the chefs and staff were kind and patient, and did a great job describing all the ingredients and explaining the dishes. The food we cooked was also delicious, and we got certificates and recipes at the end which was great.
Would definitely recommend taking this class!!!
Read more + Lisa G. | Sep 2019
"A must-do in Ho-Chi-Minh!"
Cooking with Lua was a great experience. She explained every step and really cooked with us together instead of just showing us what we have to do. The food was really delicious, I would even say it was one of the best tasting meals we had during our two weeks travel trough Vietnam. Therefore if you have a little spare time left during your vacation I would really recommend you to spend a few lovely hours with Lua!(: