The “Vietnamese Venice” is integrated with a plethora of canals and is known for it’s melting pot of culture and history, demonstrated in its diverse architecture. In our cooking classes, you will find the sundry of Vietnamese cuisines reflected in the food that you cook. We offer classes on general Vietnamese food, where you can take a bicycle or boat tour through the canals to further explore the dynamic city where the cuisine you will be cooking was created. Some of our cooking classes offer you to take a trip to the local market to collect your ingredients. We even offer specific niche classes, for example you can learn how to master pho, or choose to pick fresh herbs from a garden to incorporate into your cooking.
Hoi An Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"Wonderful experience !"
My partner and I had heard about Linh and Golden Lotus who had done a cooking class there previously and had a fantastic experience so we decided to book. The class was really enjoyable and hands on which we liked, and afterwards we got to eat all of our yummy creations! Linh was so nice and helpful and we got sent all of the recipes after the class to recreate at home back in Australia.
Read more + Catherine D. | Oct 2019
"THIS WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
WE LOVED THIS DAY! It started off with an on time pick up at our hotel. We loved our guide that showed us around the market, filled us with knowledge of the local people and market. We then hopped on a boat and took a nice trip on the river. We arrived at the coco nut boats and that was a highlight. We enjoyed boating down the river with a local that was joyful and singing and just a lot of fun. We learned to fish and tried to catch some crabs. Then we went to our location for the cooking class. Everything was so organised and they even had a vegetarian option. The food was delicious and they were so patient when teaching us. We could not wait to eat each dish and we went home with the cook book of what we made. We finished off with being dropped off at our hotel with a happy and full stomach. A CLASS WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER, thank you for the fun, good food and experience.
Read more + Tonya jade M. | Oct 2019
"Amazing cooking and fishing tour!!"
We had the most amazing trip with Tony. He was very knowledgeable and showed us some amazing things. We really enjoyed our trip to the market and saw how Vietnamese buy their produce and loved learning about the unique vegetables and fruit. The crab fishing was a highlight for the children and they had lots of fun catching purple crabs. We also learnt how to throw the fishing nets like a pro. Our cooking experience was very hands on and we learnt different techniques for our recipes. The food was delicious and we know we will enjoy cooking these at home with our family! Thank you Tony for making us feel so welcome and sharing your knowledge with us.
Read more + Helen M. | Oct 2019
So much more than we expected. Short bike ride to a local market where she introduced us to many of the foods used based on our likes/interest, Soon bought some fruits and vegetables to add to the lunch menu. Then a lovely ride through the rice fields to Tra Que village.
Water buffalo ride was short but fun. Wandering around their farm.and tasting/smelling the different plants. Planting a small garden plot. Lovely foot massage. Short but fun boat ride - amazing what can be made from palm leaves.
Making rice paper was really cool. Cooking class fun and informative. Food delicious.
Would recommend very highly!!!!
Read more + Judy W. | Oct 2019
"Good value for money."
The class started off with a trip to the market and our host explaining a lot about the food we saw and the overall market experience. The boat ride and bamboo boat ride was really enjoyable and a good way to see a part of Hoi an I wouldn’t have otherwise seen.
I felt it was a bit unnecessary to have a buffalo ride and the distance was easily walkable.
The range of foods we cooked and techniques we learnt were excellent and all the food was really tasty. The food hygiene was good and the setting of the class was lovely. Definitely good value for money.
Read more + Hayley M. | Sep 2019
"More than a cooking class!"
This class was so much more than cooking, and made for a great morning in Hoi An! Loved it and would recommend.
Read more + Michelle H. | Sep 2019
"Great Cooking Class"
Had a great experience at the Red Bridge cooking school! Got to make different Vietnamese dishes and learn about all the flavours used. The class was very well organised in a lovely setting and would definitely recommend to others wanting try their hand and making traditional dishes.
Read more + Olivia D. | Sep 2019
We had a great day with Mo and her family. The cooking class takes place in a peaceful and quiet village close to Hoi An. Pick up from our hotel was organised! During our tour on the local market we learned a lot about the different ingredients and bought everything for our dishes!
Mo is a very experienced chef and showed us every step. Afterwards we prepared our own dishes. We chose Menu 1 and it was very delicious!
We chose this class because the focus was on cooking, which was great!
Would definitely recommend the cooking class, if you are searching a personal experience in a small group and want to support a local family! Thanks Mo!
Read more + Sandra T. | Aug 2019
"An amazing culinary and cultural experience"
The class was perfect. We took a boat from Hoi An to an island where the class was held. We got an insight into the family’s life who runs the cooking course and the history of the island, which we learnt a lot about the culture from. The cooking was great; it all tasted incredible and were things I hadn’t tried before. Vi’s English was great, and she really made our experience special. Her instructions were easy to follow and she helped us when we need it.
I would highly recommend this class!!
Read more + Miranda B. | Aug 2019
Fantastic experience, with a short trip over the market, a 45 min boat trip, a crab fishing experience in a local round boat, and the preparation of four dishes (see photos). Great food and good hosts. Can only recommend :)!
Read more + Frank van M. | Aug 2019
"Delicious and fun!"
The class with Chef Danny was a blast. We were whisked away by scooter to the market where we learned a bit more about the things for sale and Danny picked out some of the ingredients we’d be using later that night. Back at his place we jumped right in to cooking, and Danny taught us to make a delicious Vietnamese menu all while keeping us entertained. In the end we had a lot of fun and the meal was totally delicious. Thank you, Chef Danny and your family for welcoming us into your home for this experience. Highly recommend!
Read more + Lee Z. | Aug 2019
The whole experience was exactly what was advertised, prompt pick up from our hostel, cute boat ride through the streams and a well organised cooking class with free refreshments on arrival. Our teachers were extremely chatty and enthusiastic, happy to answer all our stupid questions. Extremely good value for money!!!
Read more + Emimily J. | Aug 2019
"Lovely morning, great food"
A lovely morning out. The visit to the local markets was Great, and really fun to go fishing on the bucket boats, although would have been nice to have more of an emphasis on fishing.
The cooking course was simple but traditional and delicious food- plenty of it! Probs my a bit basic for an experienced cook but I learnt a lot that I will use back home!
Read more + Alice A. | Aug 2019
"Very enjoyable experience"
We had a lovely evening in the cookery school. The boat trip at the beginning was really fun and we loved cruising down the river. The cookery school is in a beautiful location and everything was really well organised. We worked in a group of six and it was nice preparing and cooking together. Overall it was a worthwhile and enjoyable experience!
Read more + Helen W. | Aug 2019
A really good time was had by all the family. The market tour was really interesting, the journey by boat and bamboo circular boat was fun. Finally the cooking class was informative, useful but above all, the final resulting 4 dishes very tasty. Not only did we leave with some new skills but we were all completely full!
Read more + Phillip B. | Aug 2019
"An amazing experience !!!"
From start to finish the morning was fantastic. The guide was so friendly and informative when we went around the market. We all went on a boat and then on a bamboo boat, that was fun. When we got off the boat we all got on a cart which was pulled by a buffalo. Next we all received a foot and shoulder massage, that was lovely . Finally we all started our cooking class. The chef was super nice and very friendly towards everybody. A very enjoyable experience.
Read more + Pauline M. | Aug 2019
The Cooking Class was great. Sunny was such a lovely, funny and nice guide. Her English was very good as well.
We very much recommend this tour!
First you go shopping at the market and Sunny explains all the herbs and other ingredients you need later.
After that you take a boat trip to some small island where yiu cook 4 meals. Sunny explained everything very well and the food was just delicious!!!!
Read more + Katrin S. | Aug 2019
We learned a lot and the teacher was very very nice. We loved the market tour, the boat ride and to learn a lot about the local food, the ingredients, and special techniques. The dishes we cooked were really nice and fulfilled everything that I wanted to learn in the Vietnamese kitchen.
The place were the cooking class took place was so beautiful and quiet. We got picked up at our hotel and they also brought us back to Hoi An city center which was really nice and a good service.
Read more + Dorrit N. | Aug 2019
"Great fun, insightful"
We really enjoyed the class, had a great time and learned to cook some lovely food
Read more + Jamie C. | Aug 2019
"An unforgettable experience"
This cooking class was hands-down one of my favourite experiences in Southeast Asia. The class takes place in an outdoor kitchen on a beautiful island, the ingredients are deliciously fresh, and you learn so much more about Vietnamese culture than just a few recipes. It’s hard to do the class justice with words, so don’t hesitate, just sign up! You’ll finish the day with a full stomach, a fantastic repertoire of local cuisine, and a new appreciation of Vietnamese rural life. Overall, it’s amazing value for money- I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this class to anyone!!
Read more + Polly G. | Aug 2019
Very nice and fun cooking class! Definitely recommended :)
Read more + Pim van de W. | Jul 2019
The cooking class was more than I expected. Lovely tourist guide, we had an amazing time and also got a massage when we arrived at the village. You have to do this one!!
Read more + Amber H. | Jul 2019
We had a private session due to cancellation. Ms Linh was fantastic. A REAL shopping tour in the local market for vegetables, meat and fish. We also got an introduction to spices.
Going to her restaurant and kitchen was also a nice experience. Nice and clean. She took us through 3,5 hours of learning and cooking and eating all dishes afterwards.
Why: no boattrip, no massage or manicure. JUST COOKING.
We give Ms Linh (and her helpers) our best and finest recommendations.
Read more + Henrik N. | Jul 2019
"Very nice cooking"
The guide Thom was very friendly, spoke very good English and explained a lot. We first took a boat to an island where the cooking took place and where Thom’s grandma lives. She showed us how the rice is processed and we each got to make our own ricepaper.
The meals were delicious, unfortunately we couldn’t eat it all because we were too full.
The location was an open space in quiet and beautiful nature. Also, the facilities were really clean and everything was well organised. We were only four people in the group so we had the chance to go back the Hoi An by bicycle.
Thanks for the nice day!
Read more + Emma I. | Jul 2019
"Wonderful class, great experience in the market"
Well run class in great location. The boat trip was an interesting way to see the river. Sunny ( don't know spelling) was friendly, ready to answer any questions and spoke good English. The food she showed us how to cook was delicious and so much of it - don't eat breakfast if doing the opening tour.
Read more + Lynda J. | Jul 2019
"It was good"
Tour guide spring was so sweet and kind the course was perfect!
Read more + Miseung B. | Jul 2019
"best cooking class in vietnam!"
whole day was perfect, our host and chef Be was fantastic and very knowledgable and made the cooking fun! extras like the foot massage and basket boat trip made this class stand out from any other. highly recommend.
Read more + David B. | Jul 2019
We expected a simple tour through the Coconut Forest and then a short cooking course, but we were in fact surprised by the quality of the tour, equipment and the skills of the guides and chef!
The boat tour was entertaining and so was the cooking. We were a small group of 5 people. We did all the cooking together with the chef and then had a delicious meal!
We can recommend this cooking tour to any travelers with interest in cooking and vietnamese food culture!
Thomas and Laura from Germany :)
Read more + Laura W. | Jul 2019
"Amazing cooking tour in the island"
The amazing cooking tour started with shopping around the central market to get fresh veggies, herbs, meat and shrimp, then headed off with 2 boat rides to Thuan Tinh Island.
Trang was our guide and cooking teacher, her instruction was informative yet enjoyable so that we could have so much fun with cooking.
Thank you Trang, you are awesome!
Read more + Yoko I. | Jul 2019
It was so much fun! Highly recommend to everyone. We had a family of 6 in our group and a few friend group and couples. Great way to
Meet new people as you are traveling. But the tour guide did a fun job and she was fun loving and bought so much personality to the cooking class. All the recipe was so delicious! The view was amazing, and the market place was very educational. I learn a lot, ate a lot and had a very good time! Thanks!!
Read more + Hanh B. | Jul 2019
"Hoi An Eco Cooking Class and Basket Boat Tour"
Thoroughly enjoyed the day, an authentic experience with (expected) level of tourism targeting but not over the top. Cooking component was well organised, engaging and tasty!
Our chef, Van, was full of energy and had us entertained!
Read more + Hannah R. | Jul 2019
This class is worth every penny!!! My friend and I had a fantastic experience with our guide, Nhu. Nhu was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and a great chef! You receive so much for the low price including tons of food! Learned a lot the culture in Hoi An and can’t wait to prepare some of the dishes back home! Highly recommend the class.
Read more + Brittany H. | Jun 2019
"Simple and pleasant experience"
My partner and I booked this tour the night before and were very pleased with our choice. They may be new on Cookly but they have an astounding pool of reviews for their tour on TripAdvisor. The guide, Long, was very friendly and accommodating. He did everything to make us feel comfortable. We were lucky because we were the only two tourists on the tour that afternoon. He picked us up from our hostel in Hoi An, brought us to the market (which was pretty silent because we booked the afternoon tour) to get some ingredients, sent us to his little restaurant to have a cup of sugarcane juice before getting on the basket boat tour around the coconut forest. Long was the one who rowed the boat, made little souvenirs for us, brought us to see the fisherman cast his net, brought us to do some crab fishing and gave us a little thrilling ride on the boat. Thereafter, we returned to his restaurant and was given a bottle of cold water to rest. We then began our cooking lesson, which was demonstrated by his sister-in-law and translated by Long himself. At the end of the cooking session, we had a whole table of food - spring rolls, a salad, the Vietnamese pancake, seafood stir fry noodles, and also a special dish - clams cooked in lemongrass and chilli. We were also given some mangoes for dessert. Long then sent us back to our homestay with our filled bellies, recipes for the dishes we have prepared, and a lot of wonderful experiences. Long was very funny, informative, and I liked that he offered to take many pictures for us. He could also communicate well in English. Thank you, Long! We are honoured to be your first guests from Cookly :)
Read more + Cheryl T. | Jun 2019
"Great class, caring and hands-on staff"
Such a great experience today. The course was great, very thorough and also super quick as well. Didn’t waste any time which was nice. They were very thoughtful and amazing hosts and my group was also wonderful which is always a plus. Nhu was a GEM and the owner of the cooking school was also such a great man that came up after to make sure we all had a great time. Plus the food was also outstanding 😍 they accommodated to me being a vegan which was very much appreciated. Thank you!!!
Read more + Caroline R. | Jun 2019
"What a morning!"
what a wonderful way to experience local cuisine and meet people. Nhi, our guide and chef has such a lovely and cheery personality and is so knowledgeable about all food. We had Vegan as well as meaty menu and all of it was delicious and cooked with love.
Morning market experience is definitely worth waking up a bit earlier that usual!
Read more + Daniela S. | Jun 2019
Great activities from the boat ride to the coracle ride to buffalo pulling the cart. Neck and shoulder massage was great albeit all too short with a lovely foot massage. The cooking was great with a fantastic chef instructing us being Truong and her helpers we made mango seafood salad, pork and mushrooms pancake, rice pancake and bacon and shrimp pancake wrapped in rice paper and then sautéed chicken with lemongrass and chilli. All of the food was fantastic. We were also shown how to garnish the dishes making cucumber and tomato flowered, cucumber butterflies. When we were first picked up we were taken to the market and shown various spices, oils and vegetables. I would recommend using Sabirama
Read more + Sok-yee T. | Jun 2019
Class was a lots of fun and instructions were clear and dishes were tasty! We started off doing a market tour where our guide explained what we were buying and for what dishes. We then took a boat and bus to the cooking facility. It was extremely clean and we'll organized. There were about 13 people on our tour split into two groups...so attention was very individualized. They gave us a recipe book and long chop sticks for cooking. Look forward to trying out these dishes at home.
Read more + Andrew T. | May 2019
Fun and enjoyable way to spend a morning in Hoi An. Great staff. Great equipment and location. Fluent English speaking instructors.
Read more + Andrew M. | May 2019
"Such a great class!"
We had an amazing morning on the cooking class. Hon, our chef, was super friendly and incredibly knowledgable, talking us around the market explaining in detail about the foods, herbs etc. and answering any questions we had.
The whole experience was really great from the market visit in the morning, the gorgeous boat ride through the coconut forest and the class itself.
Hon talked us through the dishes expertly and his instructions were really easy to follow, as well as picking up tips on technique along the way.
Would really recommend this class to everyone, great value and feels like a really genuine experience of Vietnamese cuisine!
Read more + Vicki B. | May 2019
"Informative, delicious and fun!"
It was difficult to pick a cooking class as there are so many in Hoi An. We ended up choosing Green Bamboo because of the apparently relaxed and familial atmosphere and because we could decide what to cook. We weren’t wrong!! We loved discovering the morning market with Van, it made us more at ease with the Vietnam way of buying fresh ingredients. After we enjoyed a nice coffee break (for me the best coffee I had in Vietnam so far) before going over to Van’s and start cooking. We learned a lot, laughed a lot and had the chance to sample 11 excellent dishes. Everyone had a go at cooking in front of the others so it was very inclusive and lots of fun! We would highly recommend this class if you’re looking for an authentic cooking experience. We didn’t notice that we went 1h over time because we were enjoying ourselves so much. The recipe book at the end was also a definite plus! Thanks Van for having us over :)
Read more + Stephanie C. | May 2019
It was a great morning and our host was lovely.
Read more + Sally M. | Apr 2019
Chef Danny and his wife greeted us on their motorbikes at our hostel and took us to the local market. Danny showed us the different vegetables, meat, and fish they sell at the market. He even picked up some veggies and shrimp that we would use in the meal we were cooking last night. We then went to his garden where Danny picked some herbs and lettuce we would use while cooking.
The whole cooking experience was so much fun and so intimate as it was just me, my boyfriend, and Danny’s family in his home. After cookin we ate our meal and everything tasted delicious! Once we were finished eating we took some final photos and Danny emailed us some of the pictures his wife took of us, the recipies, and some of Danny’s favorite pictures from Hoi An in general. Overall it was definitely a highlight of our time in Vietnam! 10/10 would recommend!!!
Read more + Evan P. | Apr 2019
"Such good fun"
This was most enjoyable. Tin Tin was fab. Arranged a well organised tour. The short boat trip was fun and they provide traditional hats. We were split into 2 groups and all took part in making the meal. It’s a lovely setting and best of all you get to cook your evening meal. Thank you Tim Tin we had a great time.
Read more + Joanne J. | Apr 2019
The package was fun and informative. We enjoyed all of the many activities. Our guide was very friendly and we learnt a lot about the Vietnamese way of life. A highlight for my daughter was the water buffalo interaction. She loved him and we were allowed plenty of time to ride and pet him, not rushed on at all. The cooking was fun and food delicious. Will be recommending this tour to everyone.
Read more + Cathy M. | Apr 2019
The whole experience with nhu and her team was fantastic. Going through the market and lovely boat trip, before a delightful foot massage and drink surrounded by orchards over looking a koi pond really set the scene. The cooking class was so much fun and the food absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend this to everyone.
Read more + Leanne B. | Apr 2019
"Nhu took us on our cooking class. She was absolutely fantastic!!i would rate this tour 10/10 ."
I so thoroughly enjoyed this tour and Nhu was such a fantastic tour guide and cooking teacher.
She was patient she explained each step in the cooking class well and was such fun to be with. Nhu has a great sense of humour!
I’m so proud I learnt how to cook 4 Vietnamese dishes.
Thankyou Nhu for such a fun filled and very informative day.
Cookly is lucky to have you on their team!
Read more + Leanne B. | Apr 2019
"Amazing! From the lock-up to drop-off everyone was super friendly and I learned so much about Vietnamese cooking."
A must do if visiting Hoi An
Read more + Alice D. | Apr 2019
Small group of 4, from the boat ride in, to the massages we received, to the actually cooking. Couldn’t pick a fault anywhere, very enjoyable day, with a great teacher. Would highly recommend
Read more + Aoife B. | Apr 2019
"“Excellent experience & teamwork”"
The cooking was fantastic.
We are very much enjoyed Sarbirama Class.
All the team are kind & well organized. We made local dishes & enjoyed after cooking.
We also visited local market & learned many ingredients.
Transportation(pick up & drop off) was smooth as well.
Buffalo & dogs are very friendly.
Our guide, Nhu did very good work.
Definitely I will recommend this class when you visit Hoi An.
Read more + Taewoo K. | Mar 2019
We cannot say enough good things about this experience!! We ended up getting a private cooking class, and our guide, Trang, was wonderful! She showed us local foods they grew on the property, was very fun and personable, explained each ingredient individually, and her English was phenomenal.
The food was some of the best we have had in Vietnam, and we are so thankful we had this experience so we can attempt to replicate some of the meals at home. Trang even wrote down our email so she could send us the recipes!
I highly recommend this class to anyone visiting Hoi An!
Read more + Sierra D. | Mar 2019
"Great cooking class under the supervison of Tintin"
We had a great time at the market with Tintin. She kindly explained the different herbs and noodles and how to get the best quality of meat. The boat ride through the coconut trees was nice.
My boyfriend has a severe peanut allergy and they altered the menu to make sure we could make everything recepies without any danger. We met a very nice English couple and we had lots of fun with Tintin. The food was really good; I cant wait to make it at home :)
Read more + Annie F. | Mar 2019
This is an awesome experience for us. We chose this package as it includes market tour, bamboo boat ride, buffalo ride, massage and of course the cooking! Highly recommended to those who want to further appreciate the Vietnamese culture. We don’t cook but the guide (her name is You) is so encouraging and patient with us, we did 4 Vietnamese dishes! Enjoyed the entire experience!
Read more + Willy T. | Mar 2019
"Informative and relaxed our guide was lovely it was great for foodies like us i totally recommend it and worth the money thankyou so much"
Loved it fun relaxed informative the guide was lovely .. worth the money especially if you are a foodie like us .. thanks so much and went to hai restaurant last night the duck was incredible
Read more + Amy C. | Mar 2019
Dishes we cooked were well explained and turned out well for all of our group from 9 year old to 79 year old. Market visit to buy ingredients and boat ride there was good introduction - Ying our guide & cooking teacher good fun and share her cooking tips
Read more + Sarah H. | Mar 2019
What a great day from the informative market tour and leisurely boat ride to the yummy cooking class and learning about the family. Thom was wonderful and it was a pleasure spending the day with her and our group. Can’t wait to try the recipes at home.
Read more + Samantha Y. | Mar 2019
It was good that each of us had our own cooking station and we eat what we cooked. The venue was lovely and meeting grandma was a nice touch! The whole process of making rice crepes was an eye-opener. So much work, skill and time involved in cooking each delicate piece! Overall great fun and an interesting day out. I would also like to commend the cooking instructor as well. She was charming and very knowledgeable about the use of local herbs.
Read more + Joyce T. | Feb 2019
"What a special day"
We did the afternoon session. The tour was great and Danny is really fun. I’m vegetarian and we brought the ingredients for my meal. The best part is getting back to his home in a vegetable village. A tasty local drink had us ready for our class. It was one-stop entertainment. The dishes were fun to make and the smell made our taste buds water. His family is a delight. We were treated to entertain from his 5-year-old as we ate. A very happy boy who liked people. His wife is very attentive and makes sure you have all you need. His daughter blew me away with her English. I recommend everyone to cook with Danny.
Read more + Naomi M. | Feb 2019
"Excellent, well organised and very clean!"
We did the 4-7pm which was perfect as what you cook becomes your evening meal, the venue was very clean and the food cooking experience all hands-on with people taking things in turns to prepare the whole meal. Would highly recommend. Pickup from the hotel and a short boat ride into the venue is included. All the food was very fresh and lots of it so arrive there hungry!!
Read more + Mark E. | Feb 2019
"We loved it so much!"
Recommend very much, we had a great time cooking traditional dishes. At the end we were so stuffed that we had to roll out of the house!
Read more + Daniel H. | Feb 2019
We enjoyed the cooking class very much! Nice tour at the market, learned a lot from our guide Tranh, who was very cheerful, helpful and kind. Great short boat trip to a peaceful place, great cooking class. Perfect experience!
Read more + Joanne L. | Feb 2019
"Wonderful cooking class"
We did this cooking class. My partner has some allergies that at are usually a bit tricky to manage but they did an amazing job ensuring he gets the same experience as the rest of us. Danny and his entire family welcomed us with an open heart. We really enjoyed every second. I can recommend this place 100%
Read more + Malene M. | Feb 2019
"Fantastic class that I would highly recommend"
Trang was a terrific guide and teacher. I would highly recommend the morning market tour and boat ride if you are eager to learn about how Vietnamese people buy and cook their food.