You will leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of the city, it takes about 35 minutes. Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty (1428). It is the most famous market in the region where there are many traditional items for sales.
If on Market Day (two or three times per week), people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about the bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of the old tree. You will see the old woman chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier.
If not on market days, you still visit the nice market with a local product for selling: Fish, vegetable, fruits, meat shops and chickens and chatting with local people at the market. Right next to the market place, there are nice vegetable farms. We go around and visit vegetable fields growing a variety of products including bitter melon, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more., and you may have chance to join a farmer working in his field on the way and ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle.
After that, you go to my house to cook delicious and traditional dishes, enjoy local fresh vegetables, fruit, make the traditional cake and talk about the Vietnamese family's custom together. I offer free tea and local drink.
*If you are a solo traveler who wishes to take this class, please book with the link: Solo traveler booking
Menu depends on the season, I cook the best and most fresh ingredient we have in the farm.
If you order soup, I will serve with rice noodles. If no soup, I will serve with steamed rice.
Vegetarian Menu (No Meat and no Seafood)
Dessert: Traditional cake and local fruit
*The market only opens in the morning, there's no market tour in the afternoon.
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Chợ Phương Viên, Song Phương, Hanoi, Vietnam
Meeting outside the city(about 17km away) at my house: Đình Phương Viên, Song Phương, Hoài Đức, Hà Nội
Recommend to take Grab, type in the address above.
Send Whatsapp or call (+84 94 526 57 08) Manh, if you want the taxi driver to confirm the address.