At Hanoi Cooking Centre we care about all things Food. Nestled on the edge of Hanoi's famous old quarter and close to picturesque Truc Bach and West Lake, Hanoi Cooking Centre is a cooking school and cafe.
We offer hands-on cooking classes and short courses in a relaxed atmosphere designed by Chef Tracey Lister, co-author of 3 cook book: A Culinary JourneyThrough Vietnam, Vietnamese Street Food, and Real Vietnamese Cooking
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Intro to viet cuisine
Street food tour
Hands on cooking
From Monday to Sunday
9:00 am: Meet at Hanoi Cooking Centre
9:05 am: Introduction to Vietnamese cuisine
9:10 am: Market tour
9:50 am: Cooking class
11:45 am: Lunch and closing discussion
12:30 pm: End of course
2:30 pm: Meet at Hanoi Cooking Centre
2:35 pm: Introduction to Vietnamese cuisine
2:40 pm: Market tour
3:20 pm: Cooking class
5:15 pm: Lunch and closing discussion
6:00 pm: End of course
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The Cuisine of Hanoi and the Northern Highlands
The Chinese culinary influence remains in the Capital and the Northern Highlands but the dishes are truly Vietnamese.In this class we will prepare some old Hanoian favourites like Caramel Pork. You will also increase your knowledge by exploring some lesser known dishes from the Highlands.
Ginger Chicken - Banana Flower Salad - Prawn and Omlette Spring Roll - Classis Dipping Sauce - Sweet Corn and Coconut Soup
Cooking Class with Fresh Seafood From the Coast
There is not a lot of agriculture on the southern coast so menus feature heavily around fish, rice, and the use of aromatics and spices. Come and enjoy with us this typical southern cuisine cooking class.
Squid and Pomelo Salad - Caramel Fish - Lacy Spring Roll with Prawn, Crab and Taro - Classic Dipping Sauce Steam Sweet Dumpling with Mung Beans
Vietnamese Street Food Cooking Class
Take home some of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's unique street life by learning how to make some of the delicious food you have enjoyed on the streets of Vietnam.
Beef Noodle Soup - BBQ Pork Two Ways with Rice Noodle - Fried Pork Spring Roll - Green Papaya Salad - Fruit Cup
Vegan Tofu Cookery
Vietnam produces some of the best tofu in the world so make the most of it. In this class we will make some tofu dishes rarely seen outside the pagodas.
Bitter Gourd Filled with Tofu - Tofu Spring Roll - Banana Flower Salad with Peanuts and Sesame - Taro Cakes - Smokey Egg Plant with Chilli and Thai Basil
Vietnamese BBQ and Salads Cooking Class
On the hot and humid summer days in Vietnam there is always the faint smell of smoke in the air coming from the countless charcoal braziers on which families and restaurants prepare their meals.
BBQ Pork Ribs - Smokey Eggplant with Dried Shrimps - Beef with Green Peppercorns - Cabbage and Chicken Salad - Seasonal Fruit Yogurt Drink
Master the Art of Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are not just about prawn and pork. The humble spring roll reflects the changes in Vietnamese cuisine as you travel the length of Vietnam.
Lap Cheong and Jicama Spring Roll - Beef and Mustard Leaf Roll - Pork Skewer with Rice Paper - Hue Spring Roll Fried Pork Spring Roll
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Meet at the cooking school
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
Very fun class and tasty food. My fiance and I had a fantastic time! We enjoyed going to the local food market and our guide was very informative. Thank you Hanoi Cooking Centre for making it such an enjoyable and memorable experience!
5Reviewed by H. in Jul 2017
"Nice class good experience"
My boyfriend and I had a very nice experience at the Hanoi Cooking Centre. There was a short market tour then we got back to the classroom as to cook our dishes. The teacher was wonderful since he suggested so many new tips to us. The meal is incredible yummy. Highly recommend activity to do in Hanoi.
5Reviewed by Lato R. in Jul 2017
"Highly recommend to visit"
We truly had a private and lovely class and really learned on our way during visiting Chau Long market. Then we returned back to the kitchen where we prepared Pho, omelette spring rolls and Bun Cha. We thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class. The chef was fun, friendly and helpful. The chef taught us step by step so we can follow and went through everything. We got to keep the recipes and by feeling confident that we can make the menu again at home after this class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who has half day to spare in Hanoi.
5Reviewed by S. in Jul 2017
It was so interesting walking around the market and learning something of the Vietnamese culture. The chef was so nice and know western culture very well. He chose recipes that could be made back home, he also told us alternatives for some ingredients. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious, Thanks to the team for making my time here so memorable! We will definitely recommend to all.
5Reviewed by W. in Jul 2017
"Real Vietnamese experience"
We truly fall in love with cooking class at Hanoi Cooking Centre. We love how they organized the class and their detailed explanation. The whole market tour was so interesting to learn about the ingredients and real Vietnamese traditional culinary. Then following by making a delicious meal while enjoying great conversation with them. We were so impressed with knowledgeable and friendly staffs! Beautiful location. I learned so much of cooking techniques which I definitely will cook them again at home by myself.
5Reviewed by Mary T. in Jul 2017
Wowww what a fun and cultural experience. The cooking class was not too hard as a beginner and learned so much about vietnamese food - recommended!
5Reviewed by C. in Apr 2017
"Great Experience in Hanoi"
We had such a lovely time at this class! The market tour was very interesting and insightful and the dishes we cooked were very delicious! Highly recommend this activity in Hanoi!