Lovely setting and great teacher in Sonni.
reviewed by Nick F | Aug 2019
Nice experience for people with little time who still want to learn a bit about Vietnamese dishes and cooking culture. Since I‘ve already done two cooking classes during my travels I decided to go with the shortest class I could find. Sunny is very nice and the boattrip and the venue were beautiful. Thanks Sunny!
We paid too much for what we got. We felt that the boat trip was very unnecessary and just a check off the list of things to do. The gardening experience was just 10 minutes explaining the different herbs. The cooking experience was nice, but compared to other cooking classes we have done there was precut food and not much hands on. This class would be good for beginner cooks.
Sunny was very kind. It was nice to have the cooking class with other people, to get to know each other. Food was very nice, but we made that ourselves :P. Overall nice experience, would recommend it to others!
We took the sunset class because it was the shortest one of the lot. Tin Tin was very fun and knowledgable.
Lovely short class which gave us an insight to Vietnamese food, well run
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!!!
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!
Friendly teacher. Nice food.
This cooking class was really a great moment, I would definitely recommand it if you want to know more about vietnamese culture and recipes ! Nhi was really funny and enthusiastic and very considerate of different dietary preferences (vegetarian, no pork, etc). The food was delicious and the
Great time, Nhi was an excellent guide, fun family style cooking experience Highly recommend
It was an unforgettable experience. The instructor was kind, and the food was all ecstatic. If I visit Hoi An again, I will apply again.
We got picked up on time from our hostel and taken to the cooking course. We immediately got taken around the herb garden to see the fresh herbs. Then we got down to cooking. All of us were able to get involved and it was the perfect amount of time cooking. Then we ate! Which is delicious. Then we sat as the sun went down and then delivered straight back to our hostel. Could recommend to anyone!
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.
We had fun learning to cook. Tin Tin was super friendly, fun and knowledgeable. My wife and I also loved making friends with others in the class.
Booking was seamless and easy, and pick up went smoothly and on time. We liked the 4-7pm timing of this course so that it was timed for sunset, cooler time of day, and we didn't want a repeat of a five-hour course with a market tour that we had already done on another visit. Our cookery teacher, Trang, made the preparation of our four-dish feast lots of fun. The short but serene boat trip through coconut water was a fun way to reach the cooking school, which is a well equipped, natural and lantern-festooned oasis, breezy in the late afternoon, and a scenic backdrop to photos and while you work. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the experience was fun, social and unique.
Tom and I booked this trip the day before and we opted for the evening class. This allowed us to enjoy bike riding in the day while it was warm and sunny and then enjoy a cooler cooking class early evening- which I would definitely recommend! Trang was our cooking teacher, she was absolutely fantastic! What a credit to your company. Trang picked us up in a mini van from our hotel to take us to the cooking location and to our surprise we were the only people on the course! We couldn’t believe our luck that we had such a private and intimate class for a good price. When we got to the cooking class, the whole experience was wonderful. It was so quiet and peaceful overlooking the river and coconut trees. Firstly Trang showed us the garden where they grow all of the herbs and vegetables- very interesting! We then started with cooking our food. We were provided aprons and I was delighted how clean and well prepared everything was. With the help of Trang, we cooked 4 amazing dishes- 1x tofu dumplings, 1x veggie spring rolls, fish cooked in clay pot and morning glory. (I opted for veggie option) and it was the BEST food we had eaten so far in Vietnam! We then enjoyed our food overlooking the river with the sunset and lanterns. What a feast! I highly recommend this trip- and ask for Trang! She is so wonderful and helpful.
Lovely arriving by boat. The staff was super friendly and attentive especially when the children were attempting the more challenging parts of cooking. They were keen to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Delicious food made that would be easy enough to replicate at home. After the dishes were completed, it was lovely to sit down all together and enjoy a relaxed meal. I thoroughly recommend this class, 10/10.
First time experience for my husband and I and we both loved it, had the best time! beautiful serene boat ride, calm waters, birds singing, saw the river ducks! Intimate class, only 4 of us so it was very personal attention! We learned a lot about the spices and herbs and preparation methods, even for simple plain rice! All the dishes were deelish! Way to much food for 4 people! Our chef Hing and her helpers made us feel welcome and comfy and we received an unexpected gift at the end of class!
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!
The recipes were authentic and extremely tasty. Our chef, Nhi, was very friendly and a great teacher. We can’t wait to cook these meals at home.
We decided last minute, due to the weather, to book ourselves on an afternoons cooking class and how glad we are that we did! From being picked up to being dropped back at the hotel we didn’t stop laughing or learning....we were very fortunate to be the only two willing pupils that afternoon and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves with Nee as our instructor. Would highly recommend to anyone as the setting is idyllic and the skills will not be wasted.
Had a really good time would certainly recommend this class to anyone and everyone. the teacher(chef) had a good balance of fun and information keeping the class inline and teaching us her recipes
It was very nicely done, lovely people and delicious food! It’s very hands-on and isn’t rushed at all.
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!!
The guide was very enthusiastic and made us all feel good and well prepared for future Vietnamese cooking. We have already recommended others to participate. It was a nice experience with great ingredients and clear instructions which ended with a nice meal.
Our evening with Tin Yin was excellent. It was all about the cooking with no lengthy market tour. Everything was timed to perfection with a lovely meal of our own cooked food at the end. Make sure you come hungry. We have already been emailed the recipes for us to practice. This tour is not to be missed.
Great day, Nhi was a great guide and instructor.
Great group and helpful cooking staff. We enjoyed the entire event.