Ni is such a friendly person. I loved the pho we cooked together. She explains everything so well and makes you feel so comfortable. I liked trip to the market as well. I already miss the pho we cooked together. Definitely recommend this class!
reviewed by Jin L | Sep 2018
I had a great experience and learned a lot!
The class was amazing , as a chef i learnt tricks and new spices , really saw that vietnamese food is all about balance , the market walk was amazing and she explained lots of ingredients and how they use them , even bought us pineapple for breakfast and an duck egg to try on later , phoenix speaks impecable english and french and was very good at explaining everything and answering our many questions . There was a lot of food to eat at the end , and you can bring back the left over with you , she uses reusable plastic containers and paper bag which is very mindfull of the environement ! Highly recommend this class who covers all the typical everyday food you can eat !!! We loved it
My instructor Phuong was great. She took us to the market, explained what to buy, where to buy and how to buy the necessary ingredients to make the dishes. We then returned to the kitchen and cooked the meals with her. We made Pho, Buncha, papaya salad, egg rolls and finally egg coffee for desert. It was a great experience. We ate everything that we cooked. It was delicious. We were given a certificate and a cookery book. My only suggestion is to ensure the cookery book is printed properly. The one I received had a few pages where the print was not clear. So, I suggest all those who take the take the class to check the book before you take it with you.
We have really enjoyed our cooking class with Nhi - it was very interesting to see how the ingredients are sold by the local vendors and then preparing them. We learned a lot and enjoyed the tasty dishes we helped to cook.
It was lots of fun and the food was great. It was clean and our cook was very good at English. I would have wished that we were more involved in the cooking itself though.
I had a lovely evening! I learned a lot about ingredients and techniques and we were also chatting about everyday life in vietnam. It was so interesting and I am very happy to be able to cook 5 vietnamese dishes for my friends at home, which makes the best souvenier! The food was simply amazing and so delicious! Thank you so much Mai!
Ask for May, she is the best!
This was a fantastic experience. Working as a chef for 15 years and a cooking teacher myself, I found it way above my expectations. Our instructor Thang spoke really good English and was really informative (loved the insight into the produce at the markets). I can highly recommend this and will probably do it again before we leave.
just recommend. let's get it meet new friends and eat good foods very nice class
Our teacher was engaging, funny, informative and sweet. We walked around the market and she explained the dishes and some of the ingredients we hadn’t used or eaten before. In the kitchen we went step by step through each dish participating in the making of all 5 dishes. The food was fresh, the kitchen was clean and everything was delicious. We would definitely recommend this class!
The food we cooked was delicious, and the class was concise and informative. A great experience!
We had a great experience with our guide Mai. She was very friendly and engaging and we got to learn a lot about how the food is prepared. Like other reviewers have said, it's more like an interactive demonstration where you participate in some steps rather than you doing every step yourself, but it was really fun and the food was delicious!
I am not good in English. But I met good friends who can speak Korean. Thanks to you, I was able to have a very interesting class. It was a class I really wanted to recommend to my friends visiting Hanoi. Thank you Nhi for your kind and fun class.
The course was very interesting. The outcome was very delicious. The instructor was very approachable and reactive. We very much enjoyed the experience ! One little remark: it is not a real cooking class where the participants get to create something from scratch. The participants rather spectate and assist with small tasks to the cooking process.
Our instructor and guide, Vicky, was knowledgeable and helpful. We loved the market tour portion of the class and would absolutely do this class again!
We very much enjoyed this cooking class. Our chef we friendly, she gave us a lot information on the market, we had a good time! We definitely recommend it.
It's a three hour class with a market tour, so you aren't going to be getting super involved in the cooking. The staff does a wonderful job getting everyone involved in the cooking. The food turned out excellent. I would certainly recommend it.
A true experience. The food turned out to be really good too! The guide/cook is great, speaks good English and is helpful and charming. I truly recommend this is you have three hours to spare in Hanoi.
Great class! Great experience! Getting involved in the cooking was lots of fun, and the food tasted amazing! Some of the best Vietnamese food I had the entire trip! The ladies were so lovely with excellent English and a great sense of humour! The tour of the markets was great too! Loved it!
Local market is very pantastic. And i dont forgot this activity. Pho and egg coffee are good taste. Thank you for your cooking class.! See you later.
our instructor Vicky was nice and kind. she is professional
Good explaining and friendly people. Just it was soooooo hot but except for that, we were satisfied with everything. Try the local food!
Vicky who was our teacher provided such an amazing experience! We visited the markets and learned about the history and the different types of food on offer while we purchased ingredients for our lesson. This was so much fun. The lesson itself was really fun. We had read reviews of other cooking classes where they pre-make the spices and just get you to do the preparation of the ingredients (i.e. not really learn the important parts). Not at this lesson. You do everything from the ground up and even get a recipe book at the end of the lesson. Then at the end you get to eat a tonne of food which you prepared yourself.
Vicki was our guide & cook for the class. She was friendly & very enthusiastic. She brought us around the market first before returning to Aprons Up to start the cooking. We cooked 5 dishes in all, doing all the hands on preparations ourselves. At the end we were presented with a certificate and cook book with the recipes. There were 5 people in our class including my 15yr old son who really enjoyed it. We feasted on all the dishes at the end! The only negative was that it was a really hot day and the kitchen was very warm as doors were open to balcony for bbq. Thank you Vicki 😃
This was a really awesome thing to do with our day. We had a ton of fun going to the market and then learning how to cook several recipes. Mai was super sweet and so much fun to hang out with. Would definitely recommend!
Mai was incredible!! She was so smart and engaging, constantly asking us questions and having us participate in the process! We loved that we got to go to the market and learn about the food we were cooking, it really made the experience complete! She was a great chef and we learned so much about the culture, Hanoi and traditions within Vietnamese culture! All around an incredible experience!! Would totally recommend!!
We had a class with Nhi. She was very smart, friendly and informative about local Vietnamese food and culture. Her English was perfect as well. She made our entire class fun and exciting. You can learn many authentic Vietnamese dishes in a short period of time. The highlight ois you can eat delicious food you cooked at the end of class and you can keep the recipe provided for later. I definitely recommend a class especially taking with Nhi.
We laughed lots, learnt so much about Vietnamese culture and language and also cooked and ate delicious food!! Could not ask for more. Highly recommend this class especially with the lovely Thung (Vicky), thank you for a brilliant evening!!
We took the class with Cinnamon who was a great instructor. She was very nice, personable, and attentive. She took us around the market and showed us very cool things and then taught us how to cook a great meal! Cinnamon was awesome.
We had so much fun cooking and enjoying food!!
I’ve been to cooking classes when the teacher does much of the preparation without you; which doesn’t help you when you’re on your own. This class allowed us to cook everything ourselves. I also really enjoyed the trip to the market. Our guide talked about the food as well as the culture. It was fun and educational.
We did the tour with Vicky as our guide. Started off with a trip to the market, where we tried new food we never tasted before (like worms!) Vicky explained us a lot about Vietnamese food culture - a very interesting experience. After that we went back to start the cooking. Vicky explained all the steps in detail and helped us along the way. We made 5 delicious dishes! The amount of food was really good too, we couldn’t finish everything. We would highly recommend this tour!
Really blew us away
Linh the instructor was very thorough explaining in great detail why different ingredients were added at specific times what their western counterparts were called and explaining why we cooked differently ingredients in different ways. This all came together with a meal that was delicious and one I’m sure l will try to emulate at home- overall a very pleasurable experience with a great teacher.
Our instructor was very helpful giving us insights about the ingredients used at the markets. We also got to cook a good spread of dishes that were representative of hanoi. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and experience.
very good experience, very enjoyable, and easy to understand, and very good english speaker.
Wonderful class with a great teacher/chef. It was fun to hear the stories behind the recipes and the resulting meal was mouthwatering! Highly recommend.
Our tour guide, Ly Thi Hong Nhi, went in-depth about the Vietnamese food culture and how food is prepared on a daily basis. The recipes were easy to follow, yet complex in flavour, and absolutely delicious! We truly enjoyed exploring the markets and learning the basis for Vietnamese cooking
The market tour was very informative and interesting to see. The food was absolutely delicious too. Would definitely recommend, thank you Nhi for a great evening!
What a lovely experience! Our wonderful guide, Nhi, was knowledgable and chatty. She told us lots about foods- the ingredients, routines and traditions, as well as providing more insights into Hanoi and Vietnamese culture. Most dishes the cooking was shared, so we didn't have too much input into the cooking. During this time however, Nhi gave us lots of information. The food was absolutely delicious and I look forward to making the recipes again. I would definitely recommend this class. Thank you Nhi!
Me and my girlfriend we have a amazing times
the lesson in the old town area and easy to access. instructor is nice and explain as much as they can, we really enjoy and made the traditional local food
The trip to the market and the cooking class were such fun. We also got to learn some tips that would not normally ve found in cookbooks. I can't wait to try the new dishes we learned!
What an exceptional time! The instructor, Ni, was so patient and answered all of my (many) questions. The market tour was an absolute treat. Seeing all of the different foods and having a local to be able to explain them was a major plus. Bring an appetite!
My, our teacher, was a great host. She made sure we were well informed and provided a fun and lively environment for the group - making sure to involve everyone. Would recommend to people visiting!
The whole class was just so much fun. We laughed our whole way through and were all astounded by how damn tasty our own creations were. A MUST if you’re in Hanoi! Thanks for the awesome day, team.
Interesting lessons and great teacher.
Mai was great with us, she was very interested in what we were doing in Vietnam and getting to know us in general. She was super funny and has amazing English. She will talk to us about Vietnamese culture and ask us about ours. Super recommended!
Cinnamon was an excellent teacher, really funny and friendly. We had a small class size and each dish we made was delicious.
The class is nice. The teacher is kind and patient. It's a good experience.
I really enjoyed my cooking class with apron up in hanoi. my teacher was Thang (Vicky)and she did a fantastic job. first she showed us around on the market, showed us what to buy. back in the kitchen we were cooking vegetarian and non vegetarian meals. those were really delicious. Vicky is fun and speaks a very good English. fully recommend her!
Had a great time learning to cook some delicious foods. Enjoyed exploring the markets and learning to cook foods we have wanted to make. The instructor was knowledgeable and made the class fun for everyone. Definitely recommend. .
Nih was brilliant, we did a fantastic market tour and then had a great class. We had a lot of fun and learnt loads. The cookery book at the end was a lovely touch too.
We really enjoyed this cooking class. Our teacher was very nice and kind, we could learn well how to make five different dishes. The group was small and there was a very good atmosphere.
From buying the ingredients to cooking the dishes, Mai our host was amazing in explaining and demonstrating everything to us. We definitely had a great time!
Our guide was very informative and taught us about local produce and background, she taught us the staples and techniques of cooking vietnamese food, the class was very easy to follow and well planned out, after the food was prepared we got to sit down and enjoy our meal, it was a great experience.
Great food! Loves the market and all the meals we prepared! Great cook
I had such a blast at the cooking class yesterday. First we went to the local market for the food and Cinnamon told us all these facts about the Vietnamese culture which was very interesting to hear! The cooking class itself was amzing as well, Cinnamon speaks very well English and she is a good teacher. And ofcourse the food was amazing!! Very high recommended.
The class was more than I expected! All the food we cooked was, in the end, truly delicious. All fresh ingredients bought at a local market and great instructor. I would totally recommend it!
Mai, our teacher was super good cook, and fun, friendly person to be with!! She answers We enjoyed every minutes of the class, from going to the market, learning local ingredients, and of course the lesson itself! The pho she made at the class was the BEST among all the pho we have had during the trip, seriously. Highly recommended!!
Had a great time learning 5 Vietnamese dishes to cook. First we went to the markets and bought some of the ingredients needed. Then we went back to cook. We had a great teacher and came out with so much delicious food we even took some home! First cooking class we've ever done but we'll definitely be doing more now!
The woman is great and the dishes are the most typical of Vietnam, so they are the most fun to learn. Everything is quite easy to follow and the result was the best Vietnamese meal I've had so far!
We really enjoyed this cooking class! Our guide Mai was a very sweet, enthusiastic and interested person who shared a lot of interesting insights about Vietnamese cuisine. The ingredients were all fresh and the final outcome was amazing! Definitely recommend this class!
It was a really good experience with lots of memories. I really recommend this cooking class, you will learn a lot.
Thang was very sweet and knowledgeable! She explained my items at Dong Xuan market and I learned a lot! if I have a question that she cannot answer at the time, she will try to figure it out. I learned so many different dishes in a short amount of time! The assistant was very helpful also.
Wow! I cooked Pho Bo soup from scratch and it tasted the best of all the pho I have had in Hanoi. I love the tour of the market as well as meeting other tourist in the group lesson. Thank you Cinanmon for the lesson! We had fun!
I ended up being the only person who booked the class, but I still had an amazing cooking session, thanks to Nhi, who went above and beyond and made sure it was fun. A must while in Hanoi, would recommend to everyone!
This cooking class was (an is) awesome from the Market to the tasting (without forgetting all the preparation in the kitchen)! It's also nice because of the diversity and number of plates, the specific program and, of course, the teacher and her teammates who were (and are) really kind to answer to all the questions we had and to give us lot of advice to know how to cook (and reproduce it with the cookbook!).
The cooking class is a must do while traveling in Vietnam. I did it at the end of my trip and wished I had done it earlier. It is nice to finally know how the dishes are prepared and what kind of ingredients are in there. During the cooking class I discovered what I was eating all this time ;)
We learned to make Papaya salad, Egg coffee, Spring rolls, Pho and Meatballs. I chose this class because the menu was perfect and had my favourite Vietnamese foods. Our cooking teacher was super nice and made everybody feel like part of the group which was nice because I went solo. :) It was life-changing because I learned the right way to make egg coffee! 5/5
Had a lot of fun and it was really interesting!
My teacher Cinnamon is very enthusiastic & kind! Her knowledge & English was good too, so there was none of the inconvenience at all :) From this class, we learned many about Vietnamese culture as well as great foods! Personally, I think bun cha of this class tasted better than Obama's bun cha haha! I recommend this class!
Our instructor Tweet was great. She provided an excellent course. Food was delicious.
Highly recommend this cooking class! It was great to go with a local to market to choose ingredients to get a better understanding of everything. The guide had great English and was very friendly. Really enjoyed it and the food was incredible.
We really enjoyed that class! Thanks to the great instructor as a guide! She kindly helped us to go around the market and taught with fluent English. At the end of the class, she also told us lists of good restaurants! I highly recommend the Apron Up cooking class for travelers :)
Teacher Sam was super friendly, informative and wanting us to learn. Group of 6 from all nations was fun to cook with. Learned 5 dishes that I would love to try at home!
Thuy was a great chef and a really nice person. We had a great time going to the market, cooking and eating together. The food was great and it was good to learn more about Vietnamese people and their food.
What a great cooking class. Mai was extremely helpful and a great teacher. The market tour was really interesting and it was lots of fun learning how to cook spring rolls, pho and glass noodles.
Fantastic class, and our instructor Nhi was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the market tour!
Thank you Cinnamon!
Passionate and fun instructor. The class was a lot of fun
I and my boyfriend signed up to this class at the very last minute and we're really glad that we did. We met at the cooking school and were then taken to the market to see all the different food stalls and to pick up some ingredients that we would be using during the class. It was so interesting hearing about the various foods used in Vietnamese cooking, we learned so much. Our guide and Chef (whose name I have forgotten! I think it was Nee?) was excellent, her English was brilliant and she was a very patient teacher. We made beef pho, Vietnamese meatballs, spring rolls, and mango/papaya salad, all of it was delicious! We then sat down as a group to eat what we had cooked. I would highly recommend that people book this class, it was a fun experience, great value for money and it would be suitable for couples, groups or single travelers. Highly recommended!
I cannot praise Apron Up Cooking Class enough. I admired Vietnamese culture, the people and the food even more! We got to visit the local market and it was fun! The cooking class showed me glimpse of how simple and happy the Hanoian are. Even the preparation of the food was easy yet the dish was very detailed and rich in flavor. The instruction of the chef was very practical and useful and will definitely apply it to my cooking. It was very informative and had learned lot about Vietnamese cuisine. Me and my friends really enjoyed the five dish menu we made. It was totally a great bonding experience to us. We would highly recommend this course!
A lot of information about the local cuisine. The market part was very nice, the guide and the kitchen staff were amazing! Very recommend.
Great class with knowledgeable chef in a working kitchen.
We enjoyed the cooking class of Nhi very much. We learned a lot of details of delicious Vietnamese food. The walk over the market was amazing.
Mai was great! She told us lots about Hanoi/Vietnamese culture from cooking and beyond, we had a good laugh with her! Was great walking around the market with her telling us about the food and people. The food we cooked was absolutely delicious couldn’t pick a favourite as they were all so good and not too complex or too easy to cook!
Knowledgeable local cook & delicious food. Really loved the experience.
Nhi was a really good teacher! Her English was fluent, and her instructions were clear! Really lovely girl! The dishes were nice and delicious!
Well served by Mai :)
We had an incredible time on our market tour. Our guide and cooking instructor, Cinnamon, was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! She knew her way around the market and shared so many interesting stories with us. When we got back to the kitchen she showed us how to make classic Vietnamese dishes that tasted delicious!! Such a fun day and an incredible experience. Thank you Cinnamon, our amazing guide and teacher!!!
Vick our teacher was amazing. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. She explained every step to us, every ingredient and the Vietnamese culture. The market experience was really insightful of the Vietnamese culture and very, very interesting. Vick showed us first how to do some processes and then we followed. This really helped. The class was well organised, prompt and hygienic. The meal afterwards was great, eating your freshly made food was just the best. Thanks Vick, we really enjoyed our experience!
We joined a group of about 8 participants, this made a lovely social class and we learned a lot doing the Vietnamese cooking. The guide/teacher was very good, both with the cooking and also discussing lots about Vietnamese culture etc. She has brilliant English, ask for her tip on how to pronounce "Pho"!
It was very interesting and helpful. Summer, our teacher taught lot of things regarding the vietnamise cuisine.
Loved the cooking class! Our host was amazing!! Thanks again
It was very nice and I just can recommend it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our class with Cinnamon (Phuong). It included a trip to the market where we learned about different ingredients and even more about Vietnamese culture, which for me was the highlight. At the end we enjoyed the 5 dishes we prepared. Highly recommended.
The guide/ cooking teacher was amazing. I recommend this activity for sure.
I had such a wonderful day with Zim. She taught me how to make some wonderful vegetarian dishes that I’m looking forward to making again when I’m home. She was very charming, informative, and friendly. I learnt a lot and got to eat great food! Highly recommend this class!
My husband and I took the evening cookery class and were the only people booked on that slot! Hien aka Lucky was an excellent teacher and she showed us how to create 5 dishes, she made the evening really fun and enjoyable and the food tasted great, looking forward to trying out the recipes at home and can’t recommend this highly enough!
Nhi was so cool and shared so much with us not only about Vietnamese cooking but also about the culture. Truly fascinating and unforgettable experience. We cooked so many dishes so do come hungry!
It was a very good organized class and the meal was awesome
The food was delicious (and loads of it) and the staff catered for everybody’s individual dietary requirements, at such a reasonable price! Would absolutely recommend to anybody interested in taking a Vietnamese cooking class.
Ginger took us, as a small group, to the local market to shop for ingredients. She was so much fun and very informative. She taught us words and how to order, and gave us a history of the area. We went back to the business location in the Old Quarter, and prepared and cooked several dishes. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the end and left with a cookbook. It was well worth the time and money!
Had a wonderful cooking class with Nhi who firstly showed us around the markets then taught us how to make 5 absolutely delicious dishes! Could not fault the class!
I can totally recommend the cooking class, we booked it with Mai and she was just sinply amazing. She explained everything in great detail was very forthcoming regarding everything. as a Tram we managed to cook a wonderful Vietnamese dinner with five dishes - and what we couldn’t finish we took via doggy bag.
The teacher was amazing, she gave us a lot of information about the Vietnamese culture and communicating with her was super easy. It was a lot of fun and just the right amount of time on the market, cooking and sitting together and eat. Really enjoyed it!
The cooking class with Cinnamon was one of the highlights of our trip. We learnt so much about the food and culture of Vietnam and it was such a great experience. She was absolutely lovely, with incredible English and we laughed together the whole time. The food was delicious and the certificate and cook book was a really nice touch. Thank you so much!
Mai was amazing!! She was informative of the Vietnamese culture and food and was also very interactive in her questions. It was not a cheesy cooking class and we did a lot of the actual cooking. My only constructive feedback was that it was a very hot day and the kitchen does not have AC so we were super sweaty.
Su was incredible, I am vegan and she accommodated for me so well. The market tour was great and she told us lots of information about different vegetables and herbs as we bought them. The cooking was fantastic, she was clear and made sure everyone had a go cooking and doing bits of the cooking process. Would highly recommend!!
Our teacher was super knowledgeable and friendly, and made the 3 hours very fun. The food at the end was actually incredible, especially the papaya salad and spring rolls! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in learning about what makes the food here so amazing. Plus you get to take home a little cookbook in English!
There's not much to say about the class other than that it is an amazing experience. Me and my friend met up with our hostess Mai to first shop around the market for ingredients before heading back to go cooking. Mai does an excellent job of leading you through the delicious dishes and is quite easy to talk to. We cooked 5 dishes: pho, bun cha (BBQ pork noodles), papaya salad, spring rolls, and egg coffee. It's probably the best meal I've had here in Hanoi up till now, especially the bun cha. If you want to have a good time and eat some great food, I suggest trying this cooking class out! (even if you can't cook that well, like me) ;)
We are glad we did this. It was a great experience - the market tour and the cooking class. So worth our time and what we paid for. Teacher Sue taught us well and she is very nice. We enjoyed every minute of it!
Sue the instructor was very informative and a great teacher. She showed us the markets and explained everything. The food we cooked was all delicious! Highly recommended
The class was absolutely fabulous. Our instructor Su was so knowledgeable about the food as well as telling us information about the culture around Vietnam and Hanoi. It will definitely be one of my highlights in Hanoi.
Had an amazing time and learnt lots! Great host!
Going to the market with Sue & the other participants was fun. Sue speaks good English & explained a lot of things to us. The cooking was enjoyable & the 5 dishes came out delicious!
Sue was great. She was very informative throughout the whole day. From the market explaining all the herbs and meat cuts we would be using, to the techniques and recipes. Plus the food at the end was delicious! Highly recommend
What an incredible experience! We walked through the busy food markets of Hanoi and picked out food while listening to our AWESOME tour guide Sue about how we were going to prepare each. Once we returned to the kitchen, we worked together to prepare 5 traditional Vietnamese courses that were so so delicious. I recommend this experience to anyone who comes to visit Hanoi, and be sure to ask for Sue!
Hey, I had the cooking class and it was really awesome. The teacher (Mai) done a great job. She explained the ingredients and vietnamese dishes very well. The 3 hours flew by. It was so much fun. I can highly recommend. Best regards Martin
Ginger the teacher was awesome, and showed us round markets and helped us cook delicious foods. Fantastic experience.
Great night to learn how complex the Vietnamese food is. Great to be able to talk to a local about Vietnamese life in general. We had a lot of fun.
I was alone. Mai took time to explain me everything about ingredients and explain me too many things about Vietnamese culture. She was very friendly and smiling. Just perfect class and big meal to eat after class
Ginger was a great teacher, showing us around the markets and talking to us about all the different ingredients. The class was really fun, well organised and Ginger adapted it to make it vegan for me! There was a good mixture of dishes and we were given the recipes at the end so we didn’t have to remember them all, and Ginger sent me more recipes via email. All in all, a great experience, would definitely recommend.
The class with Ginger was great. She taught us 5 dishes plus a visit to the market. The location was central in the Old Quarter and easy to find. The Pho Bo was particularly great...
We had a great experience going to the market and learning about some of the market products, Hanoi Streets and people. The cookery class was great we learned how to make everything! No memory on my phone so check out mairegrifindor Instagram and my Vietnam highlight to see what we did.