I definitely recommend taking this cooking class since they also offer an interesting local market tour. We then got to her family compound in the scenic village. This is a fantastic experience, not just for the cooking class but to get the chance to visit the local side of Hoi An and have a real experience of rural Vietnam.
reviewed by Mila L | Jun 2017
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!!
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!
Such an interesting and unique experience! The food was spectacular! Such a great time! Staff is amazing
Very friendly tourguide and speaks good english. Nice boatride to a small vietnamese villagr which is a nice break from touristic Hoi An. I would definately recommed this.
I loved the fact that you are away from the beaten track here, taking a boat out to the beautiful island location. Set up was very professional and it was lovely to be involved at every stage of the food preparation. I would highly recommend!
Thoroughly enjoyed our cooking experience. In addition to learning how to create a few dishes we learnt more about family life and a bit of a history lesson as well. We were with a small group, so plenty or opportunity to get to know each other as well. We liked the informality of the location and the class itself, having said that it was really well organised. Great to receive the cookbook at the end
We really liked the class and the atmosphere. Our guide was super nice and spoke excellent English.
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!
Very good class! We learned to cook 4 Vietnamese dishes, with both vegetarian and meat options. Clear communication and instructions for the relatively easy, but delicious, dishes. Nice situation in a small village, a 30 min boat ride from Hoi An.
Although it seemed a bit expensive at first but was worth it! The highlight of our stay in Hoi An!
Very nice cooking class & delicious recipies. Very well prepared at a nice location.
Loved this class. A great thing to do on my 3rd day here in Hoi An. Enjoyed the boat ride, the authenticity of the experience, the friendliness and expertise of the main host and getting to see 93 year old grandma showing some traditional rice hulling. I learnt some great tips on Vietnamese cooking which I shall try on my friends at home. Oh and I waddled back to my hotel as there was so much delicious food to try!
We were glad to make this decision to join Grandma's Home Cooking. Love the boat ride & the island village. Friendly tour guide with helpful assistance. My mum and my aunty at age 70 plus were enjoying throughout the whole time. Though they have to be in the kitchen at all time, they think the recipe is useful and simple. The only downside was.......we were full after the 4 dishes 🤗.
It was very interesting to learn something about the life on the island and to learn to cook vietnamese Food.
Enjoyed everything. The boat ride to the island, the peaceful setting. The good was amazing and so much Very impressed with the organization.
I enjoyed grandmas place in a beautiful little village. The good was good and my guide/ chef was very nice
Grandma's Home Cooking Class was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The recipes were fun, easy and and something you can do back at home too. Thom, Phung (may have spelt that wrong) and all the other staff were very welcoming, organised and provided what felt like an authentic experience. The lessons were fun and I would highly recommend this class to anyone else who might be considering it. Also, if you like eating this place is for you, lunch consisted of five courses and I could barely move afterwards, very happy!
I had booked this activity without too much thinking and wow, they definitely exceeded my expectations! It was smooth and professional. The food was delicious and the instructions easy to follow. The setting is beautiful and we even made some new friends. I highly recommend this cooking class as it will remain one of the highlights of our travels in Vietnam!
Great menu, super host, really pleasant experience. Very good value for money!
Wonderful and friendly staff, delicious recepies
The staff were friendly and very interesting. The venue was lovely and a nice boat ride to the island added to the experience. We got to learn about the traditional ways of processing rice. We made our own rice pancakes and made 4 delicious meals. You will not be hungry when you leave! Miss breakfast! We got a recipe book to take which will help when cooking at home. If you are looking for an experience as well as wanting to learn the basics of Vietnamese cooking this is for you!
We had an amazing experience. We started with a nice boat tour, then we were invited in the house of the grandmother where our teacher explained the process of making rice. The teacher was very clear and patient. The material and ingredients were professional and the food we made was so good! A unique experience that I would recommend to everyone who is passing Hoi An.
Amazing food, great guide, good organization!
Highly recommend this class. You eat what you prepare. It is all very fresh, fun and delicious! You really get a sense of quiet life on a small island. This is well operated class and you will get the recipes to take with you.
We did this class as a family. It was a great experience. The children (8 and 11) managed all of the cooking themselves. Food was delicious. Eat only a light breakfast beforehand as there is LOTS of it. Would recommend.
I attended this cooking class with my sister and we were very happy with our decision to choose My Grandma's home cooking. We had lots of fun there as we learned and tried so many new kinds of food. We will come back here again in the future. We absolutely fell in love with the food, the people and the amazing environment.
We keep a very good memory of this half day cooking class on this nice island. You get there by boat which is another occasion to discover Hoi An surroundings. We definitively loved the experience!