Really enjoyed the cooking class. Very friendly people, enjoyed the cyclo ride to the market and the good was delicious.
reviewed by Diana M | Nov 2017
In Hanoi for first time, and unfortunately it was summer and stinking hot 40 degrees. But our cooking instructor Ming took us to the market, showed us different types of vegetables and their usage. We then went to highway 4 cooking school and learnt how to cook four fabulous dishes. I am a total flop non-cook person and my husband is s bit of a gourmet Masterchef. Ming was patient and had us chopping and dicing in no time. We made spring rolls and sauce. Beef rolls, fried rice authentic and sweet balls. We all went downstairs after cooking and feasted on our banquet. Was great fun and very professional. We got the receipes emailed to us. Considering it was soooo hot the whole session went well . Perhaps was scaled towards me as a non cook. Let them know your level so Ming can tailor to suit.
Our guide gave us a tour around the local market and also described the history behind the building. During the cooking lesson, the ingredients were already prepared. What I really liked was that I was able to choose my own combination of 3 dishes and 1 dessert rather than selecting a menu like other classes. We were also surprised when we got to eat a bowl of sour soup and morning glory in addition to the dishes we cooked. Since it was our first time in Hanoi, the pick up service was definitely helpful to getting around the place. I would like it if there was a drop off service as well since taxis are sometimes unreliable. Overall, I would recommend this course for beginners in cooking.