The capital of Vietnam is a bustling city filled with rich history with centuries old architecture and culture, reflected in Hanoi’s old quarter. In our offered cooking classes you can learn about authentic Vietnamese food, with most of our classes offering a local market tour where you will be able to pick out your own ingredients, which you will use to cook with. With Hanoi’s close proximity to the countryside, we also offer classes in which you can help with farming and get fresh organic ingredients from the farm to cook with.
"Cooking is fun"
Everything was well organized. The chef welcomed us and took for a short tour around the marked to do the shopping. He asnwered all the questions and was easygoing. There were only two guests- me and my friend what created a casual atmposphere. We don't eat meat and it was not a problem to prepare delicious dishes (mango salad, veggie pho and pan fried fish that ended up as fish spring rolls ). We had beer and soft drinks, took a lot of photos and videos and got a diploma at the end:) I truly recommend the classes. We found out a lot about Vietnamese spices, cooking techniques, using a chopper knife. There was so much food that we were offered to take the remaining take-out food.
閱讀更多 + Ewa D. | Feb 2020
"The best Cooking Class ever"
It was the best Cooking classes which I have ever taken part. The chef picked me up from my hotel. Later we gone shopping on local, real market. The menu was discussed with the all classes’ member so we could changed dishes (pork was exchanged in shrimps). During the classes members can help yourself with beverages ( soft drinks and beer). The classes finish with the meal for the all members. I recommend the Rose Kitchen for everyone!!!
閱讀更多 + Anna N. | Feb 2020
"Well organized, very delicious"
Siri was a great guide through the experience. Her English is amazing. She took us to the market to buy all the ingredients which was very interesting because she's got a lot of knowledge and we could ask all kinds of questions. The cooking itself went very smoothly and we enjoyed ourselves. You get step by step instructions and should be able to do it at home afterwards.
The bathroom could be less disgusting but the cooking class was great @
閱讀更多 + Julia S. | Feb 2020
I had a wonderful time and learnt so much about how to cook Vietnamese. My instructor was Cherry and she was so, so great! Her personality and the detail in which she taught made me want the class to last forever......thanks Cherry! I would highly recommend.
閱讀更多 + Elizabeth G. | Feb 2020
"What a nice experience! I loved it..."
I did the class with Cherry. She was sooooo lovely and nice. The time just ran away. We did Bun Cha, Pho, Springroles, Papaya-Salad and egg-coffee. All of my favorites. She explained very much in detail what to do and also suggest alternatives if I don't have those ingredients at home.
The Cooking-Book with the recepeices looks very nice as well.
This is a 100% recommendation! You won't disappointed.
閱讀更多 + Tom S. | Feb 2020
"Personal, interesting and delicious"
We were a group of only three people, which was wonderful. Chef Duyen explained a lot when walking through her local market and took us to her home, it felt like cooking among friends rather than like a class. The food was delicious. She is a wonderful person, I would book her again.
閱讀更多 + Lena L. | Feb 2020
The best thing we did in Hanoi. Frienly, funny and really good food. We loved the tour as well as the cooking with Tang ( or Vicky)
閱讀更多 + Bas M. | Feb 2020
"Fantastic! Would highly recommend!"
Our cooking class was brilliant! The chef spoke great English and was very helpful, giving us all the information we needed to create our dishes. We first walked around the market to pick our ingredients which was fun! The food was really yummy too! Would highly recommend.
閱讀更多 + Becky A. | Feb 2020
"Amazing experience, wonderful host."
The tour through the market and farm, as well as, the meal preparation were all a great part of the experience. The small village outside Hanoi made for a truly authentic Vietnamese experience. Highly recommended for anyone traveling to Hanoi.
閱讀更多 + Cheryl L. | Jan 2020
"Superbly organized and a lot of fun!"
Class was well organized and prepared, fun and informative. The three of us learned a lot and enjoyed every minute. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was clean. Food that we cooked was also very tasty, the Pho we made was the best we had in Vietnam (and we had Pho every day for two weeks around the country.
閱讀更多 + Anna N. | Jan 2020
"What a fun class!"
Thang (Vicky) was our instructor for the night. She was so personable and sweet to us the whole night. We really enjoyed spending our last night in Hanoi learning how to cook various dishes and the techniques used by the Northern Vietnamese. We are excited to try these new recipes we have learned at home!
閱讀更多 + Nhu T. | Jan 2020
"Fun instruction, delicious food"
Gigi was such a wonderful and fun host! We had a great market tour, she did a great job of modifying recipes for those whom needed it (vegetarian, dairy free) and the food was delicious!
閱讀更多 + Michael A. | Jan 2020
"Wonderful and engaging!"
Our instructor Gigi was fantastic. First she took us to the market to collect fresh ingredients and shared info about the upcoming New Years traditions. She was very knowledgeable, professional and made everyone feel welcome. The cooking portion of the class was hands on and fun.
This was our first activity in Vietnam and it was a great start to the trip.
閱讀更多 + Rachel R. | Jan 2020
The cooking class exceeded both of our wildest expectations for the afternoon. To start with the space was clean organized and everyone was very professional. We reviewed the menu started the broth for our first dish, and then the chef took us all to the market via a wonderful car ride. As we stroll through the market with the chef it was very comfortable knowing you’re with a professional who had been shopping there for over a decade. He knew all of his favorite vendors answered all of our questions and treated us to a few extra goodies along the way including some dried apricots, and the famous incubated duck egg, that would be the duck egg with the baby duck inside! We could go on for many more sentences about how much we loved the experience, but to summarize it was our favorite few hours of our entire Vietnam trip and I couldn’t imagine anyone would be anything less then completely thrilled that they did it!
閱讀更多 + Rachel B. | Jan 2020
I did the morning "Dishes From My Countryside" menu cookery class with Chef Duyen and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
Easy hotel pick-up, a fascinating tour of the food markets, and then a full few hours of talking about, preparing and eating an incredible feast.
Chef Duyen is knowledgeable and extremely friendly, and the small class size (five of us) meant we all got to fully engage throughout.
If you can go without, don't bother with breakfast as you prepare a LOT of food! And the dishes were delicious (despite my less-than-stellar cooking abilities).
A truly memorable and excellent value five-hour cookery experience!
閱讀更多 + Mark L. | Jan 2020
"Authentic Hanoi Experience!"
Chef Duyen's class was the best! She is down to earth, funny, caring, and talented. She creates a welcoming environment in her lovely home where we cook up a huge feats. I keep thinking about our market tour in the morning: We explored busy and vibrant markets and shops that are distinctly Hanoi... The whole experience was VERY worthwhile, and I have already suggested it to my extended family traveling to Vietnam in the future!! Thank you Chef Duyen!
閱讀更多 + Alice B. | Jan 2020
The teacher was very informative and knowledgeable. She guided us through the market, giving us tips on getting around there along the way. Back in the kitchen, she brought us through the making of 5 dishes really smoothly, with consistent instructions throughout, allowing us to understand what we needed to do. It was a friendly and casual cooking class overall!
閱讀更多 + Sharlyn N. | Jan 2020
Highly recommend this cooking class! Loved heading to the markets to collect our fresh ingredients and then heading into the kitchen!
Siri was outstanding! A very talented chef with amazing English!
One of my favorite things I’ve done in Hanoi, would defiantly do again!
Thanks Siri for a wonderful morning!!
閱讀更多 + Kylie M. | Jan 2020
Super inspiring and educative. Combination with market trip gave a unique understanding of food culture in Vietnam.
Small class (only 6 participants), where everybody contributed.
Learned some tricks: do not cut the garlic-just smash it with the knife, fry eggs, eat banana flowers!
Duyen is a very nice host and was flexible to match food for one non-meat eater.
閱讀更多 + Marion S. | Jan 2020
My partner and I had a great time. Chef Duyen is such a warm, funny, lovely teacher who will guide you through all the process.
During the market tour we even got to see how they make tofu!
We are vegetarian and we highly recommend this option for vegans as well.
閱讀更多 + Cristina P. | Jan 2020
"Wonderful way to to Hanoi"
A very intimate cooking class with a fantastic English speaking host who was amazing , from taking us to the market to buy produce, to being a tourism ambassador, to showing and explaining the cooking steps to some of Vietnam’s beautiful food . It was nice to connect with a local, and to be immersed into Vietnamese culture
閱讀更多 + Kingsley S. | Jan 2020
We really enjoyed the whole class. There were only us (me and my partner) and another couple, so it felt a bit private and the teacher had enough time to explain everything to us and answer all our questions. The teacher took us to the markets first, explaining some of the ingredients and some other stuff we've seen there, then we headed to the school and started with a preparation and cooking. Everything was well explained. English of the teacher was outstanding, so it was really easy to ask anything we wanted to know. We had a great time and learned how to prepare some traditional vietnamese dishes. And they were fantastic! Really recommend this course!
閱讀更多 + Lucie F. | Jan 2020
"Vietnamese BBQ's and Salad: excellent class"
This class was one of the best experiences I had on my trip to North Vietnam. First we went to the market, than cooked a multi-course meal. This was all hands-on. The teacher Trinh Cong Son spoke perfect English and answered all my questions. I learned so much...like how to pick out a good fish sauce, different types of Vietnamese rice, etc. I recommend this class unconditionally...and you get to eat the results...yum!
閱讀更多 + Marilyn P. | Jan 2020
We've met with our guide, Siri, and went to the local market to get the ingredients for the cooking class. It was a great experience in itself, and having a local tell you about the dazzling number of different fruit, vegetables and animal's parts was amazing. From there we went back to the restaurant and started cooking. We chose the traditional menu which was delicious and included fried spring rolls, prok meat balls, papya salad, pho noodle soup and Vietnamese egg coffee. Overall it has been a wonderful experience and an amazing way to learn about a new and very different culture and cuisine.
閱讀更多 + Sigi E. | Jan 2020
Appreciate the hospitality straight from the hosts home-got to meet the family as well. True local experience
閱讀更多 + Luke D. | Jan 2020
"Fantastic! Miss Duyen is an excellent chef, and teacher. We made the most tastefull food !"
This cooking class is brilliant. Miss Duyen is a very good and proffesionel chef, and a lovely person. We had such a good time. All the dishes we made were excellent ! The Bun chau was the most tastfull dish I had in Vietnam . Wow! And the trip to the market , first, so very fascinating . Only that was a great experiance, with her introducing us to all the things there, and also telling about the everyday life in Vietnam .I can truls recomend Miss Duyens cooking class, I ’ve been to a few and this is in absolute top class.
閱讀更多 + Mikaela A. | Dec 2019
We experienced so many new ideas in the kitchen, but also had a good time at the market. Chef Duyen was really cool. The food we prepared was quite delicious and the dinner with our family and her family was lovely. The facility itself for cooking preparation was well - appointed. Preparation of the meal was fun and the time went by quickly. The chef speaks English well, but her Vietnamese accent is difficult to understand at times. So go and enjoy and learn!
閱讀更多 + Peter D. | Dec 2019
"A wholesome Hanoi experience"
A visit to Hanoi would not be complete without a hands-on cooking experience with Mrs.Manh. Mrs. Manh brought us through the farm, the history of her village, and detailed steps to cooking authentic Vietnamese food.
We even got a little help in the kitchen from Mrs. Manh's daughter.
Though it was a pity the morning sessions were not available therefore we missed the market, this up-close and personal Hanoi experience is truly wholesome.
閱讀更多 + Jamie Y. | Dec 2019
"Great local experience:-) with chef Duyen;-)"
Chef Duyen is a great teacher!!! She is very passionate, lovely and professional! I was very amazed!!! Before the class, she took us to local local market and explained many beautiful ingredients of Hanoi. It was fantastic!!! After the market, she took us to her home!!! The all dishes we cooked were super home style and very new to me, but some of them are not difficult to remake at home!!! After class, I went to market by myself and got many skins for Vietnamese spring rolls. Besides, now I know how to make sweet Vietnamese sauce!!! Omg! I can’t wait to remake at home!!! When I come back to Hanoi, I definitely want to cook with her again:-) Highly recommended!!!
閱讀更多 + C. | Dec 2019
"Unique and enriching experience"
Was a completely different experience going to a locals house and learning how to cook.
Duyen's a fun and bubbly person and also an amazing cook. Couldn't recommend this enough.
閱讀更多 + Nishant C. | Dec 2019
"Amazing, fun and informative cooking class"
I had the best time at that cooking class with our instructor Siri! She was super kind and fun and made sure to divide the tasks evenly among the participants. Also, she gave us lots of interesting information during the market tour and answered all our questions happily! The cooking itself was great fun and at the end we had the most amazing feast! I think it was one of the best meals I had in Vietnam and the experience was also one of my favourites! 😊
閱讀更多 + Sophie E. | Dec 2019
Mai led us through the markets of Old Quarter, helping us pick out the freshest ingredients that we later learned how to prepare and cook at the Apron Up kitchen.
The class was great, we learned authentic vietnamese cooking techniques and had so much fun doing it!
Thanks for an unforgettable experience!
閱讀更多 + Daniel I. | Dec 2019
"Fun and delicious!"
Thank you Vicky for the class, she was so patient and engaging and helped anyway she could. It was so interesting to see how Vietnamese people shop in the street markets and got a real culture shock. Awesome fun, would recommend!
閱讀更多 + Rebecca K. | Dec 2019
Vicky was so informative! She was an excellent host, really friendly and inclusive. There were really good vegetarian options on the course, which was a relief because we’d found it quite hard to find vegetarian food out and about! Eating after cooking was really sociable, she had lots of interesting insights to share into Vietnamese culture and we’d definitely recommend it highly!
閱讀更多 + Stefanie M. | Dec 2019
Love the whole experience from the shopping of ingredients, cooking to the eating. Teacher was great too - explaining the cooking process and the different ingredients whilst making it enjoyable.
閱讀更多 + Oskar T. | Nov 2019
"Personal and illuminating cooking class, an essential Hanoi experience"
I'm a Vietnamese-American who has been eager to get in touch with my family's culture through food. And though I have a working familiarity with Vietnamese recipes, I wanted a professional and authentic touch: and Chef Duyen's Home Cooking Class provides all that and more. Chef Duyen is incredibly accommodating and attentive — when we got a little lost on the way to her class, she smoothly guided us in the right direction. The tour she gave us of the Long Bien market near her house was super informative and educational, and brought an extra level of authenticity that we wouldn't have found in a more popular market. Not only was Chef Duyen well-informed on matters of food, she also gave us a quick rundown of the social and ethnographic issues at play at the market. It gave us a real holistic understanding of our food and where it came from.
Onto the cooking class: Chef Duyen provided us with everything we needed, from a chopping board, to aprons, to her special branded knives (which looked totally rad). She moved quickly but offered an easy to understand step-by-step process, and would advise us on how to chop or peel things if we asked for her help. She always kept a soothing level of calm, no matter how many pots she had cooking (literally), which was really helpful for a beginner-level chef like me. During the long cooking process, Chef Duyen would ask about us and make easy conversation while her family flitted in and out of her kitchen as well, which made the environment warm and inviting.
I'm excited to incorporate her recipes into my regular cooking rotation. And though I'm familiar with these dishes, Chef Duyen's cooking class is perfect for those unfamiliar with Vietnamese cuisine as well. I highly recommend it for both newcomers and Hanoi old-timers alike.
閱讀更多 + Hoai-tran B. | Nov 2019
"Great experience and a lot of fun"
Such great fun going around the market and choosing the fresh ingredients we were about to use in the cooking class. Good range of dishes made too and our chef made sure everyone had the help they needed
閱讀更多 + Kalmia F. | Nov 2019
"Hanoi cooking class was great"
Our host Sam took us to the local market, sharing lots of information and funny stories. Our class was very small but very enjoyable - I am happy there weren’t more of us. I don’t even like cooking (my friend signed us up) but I had a great time. Our host Sam was absolutely fantastic and we really enjoyed it. Food was yummy too but way too much so we couldn’t finish all of it. I really recommend it!
閱讀更多 + Maria D. | Nov 2019
"Great cooking class"
This was a very enjoyable class where we prepared delicious food. I especially enjoyed seeing the market and tasting food that I didn’t know before.
閱讀更多 + Johanna B. | Nov 2019
"Amazing class with phoenix"
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
閱讀更多 + Luc S. | Oct 2019
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.
閱讀更多 + Priya A. | Oct 2019
"Great and delicious experience"
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.
閱讀更多 + Irina N. | Oct 2019
"very good class which we highly recommend!"
Our teacher Mai is a very nice young woman who can speak very good English! She went with us to the market first and afterwards she explained us everything about the dishes we made. It was interesting to get to know everything about the Vietnamese food and kitchen, also it was a very nice atmosphere in the cooking room. We would highly recommend this experience! :)
閱讀更多 + Lisa S. | Oct 2019
Great experience done with a lot of love. Learned a lot and had great fun!
閱讀更多 + Tobias W. | Oct 2019
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.
閱讀更多 + Michael D. | Oct 2019
We had booked the evening class. We met our teacher, Mai, at the Hanoi Egg Coffee Shop (which is where the cooking school takes place, on the 3rd floor).
Mai spoke perfect English, was super friendly, and really knowledgeable about cooking. She introduced us to some new foods and also helped us correctly pronounce food and important phrases in Vietnamese. We really enjoyed learning a little more about Vietnam from a local and sharing about our culture too. And the food was the best part!!! It was honestly one of the best meals we had during our 2 weeks in Vietnam and it was fun to learn how to make it ourselves. I've already made the Hanoi egg coffee recipe for family at home, and they were blown away!
閱讀更多 + Caitlin G. | Sep 2019
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!
閱讀更多 + Rebecca K. | Sep 2019
My partner & I had a great time on the market Tour and cooking class with Chef Duyen! We got picked up from our homestay and she even organised our ride back using Grab - so easy! Duyen was very warm and bubbly, full of interesting stories to share about Vietnamese culture and food. We enjoyed our hands on cooking class and lunch feast with Duyen & her brother! Amazing experience from start to finish. Can't wait to cook this menu for our family and friends back home. I absolutely recommend :)
閱讀更多 + Elsa A. | Sep 2019
The class was amazing. Chef Duyen gave us an in-depth market experience. She is really warm and friendly and shared a lot of her own stories. She was patient and kept us on track to make delicious food from the countryside. She also shared tips and tricks for us to make these dishes at home. Wish we could have done the wholesale market tour as well!
閱讀更多 + Michelle C. | Sep 2019
The food we cooked was delicious, and the class was concise and informative. A great experience!
閱讀更多 + Antonette G. | Sep 2019
"An amazing introduction to Vietnamese cuisine"
I had an incredible experience with Chef Duyen and the rest of my cooking class! After picking me up from my hostel, we walked through the local market and she pointed out an array of unique ingredients that I’d never even heard of before. We were allowed to smell, taste, and ask questions about anything we passed by. Back at her house, she and her brother set us up with refreshing iced tea and got us familiar with the menu. It was a nice mix of informative demonstration with hands-on cooking. We ended up making bun cha, fresh spring rolls, shrimp and sweet potato fritters, Che, and green papaya salad. All was delicious, and our dinner conversation was a ton of fun. Definitely take your class from Chef Duyen - you won’t be disappointed.
閱讀更多 + Luke B. | Sep 2019
"Best last day in Hanoi"
We couldn’t imagine having a better last day in Hanoi than joining the class. We learnt a Lot about different foods that are popular in Vietnam,where to buy the ingredients and many interesting things about Vietnamese cuisine. Together with my friends, we had a Lot of fun cooking the traditional dishes and can’t wait to try at home (altough probably wont be as tasteful as with help from Thu). We loved all the dishes at the end and left with proud feeling that we enjoyed what we cooked. Even if you’re not a skilled chef, you will definitely love this experience!