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.
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!