Enjoy a unique experience during your visit to Vietnam by joining this fun market tour and group cooking class in Hanoi – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the locals, taste Vietnam's distinct flavors, and immerse yourself in its unique culture. Get picked up at your hotel in the Old Quarter, then explore a busy local market with your tour guide as you shop around for the ingredients you'll need. Once you're done buying what you need, you'll visit a local house and take a quick break for a refreshing welcome drink and some snacks, before you start cooking. Get detailed, step-by-step instructions from your English-speaking guide, who'll share the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine as you make a four-dish menu. Though the menu changes every day, you're sure to make some popular dishes such as Bún Chả (BBQ Pork with noodles and fish sauce,) Nem (fried spring rolls,) and Vietnamese egg coffee! After the cooking session ends, indulge in the fruits of your labors by sharing a meal with your classmates and instructor. You'll also get to sample a selection of tasty wines, all sourced locally, before the class ends and you get dropped off back at your hotel.
This 5 hour home cooking class in Hanoi is a delicious adventure leading you to uncover age old secrets behind some of Vietnam's most popular dishes. Kick off early in the morning or later in the afternoon by picking up a few useful phrases in Vietnamese – make sure to take notes, you will definitely need those later. You will go on to shop at the local market for all the necessary ingredients: herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fish and fruits. With the shopping done, you will head to the villa where your cooking class will take place. There, you will learn how to create a number of stunning dishes under the watchful eye of the local chef. Lastly, you will get to enjoy the meal you have prepared with wonderful views of Red River and Long Bien Bridge