Learn how to create some of the most popular and delectable Vietnamese dishes from your cooking instructor in this fun culinary experience in Hoi An. The activity will kick off with a visit to a local market where you will buy your fresh ingredients for the cooking class. It's also an excellent chance for you to learn how to haggle the best deal in the market. After that, the guide will take you to a boat ride along Thu Bon river before you ride a buffalo cart to your destination. A foot massage is included in the package to pamper you before the actual class begins. Bring out the chef in you as you carefully cook all the ingredients and come up with a delicious local dish that you will have for lunch or early dinner. Hotel pick up and drop off services are also provided in the package to ensure that you'll have an entire convenient and comfortable experience.
Get the culinary experience of a lifetime with this fun and exciting group cooking class in Hoi An, where you'll discover Vietnam's unique cultural heritage and practices that give their cuisine its distinct flavors. Meet up with your group at 61 Ngo Quyen Street, then immediately depart for your classroom, located on a small island in Hoi An's River Delta. Enjoy a peaceful boat ride to the island, and bask in the quiet surroundings for the duration of the journey. You can also choose to have a chat with your fellow classmates and English-speaking instructor instead! Once you arrive, meet the local family who will serve as your hosts for the class, then take a few minutes to savor a refreshing welcome drink served with some fresh fruits. Before the class officially begins, visit a local herb garden and learn how to make your own rice milk/paper the traditional way. Get detailed instructions on how to make four different Vietnamese dishes: Banh Xeo, a rice flour crepe stuffed with tasty ingredients, grilled pork skewers, papaya salad, and a fish dish. On a vegetarian diet? The cooking class also offers an alternative menu to cater to your dietary needs! After the class ends, taste the fruits of your labors in the family's garden, where you'll get to to know your hosts and your classmates and maybe even sample each other's dishes. If you want to further immerse yourself in the local culture, you can choose to participate in the optional bicycle or market tours, or do both if you're feeling adventurous!
Discover Vietnam's unique culinary heritage and fascinating culture with this five-hour cooking class in Hoi An. In the morning, you'll get picked up from your hotel/accommodation, then proceed to a nearby market to shop for the ingredients you'll need. Check out the fresh and vibrant produce being sold at each stall while you walk around the engaged aisles with your tour group. Once everyone's done, enjoy a short bike ride to Tra Que Village and feel the breeze blow past as you take in the sights of this beautiful city, with its clear waters and quaint houses. Take a quick break to relax and enjoy a welcome drink, before you visit Tra Que Organic Farm, filled with lush vegetation and blooming flowers. Meet the local farmers and get helpful tips and tricks as you try your hand at farming, then head back to the classroom to finally start the cooking class! Learn how to cook delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine by following the detailed, step-by-step instructions of your English-speaking guide. Make popular dishes such as Fresh Spring Rolls and Rice Pancakes using the high-quality ingredients you bought earlier in the market at Hoi An. After everyone's done, you'll get to have a chat with each other as you share a meal and sample each other's cooking. Kick back and relax as you are treated to a 20-minute foot massage, before you are dropped off at your hotel in Hoi An.
I would 100% recommend this trip for anyone that’s visiting Hoi An. Love the whole program, we started by visiting the market and we took a 40 mins boat ride to the coconut tree village. We then took the coconut basket to the cooking class. We managed to make spring rolls, fried noodle, vietnamese pancake, and pho. We absolutely enjoyed the class and our chef/guide (Nii) was very pleasant!!
Na took us through Hoi An's food market explaining the items required for the meal we'd later be preparing. Her English was excellent and she answered all our questions, not only about food but also all our questions about Vietnam, it was incredibly informative. I wish we did the tour sooner! What's more we learned about some of the farming practices, got to plant some crops, and she taught us all sorts of cooking techniques. It was a lovely experience! We ended the day with enjoying the food we prepared and ate by the breezy river followed by a nice massage.
I should note Na did a wonderful job of incorporating our 3 yr old daughter into the tour keeping her involved as we as entertained which is no easy feat. She some how did all this while also capturing great moments with photos which she also sent to us after the tour.
We had a great time and would certainly recommend doing this tour. If not for the wonderful food eaten on the tour but for the braid food she also fed us.
Thanks again Na!
Fantastic way to experience Hoi An culture and food! I had a wonderful guide Vi, who was so informative, kind and attentive to everything I could possibly need. She had so much knowledge and it was very interesting and great to experience the market, and food culture. The day was full of great activities and the homestead is a really lovely, peaceful and relaxing place to be. Great explanations, demonstrations, and hands on experience of how the rice has traditionally been milled, becomes rice milk, and how it comes to be rice paper, even making my own. Also such a personal experience with grandma making an appearance to demonstrate how the rice is dehusked and separated; at 94 years of age! The recipes are delicious and can be made once I go home, especially as the cookbook with the recipes we made is provided. They are so caring and even provide you with ways to contact them in the cookbook for when you go home should you need recipe support, or suggestions for alternative ingredients if you can’t get ones in the recipes at home. Lots of delicious food, I suggest you do not eat breakfast before coming! A definite must do if you love Vietnamese food.
We really loved this tour. Everything went smoothly and it was exactly as described. They picked up us from hotel, we met our guide at the market each of us got small basket to carry the products bought there... Very interesting experience in a good way. Then we travelled by boat about 40 minutes and we had a basket ride with a crab fishing which was really funny. Cooking was amazing, they showed us how to make rice milk in a traditional way, we learnt and cooked 4 recipes. We received a present in the end and they dropped us at our hotel. Very nice tour. We really enjoyed it 😊 I highly recommend this tour to anyone who will stay in Hoi An.
Initial confusion on collection at hotel however only minor. Slightly delayed start due to terrible traffic around Hoi An. The market was interesting learning about the different ingredients & their origins. Enjoyed the boat ride to the Coconut Forest (about 40mins). Wished the Coconut basket ride was longer. Cooking class was great and in natural surroundings (the loud music being played for the nearby Coconut basket guests was tolerable). Recipe booklet given at end to try to repeat at home. Our teacher “Nee” was lovely & spoke good English.
It was our first time in Hoi An, and we were introduced to our tour guide name Flower.
She was an amazing tour guide, with plenty of enthusiasm and excellent chef.
The entire cooking class was an absolutely pleasure and the floating boats were a small treat. Stacey and I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and look forward to using the recipes back in our home country.
Thank you Flower for all the help you provided and the fantastic experience.
Long and Stacey