Spend a morning immersed in Vietnam’s culinary culture with an interactive course at the Hanoi Cooking Centre. Alongside a local chef, explore exotic markets and prepare authentic Vietnamese dishes in a fun, relaxed setting. Sit down for a memorable meal before returning home with a book filled with traditional recipes.
Cooking Class at Hanoi Cooking Centre - Half Day
Today’s tour will begin at 8:30 or 13:30. Have a light breakfast at the hotel, saving room for the culinary delights that await on this morning’s Hanoi cooking class! Transfer to the Hanoi Cooking Centre, a beautiful house near Truc Bach Lake that has been converted into a gastronomic hub.
Meet with the chef and, over a cup of tea, get a brief introduction to Vietnamese cuisine. Learn about the contents of a traditional meal and the eating habits and customs of the local people.
Then take a short walk to Chau Long Market for an authentic slice of Hanoi life. Wander through the stalls seeing fresh herbs and vegetables as well as more exotic items such as durian, live seafood and silk worms. The chef will introduce the unusual ingredients and explain how they are used in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
Having tempted the taste buds in the market, return to Hanoi Cooking Centre for a hands-on class. Under the guidance of experienced chefs, prepare a selection of traditional dishes at an individual work station. Once ready, sit down to sample the fresh cooked meal accompanied by local beer or wine.
A set of recipe cards will be presented, the perfect keepsake of this Hanoi culinary excursion, before returning to the hotel. (L)
- Inform your travel consultant on any special dietary requirements.
- Tour available during the evenings according to availability; contact your travel consultant for further info.
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