Vietnamese cuisine is famous in the world’s trendiest capitals. But how is it made? In this hands-on experience you will learn recipes and the all the secrets and tips from a seasoned local chef. The day includes a visit to a local produce market in Hanoi and a post-class feast including beer or soft drink.
You may choose in the morning or afternoon. Begin the tour with a visit to Chau Long Market. Here you will browse hundreds of stalls, and interact with vendors selling everything from garlic to tapioca flour. Take in all the colors, sights and smells! Hanoi’s markets are world famous, and you will quickly see why. Part of the pleasure is discovering local herbs, vegetables and salad greens that are never sold in Western countries. Ask your guide to explain their various uses.
Next, settle in at Hanoi Cooking Centre, a restored building on the edge of Hanoi’s famous old quarter owned by an experienced chef and cookbook author. Over a welcome tea, your instructor will explain the basics of Vietnamese cuisine, which is known for a heavy emphasis on fresh herbs, spices and greens. At your workstation, try to follow the instructor’s lead! After the class, move to the centre’s second-floor dining room to sample your creations along with a beer or wine. And you will also receive a selection of recipe cards to help you recreate Vietnamese dishes at home!
- Welcome La Han Tea
- One bottle of Laska water for the tour
- Market tour to Cho Chau Long
- Visit minimum of 4 of Hanoi Eateries
- All food and beverages included
- All transport cost whilst on the tour
- Café den or sua in our courtyard café at the end of tour
- Tour in English and Vietnamese
- Take home gift
- Collection and drop off to H.C.C. can be arranged at an extra charge
- Visa arrangement.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
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