Hanoi's Best Cooking Classes
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences. Vietnam's capital races to make up for time lost to the ravages of war and a government that as recently as the 1990s kept the outside world at bay. Its streets surge with scooters vying for right of way amid the din of constantly blaring horns, and all around layers of history offer a glimpse into the resilience of ambitious, proud Hanoians. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Dong Xuan Market, selling household goods and street food. Dine on the wild and wonderful at every corner, sample market wares, uncover an evolving arts scene, then sleep soundly in luxury for very little cost. Meet the people, delve into the past, and witness the charms of Hanoi. With so much to see, do, and taste, Hanoi is a great place to experience, and there are several exciting options available for cooking classes in or near the city to help you not just taste the best, but learn how to recreate it for yourself once you return home.
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This half-day Hanoi cooking class showcases the best of Vietnamese cuisine. Travelers will learn to prepare healthy, simple, and delicious fare under the guidance of their expert local chef. Learn how to shop for, cook, and serve traditional cuisine during this entertaining (and delicious!) afternoon. Your half-day tour begins with a walk around Chau Long market, where you'll mingle with locals and learn about the fresh ingredients typical in Vietnamese cuisine. After exploring the market, take a short walk to the cooking studio where your lesson will begin. Small groups of 2 to 16 people insure personalized attention as you learn techniques from the head chef. Two people share each cooking station during the interactive lesson. Once meals are complete sit down with your new friends and fellow classmates to enjoy your own Vietnamese meal. Sip cold local beers or have a glass of wine.
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Learn to prepare Vietnamese cuisine at a local home in Hanoi on a half day tour. Around 8.00 a.m your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to a local house. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and talk about their lives. The tour guide will then teach you some simple phrases from the "local language", to help you with shopping skills. You will then start walking to the local market only 5 minutes away. It's a great chance to learn about and taste some of the ingredients used in the local cuisine and to watch the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market. Tour guide will assist you to buy a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fishes, fruits which are all fresh. After shopping, return to the local home to prepare and cook your ingredients under the instruction of the tour guide, learning how to marinate and to spice like a true Vietnamese chef. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili. Once it's ready, enjoy your meal with a local beer or wine. After that, your tour guide will transfer you back your hotel and you will also receive a selection of recipe cards to help you recreate Vietnamese dishes at home!
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Learn to cook in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter with this private cooking experience in a local home. Your host is a lovely Hanoian, full of warmth and kindness, with talented cooking skills. You will meet at their home, a bright yellow building in the heart of the Old Quarter, where you will enjoy a cooking demonstration of some of her favorite family recipes. Enter her home and step away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi's streets into authentic, real Vietnam life. You will have a hands-on demonstration where and you will learn to make an authentic Vietnamese salad and traditional spring rolls from scratch. Your menu might include any of the chef's beautiful Vietnamese salads, whether papaya, banana blossom, or green mango, that spring to life with an array of fresh, aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Your chef delights in sharing the culinary traditions and recipes of Hanoi with you and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and welcomed in Vietnam, as if you are walking into the home of an old family friend. Get a real glimpse into Vietnamese life with this authentic in-home meal and cooking demonstration. Please note, this experience is in a real home, not a cooking studio. While there will be some hands-on preparation, each individual will not have their own cooking station. This experience is meant to be a visit into a local home to meet a local person and share culture and cuisine together.
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