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Blue Butterfly Cooking Class

61 Hang Buom | Hoan Kiem (Old Quarter District), Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #25 of 429 Activities in Hanoi
Type: Classes/Workshops
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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baton rouge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The market tour was quite nice, but the students in this class do not cook. The only involvement with cooking was chopping up vegetables that were handed to a chef to cook. The food was decent, but for the price I expected that each student would get their own station and would learn some cooking techniques. Also, the entree was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It was a last minute decision to do this cooking class, and we are very glad we did it! This was definitely one of our highlights of our short stay in Hanoi. Tinh (he runs the class) was very accommodating and friendly, he spoke very good English and had a great sense of humour, very similar to our Australian humour.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were just 3 people at the cooking class. Mr. Tinh took us to the market and showed us a lot of different fruits, vegetables and some special vietnamese food. We tried duck embryo. Tasted much better than it sounds ;-) He showed us how to cook the meals in a very detailled way and he had an answer on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our Blue Butterfly cooking class was a highlight of our trip to Hanoi. Tinh (Kevin) was an absolutely amazing instructor and was very knowledgeable and fun. We were picked up from our hotel by cab (included in the price of the class) and brought to the restaurant, then walked through the very lively old-quarter streets to see and try fresh... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have just returned from an amazing afternoon wandering through the bustling markets, tasting exotic ingredients, trying out local veggie prepping techniques and cooking up a storm with the wonderful Tinh at Blue Butterfly Cooking School. We booked our class here before arriving in Hanoi and having only been here for around 30 hours it was a refreshing and very... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had the best time at the Blue Butterfly Cooking Class, Tinh (Kevin) picked us up from our hotel & took us straight to the market where we grated our green papaya and carrot on this huge grater. Then Tinh took us on an excursion of the markets, getting us to try different foods, he was full of information &... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After 3 weeks in this amazing country I was fortunate to attend Tinh's cooking class. What wonderful person he is. He spoke great English and was so patient and nothing was too much trouble. He took me to the market to buy the food we were to cook and then showed me around the various stalls. Tinh was knowledgeable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tinh was a fabulous guide, spoke great English, tour of markets was very interesting and then cooking class was fabulous. Yummy lunch was eaten afterwards. Would definitely recommend. It's a good price. $35 USD

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I signed up for the cooking class while dining at their restaurant - fabulous food which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. I was told about the itenarary by a very smiley Tien who was serving us. She even offered to pick me up from our hotel, which I later found out was a special arrangement and not part of... More

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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I took my 3 kids, 9,7 and 5 years to the cooking class with Tinh. He was very pleasant and offered a private class for us for US $70. We had a great time at the market looking and tasting local produce and foods. Tinh is very knowledgable and a good guide. The kids had a lot of fun cooking,... More

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