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Hanoi Cooking Centre

44 Chau Long St. | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3715 0088
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As featured in Hanoi off the beaten path
Ranked #44 of 380 activities in Hanoi
Type: Classes/Workshops
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: First visit the famous Chau Long Market, then take your wares back to the kitchen to prepare a meal, perhaps street food, traditional Hanoian dishes... more » Owner description: First visit the famous Chau Long Market, then take your wares back to the kitchen to prepare a meal, perhaps street food, traditional Hanoian dishes or coastal cuisine. If you don't want to cook, a five-hour tour of street food and other venues ends with Vietnamese tea and dessert. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I signed up for a cooking class cum market visit. I was the only person who signed up. Yet they went ahead with the class and assigned me a young girl who was an apprentice at the centre. She speaks good English and was very enthusiastic. The day before they had a big group. I was early and escorted into... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had the street food tour booked by the travel agent as part of our Hanoi visit, and it was a fabulous experience. Starting with tasting the Pho and the story of this dish, then a visit to the market and lots of insights on how Vietnamese people are buying their fresh food every morning, then a couple more stops... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did the street eats tour and there was just the two of us, with our guide. Starters of Pho Bo (located across the road from the Cooking Centre) really hit the spot. Our guide was affable and informative and took us on a tour of the markets that are also close by. His knowledge of the food, herbs, meat... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have thus far taken two street food tours in Hanoi (this was my 2nd). I found it to be less informative, less fun, and less food than my tour the previous night (Awesome Vietnam Food on Foot Tour for $25). Our guide was nice but was very young. He was not a chef (as purported in their website). He... More

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Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wonderful tour of the markets had the opportunity to try new food. The cooking class was very hands on and informative and we were also given other recipes to try at home. Thank you. Call them directly as the price was very reasonable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Not a very experienced cook, but after doing the Street Food of Vietnam cooking class, I was so impressed with myself (yes, I really was), that I did the Food of Hanoi class the same week. It is not only informative, but a lot of fun to watch the chef make the dish, then try to recreate it yourself. The... More

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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I took the Street Eats/Market Tour on the second day of our honeymoon and LOVED it. Our guide was fantastic and the food was delicious. It was such a fun way to try all of Vietnamese street food we've heard so much about while knowing what we were eating was safe. We can't recommend this enough!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I just did the 'food from the coast' class today and loved it. The market tour was a really interesting way to start and gave us an appreciation for the sophistication behind vietnamese approach to food. We made some great dishes prawn and pork wrapped in betel leaf, squid cake, beer in clams and enjoyed washing all... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

A great experience to do at the beginning of your trip in vietnam. It really ooens up a window on the wonderful world of vietnamese street food and the wild variaty of things they cook here. It isnquite expensive, we paid 59 usd per person, and it could have been a bit cheaper for what we got (5 street meals,... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Hanoi Cooking Centre "Street Food Tour" is a must do for visitors and residents alike. A really eye opening introduction to Hanoi and highly entertaining and informative. As a resident of Hanoi for over 18 months we have done the tour by ourselves, with visitors and recommend it to anybody who finds themselves in Hanoi. Follow-it up with one... More

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