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Vietnam Cookery Center

26, Ly Tu Trong - 4Th Floor | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
+84 8 3823 8085
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Ranked #35 of 248 Activities in Ho Chi Minh City
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: Warmest greetings from our Vietnam Cookery Center (VCC) , we really appreciate your interest in our cooking school.Established since 1999, we are the... more » Owner description: Warmest greetings from our Vietnam Cookery Center (VCC) , we really appreciate your interest in our cooking school.Established since 1999, we are the first and most professional Cookery Center in Vietnam, teaching Vietnamese gastronomy to Tourists and other professional visitors from all over the world.Our courses are hands-on classes, with an introduction to the food culture of Vietnam, providing you with a memorable souvenir to bring home.About our location: Our school is located in the heart of Saigon, from our large terrace you will have an unique view of an area that real estate developers call the "Golden Triangle".On top of having a wonderful initiation on Vietnamese Gastronomy, you will have the opportunity to go back in history and spend time in one of the last colonial building still erected right downtown. This building has been built in 1930 by the French, and was to be the residence of the Saigonese Elite. It was the first concrete building in Asia, and the pride of its French architect. Unfortunately he made a typical "colonial" mistake: as many French buildings in France, the space under the roof was divided into small rooms for the servants. When the building was finished and the apartments put on sale, none of the rich Vietnamese accepted to live there, as in Asia the tradition is to have only your ancestors' altar or worshiped gods over your head, not servants! « less
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84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife loved it. They take you through the local market, learn how to test the herbs, very hands on. You get to see many things that most tourists would not see normally. An amazing building that is over 100 years old. Top notch instruction. It was not "dumbed down" for tourists, it is designed and targeted to those people... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks to have taken the time to write about us. Our team is looking forward to see you soon to learn more dishes and many more entertaining options to our class, such as our “River Experience” or our full day package “Ride, Cook, and Cruise”! Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did a cooking class and a market tour. Our guide and chef were funny, friendly and informative! There was just two of us in the class which made the experience even more private and enjoyable. Definitely a must if you're interested in the Vietnamese cuisine and are looking for something different than the usual touristy activity.

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for having taken your time to write about us. We appreciate greatly your support. Warm regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did a cooking class including a market visit at this center. It was so much fun! Orange was a very friendly and outgoing trainer who went to the market with us and explained all the local stuff. At the class she translated the work from the chef, who was very friendly too (at least that's what it seemed -... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Dear Desiree, Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at the Vietnam Cookery Center on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the cooking class and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And we greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We hope you do come back here in... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have just completed a 4 1/2 hour market visit and cooking class with Vietnam Cookery Centre. What a great experience. We enjoyed it immensely. We have learnt recipes that we will be able to take home and use. The whole experience from pick up from hotel, market education and cooking class, (and eating what you made!!) then being dropped... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Warmest greetings from the Vietnam Cookery Center! We are proud and happy to read your nice comments on us, and we will keep putting our best efforts to serve you. Looking forward to welcome you again soon. Thanks, Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Queensland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went on this course thru APT (whilst on a river cruise) and must say that when we had finished our cruise, we discussed the places we had been, food eaten, and the food that we cooked in this class, and myself and others decided that this food was the best of the trip. It was a wonderful experience and... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Hi Missiek, Greetings from the Vietnam Cookery Center ! We do appreciate your nice posting on us, hope to see you again to introduce to you some more dishes and many more entertaining options to our class, such as our “River Experience” or our full day package “Ride, Cook, and Cruise”… Best regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I did a cooking class in thailand, (Thai school of cookery on Phuket) and have since then incorporated cooking classes into all our or asian holidays. But so far I had been a bit disappointed by Vietnamese cooking classes, too much theory, not enough cooking had tended left me feeling fairly unsatisfied. The Vietnam Cookery Center in Saigon (HCM) however... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Xin Chao, Thanks for your kind post on Tripadvisor, you or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes. Kind regards. Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had a great couple of hours learning to cook a few Vietnamese dishes. The tour of the markets was really interesting and gave me a good insight into Vietnamese ingredients so now I am confident to roam the markets in Sydney and know what I am buying! The chef was terrific and the guide/interpreter tremendous. The food was delicious,... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks to have taken the time to write about us. Our team is looking forward to see you soon to learn more dishes and many more entertaining options to our class, such as our “River Experience” or our full day package “Ride, Cook, and Cruise”! Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Traveling around, i always want to know more about the food in the country i'm visiting so after checking some classes that i could take here in HCMC i decide to choose yours and i haven't been disappointed ! It was an amazing experience even if the dishes cooked are basic one, you can learn so many things in just... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at the Vietnam Cookery Center on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the cooking class and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And we greatly appreciate your feed backs. We hope you do come back here... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This experience was a gift from my mum who lives in HCMC and had been at the school herself a few years ago when it was in a different location. The cooking experience was for my two children and I was there to assist as they are both under 12. It was the VIP experience so there was a private... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Dear Natalya, Thanks for your kind post on Tripadvisor, you or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes and many more entertaining options to our class, such as our “River Experience” or our full day package “Ride, Cook, and Cruise”! Kind regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a wonderful experience with Cam from the Vietnam Cookery Center. I was picked up from my hotel and driven to the markets for a casual but educational tour of the Wet markets . After about an hour we headed to the cookery school where we were served refreshing tea and ginger. The cooking class itself was well organized and... More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this review

Dear Shirlee, Thank you so much for having taken your time to write about us. We appreciate greatly your support. Warm regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

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