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Vietnam Cookery Center

26, Ly Tu Trong - 4Th Floor | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
+84 8 3827 0349
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Ranked #40 of 283 Activities in Ho Chi Minh City
Type: Educational Sites, Classes
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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!

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I booked into the course from my hotel on the morning and they happily accomodated me. I am familiar with the markets and Vietnamese ingredients so skipped the market tour, but others in the group commented that the tour was great if you are new to Vietnamese herbs. The Chef only spoke Vietnamese, but our English-speaking translator/facilitator was absolutely delightful,... 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Booked this at the last moment and they fitted us in. Only a small group of 5 which was great. Started with the tour of the markets which was great as I didn't know a lot about the local vegetables. The 3 dishes we cooked were fantastic. Instructions were very easy to follow and it was great that you ate... More

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

Hi Chris, 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 hope you do come back here in your next visit. Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A well laid out teaching kitchen. There were plenty of staff to help us all out and though the chef could not speak English, translation was at hand. It was a fun activity and I did learn some new methods of preparation and flavours to try. The cat prowling around the kitchen was a bit of a surprise but Western... 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 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

Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great afternoon of cooking and eating. In addition to points in the other reviews (fresh produce, delicious food, friendly chef and instructor, awesome setting), I'd add that it's really well paced and broken down, nice to be able to grab a cold beer or soft drink for a good price to go with your meal and foremostly that there's... More

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

Hi James, 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

Mont-de-Marsan, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we discovered at first the Ven Than market and ingredients we needed to cook with our guide. It was a fantastic experience with an equip very professionnal and very kind because we did'nt speak very well english but all was done to understand We revceived a diplom and recipe's book

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

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

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Had an enjoyable afternoon learning soon new local cooking methods. Plenty of tastings, didn't need any dinner that night. If your looking for an activity for the afternoon highly recommend this, all the staff are friendly and facilities are fresh and clean.

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

Dear Lydia, Great to see you’ve written such nice things about us, thanks. We will always do our best for you and your family or friends. Best wishes from our team. Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our concierge booked the class for us at the last minute. They met us at our hotel and took us to the Ben Than market for a tour and description of all the exotic ingredients. Really nice to see and smell what we'd be cooking with later on. The classroom is located on the 5th floor of a great old... 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

Toowoomba
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a fantastic experience whilst staying in Ho Chi Minh. We booked on the research of one of our group and definately not disappointed. Our day started with a stroll through the markets an education in types of food, their origins and flavours.Then it was a short taxi drive to our class. Although there was some preparation started for... More

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

Hi, 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. Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a great way to spend our first afternoon in Ho Chi Minh city. We had not pre booked, so were very pleased that the centre accommodated us at short notice. After almost 2 weeks in vietnam we were loving the food and this gave us the opportunity to prepare some of the amazing food we had experienced along... More

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

Dear Louise, Great to see you’ve written such nice things about us, thanks. We will always do our best for you and your family or friends. Best wishes from our team Raymond REICHARDT Manager More

Hong Kong Region, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I would recommend this to anyone who would like to spend a free morning to experience the vibrant Ben Thanh market and to learn Vietnamese cooking and a very filling lunch! I found them online and saw they posted the recipes on line and can learn how to cook different dishes every day. I reserved the class through email and... More

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

Hi Athinnerum, 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

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