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Address: 26, Ly Tu Trong - 4Th Floor | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3827 0349
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Description: Warmest greetings from our Vietnam Cookery Center (VCC) , we really...
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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Located in an old building just next to Vincom Center, on the intersection of Ly Tu Trong and Dong Khoi. Very nice cooking area, and a balcony for smokers. Took 3 classes without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Located in an old building just next to Vincom Center, on the intersection of Ly Tu Trong and Dong Khoi. Very nice cooking area, and a balcony for smokers. Took 3 classes without the market tour. They were done at a leisurely pace, some hands on, rolling the rice paper for spring rolls, eggs on pans, some stir fry, it... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staff are very friendly, the host speaks perfect English and the class runs like clockwork. Ingredients are authentic and cooking is easy to follow. Cooking isn't greatly hands on and ingredients were pre-prepared, which that suited me, but this might not be for everyone. Plenty of food to eat and good value for money. We had a mid week class... More 

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

Xin Chao Sarah, 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 options to our class, such as our “Extended class” or our Indepth class for Chef ! Kind regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

Saigon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I love to travel and learn about different cultures and cuisine, so the opportunity to not only learn to cook Vietnamese style but to go to market and buy the ingredients with the chef was one not to be missed. The team couldn't do enough to help and we learnt so much, delicious food and everything prepared for us so... More 

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

Hi Etothem, 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 

Wyckoff, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took the 2 hour lunch cooking class with 7 other people from my cruise group. We were delighted to find the facilities so complete, modern and well equipped. Our translator, Lin, gave us perfect instructions, interpreting the chefs actions as he showed us the steps to preparing our meal. Our meal was simply but simply delicious, fresh and beautifully... More 

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

Hi Nita, 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 

New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We spent three wonderful days, learning the basics of one of the best and definitely most healthy kitchend in the eorld. - Chef Bao and guide Cam were great. Every penny was well spent!

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

Hi Lasse, 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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It was great day to learn some nice Vietnamese dishes. The class is small. The chef was great. Food was delicious .Atmosphere was good too .good recommend

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

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

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We decided to do the market visit and cooking class. Our tour guide spoke great English and showed us all around the market - pointing out interesting spices, fish, meat, you name it. The space where the cooking class was held was spacious - each of us had our own station. We started out by learning how to make spring... More 

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

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

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Good cooking class in a nice old building on the top floor. All recipes are shared and they will answer every question you have, even if it's not related to the recipes of that day. I would recommend this as a starting point to get familiar with the Vietnamese kitchen. It's fun, informative and you get an excellent (self prepared)... More 

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

Hi 999Dali, 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 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Really enjoyed this experience on our recent visit to Saigon. Met our guide at Ben Thanh Market, and were treated to a very informative guide around all the different market stalls, such a wonderful array of fresh fruits, fish, meats & vegetables. Back to the cookery school, where the fun began. We were taught to prepare & cook a delicious... More 

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

Hi Pam, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Met Mrs Cam at Ben Thanh market and found we my wife and I were the only ones on the market + cooking experience that day. The market tour was informative. Mrs Cam introduced some Ingredients unseen by us and we tried some Vietnamese fruits. The class itself was fun. I made fresh spring rolls with dipping sauce, snake head... More 

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

Hi, 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 

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