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Vietnam Cookery Center

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Address: 26 Ly Tu Trong, District 1 | 4th Floor, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3827 0349
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Warmest greetings from the Vietnam Cookery! Established since 1999, we...
Warmest greetings from the Vietnam Cookery! 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. Years of having tirelessly worked to give you the best services have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we do appreciate your interest. 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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FUN COOKING CLASS!

I am a travel agent & so have done my share of travelling & cooking classes around Asia. I found this cooking class to be a fun way to spend our last day in Ho Chi Minh. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Narelle D
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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am a travel agent & so have done my share of travelling & cooking classes around Asia. I found this cooking class to be a fun way to spend our last day in Ho Chi Minh. The location is not far from the Ben Thanh markets. Don't be alarmed when you arrive at the building as the classroom is... More 

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

Xin Chao Narelle, 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 More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My friend convinced me to take a cooking class while in HCM so we decided to give it a shot. And I'm glad we did. You can have the choice of going to Ben Thanh market and buying your own ingridients or the cheaper option of just waiting at the center. Since my friend and I were already familiar with... More 

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

Hi GoodKrama, Great to see you’ve written such nice things about us, thanks. Working tirelessly to give you the best services have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we will do everything to keep on achieving this good work. Warm wishes from our team. Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The trip to the market was interesting and you get to learn about the different local produce whilst the chef dissapears to buy the ingredients for your lunch. As far as the cooking part goes I have been to other cookery schools which are a little hands on. We made an omelette and cut up some salad for the spring... More 

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

Hi Brettus247, We do appreciate your nice posting on us, hope to see you again to introduce to you some more dishes and more entertaining options to our class, such as our “Extended class, Indepth class”… Best regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I did a market visit with a cooking class, making fried spring rolls, caramel pork, and sour clam soup with dill. We booked this through our tour guide. We met Cam at the market, she took us to several stalls identifying many fruits and vegetables, as well as multiple meat/fish/seafood. We then went to the school where... More 

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

Hi Grch, We appreciate your nice posting on us, hope to see you again to teach you some more dishes…best regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I was enrolled a cooking class at Vietnam Cookery Center, they was arranged a different menu is more suitable to my requirements. Therefore you can choose to dine out side huge terrance , light up a cigarette and enjoy the view of the beautiful of the city. Chef Bao and his interpreter made classroom become very enjoyable and smooth as... More 

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

Hi Steven, 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 

Sancrox, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This class was well scripted and thought out. The staff was friendly and enthusiastic, and made sure that everyone (experienced or not) was successful and on the same page- which is not easy given some attention spans. The dishes we made were excellent- everyone felt that they had something to take home with them besides souvenirs!

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

Hi Margot, Many thanks to have taken the time to write about us. We do appreciate, our team is looking forward to see you soon ! Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The cooking class was exceptional! We were greeted at the hotel by a private car and a friendly English speaking staff member, who first took us on a tour of the local food market, then off the cooking school centrally located in Saigon. The class we attended was not over crowded, very relaxed, and easy to follow. At the end... More 

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

Hi Jason, 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 

Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had a private class to learn 5 dishes. While the cost was higher than other cooking classes I looked into, I had a great experience and appreciated the responsiveness and flexibility of Vietnamese Cookery Center. They worked around my schedule and sent me an extensive list of Vietnamese dishes to chose from prior to the class. When one I... More 

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

Hi Caroline, 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 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They provide all transportation and friendly explains the ingredients in the Ben Tanh market. The instructor was fluent in English and was very friendly!

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

Hi Polly, We appreciate your nice posting on us, hope to see you again to teach you some more dishes…best regards Raymond REICHARDT Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Hi David, 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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