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Saigon Cooking Class

74/7 Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1 | The Courtyard, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3 825 84 85
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Ranked #26 of 184 activities in Ho Chi Minh City
Type: Classes/Workshops
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Go the market with your Chef to buy necessary ingredients for your class, then head back to the kitchen to learn how to prepare a selection of... more » Owner description: Go the market with your Chef to buy necessary ingredients for your class, then head back to the kitchen to learn how to prepare a selection of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese dishes. This is a great immersion experience.From Tuesday till Sunday, cooking class twice a day. « less
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Tokyo, Japan
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our class started with a visit to the wet market to purchase fresh food items that would be used in the recipes. The cooking was fun and the food was delicious. Definitely worth adding to your Ho Chi Minh City itinerary.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We did not go to the Market first but instead just met the rest of the group at the restaurant for the 10-1 class.... We had a small intimate group of 6 and a wonderful chef... his english was very good and he had a great sense of humour.... we cooked three dishes which were easy and so very very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We do a cooking class in each country we travel in and this one was the worst so far! We met at the Ben Than market, two Indian ladies were annoyed to find their confirmed booking was not on the guide's list. The market your was excellent and very interesting, then we caught a taxi to the school. The class... More

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Ilda S, Owner at Saigon Cooking Class, responded to this review

Dear Matthannon, I'm replying today as I'm usually open to any comment positive or negative and deeply understand that trip advisor is subjective BUT there is some facts. You speak about “poor organization” mentioning these 2 woman with "confirmed booking". Well, especially on that case after they send us a request to book for Sunday we replied with requested information... More

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This hands on cooking class is well worth your time and money. The chef was very friendly and attentive. It is an easy to follow class. We made three dishes - each time we made one, then ate it afterwards. We made fresh spring rolls, green mango and chicken salad, and fried rice in lotus leaf. They also gave us... More

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Mont de Marsan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

we easily met chef Khang at the market thanks to a map and entrance photo. The market tour was really fun and educative as the Chef provide many information on ingredients but also about local's habits. About the class itself we did cook 3 dishes step by step following him. I will advise to not have a big breakfast in... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The school and several great restaurants are located in an old opium refinery of Saigon in a uniquely hidden spot that opens up into a full and vibrant cul-de-sac with many great restaurants. Took the Hands-On cooking class because the Half-day class was already full. What a fun way to learn a little more culture as well as some great... More

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our group took the morning class which started with a complete market tour and shopping for items we were going to prepare. The bustling market was really fun to visit and observe all the goings-on. Then back to the school to make fresh spring rolls. You make every item that you learn to prepare then enjoy it, then go on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic afternoon (also do morning class 10-1) spent with Chef Khang - we were fortunate that only 3 people on course in total so it felt like we got a lot of his attention. Good menu options and took his time to explain the ingredients (his English is excellent). Chef took time to explain the process of cooking Pho and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Terrific experience shopping in the market and then a lovely paced morning learning loads and cooking up some great Vietnamese food. Chef Kuang is delightful and made the whole experience a really great end to 2 amazing weeks in Vietnam.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I always enjoy the cooking class in Asia. However, considering the price, I wouldn't say it's the best choice. If not because of time limitation, I'd go for other class. Anyway, the chef is knowledgeable about Vietnamese food and guided us in an interesting way from market tour. So, wake up early and don't miss that!

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