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“Hands on class with a professional chef” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Hue Cooking Class

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Villa Hue Cooking Class
2 Vo Thi sau st, Hue 5300, Vietnam
+84 0914976312
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Ranked #48 of 63 Activities in Hue
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Hands on class with a professional chef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We now include cooking classes on each out-of-country trip; each is different. This one was more personal, hands-on and allowed us to perfect our cooking techniques. We chose a vegetarian menu. Although we are accomplished cooks we improved our techniques, particularly slicing and introducing vegetables into the stir fry.. We worked in the kitchen across from the chef. He sliced each of the vegetables and then turned the task over to us replicate what he did on the remaining vegetables. Similarly, he started the cooking and then we took over. The recipes and cooking techniques can be easily duplicated at home.

Everything was as described in the previous review (including the substantial size of the meal we prepared and ate), but our hotel did not know about the classes so we felt it was important to report that the classes are available. Best to drop by the day before to select a time and menu. You will need to prepay a deposit for the class.

Visited August 2012
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“Excellent Cooking Class at Villa Hue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We did not stay at this hotel. However, our hotel, the Saigon Morin, recommended Villa Hue for its cooking classes. We paid $74.00 for two adults and two 11 year old children. We had a choice of 5 different menus, and chose a 3 course menu that included fresh spring rolls, chicken with lemon leaves, and Royal Hue Soup.

The class included the chef, a translator (who was fantastic) and a few sous chefs. We had a great time. It was totally hands-on, and we were not merely spectators watching a cooking show. The kids loved wearing the chef's uniform they were given, and they sliced and rolled and got the lunch ready just as much as the adults did. The kitchen was spotless, too. The hotel itself looked really nice and I would consider staying there the next time we are in Hue.

All in all, it was a great experience. We got the recipes to take home, the lunch we cooked also included drinks (we didn't know this before) and the hotel gave us some of the ingredients to take home with us so we can try to replicate the meal once we return home. It also got out out of the rain for a few hours, which was a big plus. I would highly recommend this for anyone who likes Vietnamese food and wants some pointers as to how to cook it.

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