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“It's a must do!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tra Que Water Wheel

Tra Que Water Wheel
Tra Que Herbs Village, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 905 018009
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of the famous herb village, Tra Que Water Wheel restaurant is a rustic-designed, restored, traditional Vietnamese building. Here you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings while you watch the farmers at work tending their produce.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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“It's a must do!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We got picked up from hotel and rode around to a local village market. We tried some sticky rice treats and looked at all the fresh gorgeous food. Next we rode to Tra Que herb garden where we cooked our own lunch. All in a chefs costume! It was the most fabulous fresh organic food. The head chef was hilarious ! We played games and ate and laughed. We rode back to hotel past the beach and we had a quick swim and the guide bought us a sugar cane juice. Delicious!
This tour is a must. We organised it through On the Go and other people came and did a different cooking class coz they didn't make as much food as us. We did rice paper rolls, spring rolls, savoury pancake and chicken hot pot. All made ourselves. Best day ever!

Visited July 2013
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“A great day as a true farmers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Love the feeling cycling between green fields at Tra Que village. I did have a chance to cook Vietnam traditional dishes there, especially making cake with meat (Banh xeo). I am also fascinated by watching the local farmers do their daily life: raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other activities. The vegetables here are safety and especially outstanding taste and flavor. At noon, i enjoyed my lunch with fresh vegetable and dishes i made by myself. An unforgettable experience!

Visited February 2013
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“Early morning tour and drink - lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Went with a cooking school to this garden. They explained numerous things about growing methods and conditions as well as what things are used for. Had the chance to drink a lovely drink (honey sweetened water with mint and basil seeds) from local produce. It was relaxing and quite enjoyable. Could see people working in the fields.

Visited June 2013
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“A delightful culinary experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We dropped into Tra Que vegetable village and decided to book a cooking course for two days later with the effervescent and informative Hien. Being on the wrong side of 60 my husband and I didn't feel like doing the cycling part of this experience especially in this heat but Hien easily organized a taxi to take us to the market and then onto Tra Que. She met us at our hotel and made sure the taxi was clear about our destination and was there at the market just a few minutes later when we arrived. We had a very informative tour around the meat, fish and vegetable sections and Hien kept up a running commentary about all we were seeing. Mind you she did promise a test in identifying all of the vegetables when we got to them growing!! The taxi took us onto Tra Que and there we had a delicious drink, then a go at operating the waterwheel and a tour around the vegetable plots - and that test as promised - we passed! The cooking was thoroughly enjoyable, we learnt a great deal and Hien is an excellent chef and teacher, We made several delicious plates of food including three friends, pawpaw salad, Vietnamese pancakes and barbecued fish. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone interested in learning about real Vietnamese cuisine. Thank you Hien for a lovely day.

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“Fun time making rice paper !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We visited the village today with our 2 children (9&11) and had a wonderful time.
We ground the rice with water and them steamed the mixture to make rice paper and noodles , making crispy rice crackers after this. Later we enjoyed our noodles with a delicious sauce.
Staff were welcoming and were happy to answer questions relating to village life.
A fun time - thanks for a great day.

Visited June 2013
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