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“Great teacher, great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Green Bamboo Cooking School & Cafe

Green Bamboo Cooking School & Cafe
21 Truong Minh Hung, Cam An, Hoi An, Vietnam
0905.815.600
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“Great teacher, great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

The Green Bamboo cousine class is amazing. Our teacher Van is basically on of the greatest person we met during the trip. Her patience and knowledge sounds like a mix of zen budhist monk with Jamie Oliver! 
She made everybody comfortable, from the most to the last skilled cooker!  Every single dish came out to be delicious, and our lunch that day was the best meal of the trip.

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“Great host and the best Vietnamese meal you will have”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Van is such a great host that she can make even the beginners feel comfortable with cooking sofisticated dishes! We were in a group of 8 and went groceries shopping and did everything from scratch! She can very easily adapt the program for suiting the group's curiosity and everything very zen!!!! Just loved it!! Thanks Van, it was really nice meeting you!

Visited June 2012
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“Amazing experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Thank you Van for making us feel at home and teaching us your great recipes! It was a highlight of our trip and we would always cherish the memories! Experiencing a d buying from the local market was great and the kitchen and food was even better! We would highly recommend your classes to anyone! Well worth it!

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“Beautiful food and great host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

A must do if you are traveling through Hoi An!! Van, the owner, is a lovely person and a brilliant cook. Every single dish we cooked was gorgeous and I was so full by the end! We started with a trip to the market which was great, as you wouldnt really be able to experience it properly being on your own. We then made our way to Van's own home which is absolutely gorgeous. We all chose one dish each to cook but there was more than enough for everyone to have a generous helping of each dish. You cook everything from start to finish and there is only a maximum of 8 people so its not a huge group. Van is so knowledgeable and welcomes you into her home like part of the family. Brilliant way to spend the day cooking lovely vietnamese food.

Visited June 2012
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“Highlight of our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Van is the most wonderful host and teacher extraordinaire! She even scheduled a special time for our class to fit in with our many other commitments. We had an afternoon class - not normally done and she had bought the seafood and meat with the morning group for our dishes. It ended up being just our family and she was delighted to have our sons join in the hands on experience. She even bought a durian for my eldest son who was keen to try it. Very pleased that experience happened in someone else's home. We got to choose a dish each and we did go through the markets together picking up the fruit and vegetables needed. Everything - EVERYTHING - was explained to us and we never felt like we are asking too many questions. She was as inclusive with our children. In the end we cooked about 5 or 6 dishes and she brought out some extra ones that she thought we would like to taste - and we did!! We felt so welcome in her home and almost like part of the family. After the meal we sat back and chatted about all sorts of things. It is so true that you don't remember what people say, just how they make you feel. We felt truly blessed to have experienced the Green Bamboo. Did I mention that this woman knows her food? And she is so passionate about Vietnamese food. We were a little sad to leave, but Van gave us some beautiful gifts - cooking chopsticks and special green papaya peeler and the recipes. I have come home trying to cook it regularly. I was truly inspired. Hope to get back to visit Van again soon.

Visited April 2012
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