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Learn To Cook From a Vietnamese Grandmother - Private Cooking Class in Hanoi
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Learn To Cook From a Vietnamese Grandmother - Private Cooking Class in Hanoi

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Duration: 3h
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  • Private cooking class + dinner with your host Hong
  • Private experience
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Local Host
What's not included
  • Transportation


Start:
  • Old Quarter, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Meet Hong at her home in the heart of the Old Quarter neighborhood in Hanoi. Please check the 'Before you go' section on your voucher for the exact address, the above only offers neighbourhood details, and not the exact address. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P6

    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • Traveling Spoon
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      Joined in April 2017
    • Cricketkris
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Learn and enjoy great food
      Food was exceptional and easy to replicate at home. Hang and Hong were warm, welcoming and good teachers. We learned a lot about the local culture as the whole family was there. Location was good, in the center of Hanoi. This is our 4th Traveling Spoon event cooking with local chefs in four countries. Each was wonderful and each was unique, not only in the food prepared but the ambiance and approach. We head to our fifth shortly.
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    • LoriL696
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      Amazing Hanoi
      Hang and Hong were amazing!!! SUch a fun afternoon and evening. Amazing family and loved the cooking class. The food was incredible and our hosts were so nice and kind and warm.
      Written December 12, 2023
    • marissao270
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best dinner!
      Going to a foreign country can be a bit daunting. Hang was so communicative and helpful leading up to our visit and even warmer when she welcomed us into her home. It was as good of an experience as I could have hoped for and more. The food Hang and her mom (Hong) prepared for us was amazingly delicious. The entire meal presentation and family style dinner really helped envelope us in the Vietnamese lifestyle and culture. I would recommend anyone curious about this hosted dinner experience to take the chance with Hang and her family. (Hang if you’re reading this, thank you so much and thank you for all your recommendations for other things to do during our visit to Vietnam as well!)
      Written October 19, 2022
    • Jjplank
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      Market tour and cooking tour in Hanoi
      Our family of 7 had a wonderful market and cooking afternoon and evening with Hang. From the minute we met Hang and her mom they were so hospitable and informative. They answered any questions we had and gave us great insight into Vietnamese food from shopping for the food to preparing it. The ultimate meal was delicious and we also really appreciated Hang’s humor and kindness. AWESOME experience
      Written January 5, 2020
    • mkriebel
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      Fantastic feast and cooking lesson
      My friend and I booked this class a day in advance and Hang was kind enough accept on such short notice. She is super knowledgeable about Vietnamese cooking and explained that most she learned from her mother, whom we had the pleasure of meeting at the end. We couldn’t finish all the food we made. This evening was my favorite experience in Hanoi in our 5 day stay. And, her English is exceptional!
      Written May 3, 2019
    • Mariav V
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      Tasty spring pork rolls
      To celebrate my daughter and my birthday our family decided to go to cooking school while visiting Hanoi. Hang Nguyen and her mother instructed us on how to make amazing spring rolls, Viet salad and fish dish.Hang was easy to follow and the finished product was amazing. Her home was welcoming as were her 2 beautiful girls. We would definately recommend to friends and family for an authentic Hanoi experience.
      Written December 25, 2018
    • Lauren M
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      A definite MUST DO in Hanoi!
      Our cooking class with Hong and Hang was the highlight of our stay in Hanoi! With expert guidance we created an authentic Vietnamese feast, including banana blossom salad, char grilled catfish and fried spring rolls. We enjoyed getting our hands dirty learning all the recipes, and even had the chance to cook on a charcoal bbq off the edge of the balcony! The food was all to die for, and we left the night with completely stuffed bellies, but what impressed us even more than the food was how open and welcoming our hosts were. Arriving in a brand new country can be overwhelming, but Hong and Hang make you feel like you're at home. In fact, the night that we had booked our cooking class happened to be Hang's daughter's birthday and they invited us to join their family celebration, complete with birthday cake! I would highly recommend this class to anyone who loves food, and would like to fully immerse themselves in authentic Vietnamese family and culture. We can't wait to try out all our new Vietnamese recipes back home in Sydney. Thank you Hong & Hang!!
      Written May 28, 2018
    • Abigail B
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      Maia was great!
      Maia was a lovely host! She met us exactly where she specified, hopped into our cab to get to the market, and was very knowledgeable about showing us around. The cooking class experience in her home was lovely - her home was very clean and a great space for doing some cooking. Maia was great at letting us help with the process, explaining the dishes, and telling us about Hanoi and Vietnam. The one thing I'd say is that I was really looking forward to the market tour, but unfortunately the market isn't really open at night. There were a few open stalls, but most everything closes after the morning. I wish there had been a notification about this, as I might have changed our plans to a different tour time.
      Written May 21, 2018
    • John R
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      Personal, Interactive Culinary experience
      Maia has a bubbling witty personality and this energy adds greatly to the experience. I have done an individual course with her two years ago which was absolutely wonderful - she took me to her local market, then put me to work as we made various dishes including Hanoi spring rolls (I rolled about 60!! - great practice for home), pork with quails egg, several vegetable dishes and a soup. This year I brought 8 tour members with me to her home. This was Maia;s first big group and that was evident. The food was delicious but we did not do as much hands-on cooking as my friens would have liked. I talked to Maia baout this afterwards and she will learn from this and improve things, I know that for sure. My advice; talk through the details of the class with her ahead of time if you are in a large group (more than 4) and then TRUST HER to come through......In my experience she always does!
      Written April 20, 2018
    • Joshua H
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A warm and welcoming family meal
      Our visit to Hang and Hong's home was a real highlight of our Hanoi stay. Hanoi for us was full of kind, friendly people, and none were more memorably welcoming than this family. They were a delight to spend time with. The food we helped prepare was delicious, as was the experience of cooking it over open coals on the balcony, as a sea of humanity passed over the street beneath us. We had a long conversation over (and after) dinner, filled with laughter and good cheer, and left feeling thankful of the time we had to spend in this lovely home. Our son loved playing with Hong's daughter, Minh, and she kindly gave him a wind up toy upon our departure that he STILL treasures, 6 months on. Basically, we had a great experience, and I'd recommend their home to anyone who is interested in local Hanoi people, their food, and their culture.
      Written September 12, 2017
    • Pedro M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing lunar new year dinner in great company!
      We had the pleasure to meet Hang in a previous trip to Turkey, and she invited us to a wonderful dinner with authentic home made vietnamese food. The chicken pho was a highlight. We had a lovely time with her and her husband and definetly recommend this experience to anyone who is lucky enough to be travelling in Hanoi.
      Written August 22, 2017
    • DannysReview
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      Delicious Food and Better Company!
      We loved our time with Hong and Hang, from walking through the market to spending time cooking and talking at their house in the old quarter. It was the perfect start to our trip to Vietnam - a must do and definite highlight. The food was delicious and Hong and Hang were so great to speak with and learn from.
      Written July 12, 2017
    • allan495
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Made the trip to Hanoi
      Hang and Hong could not have been more open and welcoming. We learned to make banana blossom salad, excellent spring rolls, and a green rice dessert that I doubt I will find again. The food was great, but the real highlight was learning about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture from a local. Hang is a fascinating young woman!
      Written July 10, 2017
    • Brian C
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      One of the highlights of our trip - highly recommended!
      Maia was a great host - we met her and her business partner, as well as her mom and her niece. They were all really sweet. Maia did a great job of making sure we were comfortable during our time there. In addition to making some incredible food, Maia also sent us off with tons of recommendations of different places to go in Hanoi, which we did the next day. Overall, an amazing experience, highly recommended!
      Written July 7, 2017
    • WilliamFG415
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      Cook & dine with a Hanoi native -- learn about life & history in the capitol of Vietnam
      Our second trip to Hanoi and Vietnam. This was an excellent opportunity to cook and share a meal with long time Hanoi resident Hong Nguyen in the family’s old quarter apartment, learn about her interesting life and history in the capital city and meet her engaging daughter Hong. Highly recommended experience, as much about culture and history as food.
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    Fiona T
    San Francisco, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    I eat a lot of Vietnamese food so I had high expectations for this class, my friends and I loved it! One friend is vegetarian and Hong was able to come up with a great vegetarian substitute to include him. Would definitely recommend this experience if you are a food aficionado.
    Written April 27, 2023
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    davidcriches
    Buntingford, UK21 contributions
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    Feb 2023 • Couples
    It is always a great way to experience a city and it’s culture when you are able to go into someone’s home and learn to cool with them
    This is a great event hosted by a lovely mother and daughter, the food was the tastiest we have eaten in vietnam
    Written February 7, 2023
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    Charlotte S
    Alexandra, New Zealand12 contributions
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    Myself, husband, brother and his partner visited Hang in her home a few nights ago to learn to cook Vietnamese food. Their home is in the old quarter steps away from beer corner very easy to find. We felt very welcome by all of Hangs family. We sat down to refreshing Vietnamese drinks and Hang explained to us how they were made. We then started preparing our meal. We made spring rolls, salad, grilled fish. It was all very hands on and fun to learn. We then sat down to a beer and dinner. It was delicious, I especially loved the grilled fish. Hangs mum helped us cook the food also she was very knowledgeable. It was great to meet them all, we had a great night. We look forward to trying to cook the foods again.
    Written July 13, 2019
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    Peter
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    May 2019 • Business
    On the morning of my last day in Hanoi (while on a business trip), I visited Hang in her home in the Old Quarter. We walked to the nearby market and she generously answered my many questions. I saw some silkworms that I was curious about and she kindly bought some for us to cook. Back at her house, we prepared many delicious dishes and talked about a wide variety of topics. She's incredibly warm and kind and great to talk with. This class is a great way to get a new perspective on Vietnam and to meet wonderful people!
    Written May 25, 2019
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    HLR
    4 contributions
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    Jan 2019 • Family
    Thank you so much Maia for a wonderful cooking class. It started with a tour of the local market before returning to Maia's home for a cooking class. My 11 and 9 year old sons got right into the food preparation. It was particularly nice to feel like you made a real connection with life in Vietnam - which is hard to do sometimes as a tourist. We all felt it was a highlight of our trip. Thank you again, Maia!
    Written January 28, 2019
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    Susan L
    Durham, NC460 contributions
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    Nov 2018 • Couples
    We had a lovely evening with Hang and Hong in their home in the Old Quarter. We were treated like friends at a dinner party while learning to make 3 local dishes. We so enjoyed learning about them and their family and seeing the Old Quarter from a new perspective. Great experience!
    Written November 11, 2018
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    Jonathan K
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    May 2018 • Couples
    My girlfriend and I visited Maia's home in Hanoi while on vacation in SE Asia. We were looking for a hands-on introduction to Vietnamese food and found exactly what we were wanted in this experience. Maia was a delight to spend an evening with, knowledgeable about her craft, and very hospitable. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn about authentic Vietnamese food in an intimate setting.
    Written September 16, 2018
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