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Learn To Cook From a Vietnamese Grandmother - Private Cooking Class in Hanoi provided by Traveling Spoon

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

Learn To Cook From a Vietnamese Grandmother - Private Cooking Class in Hanoi
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a private meal and cooking demonstration in a local Hanoi home in the heart of the Old Quarter of the city. Experience authentic Vietnamese life and cuisine with your host as you cook together and dine on family recipes you won't find in any restaurant. Truly an off-the-beaten path, inside experience you won't want to miss.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your menu might include any of the chef's beautiful Vietnamese salads, whether papaya, banana blossom, or green mango, that spring to life with an array of fresh, aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Her recipe for crisp, succulent spring rolls (cha gio), a staple in every Vietnamese home, will be sure to leave you wanting more. Your menu might include other dishes like cha ca, Hanoi's famous grilled fish. End your meal with seasonal fresh fruit and a green rice dessert and coffee. Your chef delights in sharing the culinary traditions and recipes of Hanoi with you and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and welcomed in Vietnam, as if you are walking into the home of an old family friend. Get a real glimpse into Vietnamese life with this authentic in-home meal and cooking demonstration. Please note, this experience is in a real home, not a cooking studio. While there will be some hands-on preparation, each individual will not have their own cooking station. This experience is meant to be a visit into a local home to meet a local person and share culture and cuisine together. Your chef speaks very limited English so her daughter will join you and serve as translator.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your menu might include any of the chef's beautiful Vietnamese salads, whether papaya, banana blossom, or green mango, that spring to life with an array of fresh, aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Her recipe for crisp, succulent spring rolls (cha gio), a staple in every Vietnamese home, will be sure to leave you wanting more. Your menu might include other dishes like cha ca, Hanoi's famous grilled fish. End your meal with seasonal fresh fruit and a green rice dessert and coffee. Your chef delights in sharing the culinary traditions and recipes of Hanoi with you and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and welcomed in Vietnam, as if you are walking into the home of an old family friend. Get a real glimpse into Vietnamese life with this authentic in-home meal and cooking demonstration. Please note, this experience is in a real home, not a cooking studio. While there will be some hands-on preparation, each individual will not have their own cooking station. This experience is meant to be a visit into a local home to meet a local person and share culture and cuisine together. Your chef speaks very limited English so her daughter will join you and serve as translator.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class + dinner with your host Hong
  • Private experience
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Local Host
Exclusions
  • Transportation
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Hanoi, Vietnam Please meet your host Hong at her home in the heart of the Old Quarter neighborhood in Hanoi. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class + dinner with your host Hong
  • Private experience
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Local Host
Exclusions
  • Transportation
Departure details
  • Hanoi, Vietnam Please meet your host Hong at her home in the heart of the Old Quarter neighborhood in Hanoi. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Charlotte S
Alexandra, New Zealand11 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter
12 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HLR
4 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan L
Durham, NC387 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonathan K
2 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Jjplank
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
mkriebel
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 sup
Mariav V
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 Nguy
Lauren M
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 aut
Abigail B
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 v
John R
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 cou
Joshua H
Joshua H
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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
Pedro M
Pedro M
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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 authen
DannysReview
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
allan495
allan495
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Made the trip to Hanoi
Hang and Hong could not have been more open and welcoming. We learned to make banana blossom salad, excellent sprin
Brian C
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
WilliamFG415
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 Han
Piera212
Piera212
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Great food and great company!!
Going to Hang's house was a wonderful experience in Hanoi. It is situated in the amazing and hectic old quarter of
Hailey L
Hailey L
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Authentic experience in Hanoi!
We loved our cooking experience in Hanoi! Our host was gracious and fun. We enjoyed learning to make traditional Vi
johnblannan
johnblannan
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great local experience
Hang and Hong were great, it was a pleasure to spend an evening with them and learn how to cook some authentic Viet
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