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Farm-To-Table Healthy Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City
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Farm-To-Table Healthy Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City

By HCM Cooking Class
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Ages 6-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Any hotels/apartment Ho Chi Minh City or the Ho Chi Minh City Airport
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Ho Chi Minh City Airport, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Nha Be Riverside, JPGP+3F2, Hiệp Phước, Nhà Bè, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9178P1

        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9178P1

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        • HCM Cooking Class
          1,376
          Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
          Joined in December 2012
        • Sellest
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Experience
          This was one of the highlights of our trips. Alice really made the day special and her enthusiasm never faulted. The whole experience was so well put together - from the cooking course in the morning, where we picking our own ingredients (whilst learning their properties) and then prepared and cooked our own 4 course meal .... and of course ate it (delicious!) ! To our afternoon at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Excellent day - thanks, Alice. Would definitely recommend this day to anybody!
          Written April 24, 2024
        • BoardingPass479714
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing cooking class and tunnel tour
          Thank you HCM Cooking Class for a fantastic day. Aura you were amazing and we had so much fun with you today. From our early pick up from our hotel you were the perfect guide, very knowledgeable about food, ingredients and how we can use all the beautiful produce you grow at the farm. Thank you for teaching us about the different uses of the produce how to make some delicious Vietnamese dishes and then onto the tunnels where you guided us through an important part of Vietnam’s history. Amazing tour! Amazing guide! Book this tour - you will not be disappointed.
          Written April 17, 2024
        • Rulip
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food, farm, fun and yum!
          Best day, authentic, fun and delicious! Alice was our amazing guide, helping us create very impressive results. She is also great fun and engaged with each of us. Rookie mistake, we had breakfast prior to pick up. Don’t, there is so much food. Recommend this day unreservedly.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • Voyager310348
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth every penny
          Absolutely incredible experience and so glad I booked the tunnels and cooking class as a joint tour as it saved me a 3 hour round trip from Ho Chi Minh. The guide, Alice, was excellent; she was upbeat, bubbly and knowledgeable all the way through and pretty much made the day as good as it was. This was such a memorable day and worth every single penny-in fact, I would have been happy to pay more. Transport was included-Car picked us up from our hotel in central ho chi minh at 7am and dropped us back at 5pm. The day started with our group visiting the organic farm and picking all the different herbs, mushrooms and vegetables whilst Alice spoke about their health benefits and medicinal uses. We then took the fresh produce back into the nearby kitchen and prepared a delicious 4 course meal-prawn spring rolls, fired poor noodle salad, chicken, oyster mushroom and cashew milk curry and banana spring rolls with coconut ice cream for dessert. After we ate the food we’d prepared, we drove for 15 minutes to the cu chi tunnels where Alice gave us a full tour of the complex and allowed us to go inside the tunnels.
          Written March 26, 2024
        • karin_thomas6
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, informative, Delicious
          I really enjoyed this class. It was a long excursion since the organic farm and class are 1.5 hours outside the city, but I found it worth the time. After a tour of the farm we picked fresh vegetables and mushrooms from the gardens and then prepared the dishes in a lovely covered outdoor cooking space. They did a great job accommodating my gluten free status, and another participant's veganism. I look forward to using the techniques to make Vietnamese food at home.
          Written March 23, 2024
        • U538DRheatherg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, informative day with Alice
          Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip to Vietnam. Alice kept us informed and entertained throughout the day and without her bubbly enthusiasm it just would not have been as good an experience. We would highly recommend this cooking class which, not only, taught us how to cook a few dishes, but gave us confidence (when out and about) in trying new dishes and information on how to eat ’Vietnamese’
          Written February 28, 2024
        • 371martijnt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An interesting day out with HCM Cooking Class
          Alice is a very enthousiastic and friendly guide and chef. We had a great day with this tour. We started the day with an early hotel pick up, and after picking up 3 more people (a total of 5 people for the cooking class) we drove to Chef Tans organic farm and restaurant. We had a fun tour through the garden, and cooked 4 great dishes. It is noteworthy that they are very flexible in dietary restrictions and any preferences! Afterwards the other three people were driven back home, and Alice took us to the Cu Chi Tunnels. They were nice and quiet in the afternoon, and Alice was able to tell us a lot of interesting information and fun facts. Unfortunately, due to an illness we had to reschedule last minute - this was no problem for HCM cooking class, and they were very helpful in making sure we were comfortable. All in all a great experience; we definitely recommend booking with HCM cooking class!
          Written January 29, 2024
        • mariaalejandrao985
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          Great experience! Would recommend it specially if you enjoy gardening and fresh ingredients. Totally fam friendly if you decide to book this with kids
          Written January 18, 2024
        • dccon
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HCM Cooking School excellent an a fun day out of Saigon
          This was a great experience from beginning to end, It was very informative not just about Vietnamese cooking but also about the ingredients in the fields which go to make the food so delicious, We enjoyed the trip out to to countryside with our small group, the amazing authentic market visit, the foraging on the organic farm and then the cooking experience itself. It was simple and easy to follow and very well organised. My husband who is not a cook, was dubious before we set off but had a very enjoyable day. Thank you Alice and HCM Cooking
          Written January 7, 2024
        • 3baileymitchell
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HCM COOKING CLASS
          Alice was amazing and so enthusiastic really made the whole cooking class feel exciting and worthwhile. Chef Tan’s recipes as well were so fun and not dangerous to make and tasted delicious. I also appreciated chef Tan coming out and greeting the guests and give inspiring words to hear.
          Written January 4, 2024
        • B5974SIwendym
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HCM cooking school and CuChi tunnels with Aura , highly recommended.
          My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Aura from HCM cooking class. We were picked up from the hotel and travelled to the farm. Aura showed us around the gardens where we picked a selection of fabulous produce and herbs to use . We also met local cows in the paddock and saw a closeby baby buffalo . The cooking school facility was spacious and lovely . Aura instructed us as we prepared delicious food . Included was prawn and chicken spring rolls ,papaya salad with bbq pork / chicken, clay pot chicken , spiced meat and banana spring roll with coconut ice cream . Delicious !! We had fun and learnt a lot about the use of simple ingredients to make amazing sauces and dips. We met the famous chef Tan and gained a signed cookbook which is a favourite souvenir of our travels. After the cooking class we continued to the CuChi tunnels . Aura had amazing knowledge of this region due to family experiences living there . Our understanding of past conflicts here was greatly enhanced by the visit and insights passed on by Aura . Totally recommended!!
          Written November 27, 2023
        • Katie E
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do day trip in HCMC
          Amazing day and must do experience in HCMC. Linh was an amazing guide - kind, knowledgeable and very thorough. The cooking class was amazing and we learnt so much - we enjoy cooking and it was great to expand our knowledge on Vietnamese cooking! Brilliant day!
          Written November 19, 2023
        • Ophelia K
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Inspiring & authentic experince
          10/10 would definitely book again! Thanks to Linh we had a great time walking through the local market, picking our own ingredients in the garden and cooking them under nicely communicated guidance. It was great fun to prepare local dishes! Not only am I taking home a nice certificate, but also the heart warming experiences of this class!
          Written November 14, 2023
        • CLMMAdventures
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic cooking class and experience!
          I would 100% recommend doing this cooking class experience!! First stop of the day, our guide Aura took us to an authentic market (no tourists were there, for locals) and it was a completely different experience full of fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables plus more. We then arrived at the HCM cooking class place and Aura took us around the farm land to pick all the vegetables and ingredients we would need to complete the recipes which was amazing to know what we picked the ingredients and they were super fresh! We made each course with support and guidance from Aura then we were able to sit together and enjoy what we made. All the food looked and tasted incredible, so much so I had to buy the recipe book to make them again when I get home. All the staff at the cooking class were so friendly, especially Aura who was with us for the day. She was so knowledgeable, kind and was keen to get us involved in every part of the day. I would definitely recommend doing this cooking class experience to get a authentic wholesome Vietnamese experience!
          Written November 10, 2023
        • McKevFace
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Possibly the best cooking class I’ve done so far!
          Before we began our cooking class, we were invited to go through the gardens and pick our ingredients. This was an amazing touch as we got to learn about the ingredients we were about to use, and it was more fun than just being told about them. The class itself was such a great introduction into Vietnamese cooking, and our guide was perfect at explaining the importance of each ingredient and how to create a balance. What I really enjoyed about this class was the fact you got to eat each course after cooking it, as opposed to cooking everything at once and eating it all together. This allowed you to appreciate each dish and the amazing flavours. Each guest has their own station and got to be involved in every step of the cook, which is not always the case. I would 100% recommend this to anyone and I’m definitely going to try these recipes at home.
          Written November 7, 2023
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        Adventure757065
        Singapore89 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        While most SEA cooking classes include a market tour and no real understanding where the produce comes from. HCM was different as you literally harvest your veg before cooking. The oyster mushrooms where particularly interesting and the oyster sauce they make with it delicious. All staff were extremely accommodating, kind and informative and could not recommend it more.
        Written November 8, 2022
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        Hi thanks for giving us so nice reviews . we got awesome times on the farm and great times on the tables with you . you have very good cooking skills .we hope you spend sometimes to try all our recipes back home soon keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written January 14, 2023
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        Scenic21580069170
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        The HCM cooking class was a wonderful, authentic Vietnamese experience. Aura picked us up from our doorstep and took us to the farm.

        At the farm while Aura explained to us the benefits of each of the plants and herbs, we plucked the vegetables and herbs we would need for cooking.

        The cooking session was fun and informative. A story was woven around the ingredients for each sauce and as a result it is impossible to forget what went into the sauces!

        There was so much we learnt not just about Vietnamese food, but also about the Vietnamese people. The recipes were simple but the results were outstanding - both for experienced cooks and for novices!

        At the end of the session we were awarded certificates and then dropped back to our doorstep.

        The experience was memorable and I would highly recommend it to one and all!

        Indrani Lahiri
        Written January 30, 2024
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        Hi Indrani thanks so much for giving us great reviews . we got wonderful times with you from farm to table . you are so nice , fun and have great cooking skills . we hope you spend sometimes to try our recipes from us at home Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written February 16, 2024
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        Franziska L
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I did the tour with the cooking class in the morning and the Cu Chi Tunnels in the afternoon. I really liked the combination, because the Tunnel area is close to the cooking farm, which saved me some transport time out of the city for several days. The cooking experience was nice to try out new recipes and the master chef will cook with you to show all the steps. We cooked on dish and then ate it before jumping to the next step.
        In the afternoon I had the chef cook / tour guide all to myself for the Cu Chi Tunnels, which was a nice experience. Learned a lot about the area and the Tunnels. Would do the tour in this combination again.
        Written January 14, 2023
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        Hi Franziska thanks you so much for awesome reviews . we enjoyed great fun and memories day with you . you are so amazing and have awesome cooking skills .we hope you enjoyed great time with you , Hope you spend sometimes to try all our recipes at home keep in Touch Best Take Care cbef Tan
        Written January 14, 2023
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        Jakub R
        29 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        The farm is located in nice rural area. Although the guide/chef Aura was very helpful and nice, chef Tien said his opinions, some of which may be hurtful to people - he bragged to the point it was uncomfortable. Whole cooking class was well planned (first a visit on the field to collect the vegetables/herbs, then a cooking class), but we cooked only 4 small dishes - it's not a full lunch really. It was really overpriced, since it took only 2-3 hours not 5 hours as the description says and the portions were small.
        Written April 14, 2023
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        Hi Jakub thanks you very much for reviews us ,we appreciate for your reviews But we are so suprise that you are not getting full and overprice that we make us paint firstly , we locate in organic farm and all the ingredients we provide in our farm . no people come to our place said they are hungry after the class in over 12 years we open . becuase you eat nearly 2 kilos = 4 pounds of the food . the pictures you took also saw that . one portion is nearly 500 gr =1.1 pound and you eat 4 portions like that .even you eat more than normal people you also can talk with us. we always ask our guests . do they get full befoe fish the class ? . we are happy to give you more food for free . secondly you said the class is only 2-3 hours not 5 hours . our whole experience at least 6-8 hours . can not be less than that . we pick up you at 7:30am in your hotel and drop off you at 1:30pm or more than that . it depends the traffic . on that day you back in your hotel at 2:00pm . so it is very normal as usual thirdly , you said our class is over price . this price we set over 12 years and not up even 1 usd . every year we welcome 20-30 thousands people over the world come to our places to learn cooking, farming and enjoying lunch in our cooking school and restaurant . many guests return back to learn different class after few years said to us .we were surpirse to see the price not change even everything in Vietnam the price come double or even tripple than few years ago . we still keep the same price even our class is very small only few people in class . sometimes we lost money if only one guest coming we still organise for our guest . we want our guest come to place for learning new things not just for fun moreover after virus everyone get small budget and we want to share our healthy food for more people know .so they can make healthy food daily to make their health better " money you can earn when you have good healthy but if you do not get good health what can you do with that money Lastly, chef Tien and chef Aura is same person . her nick name is Aura and her Vietnamese name is Tien . So we do not know who you mentioned with . one you bring her on the sky then you put her become him in the bottom we are sorry if our respond not make you happy But we do in our heart , in our passionate . anyways thanks again for your reviews , apprice for your times Take Care chef Tan
        Written April 14, 2023
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        Emily S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Solo
        WOW, this was so much more of an incredible experience than I ever thought it would be! My tour guide, Linh, was funny, thoughtful, and so knowledgeable. Because he knew my interest in herbal medicine, he made sure to spend extra time teaching me about the plants and their medicinal properties.

        The cooking was SO FUN, and the food was incredibly filling. I have many dietary restrictions (gluten free , dairy free) and they accommodated every request to make sure I was able to be without worry!

        The mushroom growth process was fascinating , and I can tell this cooking school and farm is filled with love and passion to make the world a better place!
        Written April 17, 2024
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        2ADORIA
        Paris, France837 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An experience not to be missed !
        We intended to follow up cooking classes during Lunar New Year celebrations. It was not easy to find one operative cooking class and fortunately, we have been able to book Chef Tan Farm to table class.
        It was fantastic !
        They first picked us up at our hotel by mini van.
        Our guide, who by chance was our chef introduced himself along with the 1/2 day planning. His name was Linh.
        Time to meet our class mates for about a 45 minute drive to the outskirts of HCM city.
        We experienced first an active herb selection in the organic garden. Every single plant we would use was explained to us by Linh and we got to select some for our own cooking use. Ginger, lemongrass, mustard leaves, organic mushrooms…
        Then, Linh introduced us to our cooking burners and tools.
        The rest is yours to follow according to the 3 course meal day menu. (One of our mates had already chosen on line her specific cooking request and could work on an A la carte lesson; great).
        My friend and I followed the regular class and Linh was very clear, professional and fun!!! A great experience not to be missed at all!!!
        We enjoyed eating every single dish we prepared . Thank you !
        Written February 17, 2024
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        Georgia I
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Family
        Having loved Vietnamese food ever since my first trip here over 6 years ago, I thought a cooking class would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon here in Ho Chi Minh. What made this experience even more special was the fact that I got to share it with my mum, learning how to cook all the special family recipes (including crispy prawn spring rolls, pork and papaya salad, chicken pho and I definitely can not forget the cherry on top...the crispy banana spring rolls for dessert).
        Not only did we get to enjoy our new cooking skills (our chef made us feel like we were some of the best viet cooks around), but we also got to go through the extensive garden at the farm, learning about how each product was used and recycled. We even got to pick our own produce from the garden to use in our cooking, talk about fresh!
        The trip out to the countryside was also a welcomed haven away from the lively and loud city of HCM.
        Would definitely recommend for anybody wondering what to do with their time here in Ho Chi Minh.
        5/5 stars!
        Written February 26, 2020
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        Jessi
        Guam, Mariana Islands9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a wonderful thing to do in Vietnam while visiting. This class is something that both beginner and experienced chefs alike can take home with them. And, if you’re lucky enough to get Lihn, he’ll help you make memories that’ll last a lifetime. If you come to Vietnam, do this and ask for Lihn.
        Written June 25, 2023
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        Hi Jessi thanks for lovely reviews and giving us great memories times with you . you are so nice and have very good cooking skills . love to chat and share our passionate of healthy food with you . hope you warm up your kitchen with our recipes at home soon keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written September 3, 2023
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        Louise E
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        We had the most lovely morning doing this cooking class for my husbands birthday! From beginning to end we felt very welcomed and looked after. Transfer to the farm was prompt and good air con. When we arrived we had time for a refreshment before looking around the farm and collecting our own ingredients to cook with. Tee and Win were great at helping us and super informative about the use of Vietnamese foods for medicinal and cooking purposes. We had a lot of fun cooking and of course the best part, getting to eat it too!

        We were very relaxed and had a good laugh.
        Lots of memorable tips on how to cook Vietnamese cuisine which we will try at home. Thanks again!
        Written January 28, 2023
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        Hi Louise thanks you so much for giving us great reviews .we enjoyed lovely times with you . you are so nice , fun and have awesome cooking skills .we love you spend sometimes to try all our recipes at home keep in Touch best Take Care chef Tan
        Written January 30, 2023
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        Annie M
        Sydney, Australia99 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        We had a fabulous half day cooking class, lead by the wonderful, knowledgeable and bubbly Alice.
        We were picked up exactly on time from our accommodation and drove out to the farm. Alice took us through the garden and we picked the vegetables and herbs to be used in our cooking. We made delicious meals, Alice gave clear instructions and a lot of laughs.
        Highly recommend this day out to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and ingredients.
        Written April 8, 2024
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