We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Blue Butterfly Cooking Class

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 69 Ma May Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +84 94 485 20 09
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 261 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Cooking class

What a fantastic class. Definitely book this one if you're after the real taste of Vietnam. The chef catered for both vegetarian and meat eaters. And cooked 5 sensational dishes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiffany M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 240: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food tasted great but we didn't actually get to do much of the cooking just chopped up a few vegetables. The recipes given weren't the same as we made, the chef laughed and said the translator must have changed it to his own version of the recipe. I wanted to make some of the decorations they make with carrots... More 

Helpful?
Thank SnessieK8
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic class. Definitely book this one if you're after the real taste of Vietnam. The chef catered for both vegetarian and meat eaters. And cooked 5 sensational dishes!! A trip to the food market and a very funny chef make this cooking class no 1 .

Helpful?
3 Thank Tiffany M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this class! It was really seeing into the food culture of the place, a tour of the markets to get the ingredients we would actually use in the class, and actually getting hands in to make some of the food. The teacher was fantastic. I have already tried a few of the things at home. Worth every cent

Helpful?
Thank Robbie C
london
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Making patties, broth, banana flower salad and spring rolls with Chef Zhou in his historic restaurant was great fun - and even better, his tour of the wholesale market. You start off at the restaurant then go by rickshaw in convoy to the market and discover the herbs, spices meats etc of Vietnamese cuisine which the chef buys. Then back... More 

Helpful?
Thank ruby30London
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a must in Vietname. The best way to understand traditional food is to do a cooking class. I chose the Blue Butterfly because of the Menu they presented. In the class we learned how to make Pho, Spring rolls, Obama dish and Banana flower salad. The chef also took us to the market where we bought some of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Filipa P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I attended the cooking class a few days ago. We met with the head chef that conducted the cooking class and spent about 3hrs with him. Firstly he showed us how to make traditional Pho broth with fresh char grilled herbs and dry roasted spices. After about an hour we left the broth to simmer and took... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hamish W
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved being taken to market to buy produce and then lesson with Chef Zhung. He was very knowledgeable and had amazing stories and experiences to share. Food was amazing!!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Mandy S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cooking was fun, the chef and his team very nice, the kitchen clean! The 'trip to to market' did only include part of the shopping, it would have been fun to also join the rest of the shopping... I would not have needed the touristy rickshaw tour to the market...

Helpful?
1 Thank Anna D
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our group of 5 did a cooking class with Hung, and we were the only group that was there that time. First we made our own pho, and Hung patiently explained to us all the secrets and details of the herbs which were interesting. Then he took us to a wet market to shop for more ingredients and try the... More 

Helpful?
Thank thisisprisca
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I cannot say better things about my cooking class with Chef Minh. He is absolutely fantastic and makes you feel like you're in the kitchen with him. He starts by giving you a brief history of each dish and how they vary from region to region. We then took a stroll through the market to see all where the food... More 

Helpful?
Thank wentingx

Travelers who viewed Blue Butterfly Cooking Class also viewed

 

Been to Blue Butterfly Cooking Class? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Butterfly Cooking Class and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Butterfly Cooking Class staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?