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Old Hanoi Cooking Center

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Start the day with a tour to the local market, then back to our bamboo garden in our French villa to learn how to cook Vietnamese style.
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CatMal007 wrote a review Apr 2019
St. Petersburg, Florida164 contributions57 helpful votes
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Our guide Nguyen Huu Y aka Y was punctual and friendly. He walked us to local markets and explained all the different items. We then had phô. After visiting an old Hanoi coffee shop for Egg Coffee we continued on for more food. Excellent day. Informative and fun. Thank you “Y” for showing us a great time.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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pcm00re wrote a review Jan 2017
La Serena, Chile5 contributions4 helpful votes
There is something uniquely satisfying in discovering how food is prepared. Vietnamese food is delicious combining local flavours and texture and if you are interested we recommend these cooking classes as optimum for fun and discovery. Here's a tip; If you are a couple take two separate courses and your partner can then enjoy your finished dishes at the lunch table with you. Complementary wine and refreshments and excellent chefs combine to make this experience unforgettable. I dropped a star for the fact that in my opinion, the courses should last a little longer to allow more attention to detail since my culinary skill is basic at best - well, that was before I took the course !
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Panary wrote a review Jun 2016
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We got the funny program to learn how to cook Pho in Vietnam. Yummy Vietnamese style. We were interested in prepared before making Pho: herbs, rice noodle, beef or chicken...thanks to chef Dun. We promise to make it at home for our family.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Bethany K wrote a review Jul 2015
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My husband and I did a lot of research before we chose a cooking class. In the end we decided to take the "Hanoi and the Northern highlands" cooking class at the old Hanoi cooking center. The class cost $59 a person and included wine and a visit to the market. The tour starts with a tour of a small market near the school where you get to meet some of the market ladies and try their wares. We sampled fruit and some meat. I got some great pictures. It was really fabulous. After we went back to the school and started cooking. Our teacher was fantastic. He was very friendly and extremely skilled. His English was great. The class took about 3 1/2 hours and there were only two couples including my husband and myself, so the class was very personalized. I learned a lot and felt like I got a very hands on experience. After the class we went upstairs and our food was brought to us in courses and served with wine or your choice of drink. It was so delicious. I highly recommend this course to anyone in Hanoi whose interested in Vietnamese cuisine.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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ganeshWinnipegCanada wrote a review Jun 2014
Winnipeg Canada149 contributions78 helpful votes
This review is for 2 things: the restaurant of the Hanoi Cooking Center and the Food from Hanoi and Northern Vietnam cooking class. First, the restaurant. If it is too hot eat upstairs where there is AC. The decor is lovely and the service is impeccable. It is a serene place to enjoy some lovely Vietnamese and International dishes. They even have an all day breakfast. Their Bun Cha (grilled pork belly and pork patties with noodles and aromatics) is one of the best in the city. They make a range of smoothies and have daily specials. It is a very civilized place to have lunch. Prices are quite reasonable. Having eating at KOTO which was started by the Australian woman who also found the Hanoi Cooking Center - if you want a relaxing lunch, eat at the Hanoi Cooking Center. You will not be sorry. The cooking class. We started with a short walk to the Chau Long wet market. We were taught about fish sauce, noodles (who knew they really weren't all alike?), happy eggs, sad eggs and happy happy eggs (those with baby chicks or ducks in them), sea worms, and all manner of aromatics. It was a fabulous tour. Back in class we were given a demonstration and then left to try our hand. There were several items including banana flower salad (wonderful and you get to see where those small bananas come from...), caramel pork which I think I can make at home, seafood spring rolls and a great dessert made out of black sesame, peanuts, and coconut milk. It looked horrible but was delicious. We also got to try one of the cooked happy happy eggs and the sea worms with chiles. At the end we were taken to the restaurant to eat out creations. So the cost included a tour, 3 hours of cooking and eating, recipes and a surprise - a Hanoi Centre cooking apron. You can also buy their cookbooks in the front but no one was pushing any purchases on you. We had a great time. I highly recommend this as a way to appreciate HaNoi a little more. Well worth it! You couldn't ask for a better group of young people in training, very helpful, always smiling and kind.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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