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An absolute must for Hanoi

I am SO happy I went with Basil Cooing Club with Mai instead of all the other cooking school... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan

We had a blast taking this cooking class. It was an extraordinary experience in a friendly setting... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Offer you enjoyable time with cooking experience of Vietnamese Authentic Cuisine
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
7/15/444 Doi Can Street | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 91 729 49 23
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

I am SO happy I went with Basil Cooing Club with Mai instead of all the other cooking school options. The whole experience with Mai is beyond all my expectation. From waiting on the street for us upon arrival, walking to the market, cooking in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Mai_BasilC00kingClub, Owner at Basil Cooking Club, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Thanks Annie for your support to us and we do hope to have time with you next time you travel to Hanoi! Cheers from Mai and Huan at Basil Cooking Club

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a blast taking this cooking class. It was an extraordinary experience in a friendly setting at Mai and Huan's home. The recipes were simple home cooking style, yet tasted amazing. Mai is also a keen coffee drinker, she served her own mix of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

sweet couple opening home style cooking class , I like their cooking style , can speak english very well and teach me a lot in cooking

Date of experience: July 2017
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Basil Cooking C, Owner at Basil Cooking Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Many Thanks from Mai and Huan !

Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I was the only one in the cooking class. It is run by a lovely Vietnamnese couple. It started with local market trip then the cooking lesson, followed by a lovely home cooked meal with the couple. Highly recommend this cooking class for an authentic...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

I had a wonderful time with Mai and Huan. It was great to experience authentic Vietnamese cooking in a traditional home. I was made to feel welcome immediately and really enjoyed my day in their home. While the food was great, it was their hospitality...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

After reading many reviews on different cooking classes in Hanoi, it was not hard to see why Mai and Huan have such positive feedback. After being invited into their home, you really feel welcomed and part of something that they are personally excited to share...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

Mai and her family invited to their home on the Tet new year for turned out to be not only a cooking class but the opportunity to meet family and learn about their new year traditions. It was truly a cultural experience. The dishes we...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had an awesome half-day (8am to 2pm) at Mai and Huan's. They are some of the loveliest people I've ever met and they really make the effort to know us and to share with us about vietnam. We went to the local market and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

During a relaxed and fun class at their lovely courtyard home, Mai and Huan taught us how to make tasty and simple Vietnamese dishes. They spoke passionately and knowledgeably about the food and made sure that we were able to follow each of the steps...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Mai and Huan, the wonderful hosts at Basil Cooking Club, cater their business to visitors looking for more than a 'cooking class,' but rather a genuine and personal exchange of cultural information and experience, conversation, food preparation, and communal dining. We'd read about several different...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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