Thuan Tinh Island - Cooking Tour

Thuan Tinh Island - Cooking Tour

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Thuan Tinh Island is a small isolated island, around 3.5 km far from Hoi An Ancient Town, on Thu Bon River. Thuan Tinh Island is an eco-friendly island rich in tropical foliage making it a beautiful place to cook, relax and then enjoy the dishes you've created, Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Tour. We organize daily cooking classes at Thuan Tinh Island: pick-up at the hotels in Hoi An area. You will make your first stop at the market to purchase some fresh and locally grown herbs, before joining a river boat ride in 30 minutes to Thuan Tinh for a relaxing meander through what has been officially recognised as an ecological zone. To visit the local Village, we take a row boat ride through the water coconut trees. We then walk through the gardens to visit a local family and snack on grilled rice cakes and iced tea. From there, we head back to our open-air cooking class overlooking the water coconut trees and river. Our chefs will show you how to make Vietnamese food while you enjoy the cool breeze and peaceful setting. That is much more than simply a cooking class as a journey to discover the eco island that makes you satisfied.
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Arianna C
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Aug 2022 • Couples
We had the best cooking class in Hoi An with Nhi! She’s so nice and friendly. We went to the market in the morning (which is an amazing experience bcs it’s not something for tourists but for local people!) and we bought everything for the cooking class. She explained all the things we were buying and she selected the best ingredients: meat, shrimps, vegetables, herbs. We then move with a tiny boat to the island where the class take place and we start our experience doing the broth; then we did the Goi Cuon (fresh spring rolls), the Banh Xeo (Vietnamese crepe), Bun Bo nam Bo (noodles salad with beef) and the typical and delicious Pho Bo (beef noodle soup!).
Nhi was so good teaching us all the secrets of these receipts! I definitely recommend this tour if you come to Hoi An.
Written August 11, 2022
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Naomi
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Cannot recommend this tour more highly. Our instructor, Trang, spoke excellent English and talked our small group through all instructions, effectively, for this 3 hr cooking class. My partner and I were collected from our homestay just across the bridge in Hanoi at exactly the time where we were instructed and driven a short trip to our boat. There we were taken to the island on a serene river where the ducks frolicked. I’m aware that the duration of the class meant that we were not independently cooking every single step, instead, Trang ensured that all 7 of us in the class, participated equally and contributed to the creation of all 5 dishes that we made. If you want a step-by-step experience then I suggest you select another, longer class that the school also has to offer, but this was perfect for what we wanted - ‘a short course’. The class went quickly (an indicator we were having a good time) and before we knew it we were sitting beneath the beautiful lanterns, on dusk, sharing the fruits of our labour. Some of the best food I’ve eaten since being in Vietnam. Thanks Trang!
Written January 9, 2020
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Jaseline
10 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed an excellent half-day cooking experience here with chef Hon. We were picked up from our hotel in a minibus at 0800. We joined a small group (7 in total) for a trip to the market where Hon bought the items we would later cook. There was a motor boat ride to the island, another short boat trip on a punt to the kitchen and then cookery classes and eating our cooking :-) We we’re dropped back at our hotel 1300.

Before we went to the market Hon explained the menu and asked about allergies or preferences. We explained we were vegetarian which didn’t seem to phase Hon at all. Hon explained his way around the market, pointing out the different produce. He picked up tofu and eggplant for vegetarian options. The cooking was mostly show and then do, although we just observed Hon preparing the stock for the Pho we assembled later. Limited cooking skills required, just basic chopping and frying. The individual food preparation and cooking stations made it feel personal. The instructions were simple to follow in English language and a helping hand or advice if wanted. Other staff prepared the ingredients and tidied up as we went, which was super helpful.

This was an enjoyable way to spend a morning and learn some skills to take home with us. The recipe book and ‘cooking chopsticks’ gift was a nice touch at the end. Recommended if you are looking for something similar. Lots of places in Hoi An offer cookery classes. The extras here and attention to the whole morning of activity made it a stand-out experience.
Written March 4, 2020
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annehwarng
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Our guide Nhi made our experience the best ever! We happened to be the first cooking tour since the pandemic hit and it was such a special experience. Nhi brought us to the market, took time to explain every part of the experience even when we had questions, and also was patient and informative with her teaching. She also shared how the pandemic has hit their cooking school hard but they’re doing the best to climb back up on their feet again. Really loved the entire setting of the cooking experience, and it was really like a peaceful retreat. Thank you Nhi for being the best guide ever, and we hope Thuan Tinh will be restored to its former glory soon!
Written May 2, 2022
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Sue C
Chiang Mai, Thailand23 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were fortunate to have Chef TinTin. She is a wonderful chef, instructor, market negotiator and teacher. She ran the entire class effortlessly-from pickup to boat ride, then allowed class to cook Vietnamese food after her easy instructions. Who knew we all could cook with fire??? One dish was set ablaze to caramelize the beef. She only offered help at the market. Otherwise, we all left as capable one dish chefs!!

Outdoor classroom was neat and tidy. All staff were polite and professional.

This is a delightful tour. -WORTHY!
Written March 11, 2020
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awilk103
Encinitas, CA52 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Trang was an awesome guide and chef. We had a short boat ride through the water coconut river to the house where we cooked our meal. Trang did a great job of leading our small group through the steps to cook 5 traditional Vietnamese meals. All the food was tasty and we even got a cook book to take home and try! Great little class for the price. Thank you Trang!
Written February 28, 2020
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Jessica H
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a cooking tour with Sunny yesterday and wow was it fantastic. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Hoi An. We live in Saigon, so for us to learn all about the different herbs and vegetables to buy at the market was great, we can't wait to get back and head to our own food market in Saigon and recreate the recipes. All of them were SO DELICIOUS. Best food we have had in Vietnam (& we cooked it ourselves!) Sunny took the time to explain all the ingredients in the market and suggested good prices for everything too. The setting of the cooking school is picturesque and very relaxed. Thank you Sunny!
Written May 3, 2022
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Mila L
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Had a great time at the cooking class and learned so much from Nhi. Very cool experience going to the market ourselves to get al the ingredients and afterwards a boat ride to the island where the course will take place. Because we went in the morning, there were only 3 people so Nhi could help us a lot. This is one of the most fun things to do in Hoi An and i will definitely be cooking the recipes i learned at home.
Written August 12, 2022
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Brittnee D
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is the best cooking class I’ve taken. We had such a fun time and our chef, Sunny, was joy to cook with! I would recommend this if you have a few hours and want to enjoy some delicious local food. And as a surprise, we were given our own chopsticks for cooking with and a recipe book of everything we made :)
Written January 16, 2020
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FionaKeyte
London, UK12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
From the first chapter of the day - a fascinating shopping trip to the bustling central market - through to the creation of some fab Vietnamese delights (all eaten as soon as we cooked them) our lovely guide Vy smiled, educated and encouraged us along. A relaxed, varied and friendly day - we really enjoyed it and would highly recommend. Thank you Vy!
Written January 23, 2020
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