Green Bamboo Cooking School & Cafe

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Green Bamboo Cooking School & Cafe

Green Bamboo Cooking School & Cafe
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Lolowin
San Jose, Costa Rica82 contributions
Flipping Banh Xeo like a pro now!
Dec 2020
My friend and I were in Hoi An over the Christmas holiday (we live in HCMC) and I contacted Van at Green Bamboo before we arrived to arrange a cooking class. She picked us up at our hotel in a big comfy minibus, we chose 2 menu items each and then she took us on a really excellent tour of the market in Ancient Town so we could get the ingredients.
Cooking at her gorgeous house was so fun; Van is patient, explained the steps really well, explained the composition and key ingredients and flavours for each dish, and expertly instructed us on the cooking techniques. I wanted to learn how to make Banh Xeo and Van actually taught me how to flip the pancake in the pan! She was so encouraging even though I didn't think I could do it without setting the kitchen aflame.
Next time I'm in Hoi An I'll definitely go back and learn some other dishes. I had such a wonderful time and Van is a great teacher!
Written January 5, 2021
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3PeasInAP0D
Sydney, Australia53 contributions
Amazing, educational, fun and delicious experience 😋
Jan 2020
The cooking class with Van was one of the highlights of our holiday in Vietnam. It exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely group of people and we had so much fun preparing our dishes and encouraging each other to cook the most amazing food. The market tour was very educational and we learnt so much from Van. I now know that a shrimp is fresh if it is translucent and it falls straight when holding the top of the shrimp. All the dishes were made with the produce bought fresh from the market. I enjoyed the food at the cooking school better than the restaurants that we ate it in Vietnam. Many months later back at home, we finally made a dish from the recipe book that Van gave us from the class. We made caramelised pork belly and it was so delicious - sticky, sweet, spicy and tender. Now I’m inspired to recreate more of the delicious dishes from Van’s class. Thank you Van and apologies for the late review x
Written July 26, 2020
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CiaranJDaly
9 contributions
Fun and Flavour combined
Feb 2020
If you're in Hoi An and have any interest whatsoever in cooking, go to Green Bamboo Cooking School. Van is absolutely brilliant - so so friendly, such a good teacher - so patient. She never lost her cool despite the fact that I did my best to cut my fingers off about five times during the class. She is just great fun to be around too. It's such a cool way to do things - the market is a thronging place full of every flavour you could imagine and with Van, you get to experience it with a local's eye and you learn what you should be looking out for. Van's house is amazing and the set-up is superb - Van's relatives help her in the kitchen. Even if you're not the greatest cook in the world, with Van's guidance you'll surprise yourself with what you can produce. The food is honestly superb - it was amongst the nicest we had when we were away and there's so much - go on an empty stomach! We mixed recipes that we would never be able to make at home with stuff that we'll definitely be trying back in Ireland. And Van gives you recipes (and even some cooking chopsticks) to take back with you so there are no excuses. If you're in Hoi An, do yourself a favour and go!
Written March 25, 2020
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Luke
Hobart, Australia8 contributions
Wow, what a cooking school!
Mar 2020
Van’s class is incredible. She is an amazing cook, is super enthusiastic and speaks great English. Van has been doing this for 10 years. She takes you to the market to get the produce and then everybody cooks a dish or two that is shared.
Written March 15, 2020
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CFCHERT
London, UK12 contributions
Lovely setting, great company and delicious food.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had the most amazing time with Van. Pick up and drop off from hotel. Starting with a trip to the market where you buy all the fresh ingredients and Van has great knowledge about everything. The cooking course was amazing, we were in a small class (just 4 of us) and made 6 dishes between us. Personal favourites were chicken coconut curry and garlic and chili shrimp. Van and the team were a great help. Would definitely return!
Written March 12, 2020
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Sofie B
Aarhus, Denmark44 contributions
Best cooking class
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a wonderful day with grocery shopping at the local market and then each person on the class cooked a dish for the rest of the class so we got to taste 9 different local dishes and learned how it was cooked.
Van and her team is very professional and so helpful and sweet. This is definitely worth a visit.
Written February 29, 2020
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sarah080287
glasgow15 contributions
Best cookery class!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Best cookery class I’ve done! Super smooth service for the full day and Van was so friendly and interested to talk to everyone too. I loved going to the market- it’s nice to hear more about the Vietnamese way rather than just wandering aimlessly yourself. Then preparing the food was great fun and she gave us helpful tips. We all cooked our own dish and then all got to sample
Everyone’s dishes- all so yummy! We were so stuffed, we didn’t need any other food the whole day!
Would highly recommend this to anyone!
Written February 27, 2020
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Michael F
Nha Trang, Vietnam144 contributions
Book this class!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Such a great day with Van! Loved that we got to see so many dishes being made and to be able to sample them all! I really enjoyed making Banh xeo and it tasted so much better than I have had in local restaurants! Van took us to the market and to get coffee and was a wonderful host. The food was delicious and fun. I highly recommend this class!
Written February 24, 2020
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ClaireFreckleton
Calgary, Canada12 contributions
Excellent day
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a fun full day we had with Van . We started in the market shopping for all the ingredients which was quite the education and then spent the day making the most delicious food and amazing instruction. Great experience
Written February 23, 2020
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Michael M
Toronto, Canada73 contributions
I don’t cook - but this was a great time!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wonderful experience spending the day with Van and 12 over travellers. Van is a wealth of information, she made the day so much fun. One tip: pick a dish you’d like to make at home. Van guides you each step of the way. The high reviews here on Trip Advisor are well earned by Van. Book with confidence!
Written February 11, 2020
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