Market visit was a great experience and having a local guide on friendly terms with the market sellers is priceless. Tinh is very easy going and great for a laugh which made me feel at ease as a solo traveller. He was more than happy to store my bag, help me find my next hotel and even fixed the leather strap on my watch for nothing when I asked him where I could go to have it done.
The chef was great too, but as he didn't speak English, Ting acted as a bit of an intermediary once back at the restaurant which made it a little awkward at times.
One of the cheapest classes around at around $40 including as much food as anyone could want, coffee and taxi - great value for money, but bear in mind the cooking occurs in the restaurant dining area.