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“Informative & delicious class”

Vy’s Market Restaurant & Cooking School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ms Vy's world famous Cooking School. Owned and managed by Ms Vy (Trinh Diem Vy) who is also the owner and operator of The Cargo Club, Vy's Market Restaurant, Morning Glory restaurant and Vy's Kitchen & Deli in Hoi An and House of Hoi An restaurant in Melbourne, Australia.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Prior to actually cooking anything you go on a market tour, the guide is a very friendly lady who does a wonderful job at showing you the various types of produce on offer, whilst walking you thru the local market.

Next off to the cooking school, a clean , well organized space, where around 30 spots are set up with spices all prepared in lovely little dishes & other ingredients all ready for the class to begin. There is an overhead mirror above where the teacher prepares the dishes, which is easily seen from anywhere in the room.

We watched & learnt, then got to prepare the same dishes. There is an assistant there to help should you need assistance as well.

We made our own dipping sauces, rice paper rolls, green mango salad & satay chicken. The only thing we didnt cook was our own satay, they were taken away, cooked & brought back to us. We then had the pleasure of eating what we had made for lunch. Everyone, even a few husbands who were there, enjoyed the class.

3  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We had been recommended to do this by people whilst travelling so we didn't really look into what people had written on here, I wish I did now.

We thought by paying $27 that we would be getting our money's worth with preparing and cooking from scratch. Instead we had to watch the chef prepare the dishes and we would then assemble them and cook... It's a bit school like, I wanted to be making it entirely from scratch so I could recreate at home, was a lot of talking and going over the things we had already been told on the market tour (which was good).

It's too big a group of at least 24 people so you can hardly see or hear. I was really disappointed, felt like I learnt nothing. The food was tasty but I didn't cook it. Also we had another lady to the chef to watch over us but because she didn't speak English she kept taking the utensils off us and doing it herself.

I wouldn't recommend if you are wanting an in depth cooking lesson, like we did.

Thank SallyM21
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very professional cooking school. The market tour was fine, but a bit basic. The recipes though were really good. We cooked wonderful crispy pancakes and some great dumplings. Our teacher was very sweet and a little eccentric, which kept everyone engaged and enthusiastic. A really fun morning, and you leave with you belly full.

1  Thank wbr102
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We took our in-laws to the School this at the weekend. We started with a hot and sweaty ride and look at the places the source the raw ingredients’. The local veg and herb use a good seaweed based fertiliser for nutrient to the plants. I did wander about the ground source residual chemicals from the war but thought it rude to bring up on such an informative tour. The herbs that I so love in cooking hear mainly come from the central Vietnam, and Hoi An and Delat are the main gardens.
After the bike tour we went to the cooking school which is not the restaurant, but instead near the night market. They had cold towels and sugar cane juice before we started the very well lead and informative class. There was history and joking and a good visual display mirror to allow you to see the cooking display before we were let loose.
Great time, would recommend to anyone who loves fresh food.

1  Thank InsaneLoveChild
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We really enjoyed the Morning Glory cooking course. The Chef knew her stuff and the whole thing was very professional. The classroom at 'The Market' looked to be brand new and the assisting staff very helpful.
I love to cook Asian dishes so it was fantastic to learn some new skills, plus the takeaway gift was very much appreciated. Looking forward to trying to replicate those crispy pancakes and mango salads at home. Market tour was also very well done. Great way to spend half a day. Would recommend finishing off with some of the Lemongrass Ice cream you can buy downstairs. Yum!

1  Thank Chloe J
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