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“Great day out, highly recommend this cooking experience!”
Review of Thuan Tinh Island

Thuan Tinh Island
Ranked #9 of 130 things to do in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were keen to go on a cooking tour during our stay in vietnam and managed to book this one last minute through our hotel, and it certainly exceeded our expectations. Me and my partner are slightly amateur when it comes to cooking so we were quite apprehensive but the staff were extremely helpful with every dish. Both the trip to the market and the boat rides were really interesting and gave us an insight into Vietnamese life. The tour guide was very informative and spoke very good English. The area for cooking was very well presented and there were plenty of staff to help throughout as well as sort out the ingredients, clean up and provide a continuous flow of passion fruit juice. We made 4 dishes which were all great and were provided with the recipes at the end. Looking forward to trying them again at home!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Loved buying the food we needed from the market before our boat trip to the island. Easy to follow instructions which were translated by our tour guide. Everything we needed was at our bench when it was needed. Cooked 4 beautiful Vietnamese dishes. The crispy pancake was the best!! Really enjoyed the passionfruit juice being constantly replenished. All recipes given. Allow about 6 1/2 hours but well worth it.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great host,interesting things to learn, absolutely delicious food, definitely recommend to all ages!!

Thank TravellerNZ101
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

had great fun doing the cooking class here with 6 others from all different parts of the world.
highly recommended

Thank chilliboy56
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

It's a full vietnamese experience! We did the private couple course which is definitely worth it. We started with a tour around the market with the incredibly knowledgable head chef who got us eating all kings of delights we would never have thought to try (raw pork wrapped in, and made edible and delicious by guava leaves?)

Then the things that are unique to this course; we took a boat ride up the rivet and watched some shrimp fishermen casting their traditional nets. The even pulled up close to is and for a small tip let me have a go throwing it!

Then we got into a small rowboat, donned those vietnamese rice hats and set off through the thick palm groves.

When we arrived we ground rice into rice milk using a traditional mill, and then were led across a bamboo bridge to the cooking course which was sublime. We cooked some incredible dishes from simple and easy to access ingredients, whilst being constantly entertained by our exvellent chefs Thi and Mo.

Cant recommend this highly enough. If you have only one day in Hoi An, spend it here.

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