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“Gioan cooking class with market tour”

Gioan Cooking Class
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Owner description: "10 Years experience cooking" Welcome to GIOAN COOKERY SCHOOL. We have been in cooking for ten years and we guarantee that our experience can make you endore cooking. You can choose your own menu with four dishes together, also you manage your starting time and date and this course includes market trip, recipes book, cooking and eating during three hours. Ms. happy Hanh, Ms. Vina and Mr Ho who are our teachers, they will take you to the market which takes 30 minutes and show you how to cook Vietnamese's amazing food. They are friendly, funny, informative and sweet energetic. To be specific, you will become passionate about cooking after participating course. We look forward to serving you. Cheers!! "Happy cooking, happy chopping"
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 11, 2012

So many cooking classes in Hoi An - any decent restaurant has one.

Can't speak for the others but this one I'd highly recommend. Small group sizes (1 cook to 3 people) along with a market tour beforehand to learn about the Vietnamese food and buy the ingredients.

Decided to go with this one, as it was a bit cheaper than the others, but mainly because you got to choose what you wanted to cook, out of about 20 possible options.

Really friendly and funny cooks. Get to eat whatever you create. 5 stars

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had a fantastic time at the cooking class. The night entailed the cooking (mostly preparation) of the meals, and lots of laughs. The group (12) all took part in the cooking, and each and every one of us left agreeing that it was a highlight of Hoi An.

We cooked (and prepared) 5 dishes: Sweet and Sour Chicken Soup, Fried Spring Rolls, Green Papaya Salad, Fish in Banana Leaf and Aubergine in Clay-Pot. 2 of our group members are vegetarian, and this was easily accommodated. The food was amazing, and so fresh. Our host explained alternatives to ingredients, should something not be available which was handy. We were also able to keep our cook books at the end of the night.

The whole night was around 2.5 hours, and did not feel rushed, or pressured. It was a fantastic night and I highly recommend taking part if you have: a good sense of humour, a love for Vietnamese food and spare time whilst in Hoi An.

1  Thank Eljay24
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Our visit to Hoi An has been dominated by eating and getting clothes made. We wanted to take a cooking class for something to do and based on the other reviews we went with Gioan and we were not disappointed. It was just the two of us to one teacher so we could ask questions etc. But I wouldn't have minded if it was more hands on...as in we cut the meat and everything as well. It wasn't bad though, we got to marinate the ingredients and do some of the cooking. Best part was eating it all. We also got the recipes and instructions for the dishes we cooked to take home.

Hanh is super friendly and thorough with her instructions. We also got picked up from our hotel...which was across the bridge. We didn't realise it was that close, sorry guys!

Good class for beginners or first time attempt at vietnamese.

2  Thank Hai_Eats_World
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We enjoyed a great night with Gioan cooking class. It was great to have private class with only the two of us. and we were very happy that we could choose which vietnamese dishes to make. We also chose the time for the class, so everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. We were picked up from the hotel included in the price. And then we started by going to market. The Gioan cooking class is located right by the riverfront very close to the market, a beautiful place to be cooking, under the stars! The cook Ms Hanh was brilliant. Teaching us about ingredients, how to select them and what to stay away from. She explained everything very well, and speaks very good english. When cooking she took her time and made us make delishious food from her recipe collection, and she made a little extra other than the menu we had chosen in advance. She was fun and easygoing. Dont hesitate to book this class. We also tried another class, which was too many people at once, not very tasty food, and not very good english speaking chefs/helpers. Gioan was the best night and an amazing food experience. Do it - and see for yourself.

1  Thank cille_333
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I was lucky enough to visit Ms Hanh's cooking class whilt in Hoi An.
I cannot recommend this highly enough!
Even if you are not interested in cooking, the comedy factor outweigh's the cooking experience!
Ms Hanh's English is amazing, with a song for everything - there was not a silent moment.
My stomach hurt so much when leaving from laughing so much!!
This is a must-do whilst in Hoi An.

1  Thank Jason D
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