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“Fun thing to do in Hoi An”

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 July 13, 2013

On a rainy day in Hoi An my girlfriend and I decided to do a cooking class. We made Pho, fresh spring rolls and lemongrass chicken and it was probably the best Vietnamese food we ate during our stay in Vietnam.
Cooking with Miss Vina was a lot of fun and she definitely kept us entertained during the 1-2 hours we were cooking. Before you start cooking you go to the market and buy some (though not all) of the ingredients for your meal. The kid that walked around with us on the market was also pretty nice and knowledgeable.
My only criticism is that at 30USD per person (if I remember correctly), the price is a little steep.

1  Thank felix_win
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My son and I had a private cooking class organized on the spur of the moment. I rang the school and 2 hours later we were picked up from our hotel to attend the class at our chosen time. We then rode bicycles to tour and shop at the local market - really out of the way meaning we were the only tourists there - awesome! Ho entertained us with his exuberant personality, showing us unusual things and advising us on how to choose the freshest produce. We then headed back to cook our 4 chosen dishes. We cooked crispy pancakes, spring rolls, pho and lemongrass and chilli chicken. They were all easy and enjoyable to cook. Vina, our teacher, was sweet, engaging and hilarious, with little songs to accompany our antics along the way. We had so much food to eat and it was all soooo delicious! We then had the opportunity to buy reasonably priced items such as an apron $6, a super sharp knife $6 and the cooking chopsticks @ 2 pairs for $1. This was an outstanding personalised experience not to be missed in the gorgeous Hoi An.

Thank Emmyjosh
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I went to Hanh's cooking school today and it was one of the highlights of our whole trip to vietnam. Both ladies are so friendly and welcome you into their home. The classes are run professionally and are such great fun. We loved the singalong songs to pretty much everything. We will definitely be recommending to our friends and family to do this when they visit hoi an as the experience is really well priced. We cooked 4 courses and were there about 2 1/2 hrs plus bought drinks, the cookbook, cooking chop sticks and it only cost us $50 australian for the 2 of us, plus you eat all the great food you cook. Thank you so much, the food is soooooo delicious and we can't wait to cook it for our family and friends when we get home.

Thank KMcMellon
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We - a mix of adults and children, had a fantastic time with Hanh. She took us to the busy markets & explained what to look for when buying the produce. Then it was back to the cookery school to start the fun. We all had our own place to work at the table, following Hanh's instructions. It really was so easy. Very quickly the preparation was done and the cooking began. Everyone had turns to add, stir, mix, etc & then the best part - eating our own freshly prepared meal. Yummy. Oh, and Hanh just loves to break out in a song whilst showing us what to do, had us all laughing & joining in. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our family of 4 adults spent a fun 2 hours at this cooking class, so much laughter and a fabulous instructor, happy Hanh. She named us for our little cooking jobs and helped us create Food that we didn't know we could make! Recommend this experience, great fun (sweet brad, hot Tim oily Pam and stir ash)

1  Thank eadenfamily
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