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Thuan Tinh Island - Cooking Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Thuan Tinh Island is a small isolated island, around 3.5 km far from Hoi An Ancient Town, on Thu Bon River. Thuan Tinh Island is an eco-friendly island rich in tropical foliage making it a beautiful place to cook, relax and then enjoy the dishes you've created, Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Tour. We organize daily cooking classes at Thuan Tinh Island: pick-up at the hotels in Hoi An area. You will make your first stop at the market to purchase some fresh and locally grown herbs, before joining a river boat ride in 30 minutes to Thuan Tinh for a relaxing meander through what has been officially recognised as an ecological zone. To visit the local Village, we take a row boat ride through the water coconut trees. We then walk through the gardens to visit a local family and snack on grilled rice cakes and iced tea. From there, we head back to our open-air cooking class overlooking the water coconut trees and river. Our chefs will show you how to make Vietnamese food while you enjoy the cool breeze and peaceful setting. That is much more than simply a cooking class as a journey to discover the eco island that makes you satisfied.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This cooking tour was the best we have done. The new tour guide Mo was amazing. although she was young and inexperienced she was charming and knowledgeable as well as being disarming and friendly. They are a great team and all work together to make the particants have a memorable and interesting time. Thanks to the chef Thinh? who was a happy teacher and we learnt a lot while having fun. The boat trip and rowing through the palms was just an extra bonus. Definitely a 5 star attraction!

Thank rrdonovan1
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

After arriving in Hoi An, we discovered that we were livid with choice for cooking tours. Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Class caught our eye, as the boat ride and location varied from other tours offered for a similar price.

We are so glad that we chose Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Class; our guide Mo acted as a fantastic guide providing local knowledge, as well as translating our wonderful chef with great English. The food was delicious and both Mo and the chef were on hand to help us the whole time.

Would definitely recommend as a cooking tour in Hoi An.

Thank SBourkster
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was an all round excellent experience. From the peaceful boat trip through the water bamboo plantation, trying our hand at threshing, grinding and making rice milk for our traditional pancakes, this school gave wonderful insights. We booked a cooking class and got an education about Vietnamese food, ingredients and cooking styles. The level of aattention was astounding, we had 1 chef to 2 of us with a head chef guiding 6 altogether. When the other 2 chefs weren't helping us they were helping the head chef bringing ingredients and removing used utensils and bringing ours ready for our turn so the whole thing was a smooth and professional operation. The relaxed traditional bamboo roofed hut was well equipped, spacious, cool and comfortable. This cooking school may not have a trendy name but this reflects its attention to the personal, local level of it's focus and not a need to create a pretentious market presence. If you want the real experience this is the place to do your cooking class. Even the vegans and vegetarians were happily catered for no problem at all!

Thank lisajdaniel
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We did this class to celebrate my friends birthday and it was brilliant! All the recipes were fantastic and I couldn't fault the staff! This place is brilliantly set up! in a huge open air thatched building with bottled water and high hygiene standards used throughout!

Boat ride and canoe through the palm "mangroves" was a treat wearing the traditional hats!

I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat!

Thankyou soooooooooo much!

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming - the market tour was interesting - the boat ride relaxing and the cooking class thorough and entertaining. The setting of the class is also very beautiful.

Another huge tick, was the fact that they broke the classes up into small groups. This made the whole experience very personal and you feel very well looked after.

Highly recommended ++++

Thank Sanmythepie
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