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“A Great Day All Round”

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.
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I just returned from my cooking class on Thuan Tinh island and it didn't disappoint at all. The teaching of four very tasty dishes was excellent - a demonstration of each dish one by one followed by each of us cooking our own dish. The cook was such a delight. Se took great pride in her cooking and although she didn't speak English her helper translated everything and the recipes and method were easily followed. We each cooked four set dishes which were very tasty and looked great on the plate. The tour included hotel taxi pick up, market tour to buy ingredients, a trip by boat to the island, a ride around the coconut trees in a bamboo boat, a demonstration on how rice water is made, return trip to hotel, free flowing passionfruit juice, recipes and a surprise gift. The class was efficient, very well prepared and presented, delicious and lots of fun. I highly recommend this cooking school.

Thank Wendy V
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

This course is very professionally run while still maintaining a personal touch and authentic Vietnamese feel. The market tour and boat trip was interesting and the cooking instructor had us cooking like a local (with a little assistance along the way). I highly recommend it.

Thank NickSA85
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have just got back off this tour and would highly recomend it. the market was fun, it was really good to have someone with us that could explain some of the more unusual ingredients, once all the produce for the day was purchased someone takes them ahead on a bike to the school while we got to enjoy a boat ride and then being paddled through the water coconuts to the school, we each did our own 4 dishes and there was plenty of helpers if you needed a hand. then back home in a taxi, very worthwhile thing to do. The whole process was seamless and very professional. they really have thought of everything on this one, they even gave us recipies so we can treat our friends on our return home.

Thank Jo_lin101
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

From shopping for supplies at the market to the boat trip to the island and then visiting a rice production house before making our way to the cooking area, we loved our day at this cooking school. It is the best one-day course we have ever done in the many years of travel we have experienced. Each person had their own cooking station. Everyone got to cook ALL four recipes from scratch.( In many other cooking classes you have to choose only one recipe). There were four "helpers" along with the chef to give reminders to each of the six of us. They looked after all the little details like making sure we were well hydrated with water and juice. The food was delicious and could be replicated at home with just a few minor changes. It's a bargain at double the price!

Thank Cyclecathy
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was one of the highlights of my two week stay in Vietnam!

We were really impressed with the whole experience, the markets and boats and the rice winnowing and milk production, the classroom setting and the spinning table!

The staff had great english, were fun to be around, entertained all of our questions, and were very professional (with the boats, the instruction, the cabs back to hotel etc).

I would HIGHLY recommend this as something to do in Hoi An. I'm not much of a cook or take much interest in cooking, but I've been back in Canada just <12 hrs and already have cooked up a bowl of my own pho bo! Go for it!

Thank sandy m
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