This tour will give you an opportunity to learn and practice how to cook Vietnamese Food and discover the Vietnamese culinary. You also can get experience in buying ingredients and other things at the local market in the Old Quarter area. You will be privilege by the variety of herbs and spices and their roles in Vietnamese cuisine when cooking. Specially, you will learn more the basic principles of Vietnamese style in 4 courses and 1 drink, and the way to do it by yourself and taste your own products.
You will be picked up by the tour guide at the hotel. The guide will teach you some basic words in Vietnamese when purchasing the necessary goods at the local market. Then you will be given a list of courses and all needed ingredients in the cooking class and go straight to the market with the certain amount of money.
This is a chance for you to discover your bargaining power at the market when buying the ingredients by yourself. You will feel like being a real Vietnamese by using the Vietnamese words and body language to get the price that you feel it reasonable. Moreover, the tour guide will provide you many precious information about herbs and spices, and why they are playing a crucial role in the tastes and flavors. You would have many beautiful photos taken in this vibrant and busy market.
It takes about 45 minutes in the market to buy goods and experience the locals’ culture, then we will be back to the cooking place and get started to take part in the class.
The principles of each course will be introduced by the chef who gets into Vietnamese traditional food, and has many cooking experiences. Then he also will show you how to cook it. Next, it is time for you to experience in cooking by your own! The special food such as mixing Banana Flower with other spices, and rolling thin-rice paper for Spring Roll will be made; and you will have the exciting time and unforgettable memories. Moreover, the good smell from food will make you excited and eager to taste your own food immediately.
Then the chef and tour guide will teach you how to carve a flower garnish and fruit to present the dishes before enjoying the food. It’s certain to be the best food you’ve ever tried.
After the meal, you will have chance to make a cup of the Vietnamese traditional green tea, which is very authentic of Hanoians.
At the end of Hanoi cooking class, the guide will drop you back to the hotel and say goodbye.