Cooking Class in Hanoi

Trip length: Half day Places to visit: Hanoi,


Half day
Foodie, Special interests,
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Join in a hands-on cooking class in Hanoi at a typical restaurant. Chance to visit a local market to learn about the ingredients before getting to the restaurant and learn from a professional chef how to prepare and cook authentic Vietnamese meals. Then sit down to enjoy what-you-have-made. You will learn the cuisine and also the diversity of culture.

What to expect

  • Discover the culture of Vietnam through local food
  • Visit the bustling market and choose fresh food
  • Learn how to cook a Vietnamese meal
  • Enjoy what-you-just-cooked dishes for your meal


Morning class: 9am – 1pm/Afternoon class: 4pm – 7pm

Pick up at your hotel and your choice to visit to a local market with the chef. Stroll around to visit distinct food sections with their variety of herbs, vegetables, meat and sea food which brings you very close to the simple life. It is very interesting to see and to learn how a local woman chooses and buys the best quality of the fresh food from numerous food stalls in the market.

Under our chef’s instruction, you might buy some ingredients for our cooking lesson – some herbs and spices (Herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food)

Go to the restaurant, enjoy a drink while listening to our chef briefing about the cooking class. Ready to make it your own, go ahead!

Cooking Demonstration

You will prepare and cook by yourself under the instruction of the chef from the beginning to the end, learning how to marinate and to spice will be the most crucial lesson. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili.

The authentic magical sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs is very easy to make.

Then have your meal with what-you-have-cooked dishes (big portion). The chef will taste and give a reward to the best dish.

A little gift and all of the recipes from the cooking class will be given to you as you leave.

Your cooking lesson with us is guaranteed to be educational and memorable. You will be confidence to be able to set an elaborate dinner party for your friends and families back home.

Dishes to make for reference (might change seasonally)

Option 1:
Nem Ran (Fried spring rolls)
Cha Ca Hanoi (Grilled fish Hanoi style)
Com Nau Tom Kieu Cung Dinh (Rice cooked with shrimp, royal style)
Che Khoai Lang (Sweet potato with ginger pudding)

Option 2:
Nem Cuon Tom Thit (Fresh spring rolls with shrimp and meat)
Ga Nuong la Chanh (Grilled chicken on skewers with lemon leaf)
Ca boc la sen hap sot me (Steamed fish wrapped in lotus leaf with tamarind juice)
Che long Nhan (Dry long gan pudding)


GROUP TOUR of Cooking class Hanoi US$40/person

PRIVATE TOUR price quoted in USD per person in private group.

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 up
Price/person $58 $46 $43 $38

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.


Tour inclusive

  • Taxi pick-up/Walking tour to visit local market
  • English speaking guide/chef, classes, equipment, ingredients
  • Food tastings and lunch/dinner
  • A bottle of water, coffee or beer

Tour exclusive

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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