Cooking School

Cooking Class Half-day Tour in Hoi An

Hoi An - Tra Que Village


Hoi An is a food lover’s paradise and once you’ve pigged out at a few of the restaurants and stalls the next thing on your list should be a cooking class. Not only will you be able to bore your friends back home with photos of old ladies in conical hats, but you can make a whole themed evening out of it with a spread of ye olde Hoi An dishes to really get them in the mood. Suitable for all travelers, the tour is a fun and interesting way to learn about the local food.

Duration: 1 day
Departure: Daily Depart from Hoi An
Daily Depart from Hoi An
Theme: Foodies delight
Suitable: Family with children, Active traveler


  • Learn to cook some of Hoi An's best known regional dishes
  • Visit a local village to collect ingredients and intermingle with the locals
  • See demonstrations of how to cook and prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine
  • Sample the fruits of your labor and share food with your cooking classmates


Cooking Class Half-day Tour

08:00 Meet your group at meeting point with a welcome drink at Hai Café .

Travel by minivan (10 minutes) to Tra Que Organic Village, and walk through the market gardens where local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson later, before trying a special herbal drink at a local home.

To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower.

Arriving at Cooking School we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’.

After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared. Leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An.

Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our 20 metre swimming pool.

Finish at approximately 14:30 – transfer back to central Hoi An arriving approximately 15:00.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Meeting point: Hai Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town)
Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingredients.

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Note : The program runs with a minimum of 2 passengers. Suitable for all except children under 6 years old.

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Ms.Valerie Healy

United Kingdom

9 December, 2012

Cooking class was excellent and good fun.

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