Hanoi Cooking Cass: 3 Best Places to Try

July 01, 2022 - 162 views

Hanoi cuisine is an attractive factor with tourists all over the world. Hanoi cuisine brings charm, solemnity and sophistication representing Hanoians’ characteristics. One of the best ways to explore Hanoi cuisine is to join Hanoi cooking class. This article will give you useful information about the best cooking class in Hanoi.

By participating in Hanoi cooking class, you will have a great opportunity to deeply explore valuable ingredients and cooking techniques relating to Hanoi cuisine. It is such a great experience when enjoying food cooked on your own, isn’t it? So what will include in a cooking class in Hanoi?

Hanoi cooking class

Hanoi cooking class

About Hanoi Cooking Class

Nowadays, the cooking class tour has become one of the new hot trends in tourism, especially in traditional cultural cities like Hanoi. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a place containing the traditional culture of the Vietnamese people. It is considered as “the cradle” of Vietnamese cuisine. If you are a food lover and want to learn about Hanoi’s gastronomy beauty, you should definitely not miss cooking class here.

It is not just enjoying specialities but it is the cultural and artistic value contained in each dish. Joining in Hanoi cooking class, tourists will participate in each part of the cooking process from choosing and buying ingredients at local markets to cooking and decorating the dish with the guidance of talented chefs. Hanoi cooking class introduces how to cook some famous dishes known by tourists such as Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), Bun Cha (Barbeque Pork with dipping sauce), Nem (Spring roll), etc...

Overview of Hanoi cooking classQ

Overview of Hanoi cooking class

What to expect when joining Hanoi cooking class?

What will tourists do when joining Hanoi cooking class?

Firstly, tourists will get picked up from their hotels then transferring to local markets. At the market, tourists will be given an overview of the recipes, ingredients and what to expect in the cooking class.

Then, they will choose the necessary ingredients to prepare for the cooking dish. With the chef’s suggestion, tourists can choose the freshest items for the recipe.

After buying all ingredients, tourists will reach the kitchen where they will transform the ingredients into authentic Vietnamese food. Detailed instructions and recipes will be provided.

When finishing cooking, the most desirable part, which is tasting food, will come. It is such a great experience when enjoying local food cooked on your own.

So where can you join Hanoi cooking class?

What to expect when joining Hanoi cooking class

What to expect when joining Hanoi cooking class

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Places to do Hanoi Cooking Class?

If you are looking for taking part in Hanoi cooking class and have no idea where to try, here are some suggestions of the best Hanoi cooking class for you.

1. Rose kitchen - best cooking class in Hanoi ranked by TripAdvisor

Location: 294 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Time to join: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

There are two sessions for tourists to join cooking class each day. Each session lasts for 4.5 hours. The morning session is from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and the afternoon one is from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Some typical dishes included in the cooking class of Rose kitchen are Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, Banh Xeo (crispy pancake with shrimps), Bun Cha (Barbeque Pork with dipping sauce), Egg coffee and Dipping sauce. Besides, there are 3 options for cooking class at Rose kitchen for tourists to choose from.

They are cooking class in local villa with market tour (seasonal local wine tasting), private cooking class in local villa with market tour (unlimited drinks) and vegan cooking class in local villa with a market visit. The price ranges from 50 USD to 120 USD per person. Joining cooking class at Rose Kitchen, tourists will get a “real taste” of Hanoi culture. This restaurant receives a lot of positive feedbacks from international tourists.

Rose kitchen

Rose kitchen 

2. Hoang’s restaurant - must-try cooking class in Hanoi

Location: 66 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Time to join: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm or 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

This restaurant serves a variety of menus with traditional Vietnamese dishes all around Vietnam. Besides, tourists can also join a wonderful cooking class to learn more about Hanoi as well as cuisine. There are 2 sessions for cooking class at Hoang’s restaurant. The morning session is from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon one is from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Each cooking class includes 3 dishes and Egg coffee is a bonus when tourists enjoy food.

There are 7 options suggested by chef so tourists can choose a suitable dish to cook. They are all food cooked in Hanoi style. This restaurant also offers 3 options for cooking class for tourists to choose which are daily cooking class, customized cooking class and veggies lover. The price ranges from 45 – 75 USD per person. Hoang’s cooking class is an ideal option for those looking for learning about Hanoi’s gastronomy beauty.

Hoang's cooking class

Hoang's cooking class

3. Duong’s restaurant - outstanding Hanoi cooking class

Location: 6A Ly Nam De Str, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi

Time to join: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Duong’s cooking class is only 750 meters far from Dong Xuan market. Therefore, tourists can easily commute to the market to choose ingredients. There are 2 cooking class sessions for tourists to choose from. Each session lasts for 4 hours. The morning cooking class is from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon one is from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The menu for cooking class is set differently on each day.

There are 3 dishes chosen for tourists to learn how to cook. The price for joining a small-group cooking class (maximum 10 people) is 55 USD per person. Duong’s cooking class is also a must-try activity for tourists visiting Hanoi.

Duong cooking class

Duong's cooking class

Hanoi cooking class local tips

Do tourists need to prepare anything when joining Hanoi cooking class? Actually, tourists do not need to prepare anything when joining this tour. Tourists can search for some information about Vietnamese cuisine in advance to have some basic knowledge about how Vietnamese people prepare, cook and decorate food. Besides, if you are a vegetarian and look for joining cooking class in Hanoi, you can check restaurants having a vegetarian cooking class. Additionally, during cooking class, you will join a lot of interesting activities. Thus, don’t forget to bring cameras with you to capture those wonderful memories.

Tips and experience when joining Hanoi cooking clas

Tips and experience when joining Hanoi cooking clas

In conclusion, Hanoi cooking class is a must-try activity when you visit the capital of Vietnam. It’s a great chance for you to explore the beauty of Vietnam gastronomy. Let’s do Hanoi Cooking Class tour when you have a chance to visit Hanoi.

Vana Pham 

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