Home Cooking Class in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 4 Hour Duration
  • Daily Tour
  • Free cancellation (24-hours notice)
  • Private Car
  • Private Tour
  • Tour Guide

Home cooking classes in Hanoi : Offer a unique opportunity to learn about Vietnamese cuisine and culture. These classes are held in the homes of local families, which provides an authentic and intimate experience. Participants can expect to learn how to prepare traditional dishes such as pho, spring rolls, and bun cha. The classes typically start with a trip to the local market to purchase fresh ingredients, followed by a hands-on cooking lesson and finally a delicious meal shared with the host family.

One of the benefits of taking a home cooking class is that it allows you to learn about the ingredients and techniques used in Vietnamese cuisine, which can be difficult to replicate without guidance. Additionally, the classes offer a chance to connect with local people and gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture. Many participants find that the experience is not only educational but also fun and rewarding.

If you’re interested in taking a home cooking class in Hanoi, there are many options available. Some classes are offered through tour companies, while others can be arranged directly with local families. Regardless of which option you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable and delicious experience.

Home Cooking Class in Hanoi Tour Itinerary

Morning class: 8:00 – 13:00
Afternoon class: 15:00 – 20:00

Start the tour from your hotel and drive 5 minutes to Awesome Homestay with Scenic View restaurant and very peaceful atmosphere on the Red River bank. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members, exchange the cultures and way of life. Our tour guide then teach you some simple phrases “local language” in 30 minutes, which will help you shopping, bargaining and spending the currency “VND” with the friendly sellers at the market.

You then start cycling (or walking) to the local market only 5 minutes, It’s great chance to buy local things by yourself and experience a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fishes, fruits which are so fresh. All things bring you very close to the simple life (herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food), you will have fun time to communicate and use body language with locals, incredible and unforgettable memories. Prepare yourself for our fascinating home cooking class.

Then we come back our home to prepare and cook by yourself under the instruction of the tour guide or the household 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.

Enjoy your meal at the ideal dining place with wonderful view of the Red River and Eiffel bridge (Long Bien bridge) – Hanoi’s most iconic landmarks.

After a full meal, bid farewell to the family home and our tour guide will transfer you back your hotel.

Tour Inclusion
  • Taxi pick-up/drop off,
  • Basic Vietnamese language course,
  • Cycling or Walking tour to visit local market,
  • Shopping at local market,
  • English speaking guide/chef, classes, equipment, ingredients,
  • Food tastings and lunch/dinner,
  • A bottle of water, coffee or beer
Tour Exclusion 
  • Tips for tour guide (Recommended).
  • Other drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses: Shopping, buying souvenir.
Special Notes
  • Home Cooking Class in Hanoi Tour is available in the Morning and Afternoon.
Cancellation Policy
  • You’ll get a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hour(s) before the activity starts.
  • In case of unforeseen events or extreme weather, the operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If this happens, you have the option to reschedule or request a full refund.

In Hanoi, dinner is typically eaten between 5 pm and 8 pm. This is similar to many other countries in Southeast Asia, where dinner is eaten later compared to Western countries. Vietnamese cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients and bold flavors, with dishes such as pho, banh mi, and bun cha being popular dinner options. Street food vendors are also common in Hanoi, offering a variety of delicious and affordable options for those looking for a quick dinner on the go. It's important to note that dining times may vary depending on personal schedules and preferences, but generally, dinner is enjoyed in the evening hours in Hanoi.

Pho is the most popular food in Hanoi, and it's easy to see why. This delicious dish consists of a savory broth, rice noodles, and various types of meat, such as beef or chicken. It's usually served with fresh herbs, lime wedges, and chili sauce, which add even more flavor to the already delicious soup. Pho can be found all over the city, from street vendors to high-end restaurants. It's a staple of Vietnamese cuisine and a must-try for anyone visiting Hanoi. So, if you're looking for a tasty and filling meal, be sure to give pho a try!

Leaving food on your plate in Hanoi is not considered rude. It is a common practice, especially if you are full. In fact, it is seen as a sign that the host has provided you with more than enough food. However, wasting food intentionally is not appreciated anywhere in the world, including Hanoi. It is always best to take only what you can eat and ask for more if needed. Additionally, if you are dining at a local's home, it is polite to finish everything on your plate as a sign of respect to the host. Overall, it is best to use your judgment and common sense when it comes to food waste in Hanoi.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its diverse and delicious cuisine. Three popular dishes in Hanoi are pho, bun cha, and banh mi. Pho is a flavorful noodle soup made with beef or chicken broth, rice noodles, and various herbs and spices. Bun cha is a dish of grilled pork and rice noodles served with a dipping sauce and fresh herbs. Banh mi is a French-inspired sandwich filled with a variety of meats, vegetables, and sauces. These dishes are widely available in Hanoi, from street vendors to upscale restaurants. They are also popular among locals and tourists alike, making them a must-try when visiting the city.

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