Half Day Hanoi Cooking Class

Maya Cruise

What To Expect

If you are looking to experience Vietnam’s food and interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking, come and join us at the cooking class. It is a great chance to experience authentic Vietnamese traditional dishes.


If you enjoy Vietnamese food and are interested in learning the art of Vietnamese Cooking.at 9.00 Meet the chef in  restaurant, he will then discuss the program with you.
Take a walk to Dong Xuan market which is situated in the heart of the Old Quarter. You will be captivated by, the color, noise and aroma of the market.
Stroll around to visit distinct food sections with their variety of herbs, vegetables, meat and sea food which brings you very close to life in Hanoi. It is very interesting to see and to learn how a local woman chooses and buys the best quality of fresh food from numerous food stalls in the market.
With a rattan hand basket, your job is to buy some herbs and spices for the cooking class (herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food)

10.15: Back to the restaurant you can then enjoy a cup of Hanoi coffee, jasmine or lotus tea.(coffee and tea are complimentary).
Raw food bought from the market will be thoroughly washed and prepared. Cooking utensils will then be properly placed on each table ready to begin the cooking demonstration.

Cooking Demonstration     

Step 1:
Recommended  utensils in a Hanoi kitchen:
Wok, chicken wire barbecue, clay pot, knife, chopping board, scoop and charcoal oven

Step 2:
Wash hands with a clean towel ,wear an apron and plastic gloves

Step 3: Cook and enjoy
You will then prepare and cook by yourself under the instruction of the chef. from start to finish, learning how to marinate and to add spices to the ingredients is very important .to the  lesson. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, tomato rose flower and curved chili.
The authentic sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs is very easy to make.
12h30: It is now time to enjoy the meal you have prepared.
(Very big portion)
The chef will taste and judge the best dish. You will then receive a Vietnamese cooking certificate, with the compliments of the Countryside Restaurant
Set menu of cooking class  .Green papaya salad   ,Hanoi spring rolls,   Stir fried chicken with lemon grass.(cuisine may vary upon season)


  • Real experience of preparing Vietnamese cuisine
  • Visit exciting local market
  • Learn about genuine Vietnamese dishes
  • Enjoy a delicious meal by yourself


  • Duration: 04 hours (approx.) 08.00 – 12.00 or 02.00pm–06.00pm. Exactly pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation.
  • Departure: Daily from your hotel in Hanoi
  • Return point: Returning to the departure point 


  • Land transfer in air-con vehicle to/from hotel
  • Cooking class package with one meal


  • Personal expenses, drinks
  • Tips

Please Note

  • Pick up at centrally located Hotel (in Old quarter only)