Hanoi cooking tour is an interactive and fun way to learn new cooking skills and experience the tastes and textures of the cuisine of Vietnam. If you enjoy Vietnamese food and are interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cuisine from Hanoi experienced chefs who are experts in teaching on Vietnamese – style cooking, Hanoi Tour Operator is now offering an authentic Vietnamese cooking course.
In class, you will be equipped with your very own cooking station, without sharing with others and necessary cooking utensils, you also prepare and cook all dishes by yourself under the instruction of the chef from going to the market to prepare food to enjoying your delicious dishes you have just cooked.
Beginning: Meet the chef in the restaurant, the cooking program will be discussed within the group.
Take a little walk to Hang Be market which is a lovely market in the heart of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will be fascinated with every step by the color, noise and the smells of the many different foods.
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 of the local people. 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.
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).Back to restaurant for a little rest and enjoy Hanoi filtered coffee or jasmine tea (coffee and tea are complimentary).
Raw food bought from the market will be washed and prepared quickly in the kitchen. Cooking methods and utensils will be placed properly on each table.
Prepare to cook, washing hands with clean towel, wearing apron and plastic gloves
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.
Enjoy the delicious dishes you’ve just cooked. The chef will taste and give a reward to the best dish. After enjoying the food, a little gift and all of the recipes from the cooking class will be given to you as you leave.
Your lesson in the cooking class is guaranteed to be educational and memorable. You will go home happily with a high confidence to be able to set an elaborate dinner party for your friends and families at home. Menu of cooking class in Hanoi:
Nem Cua Hue – Fried spring rolls with crab in Hue style
Cha Ca Hanoi – Grilled fish Hanoi style
Com Nau Tom Kieu Cung Dinh – Steamed rice with shrimp, royal style
Che Khoai Lang Nau Gung – Sweet potato with ginger pudding
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 longan pudding