Half-Day Hanoi Home Cooking Class and Cultural Tour
Join an authentic household or host family and create a authentic meal in their home. You will feel like a local as you learn a little bit of the language this will help you shop at the local market. This tour gives you a deeper awareness inside of Hanoi’s local culture and cuisine.
The tour starts from your hotel and after a short drive you will arrive at the the awesome property that features a peaceful atmosphere on the Red River bank. The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and begin exchanging cultures and ways of life. Your tour guide then teach you some simple phrases or local language in 30 minutes. This will help you to shop, bargain and to spend the local currency “VND” in the market.
You then begin a 5 minutes, cycle or walk to the local market. 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. These things bring you close to the simple life, (herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food). You will have fun time communicating and using body language with locals which will create incredible and unforgettable memories. Prepare yourself for a fascinating home cooking class.
You will then return to the home to prepare and cook your meal from the beginning to the end under the instruction of the tour guide or the host family. You will learn how to marinate and to spice which is the most crucial of your cooking lesson. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili. You will find the authentic magical sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs are 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’s home and your tour guide will transfer you back your hotel.