Hanoi Local Cooking Classes

Hanoi Local Cooking Classes

In this half-day cooking class, learn to recreate at home some of the tastes you’ve experienced on the Hanoi streets. Collect your ingredients at the Old Quarter’s only culinary market, then step into the kitchen and learn from a local chef how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes like banana flower salad and fried spring rolls. Afterward, enjoy a four-course lunch or dinner that you’ve made with your own hands.

  • Learn how to make Vietnamese green tea to cleanse your palate afterward
  • Take authentic recipes home with you, so you can show off to friends and family
  • Learn Vietnam’s culinary culture, including haggling at the market
  • Your guide collects you from your hotel and drops you back after your class


  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • A 30 – 45 min shopping at a local market
  • Free Vietnamese traditional green tea enjoying
  • Enjoy 04 courses and 01 drinks
  • Free drink (beer/soft drink)


  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation


  • Departure Point: Guests’ Hotel in the city centre. Surcharges are applied to addresses that are deemed as outside of city centre
  • Departs: See Availability
  • Departure Time: 9: 00 am and 3: 00 pm daily


  • Our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Under the introduction of the tour guide, you will learn some basic keywords of the Vietnamese when purchasing goods in the local market. After that, you will be provided a list of courses in the cooking class and all necessary ingredients should be prepared. With the certain number of Vietnamese money, we go to a local market.
  • The most fun and interesting part of the tour is that you will go to the only culinary market in Hanoi Old Quarter Area and experience in buying and bargaining the necessary ingredients yourself, like a real Vietnamese. It will be a great chance to improve your bargaining skill by using your simple Vietnamese words or even your body languages. With his passion for food, the tour guide provides you with a deep insight into herds and spices, which play an important role in the food taste of the Vietnamese and the Asian as well.
  • Many photo opportunities will be available in this bustling, vibrant and colourful scene of the market.
  • After 30 – 45 minutes purchasing ingredients and exploring local culture at the market, we will come back to our class kitchen and get ready for the cooking class. Having a strong passion and love for Vietnamese traditional food, our talented chef, with his rich cooking experience, will introduce you the basic principles of each course and how to make it.
  • Now you will have an opportunity to experience in cooking yourself like a real Vietnamese chef. Directly mixing Banana Flower with other spices or rolling each thin-rice paper to make Fried Spring Roll by your hand and tasting the smell of food is surely a really fun and exciting memory you ever had in life and help you feel love food more, treasure your effort to make it as well. Then the chef and tour guide will introduce you a flower garnish and fruit carving to decorate the dishes before enjoying your Masterpiece, which is promised the most delicious and tasty food you ever tried. When fishing the meal, you can get the chance to learn how to make a cup of the Vietnamese traditional green tea – a very special, tasty and delicate drink of the Hanoian.
  • After the tea enjoys and a small talk with each other member of the group, we come to end of the tour. Our tour guide will drop you off at your hotel and say good bye.

Hanoi Local Cooking Classes
Hanoi Local Cooking Classes


  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
  • Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.


Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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  • For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Cancel 29- 7 days: 50% tour cost cancellation fee applied
  • Cancel 6- 3 days less: 80% tour cost cancellation fee applied
  • Cancel 3 days less: 100% tour cost cancellation fee applied