The food is great in both Hue and Hoi An , but it seems like the cooking-class industry is much bigger in Hoi An, plus most of us think it's a nicer town as well.
I was in Hoi An a few months ago and I discovered that many of the restaurants along the river run more of the demonstration-style classes, with half-day fees starting around US$25, including a trip to the market (which you can easily do on your own). Later I found that my favorite restaurant, which is admittedly a bit out of the way, does one-on-one classes for US$5 plus the price of the meal they teach you to prepare. I wrote about the experience, with photos, on my site.
Taking a cheap cooking class in Hoi An
There are other similar personal classes like this if you look around, and I highly recommend the one I did, plus that restaurant in general: Café 43.
I did a class at Red bridge restaurant a few years ago and enjoyed the class and the food. You go to the market, go by boat down to the restaurant and then do a hands on class then eat. You book through Hai's cafe in town.
There seem to be lots of other classes in Hoi An but I don't know of any in Hue (also a popular city and definitely my favourite.)
#3 violets has been a member since 6/7/2009. Posts: 151
Thanks everyone, I'll look into all of those.
#5 ruthabelle has been a member since 14/9/2010. Posts: 4
I would recommend Gioan restaurant - 94B Bach Dang St. You pick 3 meals on the menu, cook them eat them, and get the recipe. Vina who taught us has a great sesne of humour and it really is a fun experience. This place is great if you only have an hour or so rather than half a day to spend on cooking class.
#6 sanpedro has been a member since 29/9/2009. Posts: 10