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Cookery class recommendations? Hue and Hoi An

  • ruthabelle

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    I'd love a recommendation for a Vietnamese cookery class in either Hue or Hoi An. I'm a really keen cook so I'd like something hands on, not just demonstrations. Has anyone had a good experience?

    Thank you!


    #1 Posted: 14/9/2010 - 02:22

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  • rawjer

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 14/9/2010 - 08:42

  • violets

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    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 Posted: 14/9/2010 - 08:53

  • swag

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    My vote would go to the Morning Glory restaurant in Hoi An. I ate there a couple of times and thought the food was fantastic. Not sure of the price but the class I saw doing there thing was small and hands on

    #4 Posted: 14/9/2010 - 11:07

  • ruthabelle

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    Thanks everyone, I'll look into all of those.

    #5 Posted: 15/9/2010 - 05:23

  • sanpedro

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    29th September, 2009
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    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 Posted: 29/9/2010 - 20:22

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