This tour is designed for food enthusiasts wanting an in-depth understanding of Vietnamese cuisine. Hands-on cooking from start to finish of 4 famous Vietnamese dishes including ‘Beef Noodle Soup (Pho)’ & Clay Pot Fish with Dill (Cha Ca).
We’ll be at Hai Café at 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hoi An town at 08:00AM and meet up chief.
Travel around 10 minutes to Tra Que Organic Village, and walk through the market gardens where local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago – no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson later, before trying a special herbal drink at a local home.
To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower.
Arriving at Red Bridge Cooking School we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Red Bridge Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’.
After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared.
Leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 meter swimming pool.
Recipes: – Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingredients.
1. Beef Noodle Soup (Pho) – includes the making of fresh rice noodles
2. Clay Pot Fish with Fresh Dill (Cha Ca)
3. Lemongrass Shrimp grilled in Banana Leaves (Tom Nuong La Chuoi)
4. Grilled Chicken and Banana Flower Salad (Goi Hoa Chuoi Ga Nuong)
* Lunch includes all of the above meals
Finish at approximately 2.30pm – transfer back to central Hoi An arriving approximately
Trip Price Included
Lunch and all drinks (excluding wine and spirits)
Tra Que Village tour – entrance fees and herbal drink at local home
Red Bridge apron and recipe booklet
Local English speaking chef / guide
Cooking demonstration and lunch
Boat from Red Bridge Cooking School back to central Hoi An
Free use of the new Red Bridge swimming pool (towels & showers provided)
Hotel in Hoi An
Transfer from hotel to Hai Scout Café