The gastronomy and cuisine of Vietnam's capital become one of the most attractives aspects for many visitors to Vietnam. Do you want to find out some places to pursue your passion for cooking? Here are some recommendations for Hanoi vegetarian cooking classes, geared especially toward foreigners. Here are a half dozen to watch for:
Hanoi Cooking Center
The place provides daily cooking and vegetarian classes. Firstly, you need to prepare the fresh raw ingredients by going to the local market or supermarket to buy. The professional chefs will teach you how to cook the best vegetarian dishes step by step carefully. After having well-prepared foods, you are going to taste your own self-made dishes. You also will be able to compete with other competitors in the Hanoi vegetarian cooking class and the winner will be reward a special gift and the detailed recipe at the end of the class for the later practice. There are various cooking classes for you to enjoy in Hanoi Cooking Center such as Vietnamese cuisine, cooking class for kids, street food discovery, etc. Each course tuition costs about $45USD/person. 44 Chau Long, Ba Dinh; tel. (+84-43) 715.0088; www.hanoicookingcentre.com.
This one offers private as well as daily group classes, held in a tropical garden in the heart of Hanoi. The first thing you do is to buy plenty of fresh raw ingredients for a family meal . If you desire to learn the best-suited Vietnamese dishes and create a special feast, you will be taught in a private cooking class. The chef will guide you through the recipes, including vegetarian and popular traditional dishes in Vietnam. This Hanoi vegetarian cooking class will be a truly exciting cultural discovery. 18 Ton That Thiep Street, Ba Dinh District; tel. (+84-43) 7478337; www.oldhanoi.com.
Hoa Sua School
This one is uniquely built and promoted as a vocational training center for the disadvantaged youth. Besides, it does provide not only general Vietnamese Cooking Classes, but, especially, also Hanoi vegetarian cooking class for the foreigners coming to Hanoi. Besides cooking, the culinary tourists can also participate in voluntary activities to bring happiness to the disabled children.
Address: Ngoc Hoi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: (+84-43) 942.4448
It is the well-known restaurant with good reviews including both foreign and local people. Highway4 provides the private Hanoi vegetarian cooking class in Hanoi and the market tours. Their goals are to give the foreign tourists the new experiences about Vietnamese cuisine with unforgettable Hanoi Tour. The cuisine fanciers can take part in the classes, practice cooking the Vietnamese dishes, vegetarian dishes as well, and taste them.
Address: 5 Hang Tre, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: (+84-43) 926.4200
This Hanoi vegetarian cooking class is directed by Chef Didier Corlou. He will guide you the differences in cooking between the East and the West. Besides, you can attend the vegetarian cooking class about the typical vegetarian meals in Vietnam that are run by his Vietnamese wife whose name is Mai Corlou. You should contact the chef directly so that you can actively set up your timetable of your cooking class in Hanoi (from Monday to Saturday). The booking should be made 2 days in advance and for 2 passengers at least. This must be a great class for you, especially vegetarians.
Address: Carambola House – Didier Corlou Residence or Madame Hien Restaurant at 15 Chan Cam, Hanoi
Tel: (+84-43) 938.1588
Do not miss this class with Anh Tuyet culinary artist. “Ms Tuyet’s restaurant and her dishes are part of Vietnamese culture. The old quarter, ancient homes, dishes and a friendly atmosphere all make Ms Tuyet’s a class that cannot be found anywhere else,” Anthony Bourdan – a famous Manhattan chef said.
Beside veggie foods, all below cooking classes also teach how to make non-vegetarian dishes. Therefore, these classes offer you a big oppoptunity to learn about the variety of Vietnamese cuisine, and culture also.
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