Hanoi is a city known for its backstreets, narrow lanes and busy life behind the tiny alleyways, perfect for exploring on a bicycle!
- Cooking Class with Market (10am - 2pm) (per person)
- Cooking Class without Market (11am - 2pm) (per person)
Impress your friends/family with your cooking skills
This Cooking Class is the best way for you to learn about the traditional Vietnamese kitchen as well as about Vietnamese cuisine.
You are able to return home from your time in Vietnam to dazzle your family and friends with mouth-watering delicacies like banana flower salad, phở, bún chả, and fresh spring rolls.
Our menus consist of some of the most popular and authentically Vietnamese dishes. All recipes are prepared using ingredients that can be found in most well-stocked Asian grocery stores, so you can easily replicate them in your own kitchen.
Not only do we show you how to cook the dishes but also introduce Vietnamese culture throughout the course.
We show a short movie that demonstrates the traditional Vietnamese kitchen; by explaining the importance of rice and its cultural significance; the different spices, when and how they are used; the market; and of course fish sauce.
Vegetarian option: Available upon request
Inclusions: English-speaking local chef, visit a daily market (with market tour option), a fun and informative cooking lesson, enjoy your great lunch!
Tour Date: Daily and year round (except for Vietnamese lunar new year holiday from 7th Feb 2024 to 14th Feb 2024)
Street – Buncha
- Fresh Bun Noodle and Mixed Herb Salad
- Nước mắm (fish sauce) Soup with Green Papaya and Carrot
- Marinated and BBQ’d Pork
- Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls
This menu is a specialty on Hanoi’s streets. Typically served at lunch, the soup is served cold in summer and warm in winter.
I love Pho
- Fresh Pho wrap and roll with beef and herbs
- Quay nong (Bread to eat with Pho)
- Traditional Pho Broth
Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup)
Pho, rice noodle soup with beef or chicken, is considered Vietnam’s national dish and it’s eaten everywhere on the street. Families guard their pho broths closely but Hidden Hanoi will show you all our secret ingredients as well as simplify the recipe and method so that you can recreate it at home for your family and friends.
- Fresh rice paper Spring Rolls with Prawns
- Prawns with Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Green Papaya Salad
- Sour Fish Soup
This lightly balanced summer meal showcases several typical Vietnamese cooking techniques such as rolling, stir-frying and dipping!
- Water Spinach Salad/Seasonal Vegetables
- Claypot Stewed Eggplant with Pork
- Freshwater clams
- Tofu with Fresh Tomato Sauce
This is the sort of meal Vietnamese country folk might eat at harvest time. They will harvest water spinach and collect small clams from the local ponds to make a simple, yet delicious soup eaten with salted small eggplants or fried and served with rice crackers.
- Fresh Organic in Season Vegetables
- Vietnamese Mixed Vegetable Curry
- Fried Tofu
- Charcoaled Eggplant
Not even fish sauce is used in these traditional dishes that are usually prepared for monks in the Pagodas around Hanoi. If you are considering a class with some meat-eating friends, ask us if you can include a selection from this menu with another, we recommend the Street Food menu.
- Cabbage Rolls filled with Pork and Mushrooms
- Claypot Stewed Chicken with Lotus Seeds and Mushrooms
- Banana Flower Salad
- Green Wasabi Leaves Soup
This meal is most often eaten when the weather is cooler. The ingredients are readily available in most countries and the recipes can be easily adapted to suit individual tastes.