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Hanoi Cooking Centre

44 Chau Long St. | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 24 3715 0088
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Hanoi Chau Long Market Tour with Lunch
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Hanoi Cooking Centre established in 2009, remains Hanoi's only purpose built cooking school and culinary centre. A variety of cooking classes and street food tours are available twice daily. All classes begin with welcome tea, while a chef gives a brief introduction to the local Chau Long market and Vietnamese market culture generally. After a 3 minute walk guests arrive at the market and are immediately submerged into the hustle, bustle and wonder of one of the last remaining wet markets in Hanoi. Our chef will explain the produce and offer various samples along the way. After returning to the centre you will then participate in a 'hands-on' cooking class and the morning / afternoon finishes in our air-conditioned restaurant where you and your class mates can enjoy the dishes you have prepared along with free flow drinks. All guests receive a complimentary and much sort after Hanoi Cooking Centre apron and recipe cards. Class + lunch = approximately 3.5hrs For guests preferring a more adventurous time, our 5 hour street food tour also includes the market tour and then takes guests to 5 of the best known (amongst the locals and our HCC staff) street food venues across Hanoi. The number 1 rule for this tour = come hungry! For guests with limited time try our Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner package for a truly authentic Hanoi culinary experience.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“market tour” (40 reviews)
“local market” (33 reviews)
“cooking school” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
44 Chau Long St. | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 24 3715 0088
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Chef is very good because the food we cooked taste really good!!! Taste is Restaurant level not home cooked! Our menu: Food from the coast Caramel Fish with Galangal Lacy Fried Spring Roll Squid and Pomelo Salad Steamed Rice Dumpling in Banana Leaf Teaching...More

1  Thank riquerisma14
hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sending us such great comment! We are always trying our best to meet your satisfaction! We are really happy that you had a great experience with Hanoi Cooking Centre. Thuy

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a morning cooking class with friends. The class walks you to the local markets and explains local ingredients. The class together prepares a full meal. We cooked Hanoi street food. Wine and beer offered with the class. Instructor was helpful and entertaining. This was...More

Thank Duane A
hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Duane for your comment about our cooking class! We are so happy that you enjoyed with our cooking class and had a memorable time with your friends at Hanoi Cooking Centre. We really value all feedback as it helps us learn and improve. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a 1/2-day cooking class at the Hanoi Cooking Center. It begins with a Welcome Tea. We were only 3 in our group - intimate! A quick walk to the local market and then class begins. Our Chef spoke quite good English and answered...More

1  Thank Laurie I
hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laurie, Thank you for your great comment for Hanoi Cooking Centre, we are so happy that you enjoyed with our cooking class service and share your wonderful experience with other travellers. Hope you had a great time in Hanoi. Cheers, Thuy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Hanoi Street Food Tour with Y (Nguyen) two weeks ago and loved it so much that I immediately booked the vegetarian cooking class a couple of days later. I met Y in the morning and we (private tour as the other person...More

1  Thank Vanessa B
hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Vanessa, thanks so much for your wonderful comment to our street food tour and cooking class. I also passed your comment to our chef Y and he would love to say " thank you" to you. We do hope that you had a great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional , instructive and worthwhile - the Hanoi Cooking Centre introduced me to Vietnamese street and restaurant food, markets, cooking techniques, recipes and food-etiquette/culture. Language preferences are accommodated - so my chefs Y and Hung spoke good English. Another family had a German speaking chef....More

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hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Terry, Thank you very much for sending us comments about our cooking class and street food tour with chef Y and chef Hung. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our cooking class and street food tour services. Hope that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time. We went to the market close by and bought some of our ingredients the back to the school. We were shown how to make pho which we made then ate (complimentary drinks throughout ).Then we made our main course accompanied by salad and...More

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hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lesley so much for your great comment about our cooking class. We are always trying our best to bring you our best services of cooking class in Hanoi. Cheers! We hope that you had a lovely time in Hanoi.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went and did a street food cooking class. There was us and two others in the class. They took us through the food market and explained so much about the food, where it comes from and how it is made. Very...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Loved this whole experience and how you had us really participating. After your cooking school, I went to some others in different places and they weren't as 'real. Even with my mistakes, it tasted good. Very authentic. Thank you.

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the Hanoi Cooking center for an afternoon lesson with the Intrepid group. The chef was amazing, very nice and he explained easily and in details all dishes. Food was spectacular and we were able to prepare a 4 course meal and then enjoy...More

1  Thank FMP85
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Joined the 2:30 to 6:00 pm session of the cooking class with my husband and son. Chief Y (pronounced as yee) first took us to a nearby local wet market to introduce all the ingredients and delicacies. We then start our cooking lesson. We cooked...More

1  Thank Livia Y
hanoicooking, Manager at Hanoi Cooking Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Livia, thank you for your comment about our cooking class with Chef Y. We are happy that you enjoyed the time with us and we do hope that you will have a great experience during the time in Hanoi. Good luck to all of...More

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Response from hanoicooking | Property representative |
Hi, the beverage for the cooking class includes: Hanoi beer, Dalat wine, soft drink and lemon juice. Customers can drink as much as possible while they enjoy the cooking class. Best regards, Thuy