Around 8.00 a.m our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter and we will transfer to local house.
The hosts will warmly welcome you and introduce their members and talk about their lives. The tour guide then will teach you some simple phrases from the "local language", which is very important to help you get shopping skills when spending the currency with the friendly sellers.
You then will start walking to the local market only 5 minutes away. It’s great chance to learn about and taste some of the ingredients used in the local cuisine and to watch the buying and selling rituals of a Vietnamese market. Tour guide will assist you to buy a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fishes, fruits which are so fresh. You will have fun time to communicate and use body language with locals, incredible and unforgettable memories. Do not forget to take some photos with them. Many photo opportunities will be available in this bustling, vibrant and colorful scene.
At 10.00, we complete our shopping and return to the local home to prepare and cook by yourself under the instruction of the tour guide from the beginning to the end, learning how to marinate and to spice will be the most crucial lesson. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili. The authentic magical sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs is very easy to make.
At 12.00, enjoy your meal with a local beer or wine. After that, our tour guide will transfer you back your hotel and you will also receive a selection of recipe cards to help you recreate Vietnamese dishes at home!