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Hanoi Cooking Class with Local People

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    What to Expect
    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!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel in the Old Quarter
    • English speaking Vietnamese guide
    • Teaching Vietnamese basic language
    • Enjoy your cooked food with hosts
    • Step-by-step recipe booklet to take home
    • Free drinks (Hanoi beer, soft drink, coffee, fresh green tea, local wine.
    • Other expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Meals
    • Phở cuốn – fresh spring roll (rice noodle rolls), a grilled beef and rice noodle roll with fresh herbs
    • Nộm - Hanoi Specialty salad
    • Nem Rán - Vietnamese delicious Fried Spring Roll
    • Seasonal vegetables
    • Rice noodle
    • Free drinks: Local beer or local wine or soft drink
    • Desserts: Fresh fruits
    • This is a sample itinerary and is typical of Hanoi food. The itinerary can also be customized to suit guest’s particular interests and dietary restrictions.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great time with out guide, Thien (Thomas). The morning started out with buying some of the ingredients from the local market. That in itself was an experience my two teenagers won't be forgetting soon. Thien also did a great job introducing us to various noteworthy
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    Key Details
    • BC Family Tour
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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