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Hanoi Cooking Centre

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Address: 44 Chau Long St. | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+84 4 3715 0088
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Hanoi Cooking Centre established in 2009, remains Hanoi's only purpose...

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.

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Start by visiting the Market and learning about the choices available. Off to the kitchen and learn how to prepare 6 different dishes, them upstairs to eat them. Beer and Wine... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Start by visiting the Market and learning about the choices available. Off to the kitchen and learn how to prepare 6 different dishes, them upstairs to eat them. Beer and Wine included. Great day.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a 7 hour layover in Hanoi so I booked a private street food tour with Hanoi Cooking Centre. Chef Bo was my guide and he was excellent. My flight was delayed slightly but he suggested we take his moped and we managed to see many different street food styles in 2 hours. I'm sure the 4 hour walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To our delight, we were the only two on a street food tour led by the head chef of the Hanoi Cooking center. Talk about personal attention! The tour was well timed, with four food stops, a visit to the market, and a wrap up at a coffe establishment. Well worth the cost,

1 Thank John L
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think most people are commenting about the cooking classes, but as a local, I'm here every day to escape the office and have lunch and coffee. Great staff, great food, very chilled out and a beautiful rooftop area to sit and relax.

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Sapa, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class. The chef was fun, friendly and helpful. The class was hands-on and we went through everything step by step. We got to keep the recipes and aprons and I feel confident that I can make the menu again at home after this class. Visiting the market was fun because the chef seemed to know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on a month trip in Vietnam with Buffalo Tours. So they arranged the transfer to and from our Hotel in Old Quarter for a private cooking class for me and my wife. The cooking class started with a free beverage then we took a tour of the local food market with the Chef. All the people in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived slightly early to be sure we found the place, and it is useful to know that they run a restaurant on the first floor if lunch or snacks are needed. We took the afternoon Hanoi street food course and this started with a visit to the local market. Our teacher was Hung, and was a great guide to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a very nice experience at the Hanoi Cooking Center. There was a short market tour, which really is to see the market instead of shop, then a few dishes back in the classroom which have all been mostly prepped for you. The teacher was wonderful and we did learn some new tips. The lunch is delicious and beer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I had a fantastic time! We thoroughly enjoyed going to the local food market and our guide was very informative. The menu we cooked was fantastic and the food was delicious. Thank you Hanoi Cooking Centre for making it such an enjoyable experience! :)

2 Thank Clairejean S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went for the vegetarian cooking course and had a stellar time. The food I prepared was very creative, unlike any food I had prepared before and absolutely delicious. I was the only participant signed up (not uncommon for vegetarian courses) and had a very comfortable and educational time with Y and the rest of the crew. The market tour... More 

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