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

First visit the famous Chau Long Market, then take your wares back to the...

First visit the famous Chau Long Market, then take your wares back to the kitchen to prepare a meal, perhaps street food, traditional Hanoian dishes or coastal cuisine. If you don't want to cook, a five-hour tour of street food and other venues ends with Vietnamese tea and dessert.

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Amazing experience!

A cooking class and the HCC was certainly a highlight of our trip! The only cooking class that aligned with our schedule was the street food class, and being a vegetarian I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cooking class and the HCC was certainly a highlight of our trip! The only cooking class that aligned with our schedule was the street food class, and being a vegetarian I thought this might prove a little difficult. Y was such an amazing host and chef, he went so far out of his way to accommodate my dietary request... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the visit to the local market (fried silk worms anyone?) to the demonstration and then cooking some fantastic local food then enjoying it for lunch with the rest of the group this is a "must do" for anyone visiting Hanoi. Well done Tracey and team.

Thank neil_hodge_oz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Adorable cafe w/young chefs that teach you how to cook veitnese food. An Austrailian Chef named Tracey Lister owns & operates the cafe & cooking school. Once I arrived we are treated to tea & explanation of the seeds it's made of. Then we went to open market. Wonderful experience that heighten your senses. After we finish cooking your seated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We did the market and food tour, with a guide. This has to be the best way to understand and taste Vietnamese food, a knowledgable cook/guide takes too to a wide range of places, be prepared to walk bit... and to eat, they really mean it when they say don't have breakfast as you start with a big bowl of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to Tracy and the Team for the wonderful cooking class experience. Everyone was willing to give suggestions and answer any questions with their smiles. Would recommend to my friends if they come to Hanoi!

Thank puiET
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took the street food course and it was very enjoyable. We have three of Tracey Listers Vietnamese cookbooks, and have tried a few recipes already, so it was great to learn some tricks and to try some dishes we hadn't made. The cooking was well paced with demonstrations followed by your own prep to reinforce the concepts. Lunch followers of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I am a Westerner married to a man from Vietnam, and we were in Hanoi for a medical conference that he was attending. I reserved a spot in the Street Food cooking class to give me something fun to do while he was busy. I've learned a lot over the years about cooking Vietnamese food, but this class was an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Let me preface this review; I spent 30 years in the food industry. I went to a cooking class this morning where I was the only student. We began the day with a short walk to the market where we went from stall to stall looking at produce, meat and fish. Y the chef explained. We returned to the school... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at HCC. We are a family of 5 and thought it was suitable for teenagers and adults. We loved visiting the market and seeing all the crazy ingredients; it was informative, insightful and exciting as we got to try some of the market food! The class was long but great, and the 5 dishes we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Sought this place out due to high recommendations online. We booked a day before for the ginger chicken option which was excellent. The staff/chefs were very helpful and informative, and spoke excellent English which was helpful to us. Tour around the market in the morning was fantastic and very illuminating. The cooking itself was well led, demonstrations clear and easy... More 

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