We start the cooking class (13.30pm) with a drink at Hai Scout CafÃ© ( 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, ) â€“ our meeting point.
Visit Hoi Anâ€™s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking schoolâ€™s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi Anâ€™s and Vietnamâ€™s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours â€“ each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chefâ€™s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.
Finish at approximately 18.00pm â€“ transfer back to central Hoi An.
Recipes (our food contains no MSG):
Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp
Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs, Bean Sprouts & a Peanut Sauce
Marinated Beef on a Sizzling Plate
Vietnamese Eggplant in Clay Pot
Food Decoration - Pineapple Boat, 3 Coloured Flowers & Vietnamese Hand Fan
Lunch includes the above meals as well as:
Steamed Ocean Fish on a bed of Freshly Chopped Vegetables (not included in the demonstration)
A vegetarian lunch can be provided on request.
(These prices based on private tour, price for daily group tour (from 8.15am to 1.30pm Daily) available at 25 USD/person.)
Drink (non-alcoholic) at Hai Scout CafÃ©
Local English speaking guide and chef
Cooking demonstration & lunch
All recipes and notes
Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An