Hanoi is renowned for its rich history and centuries-old architecture, attracting thousands of tourists every year. One of the best things to do in Vietnam’s capital city is to participate in a cooking class where you will learn about valuable ingredients and techniques involved in Vietnamese cuisine. There’s no better way to become well-versed with local recipes than to make them yourself. Here are the five best cooking classes in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hanoi’s Hoa Sua School is a vocational school that aims to reduce poverty in Vietnam by training disadvantaged students to develop skills that enable them to have careers in tourism and hospitality. The school has helped thousands of young Vietnamese to find successful careers in these industries and has six different businesses supporting the school and giving students on-the-job training as chefs, bakers, tailors and more! The Hoa Sua School also offers a cooking class at its chef training center, with all proceeds going towards the operation of the school. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community and volunteers are always welcome!
Didier Corlou is a renowned French chef and his class is all about the delightful culinary fusion of East and West. The restaurant offers several different classes ranging from staple Vietnamese dishes to Dider’s fusion cooking style as well as a traditional Vietnamese cooking class headed by his talented wife, Mai Corlou. The restaurant requests booking a class with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice. This class is best suited for travelers seeking a unique culinary adventure by creating dishes that elegantly combine Vietnamese and French ingredients! Classes are held at Didier’s residence or at the Madame Hien restaurant in Hanoi.