Today, I talk about one of my fav experiences in Vietnam: A cooking class.
After Ho Chi Minh, we took a plane to Hoi An a very nice city, I will probably write about it in a next article 🙂
Hoi An is actually known for cooking classes, there are plenty of those and it is actually very hard to choose one. That’s why in this article I will tell you why I think “My Grandma’s home cooking” is Hoi An best cooking class 2018.
I was first seduced by the concept of the company: knowing that we’d be cooking traditional recipes in a family house. Let me explain, first we meet in downtown Hoi An and then we take a boat for like 45 mn (on which you can easily fall asleep, see below) to get to the childhood village of the host.
The village is very cute, small and authentic it is literally in the middle of the nature. The cooking class takes place in a big house with plenty of bamboo trees and chickens running everywhere. I found this tempting because some concurrents just do it in a regular kitchen, like inside. It is way too hot, you don’t wanna be cooking inside. Once in there, the host tells her whole family story, how and why they started this business etc, which is really interesting. After that, she teaches us her grandma’s recipes.
In a first part, they showed us how to prepare rice (like the old way), how to make rice milk and how to make rice paper. Very entertaining.
In the second part, we moved onto a little bamboo house to start cooking dishes. We did 4 recipes, it is A LOT, after two dishes you’re already full, and that’s such a shame because all the food was so tasty but you can’t just eat all of it. We cooked:
We also had complementary food such as fruit, one homemade drink (you had to pay for others), soups etc… (I had to best soup EVER, was a pumpkin soup, a bit random but…). And at the end you get a little cook book.
One thing that made me choose me this company is the maximum number of participants. Always less than 10 and believe me it is a quality argument. Some schools have 15 members at once, must be awful.
Last thing, they have a vegetarian cooking option. For example, my friend cooked grilled eggplant instead of pork and it was so yum 🙂
As a conclusion, My Grandma’s home cooking is definitely Hoi An best cooking class 2018 🙂
You can read my other article about Vietnam here.
See you next time!
Nb: We paid 30$ for this class.
Sunday, 27th May 2018