Most tourists come to Vietnam to experience the bustling vibes of big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang. But this online tour offers a more tranquil experience, transporting you instead to a picturesque traditional village.
In this online cooking class, you’ll virtually visit a rural village in Nam Dinh province of northern Vietnam. In Vietnamese culture, a meal isn’t just about the food, but about reuniting with family, and we’ll do just that as you’re welcomed into a local family’s home.
We’ll start your online experience with a round of introductions, and you’ll meet your hosts: a typical Vietnamese family in a northern countryside village. Take a virtual tour of their house and garden, and meet the extended family.
Then, it’s time to cook! Your hosts will teach you how to cook a traditional Vietnamese recipe, using ingredients that are sourced directly from the family’s garden. (Don’t worry, you should be able to find them close to home, and if not, your hosts can suggest substitutes.)
In this culinary experience, you’ll learn to cook three dishes: a seasonal salad, chicken or tofu stir-fried with lemongrass and chili, and seasonal stir-fried vegetables.
We’ll finish up with some fresh fruit and green tea for dessert.
Your hosts are friendly guides, cooks and gardeners, and during the experience, you’re free to ask them any questions about Vietnam and their local life. Don’t be shy!
Once we’ve finished cooking, you’ll then get to enjoy what you made. And together, we’ll raise glasses of beer in a cheers, the Vietnamese way!
You will need:
- chicken (or tofu)
- 200g cucumber 200g
- 70g carrot 70g
- 500 g bell pepper
- bok choy
- 1/2 lime
- 100-150 g chilli
- 300 g garlic (or leek)
- 100-150 g turmeric
- 100-150 g ginger
- 100-150 g brown sugar
- 100-150 g white sugar
- fish sauce (or alternate vegetarian sauce)
- green tea
- beer (optional)
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide
Exclusions: Ingredients and supplies for the cooking class
Confirmation of booking: At the time of booking, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Multiple guests may participate from one device.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than 1 day before the experience will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional Information: For your online Urban Adventure experience, you will be in a small Zoom group of a maximum of 6 people.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly experience. Note that this cooking class requires the use of a sharp knife. Children under the age of 18 may only participate with the supervision of a parent or guardian.