Van’s Kitchen Cooking Class is a super hands-on experience where you do all the work to make a traditional Vietnamese lunch. First we’ll meet at the house for a welcome drink to go over the menu for the class. We’ll double-check on any dietary restrictions before we start. If you’re doing the optional market tour, we’ll also go over a few helpful Vietnamese phrases before we head out to do some shopping. You’ll visit several different vendors to get everything you need for the cooking class. We’ll definitely need to stop at the veggie lady, a butcher or two and the seafood section. No English is spoken here, so do your best to barter! Your guide will be standing by if communication breaks down or if the prices start skyrocketing.
Back at Van’s Kitchen, we’ll start making our traditional Vietnamese meal. According to custom, it should include a vegetable dish, a soup and something salty like a meat. You’ll do most of the dicing, seasoning, rolling and frying yourself (but not the cleaning, don’t worry). This is a cooking class, not a demonstration, so be prepared to learn a few homegrown tricks. After we finish cooking, we’ll sit down to enjoy what you made!
Van’s Kitchen is normally limited to 3 people. The cost is $37 per person for just the cooking class or $42 for the Class + Market Tour. Runs daily from 3 pm to 7 pm.