Not every souvenir needs to be something you have to pack in your suitcase for the journey home. One of the best ways to take a piece of where you are back with you is by learning something while you’re there — and what better thing to learn than how to cook the local cuisine. There are some reasons for people to take part in a cooking class while they are travelling.
Discover the new ingredients
There are plenty of ingredients in every dish, varying from each country. Vietnam is one of the countries that have the long history of food culture. The country boasts one of the most diverse, delicious and healthy gastronomies in the world. As someone said, if there is anything to conclude about Vietnamese food, it can only be the “unpredictable diversity”. Indeed, each Vietnam’s region – North, Central and South has something to be proud of. In each Vietnamese food, the number of its ingredients included must surprise people. Cooking class is a chance to get to know about new and unique ingredients that Vietnamese use while cooking.
Make your favorite food at home
It is such a high possibilities for people to fall in love with at least one local dish while travelling. Indeed, many foreign tourists said that they liked “bun cha” (grilled pork ball) or “cha ca” (grilled fish in Hanoi style) for the first time they tried them. The dishes have motivated them to join cooking class, where they learnt their favorite and then shared them with their families after back home.
Feel Inspired to Cook
“We do not teach people how to cook, we are transferring the national spirits to learners through the art of Vietnamese cooking”, said Mr. Nguyen Van Huy, Chef at Red Bean Restaurant. That’s why cooking class is not simply a place for travelers to learn new dishes but an inspiration of cooking. People will feel more excited about food and the possibilities for creating dishes that remind them of their travels
Learn More About the Culture
Because the long food history adds up the beauty of Vietnam, people can learn many things about Vietnamese culture through its food. From the preparation phase when buying ingredients to the phase of tasting, each will give foreigners a unique experience that no other countries can bring. Furthermore, taking a cooking class allows people to get better acquainted with the lives of the people at strange place. If people join both street food tour and cooking class, they have higher chance to get a real sense of how people live and interact with one another in Vietnam.
Where to take cooking class in Vietnam?
For those above reasons, Red Bean Restaurant, a part of Elegance Hospitality Group (EHG), is offering Vietnamese cooking class in both Hanoi and Hoi An ancient town. At Red Bean, we believe that attending a cooking class is always one of the most interesting and informative ways to truly experience and understand Vietnam’s cuisine and culture. In making your own dishes you can understand the traditions and meanings behind what makes our cuisine so great. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a professional everyone is welcome to join our cooking classes, where we value and have a passion for Vietnamese food.
In our Red Bean kitchen you will have your own workstation and prepare dishes under the guidance and supervision of our experienced Vietnamese chefs. Each workshop will end with a full meal made and prepared by yourself, served in our Red Bean restaurant and finished off with some local beer or wine. And as a memory of your cooking session we will give you detailed recipe cards of the dishes you made and a gift for you to take home.
For more information, please contact us at:
Red Bean Restaurant – Hanoi
12 Nguyen Quang Bich Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Tel: (+84 4) 3923 4026
94 Ma May St., Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.
Tel: (+84 4) 3926 3641
Red Bean Restaurant – Hoi An
Address: 132 Hung Vuong Str., Thanh Ha, Hoi An City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 510 3915915