Although there is a wealth of cooking classes in Hanoi to choose from, City Pass Guide's pick this time around is Hanoi Cooking Centre, cooking school and cafe. It was designed by Chef Tracey Lister, co-author of KOTO - A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. From specific Vietnamese dishes and street food to regionally-themed cuisine, the average price per class is VND1,160,000 for Vietnamese food and VND525,000 for international cuisine. You can also choose a guided visit to a Hanoi market to explore scents and flavours uncommon to Western kitchens and to learn to select appropriate ingredients.
Hanoi Cooking Centre is located on Chau Long close to Hanoi's famous Old Quarter. The venue is a cooking school and cafe rolled into one. Services offered include Vietnamese and International cooking classes, street eats and market tours, cooking for kids and corporate team building classes. All classes are scheduled in the morning and early evening daily. At the conclusion of each class, all participants receive detailed recipe cards to take home.