Vietnam is famous for many delicious dishes, which you not only can enjoy but also have a chance to prepare yourself nowadays. You can learn to create various authentic Vietnamese dishes in a range of Hanoi cooking classes as suggested below.

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1 - Hanoi Cooking Center - top best Hanoi cooking classes 

More than just a venue for professional cooking classes designed by Tracey Lister (author of the cookbook Vietnamese Street Food), this place also offers street food experience programs and a unique and quiet cafe space.


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Hanoi Cooking Center - Source: Hanoicookingcenter

Coming to Hanoi Cooking Center, you are able to learn to cook from traditional Vietnamese dishes such as salads, spring rolls, grilled, vegetarian dishes, seafood, to dishes of the cuisine of Hanoi and the northern provinces. In addition, this cooking class in Hanoi also has international dishes cooking classes and children cooking classes, teaching food such as mooncakes. After finishing, you can also enjoy your product right in the dining room of the restaurant at Hanoi Cooking Center. There is also a garden cafe specializing in serving dishes such as Italian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, cold beer,...

Some popular cooking courses in this Hanoi cooking class:

Grilled dishes and salads

Vietnamese grilled dishes are loved by many tourists because of their delicious taste, special ingredients, and beautiful layout. Grilled food is a popular dish in Vietnamese meals, particularly ideal for family gatherings or weekend camping trips. In addition, the salad dishes are also very suitable for the hot summer weather, bringing easy-to-eat flavors from fresh vegetables in Vietnam.

Spring rolls or Vietnamese nem ran


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Spring rolls - Source: Kenh14

Vietnam's spring rolls are extremely diverse and each region has its own unique ingredients and different processing methods. Not only shrimp and meat, coming to the course you will learn how to make from seafood spring rolls with mayonnaise of the North to the delicious rolls of the South.

Like other Hanoi cooking classes, there are also a number of other culinary courses including vegetarian dishes, seafood dishes, street food, dishes of Hanoi and the northern provinces.

In addition, you also have the opportunity to experience the quintessence of Hanoi street food, explore the diverse local cuisine and go to the market with the chef to better understand Vietnamese agricultural products.

- Address: No.44 Chau Long Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District

- 2 classes / day: 9am - 00:30pm & 2:30pm - 6pm

- Price: 1,380,000 VND / person ($60.5)

- Contact: 024 3715 0088 - 024 3715 3277

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2 - Hidden Hanoi - top 7 Hanoi cooking classes

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Hidden Hanoi - Source: Hidden Hanoi

As one of the most popular cooking classes among tourists, Hidden Hanoi also offers you the opportunity to learn and experience Vietnamese culture through walking tours and language classes. This place was officially launched in 2003 by Ms. Tran Hanh An, a journalist with a strong passion for Vietnamese culture and wants to share it with international friends through food, architecture, language, and folk stories related to the ancient capital Hanoi.

Coming to this cooking class in Hanoi Vietnam, you will have the opportunity to cook with your own hands some unique and exotic Vietnamese dishes such as banana flower salad, sour pho, bun cha, spring rolls, … In addition, there are seafood dishes, vegetarian dishes, rustic dishes that Vietnamese farmers used to eat in the harvest season such as morning glory salad rolls, tofu with tomato sauce, pork and mushrooms rolled in cabbage, lotus seeds and chicken hot pot, etc.

This Hanoi cooking class also has a garden cafe with the service of organizing different sized events and even teaching Vietnamese to international friends. In addition, this is also one of the places specializing in organizing walking tours to visit the crowded streets in Hanoi with rustic and simple street food stalls, and bustling local markets. When participating in the tour, you will have the opportunity to better understand the history, culture, and daily life of the Hanoi people.

- Address: No.147 Nghi Tam Street, Yen Phu Ward, Tay Ho District

- 2 classes / day / Monday - Saturday: 9am - 00pm & 2pm - 5pm

- Price: 1,140,000 VND / person ($50)

- Contact: 09132 404 80 - 0987 24 04 80

3 - Hanoi cooking classes: Duong's Cooking Class 


Duong's Cooking Class - Source: Duongsrestaurant

Held right in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter, Duong's Cooking Class is run directly by Chef Duong, the famous Top Chef Vietnam, one of the most talented and creative chefs in Hanoi. Coming to chef Duong's cooking classes, you have the opportunity to listen to the chef's honest sharing and experiences during his cooking journey. You also receive detailed instructions on how to delicately combine spices to complete delicious Vietnamese dishes.

Hanoi cooking classes at Duong's Cooking Class have diverse menus such as beef noodle soup, seafood mango salad, Hanoi fried spring rolls, La Vong grilled fish, braised pork belly, shrimp, and pork summer rolls, etc. You are also picked up by the class's guide at your hotel by taxi or motorbike, then directly go to the market by cyclo and choose the freshest ingredients with the chef. In addition, you are also be taught secret keys to make decorations for dishes and skills to master such as using a knife, sculpting fresh fruit, as well as the chef's own recipes.

- Address: House 32, No.16A Ly Nam De Street, Hang Ma Ward, Hoan Kiem District

- 2 classes / day: 8:30am - 00:30pm & 2:30pm - 6:30pm

- Price: 1,254,000 VND / person ($55)

- Contact: 024 3636 4567 - 024 2210 2299

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4 - Apron Up cooking class

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Apron Up cooking class - Source: CookingclassinHanoi

Apron Up Cooking Class is one of the best cooking classes in Hanoi, where you have the opportunity to go to the market to choose the freshest ingredients. At the same time, you will be fully imparted with recipes with tips and secrets accumulated over the years by the chefs, and complete with your own hand’s delicious Vietnamese dishes such as papaya salad, spring rolls, pho, bun cha, and even vegetarian dishes. More specifically, you are also given a book with recipes as well as have the opportunity to explore the local culture and beliefs when joining this Hanoi cooking class. 

- Address: 3rd floor, No.66 Bat Su Street, Hang Bo Ward, Hoan Kiem District

- 4 classes / day: 9am - 00pm & 11:30am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 7pm & 6:30pm - 9:30pm

- Price: 730,000 VND / person ($32)

- Contact: 0942 406 686

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5 - Madam Yen cooking class

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Madam Yen cooking class -Source: Madamyenrestaurant

Madam Yen cooking class officially came into operation in 2016 with the hope of being able to introduce and bring the Vietnamese traditional dishes closer to international friends. This is one of the best choices for you to experience the feeling of choosing fresh ingredients and preparing Vietnamese dishes all by yourself with help from professional chefs and staff. You will be able to visit the traditional markets, or go to the grocery stores with traditional architecture, diverse cultural beauty, and imbued with the lifestyle of local people.

This is one of a few Hanoi cooking classes where you not only learn how to prepare Vietnamese dishes but also learn the secrets of decorating dishes to make them more eye-catching and attractive. With a special space and a variety of kitchen tools, Madam Yen's class promises to bring fun cooking lessons in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. 

- Address: No.99A Hang Gai Street, Hang Gia Ward, Hoan Kiem District

- Course: Book in advance - anytime between 10am and 11pm

- Price: 1,025,000 VND / person ($45)

- Contact: 024 3926 4999

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6 - Blue Butterfly - one of the special cooking classes in Hanoi

Blue Butterfly gives you the opportunity to prepare delicious Hanoi dishes under the guidance of the dedicated, passionate, and professional chef Hung. You are picked up from your hotel, and after you are greeted with a cup of coffee or tea, you'll ride a cyclo with the class chefs through the busy streets. You can also join a tour of the local market by cyclo to choose the necessary ingredients for the dishes cooked in the lesson. 


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Blue butterfly is among the best Hanoi cooking classes - Source: Bluebutterflycookingclass

After going to traditional markets or grocery stores to choose your ingredients, you return to class and start cooking dishes like banana flower salad, spring rolls, pho, and bun cha.

- Address: No.69 Ma May Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District

- 2 classes / day: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2:30pm - 6:30pm

- Price: 1,300,000 VND / person ($57)

- Contact: 0243 92 63 845 - 0914 35 1985

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7 - Rose Kitchen Cooking Class in Hanoi 

Nestled in a traditional house with an impressive area of ​​​​up to 500m2 and a beautiful garden, this Hanoi cooking class is the perfect choice for those who want to have a diverse experience of Vietnamese cuisine. You will have a chance to learn about Vietnamese culture and traditional dishes under the direct guidance of chefs in the classroom.

You are picked up from your hotel by your guide, then take a walk around the traditional markets to hand-pick fresh ingredients and discover the cultural beauty of Hanoi. At the end of the journey, you return to the classroom and begin to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls, banana flower salad, pho, egg coffee, and sweet soup dishes under the guidance of professional chefs. In addition, other dishes can be taught on request, and once completed, you can enjoy the results of the lesson.


rose kitchen hanoi cooking class

Rose Kitchen is one of the best cooking classes in Hanoi - Source: RoseKitchenHanoi

When the class is over, the class guide will take you back to your hotel and end a tour of diverse experiences. Rose Kitchen also offers tours across Vietnam organized by Vietnam Tourism Consulting Co., Ltd - the parent company of Rose Kitchen cooking class - with professional, high-quality tours.

- Address: No. 294 Kim Ma Street - Kim Ma Ward, Ba Dinh District

- Course: 2 classes / day: 9am - 1:30pm & 3pm - 7:30pm

- Price: 775,000 - 935,000 VND / person ($34 - 41)

- Contact: 01645 508 508 - 09767 68 693

Traditional cuisine in Hanoi in particular and Vietnam, in general, is extremely rich and diverse, considered a culinary paradise for international tourists. If you have the opportunity to come to Vietnam and want to cook traditional dishes yourself, as well as discover the cultural beauty in the lifestyle of the people here, you can try participating in the above Hanoi cooking classes that we have recommended in this article

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