Hong Ngoc Tonkin, Hang Bac, Ha Noi
Vietnamese cuisine is a fascinating topic. Influenced by the principle of Yin and Yang, in that some foods will heat and others cool in a way that is beneficial to the body, it also incorporates the five elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water in its tastes and the organs that it affects. Learn more about this holistic approach to food, by taking part in a cookery lesson from a professional Vietnamese chef who will be happy to discuss the history and traditions of her food as she helps you prepare a typical meal. Your chef will pick you up from your Old Quarter hotel and take you to a local market in search of fresh ingredients.
Then you’ll return to her home, where she will talk you through several dishes, and help you to prepare your own, leading up to a spicy and heartwarming shared lunch. Recipes will be provided of course, and you will no doubt find this an excellent and enjoyable introduction to a renowned world cuisine. Experience details
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