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Vietnam has one of the world’s most delicious and healthy cuisines. What better way to learn how to cook some of the country’s and Quang Nam Province’s favorite dishes than combing a cycle tour with a visit to the local wet market, and possibly Tra Que Vegetable Village (if you have time), before a fun few hours perfecting one’s cooking skills.

Red Bean Hoi An offers two options, with or without a visit to Tra Que Village, and choice of two menus.  A Red Bean’s chef, both your instructor and food guide, will lead you on a bike ride to the local market (and Tra Que Vegetable Village first if you choose class 1). Learn how to select prime ingredients for the dishes you will create and take the opportunity to chat with the stallholders. Chef will help you bargain for the best price and teach you some useful words in Vietnamese.


Ingredients purchased, cycle back to the Resort and head to your Red Bean cooking station. Chef will guide you through the intricacies and principles of making each dish – from how to roll Fresh Spring Rolls stuffed with shrimp and pork to the secrets of making the best Pho Bo (beef noodle soup).  Chef will explain how to serve and decorate the dishes you have created, the correct way to eat them and what the accompanying garnishes should be.

Finally, sit down in Red Bean restaurant and savor the meal you have created.

Class 1 – 09:00-13:00 (lunch) (includes Tra Que Vegetable Village)
Class 2 – 10:00-13:00 (lunch)
Class 3 – 15:00-18:00 (dinner)

Fresh spring roll with shrimp and pork
Beef Pho noodle soup
Banh Xeo (crispy savory pancake)
Grilled marinated fish in banana leaf
Banana Flambe
(vegetarian menu also available)

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
132 Hung Vuong, Thanh Ha, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: +84 235 3915 915

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