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Hanoi Cooking Centre, Hanoi

| 16 Nov 2011
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Hanoi Cooking Centre, Hanoi
44 Chau Long St, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
+84 4 3715 0088

Our rating
16 Nov 2011

A professional cooking centre on the fringe of the Old Quarter offering both cooking classes and tours of markets and street food.

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Hanoi Cooking Centre is one of a handful of cooking schools in the capital. It’s jointly owned by long term Australian expatriate chef Tracey Lister and her Hanoian business partner, Linh Dinh Phung. It’s a purpose built cooking school with excellent Vietnamese chefs running the classes. Head chef, Nguyen Manh Hung, is a regular on Vietnamese TV and made an appearance in Gordon Ramsay’s Asian series. Hung and his team are a real asset and make the class special with their combination of knowledge and good humour.

If you’re keen to learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, take a class. If you simply want to explore Hanoi’s delicious street cuisine, try the Street Eats and Market Tour.

Classes and tours run for around half a day cost around US$50 per person.

Out the back of the cooking centre is a small cafe with a basic cafe style menu with some Vietnamese touches. The centre also shares its space with Bookworm, Hanoi’s best boutique book seller.
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