Host: Lan Anh

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

USD
$14-$38 per person

Traditional Vietnamese food in a local home

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Street food tour

Meet Lan Anh

Meet Lan Anh, a friendly, warm, passionate home cook who delights in sharing her family recipes with guests. Lan Anh lives with her two children and her mother in a typical family house in Ho Chi Minh City. She comes from a long line of excellent cooks and is dedicated to exclusively using all natural ingredients. You can expect organic, fresh produce and high quality meats and seafood, all lovingly prepared from scratch.

Originally from Northern Vietnam, Lan Anh will teach you the simplicity and beauty of her favorite northern and central-Vietnamese dishes.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Your meal might include a variety of typical street food dishes such as bun ca (turmeric-seasoned fish served with fresh vermicelli in broth, scattered with bunches of fresh herbs), xoi xeo (sticky rice with ground beans and flavorful fried shallots), fresh seasonal salads with green or ripe mango, pomelo, or avocado, and for dessert her delightful nep cam (purple sticky rice on yogurt). The menu will vary based on the season.

As an alternative to her street food style menu Lan Anh can serve a more traditional family-style meal which would include a vegetable soup, a fish or meat main dish and steamed rice. Please let her know your preference when you make your reservation.

Depending on the time of day Lan Anh’s teenage children might join you at the table – they can’t resist their mother’s cooking!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) In Lan Anh’s kitchen you will learn to prepare 2-3 traditional Vietnamese dishes. As you chop, fry and sauté, Lan Anh will teach you about Vietnamese cuisine and some of her favorite cooking techniques.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Lan Anh offers two market tour experiences. If you book a market tour only, Lan Anh will take you to the popular Ben Thanh market, one of the main markets of Ho Chi Minh City where vendors have been selling produce and wares since the 17th century.

If you select a market tour as a part of your meal or cooking lesson, Lan Anh will take you to explore Tan Son Nhat market, a typical neighborhood market that sells a variety of fresh ingredients, including produce, seafood and kitchen tools.

Notes: Lan Anh's kitchen does not have air conditioning and may be warm.

Traveler reviews

Lan Anh is an amazing hostess and cook! Her dishes were excellent, and her she was an incredibly caring and informative teacher. We enthusiastically recommend her! - Kylie

Lan Anh Lê Was a very gracious host I enjoyed her cooking and conversation tremendously. I loved the experience and will rave to my friends about Traveling Spoon from now on. I will use Traveling Spoon again that is for sure! - Paul

Lan Anh was an exceptional hostess. We felt at home in her kitchen and part of her family. Her cooking skills are excellent and the food was fabulous. We learned as much about the culture as we did the food. - Barbara

This experience was wonderful. Our host was welcoming and so willing to share about her culture and answer our questions. The trip with her to the market was a really special experience, as was having her teach us how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes. Our favourite dish was Vietnamese spring rolls and homemade tea! - Megan

Lan Anh is warm and friendly and genuinely wants to share her passion for food with others. She answered every question we threw at her with excitement and a sense that she wanted to share everything she knew. She was like our adopted Vietnamese mom who wanted to pass on her excitement for Vietnamese food. - Jen, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Lan Anh

$14-$38 USD

per person
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Meet Lan Anh

Meet Lan Anh, a friendly, warm, passionate home cook who delights in sharing her family recipes with guests. Lan Anh lives with her two children and her mother in a typical family house in Ho Chi Minh City. She comes from a long line of excellent cooks and is dedicated to exclusively using all natural ingredients. You can expect organic, fresh produce and high quality meats and seafood, all lovingly prepared from scratch.

Originally from Northern Vietnam, Lan Anh will teach you the simplicity and beauty of her favorite northern and central-Vietnamese dishes.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Your meal might include a variety of typical street food dishes such as bun ca (turmeric-seasoned fish served with fresh vermicelli in broth, scattered with bunches of fresh herbs), xoi xeo (sticky rice with ground beans and flavorful fried shallots), fresh seasonal salads with green or ripe mango, pomelo, or avocado, and for dessert her delightful nep cam (purple sticky rice on yogurt). The menu will vary based on the season.

As an alternative to her street food style menu Lan Anh can serve a more traditional family-style meal which would include a vegetable soup, a fish or meat main dish and steamed rice. Please let her know your preference when you make your reservation.

Depending on the time of day Lan Anh’s teenage children might join you at the table – they can’t resist their mother’s cooking!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) In Lan Anh’s kitchen you will learn to prepare 2-3 traditional Vietnamese dishes. As you chop, fry and sauté, Lan Anh will teach you about Vietnamese cuisine and some of her favorite cooking techniques.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Lan Anh offers two market tour experiences. If you book a market tour only, Lan Anh will take you to the popular Ben Thanh market, one of the main markets of Ho Chi Minh City where vendors have been selling produce and wares since the 17th century.

If you select a market tour as a part of your meal or cooking lesson, Lan Anh will take you to explore Tan Son Nhat market, a typical neighborhood market that sells a variety of fresh ingredients, including produce, seafood and kitchen tools.

Notes: Lan Anh's kitchen does not have air conditioning and may be warm.

Traveler reviews

Lan Anh is an amazing hostess and cook! Her dishes were excellent, and her she was an incredibly caring and informative teacher. We enthusiastically recommend her! - Kylie

Lan Anh Lê Was a very gracious host I enjoyed her cooking and conversation tremendously. I loved the experience and will rave to my friends about Traveling Spoon from now on. I will use Traveling Spoon again that is for sure! - Paul

Lan Anh was an exceptional hostess. We felt at home in her kitchen and part of her family. Her cooking skills are excellent and the food was fabulous. We learned as much about the culture as we did the food. - Barbara

This experience was wonderful. Our host was welcoming and so willing to share about her culture and answer our questions. The trip with her to the market was a really special experience, as was having her teach us how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes. Our favourite dish was Vietnamese spring rolls and homemade tea! - Megan

Lan Anh is warm and friendly and genuinely wants to share her passion for food with others. She answered every question we threw at her with excitement and a sense that she wanted to share everything she knew. She was like our adopted Vietnamese mom who wanted to pass on her excitement for Vietnamese food. - Jen, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$26 $22 $18
Cooking Experience + Meal
$32 $26 $20
Market Tour
$18 $16 $14
Market Tour + Meal
$30 $26 $22
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$38 $34 $30
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour
Not offered
Market Tour+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
Host Contact
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