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Host: Diep

Danang, Vietnam

USD
$30-$54 per person

Homestyle Vietnamese cooking with a multigenerational family

Host offerings
  • House
  • In-home meal
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Diep

Diep (pronounced "Yeep") lives with her husband, young baby, and her parents in a typical family home in Danang. She loves to travel and seeks out traditional dishes when she explores a new place, she believes this is the best way to meet locals, hear their voices, and get to know a place. Hosting with Traveling Spoon is a way for Diep to share her passion for her country’s culture, traditions and cuisine with her guests. She looks forward to introducing Vietnamese home cooking to you!

“We welcome you to our family!”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) The family’s cooking revolves around the seasons and they visit the market every day to find the freshest produce, meat and seafood. Diep and her family serve home-style central Vietnamese dishes. Your meal will consist of 3-5 dishes, including a soup like canh chua ca (sour fish soup) or a vegetable soup, a main dish of meat or seafood (like her mother’s muc nhoi thit, stuffed squid), stuffed tofu, stuffed bitter melon, and fresh vegetable dishes such as stir-fried morning glory or chayote, crispy tofu in tomato-egg sauce, and rice. End your meal with fresh, seasonal fruit and tea. The menu will vary based on the season.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Diep and her mother Loc in the kitchen to learn how to prepare 2-3 dishes in a cooking demonstration. Because Diep has a small home and kitchen, your preparation of the meal may be limited but Diep will do her best to give you some hands-on experience and teach you to prepare her family recipes. The cooking experience will last about an hour before you gather with the family to enjoy the meal together. Diep and her mother may prepare some of your dishes in advance.

Market visit: (1-2 guests) Meet Diep at her home before you take a taxi to Danang's Dong Da market. This is the large, bustling market that sells a wide variety of products, especially fresh seafood. Diep will introduce you to the local produce and show you some of her favorite vendors and, as you explore you might pick up a few ingredients to be used in the meal. You will spend about 45min-1hr at the market before returning to her home to start cooking.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Canh chua ca (sour fish soup)
  • Muc nhoi thit (stuffed squid)
  • Stir-fried morning glory
  • Crispy tofu in tomato-egg sauce
  • Steamed rice
  • Seasonal fruit
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

The meal was very good and we ate with her parents and baby. It was fun talking to her and her father about travel and work. She was so pleasant and relaxed, which is very much in tune with the feeling of central Vietnam.

Jimmy and Nathans, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

I loved cooking and chatting with Diep and hanging out with her parents as well. Diep is a lovely person, very easy to talk with. And she did a nice job including me in the preparation of our meal and explaining all the ingredients and preparations. We had so much delicious food! Diep's parents speak less English but were also super kind. Overall a fabulous way to enjoy Danang food and culture.
- Dawn September 04, 2019

What a wonderful family! What a great meal! We were made to feel at home in the kitchen. I took notes and lots of photos. The foods we made could be made back in the states which was especially appreciated! The whole family joined in the meal and we talked for a long time, sharing our culture and our lives. This was not a commercial enterprise. This was the real deal!
- Marsha February 26, 2018

Diep met me at my hotel and we went to a market close to the hotel which was a bit smaller but nice for that reason - and the usual vendors and activity were abundant. She’s bubbly and adorable and her energy makes the experience with her special. We went to her parents home to do the cooking. What I loved about the experience with Diep, was meeting and having lunch with her mom, dad and brother at their home. They are proud to offer ‘a little bit of the countryside in town’. The food was good and the experience was rich and it was great to meet this woman and her family it gave me a solid cultural experience.
- Michelle February 12, 2018

We had such a lovely lunch at Diep's home. We felt ourselves very welcome and taken care of. Diep is a great cook, who knows how to be a wonderful host! :) We would highly recommend visiting Diep when one visits DaNang. Thank You once more dear Diep!
- Inger

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Diep

$30-$54 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$30 $30 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$40 $40 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $54 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$30 $30 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$40 $40 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $54 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 4:30pm-7:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:30am-12:30pm

Meet Diep

Diep (pronounced "Yeep") lives with her husband, young baby, and her parents in a typical family home in Danang. She loves to travel and seeks out traditional dishes when she explores a new place, she believes this is the best way to meet locals, hear their voices, and get to know a place. Hosting with Traveling Spoon is a way for Diep to share her passion for her country’s culture, traditions and cuisine with her guests. She looks forward to introducing Vietnamese home cooking to you!

“We welcome you to our family!”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) The family’s cooking revolves around the seasons and they visit the market every day to find the freshest produce, meat and seafood. Diep and her family serve home-style central Vietnamese dishes. Your meal will consist of 3-5 dishes, including a soup like canh chua ca (sour fish soup) or a vegetable soup, a main dish of meat or seafood (like her mother’s muc nhoi thit, stuffed squid), stuffed tofu, stuffed bitter melon, and fresh vegetable dishes such as stir-fried morning glory or chayote, crispy tofu in tomato-egg sauce, and rice. End your meal with fresh, seasonal fruit and tea. The menu will vary based on the season.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Diep and her mother Loc in the kitchen to learn how to prepare 2-3 dishes in a cooking demonstration. Because Diep has a small home and kitchen, your preparation of the meal may be limited but Diep will do her best to give you some hands-on experience and teach you to prepare her family recipes. The cooking experience will last about an hour before you gather with the family to enjoy the meal together. Diep and her mother may prepare some of your dishes in advance.

Market visit: (1-2 guests) Meet Diep at her home before you take a taxi to Danang's Dong Da market. This is the large, bustling market that sells a wide variety of products, especially fresh seafood. Diep will introduce you to the local produce and show you some of her favorite vendors and, as you explore you might pick up a few ingredients to be used in the meal. You will spend about 45min-1hr at the market before returning to her home to start cooking.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Canh chua ca (sour fish soup)
  • Muc nhoi thit (stuffed squid)
  • Stir-fried morning glory
  • Crispy tofu in tomato-egg sauce
  • Steamed rice
  • Seasonal fruit
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

The meal was very good and we ate with her parents and baby. It was fun talking to her and her father about travel and work. She was so pleasant and relaxed, which is very much in tune with the feeling of central Vietnam.

Jimmy and Nathans, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

I loved cooking and chatting with Diep and hanging out with her parents as well. Diep is a lovely person, very easy to talk with. And she did a nice job including me in the preparation of our meal and explaining all the ingredients and preparations. We had so much delicious food! Diep's parents speak less English but were also super kind. Overall a fabulous way to enjoy Danang food and culture.
- Dawn September 04, 2019

What a wonderful family! What a great meal! We were made to feel at home in the kitchen. I took notes and lots of photos. The foods we made could be made back in the states which was especially appreciated! The whole family joined in the meal and we talked for a long time, sharing our culture and our lives. This was not a commercial enterprise. This was the real deal!
- Marsha February 26, 2018

Diep met me at my hotel and we went to a market close to the hotel which was a bit smaller but nice for that reason - and the usual vendors and activity were abundant. She’s bubbly and adorable and her energy makes the experience with her special. We went to her parents home to do the cooking. What I loved about the experience with Diep, was meeting and having lunch with her mom, dad and brother at their home. They are proud to offer ‘a little bit of the countryside in town’. The food was good and the experience was rich and it was great to meet this woman and her family it gave me a solid cultural experience.
- Michelle February 12, 2018

We had such a lovely lunch at Diep's home. We felt ourselves very welcome and taken care of. Diep is a great cook, who knows how to be a wonderful host! :) We would highly recommend visiting Diep when one visits DaNang. Thank You once more dear Diep!
- Inger

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$30 $30 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$40 $40 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $54 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$30 $30 $30
Cooking Experience + Meal
$40 $40 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$54 $54 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
11:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 4:30pm-7:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:30am-12:30pm
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