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Host: Linh

Hoi An, Vietnam

USD
$40-$100 per person

Learn to cook local Vietnamese dishes with an expert

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Linh

Linh (pronounced Ling) learned to cook traditional Vietnamese recipes from her mother and grandmother. She also went to culinary school in Danang where she learned about Vietnamese cooking techniques. She has been running two restaurants and offering cooking classes since 2012. Linh is truly a culinary expert and will share with you the secret of making mouth-watering Vietnamese delicacies.

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: (1-13 guests) Linh lives in a beautiful house near Hoi An city, nestled between the stunning Cua Dai beach and the Bon River. Her kitchen is spacious, beautifully decorated and was specially designed to provide all the amenities of a cooking school in a welcoming setting. Linh will introduce you to the ingredients used in traditional Vietnamese cooking. You will then sit down and share a meal that includes dishes such as cao lầu (a special Hoi An noodle dish), bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes), chả giò hoi an (fried spring rolls with pork and shrimps), stir fried chicken with lemongrass and chili, and grilled eggplants.

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Join Linh and her kitchen staff in her immaculate kitchen to learn to make popular local Vietnamese dishes. This is a fun, educational, hands-on cooking class that will last about two hours. With Linh's help you will learn to prepare four dishes from scratch.

Market visit: (1-12 guests) Linh will pick you up from your Hoi An hotel and accompany you to the Hoi An Central Market. This is a local open market where Linh will help you discover Vietnamese street foods, vegetables, herbs, spices, meat and seafood. You will purchase a few fresh ingredients needed for your cooking class and learn about how they are used in cooking. Before you leave the market for Linh’s home she will treat you to some coffee and sweet snacks. Linh’s home is approximately a 6km drive from the market.

Notes: Pick up and drop-off only from Hoi An hotels are included in the price. Please write your hotel name and address when creating your booking.

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.
  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawn or Cao Lau (Hoi An speciality noodles)
  • Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves or Grilled chicken on bamboo chopsticks
  • Vietnamese rice pancake or Sauteed beef in satay sauce
  • Pho Bo (Traditional Noodle Soup) or Pork in a ginger and coconut milk sauce
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

I honestly loved everything about the experience! My favorite things I ate were the cao lầu and the chả giò hoi an. I enjoyed every single moment - from assembling the spring rolls to creating all of the different sauces for our meal. Linh was very responsive, she took time to explain interesting information about the different ingredients we would use, and even invited us to coffee and sweet snacks after the market tour. Her kitchen is immaculate and beautiful, and ideally set up for a cooking class. She even gifted us long, wooden chopsticks and a vegetable slicer/chopper, which was very sweet!

Eunice , Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (5)
My friend and I had such a fun afternoon with Linh! She took us to the market and we learned about different local ingredients. We then went to her home where we prepared 4 delicious Hoi An recipes. Linh was a wonderful teacher and the food was so good. I highly recommend!!
- sallyd743 January 15, 2020
We had a fantastic time with Linh, learning not just how to cook some delicious Vietnamese dishes, but also about her family, about Vietnam and life in this beautiful country. We started with a trip to the market where we bought fresh fish and veggies for the dishes we had chosen to make, Linh was great at describing what everything was and super knowledgeable about the market and stall holders. Then after a quick drink stop, we went to Linh’s home by the beach to cook up s storm in her amazing purpose built kitchen. We chopped, marinaded, stirred, fried and served up four dishes including Vietnamese pancakes, eggplant with lemongrass and chilli, vegetable curry and a sweet and sour fish dish. We enjoyed a meal and more chatter with the lovely Linh and had a wonderful few hours at her home. We can’t wait to try cooking them at home. We highly recommend doing this cooking class with her and hope to see her again on our next visit. Thank you Linh xx
- CarolineW2905 September 15, 2019
We loved this experience. Very well organized and thoughtfully prepared for just the two of us. Linh was a great guide and we cooked some wonderful food. Linh has a very professional set up and is super friendly.
- Brown_family_London August 01, 2019
My class with Linh started at our hotel, where she picked me up (she had a driver) and then we went to the local market. During our walk through the market Linh taught me about a lot of local fruits and vegetables, and didn't hesitate to stop and buy goods so I could try them. After the market visit we drove to her home, where we had a 3 hour cooking class. I'm amazed at how many different dishes we made! Everything was fresh, delicious, clean and fun. I'd highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants a unique cooking experience where you go into the cooks home, learn about their life, culture and enjoy delicious food that you had a hand in making.
- Mary C February 21, 2018
The experience with Linh in Hoi An was terrific and first rate; wonderful market trip where she bought from regular local vendors many of whom she clearly knew. We finished the market tour with a cup of coffee at a local cafe then to her house for the class and meal. Her kitchen is lovely and very adequate for a group - she has several burners. The home is nice and accommodating and is very close to the beach. Her teaching was experienced and organized - easy to understand and duplicate at home. The food was delicious and she offered a beer with lunch:-) The pick up and drop off were great as well. She gave a sweet parting gift of cooking chop sticks and a Vietnamese veg peeler.
- mitchsf February 11, 2018
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Linh

$40-$100 USD

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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
Not offered Not offered $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $60 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $70 $60
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered Not offered $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $60 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $70 $60
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Linh

Linh (pronounced Ling) learned to cook traditional Vietnamese recipes from her mother and grandmother. She also went to culinary school in Danang where she learned about Vietnamese cooking techniques. She has been running two restaurants and offering cooking classes since 2012. Linh is truly a culinary expert and will share with you the secret of making mouth-watering Vietnamese delicacies.

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: (1-13 guests) Linh lives in a beautiful house near Hoi An city, nestled between the stunning Cua Dai beach and the Bon River. Her kitchen is spacious, beautifully decorated and was specially designed to provide all the amenities of a cooking school in a welcoming setting. Linh will introduce you to the ingredients used in traditional Vietnamese cooking. You will then sit down and share a meal that includes dishes such as cao lầu (a special Hoi An noodle dish), bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes), chả giò hoi an (fried spring rolls with pork and shrimps), stir fried chicken with lemongrass and chili, and grilled eggplants.

Cooking experience: (1-12 guests) Join Linh and her kitchen staff in her immaculate kitchen to learn to make popular local Vietnamese dishes. This is a fun, educational, hands-on cooking class that will last about two hours. With Linh's help you will learn to prepare four dishes from scratch.

Market visit: (1-12 guests) Linh will pick you up from your Hoi An hotel and accompany you to the Hoi An Central Market. This is a local open market where Linh will help you discover Vietnamese street foods, vegetables, herbs, spices, meat and seafood. You will purchase a few fresh ingredients needed for your cooking class and learn about how they are used in cooking. Before you leave the market for Linh’s home she will treat you to some coffee and sweet snacks. Linh’s home is approximately a 6km drive from the market.

Notes: Pick up and drop-off only from Hoi An hotels are included in the price. Please write your hotel name and address when creating your booking.

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.
  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawn or Cao Lau (Hoi An speciality noodles)
  • Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves or Grilled chicken on bamboo chopsticks
  • Vietnamese rice pancake or Sauteed beef in satay sauce
  • Pho Bo (Traditional Noodle Soup) or Pork in a ginger and coconut milk sauce
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

I honestly loved everything about the experience! My favorite things I ate were the cao lầu and the chả giò hoi an. I enjoyed every single moment - from assembling the spring rolls to creating all of the different sauces for our meal. Linh was very responsive, she took time to explain interesting information about the different ingredients we would use, and even invited us to coffee and sweet snacks after the market tour. Her kitchen is immaculate and beautiful, and ideally set up for a cooking class. She even gifted us long, wooden chopsticks and a vegetable slicer/chopper, which was very sweet!

Eunice , Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (5)
My friend and I had such a fun afternoon with Linh! She took us to the market and we learned about different local ingredients. We then went to her home where we prepared 4 delicious Hoi An recipes. Linh was a wonderful teacher and the food was so good. I highly recommend!!
- sallyd743 January 15, 2020
We had a fantastic time with Linh, learning not just how to cook some delicious Vietnamese dishes, but also about her family, about Vietnam and life in this beautiful country. We started with a trip to the market where we bought fresh fish and veggies for the dishes we had chosen to make, Linh was great at describing what everything was and super knowledgeable about the market and stall holders. Then after a quick drink stop, we went to Linh’s home by the beach to cook up s storm in her amazing purpose built kitchen. We chopped, marinaded, stirred, fried and served up four dishes including Vietnamese pancakes, eggplant with lemongrass and chilli, vegetable curry and a sweet and sour fish dish. We enjoyed a meal and more chatter with the lovely Linh and had a wonderful few hours at her home. We can’t wait to try cooking them at home. We highly recommend doing this cooking class with her and hope to see her again on our next visit. Thank you Linh xx
- CarolineW2905 September 15, 2019
We loved this experience. Very well organized and thoughtfully prepared for just the two of us. Linh was a great guide and we cooked some wonderful food. Linh has a very professional set up and is super friendly.
- Brown_family_London August 01, 2019
My class with Linh started at our hotel, where she picked me up (she had a driver) and then we went to the local market. During our walk through the market Linh taught me about a lot of local fruits and vegetables, and didn't hesitate to stop and buy goods so I could try them. After the market visit we drove to her home, where we had a 3 hour cooking class. I'm amazed at how many different dishes we made! Everything was fresh, delicious, clean and fun. I'd highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants a unique cooking experience where you go into the cooks home, learn about their life, culture and enjoy delicious food that you had a hand in making.
- Mary C February 21, 2018
The experience with Linh in Hoi An was terrific and first rate; wonderful market trip where she bought from regular local vendors many of whom she clearly knew. We finished the market tour with a cup of coffee at a local cafe then to her house for the class and meal. Her kitchen is lovely and very adequate for a group - she has several burners. The home is nice and accommodating and is very close to the beach. Her teaching was experienced and organized - easy to understand and duplicate at home. The food was delicious and she offered a beer with lunch:-) The pick up and drop off were great as well. She gave a sweet parting gift of cooking chop sticks and a Vietnamese veg peeler.
- mitchsf February 11, 2018
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered Not offered $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $60 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $70 $60
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered Not offered $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $60 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$100 $70 $60
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-8:00pm
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