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    If you want to eat good food, then roll into the kitchen



    Taste Vietnam Street Food Tour, Cooking Class & Lunch 

    11:00 - 13:00 / 12:00 - 14:00 / 13:00 - 15:00

    Fun and interesting way to learn about Hoi An’s famous Street Food.

    Highlights: A guided tour of Vy’s Market Restaurant many Street Food counters watching live demonstrations with actual involvement and many food tastings. Hands on cooking class of four recipes at the food stations, including Hoi An Crispy Pancakes, Rice Paper Rolls and Cao Lau. Lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking gift to take home.

    Cost: VND 535,000 = US $25
    Class size: Minimum 2 people – Maximum 6 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Taste Vietnam Street Food Tour, Cooking Class & Lunch.

    Taste Vietnam by Ms Vy - Food Lovers Street Food Tour, Tasting & Lunch in Hoi An

    Holiday Masterclass 

    08:30 - 13:30

    A fun and interesting half day, learning about Vietnamese food and the Hoi An way of life. Already in its 18th year, this popular cooking class is listed in many of the major guidebooks and on Trip Advisor.

    Highlights: Boat trip from “Vy’s Market Restaurant” to Hoi An’s colourful central market. Tour of the market with an English speaking guide followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy’s Market Restaurant, watching live cooking demonstrations with actual involvement and many food tastings. Two hour hands-on cooking class, lunch, recipes a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Cost: VND 640,000 per person = US $30
    Class size: Minimum 12 people – Maximum 32 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Holiday Masterclass.

    Old Vietnamese woman carrying food on bicycle in Hoi An.

    Advanced Masterclass 

    08:30 - 13:30

    Advanced Masterclass is a cooking class designed to suit very keen cooks and professional chefs with good knife skills who cook often at home or work, that are fast and confident in the kitchen. You will be preparing a 4-course lunch. All the dishes are made from scratch using raw ingredients. You will be cleaning, chopping, slicing, shredding and cooking together around a large kitchen table in an informative and intimate fun hands-on class.

    Highlights: Meet at “Vy’s Market Restaurant” and travel by boat to the Hoi An market, guided tour of Hoi An’s colourful central food market, followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy’s Market Restaurant, watching live cooking demonstrations with hands on involvement and many food tastings. 2.5 hour hands on in-depth cooking class, lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Cost: VND 745,000 per person = US $35
    Class size: Minimum 8 people – Maximum 20 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Advanced Masterclass.

    Clams in lemongrass broth

    Countryside Bicycle Tour & Cooking Class 

    07:45 - 14:00

    Discover the countryside of Hoi An by bicycle and learn how to cook 4 of Hoi An’s famous local dishes, including White Rose (steamed dumplings with pork and prawn mousse) and Banh Xeo (crispy pancake).

    Highlights: A scenic guided bicycle tour to Tra Que Village to learn about herbs, visit Hoi An’s only Cao Lau noodle maker, a bean sprout grower’s home, a countryside market, see water buffalo, exotic birds and wildlife. Followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy’s Market Restaurant watching live cooking demonstrations with many food tastings. Two hour hands on in-depth cooking class, lunch, sweet treats, refreshing Vietnamese drinks and water included. Recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Cost: VND 895,000 per person = US $42
    Class size: Minimum 8 people – Maximum 20 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Countryside Bicycle Tour and Cooking Class.

    Old Vietnamese woman carrying food on bicycle in Hoi An.

    Gourmet Class with Ms Vy 

    08:30 - 14:00

    Designed for skilled cooks, qualified chefs and food enthusiasts keen to gain an in-depth understanding of Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Hands on cooking class of four famous Vietnamese dishes including Stuffed Squid with Pork and Fried Wontons with Crabmeat.

    Highlights: Boat trip from “Vy’s Market Restaurant” to the Hoi An market, guided tour of Hoi An’s colourful central food market followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy’s Market Restaurant’s street food counters, seeing live cooking demonstrations with actual hands on involvement and many food tastings. Three hour in-depth class with Ms Vy, learning about Vietnamese culture, nutrition, philosophy, hands on preparation and cooking of four recipes, lunch, sweet treats, unlimited refreshing Vietnamese drinks including water and beer. Recipes, a mini Taste Vietnam booklet and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Cost: VND 960,000 per person = US $45
    Class size: Minimum 6 people – Maximum 12 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Gourmet Class with Ms Vy.

    Trinh Diem Vy cooking during one of her Taste Vietnam by Ms Vy gourmet cooking classes in Hoi An

    Private or Family Class 

    10:00 - 12:30

    Designed for small groups and families with small children or those who wish to have a private cooking class and lunch without touring the central Hoi An market.

    Highlights: Guided tour of “Vy’s Market Restaurant” many street food counters, seeing live cooking demonstrations with actual hands on involvement and many food tastings. 1.5 hour cooking class preparing four dishes. Lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.

    Cost: VND 4,260,000 per person = US $200
    Class size: Minimum 2 people – Maximum 4 people

    To book the class please go to Contact.

    For more information click here: Private or Family Class.

    Private or family class

    about cooking classes

    Vietnamese cooking classes in modern, custom-designed teaching classroom

    In early 2013, Ms Vy’s famous cooking classes relocated from their former base at Morning Glory Restaurant to new, modern custom-built facilities at The Market Restaurant & Cooking School. The Market offers 3 teaching areas with modern equipment and provides the most immersive cooking experience in Vietnam. With 4 programmes to choose from, tailored to different levels of skill, Ms Vy’s classes are in a league of their own and often are the highlight of many visitors’ trips to Hoi An.

    History (excerpts taken from Ms Vy’s book, “Taste Vietnam”)

    In 1994, the tour groups we were receiving in Hoi An generated an entirely different growth for my restaurant, Mermaid, and I appreciated the repeated support I had from tour leaders. When the groups came, many of the guests would ask questions about how the food was cooked and so my ability to communicate in English improved dramatically. I do remember naively asking my tour leader friend Jeff, “Why didn’t their mothers teach them how to cook?” He smiled and explained that Vietnamese cuisine was very unique. It was exotic to most Western people. Not long after, Jeff suggested that I start a cooking class.

    At first, the prospect of teaching a class seemed very daunting. When I eventually agreed to do it, I enlisted the help of a good tour guide friend. During the cooking class, I would cook and explain softly to him first then he would explain to the entire group. In mid-1995, a journalist from the Edmonton Journal newspaper in Canada attended one of my cooking classes and upon returning to Canada she wrote and published an article about me in the newspaper. She sent me the printed clipping which included my picture next to the article! I felt very honoured. The article also brought a lot of attention to my cooking class and restaurant. At the close of 1995, the business was doing extremely well. I became more confident with the cooking classes and soon, with so many tours coming into town, we could barely fit the customers inside. Bookings had to be made in advance. When I started looking at land for another restaurant option, it became official that Mermaid, my first restaurant, was successful beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

    When Morning Glory opened we had, for the first time, a purpose made cooking classroom. I had designed it personally to incorporate all the elements I imagined that a cooking student would need. There was a tilted mirror behind the main demonstration table, individual gas burners and a granite work surface for preparing food. At the time of opening, the classroom was a first in Hoi An.

    I’m not yet sure what the future holds for me and my restaurants. I do know that I’ve learnt one of life’s greatest lessons: that when you teach, you end up learning just as much as your students. To this day, I am still learning new facts from others about food. This is an absolute joy for me, as in my eyes, life is one big recipe. It is constantly evolving like a recipe or menu does over time; the more ingredients, skill and knowledge, the better the flavour. I have always had a passion for cooking and am inspired by the idea that others share this same passion.

    Ms Trinh Diem Vy eating noodles in the market and photo of some fresh seafood spring rolls





    your teachers

    Experienced teachers of Vietnamese cuisine sharing traditional family recipes

    Ms Vy is a third generation chef in her family. A native of Hoi An, Ms Vy grew up in and around her parents’ and grandparents’ restaurant and noodle shop. Ms Vy opened her first restaurant, Mermaid, in 1992.This was the first restaurant to cater to foreigners in Hoi An. After numerous requests from tour guides and independent travellers, Ms Vy finally agreed to share some of her kitchen secrets and tips, which led to the creation of her cooking classes. Over the years, Ms Vy’s restaurants and cooking classes have been featured in many guide books and publications worldwide. Ms Vy has garnered a reputation as an authority on Vietnamese cuisine and culture and as such has acted as consultant to many world-renowned chefs and television productions. In 2011, Ms Vy published her first book “Taste Vietnam”. The book presents not only a celebration of Vietnamese cuisine, but also a heart-warming, at times poignant, but often humorous account of her life growing up in the UNESCO WorldHeritage town of Hoi An.

    Ms Lu has worked with Ms Vy since she was 14 years old. She first worked at Mermaid Restaurant, helping Ms Vy with the restaurant and classes there. As Ms Vy’s cooking school moved and expanded, Ms Lu moved with her and continued to help with the increasingly popular classes. With over 10 years experience in the classroom Ms Lu quickly wins over students with her sweet disposition and boundless enthusiasm.

    The Taste Vietnam by Ms Vy cooking class teachers

    Cooking School • 3 Nguyen Hoang Street, An Hoi Islet – Hoi An  • VN
    tel: +84.510 2241.555  &  +84.510 2241.556  •  fax: +84.510 3911.431

    BOOKING

    Bookings can also be made at the Morning Glory Restaurant or Ms Vy’s Market Restaurant.

    Please fill out the booking form below to arrange a cooking class:

    Cooking Class • 2 Nguyen Hoang Street, An Hoi • VN • tel: +84.510 2241.555 & +84.510 2241.556 • fax: +84.510 3911.431

    Cooking Classes at The Market Restaurant