Combine your love for food with your passion for travel on our unique culinary tour. This is the best way to learn the secrets of world famous Vietnamese cooking. As you enjoy the landscape, meet the people, and delve into the history of the country, you will find the inspirations for your favorite Vietnamese dishes.
Duration : Daily (Half day)
Situated on the banks of the Hoian River, the Red Bridge Restaurant & Cooking School is designed to meet the growing demand for a quality Vietnamese dining experience, complete with personal service and individual style. Located on 2 acres of tropical countryside and only 2km from Hoian’s city center, the Red Bridge is easily reached by car, bike, cyclo or boat (see below for the Red Bridge’s free boat shuttle timetable). The restaurant is open daily for lunch, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for dinner. Special group events /functions can be organized by request. The cooking school offers a daily, half-day cooking tour that introduces travelers to Vietnamese cuisine. Suitable for all travelers, the program is a fun and interesting way to learn about the local food and runs with a minimum of 2 passengers.
DETAILED COOKING TOURS (HALF DAY)
We start the day (8:45am) with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210)—our meeting point. From here we head to Hoian's colorful market. Explore the market and interact with local vendors to purchase some fresh ingredients for today’s cooking class. Next, board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely 25min cruise along the Hoian River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Discover the school's herb and vegetable garden before starting your cooking lesson. The class runs for about an hour and 15min and includes demonstrations from the school's chefs as well as time to help prepare traditional dishes. At the end of class, enjoy an introductory lesson in the art of Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
Recipes (our food contains no MSG):
1. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp - including the making of rice paper
2. Oyster Ginger Sauce
3. Warm Squid Salad served in half a Pineapple
4. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with Market Vegetables
5. Sweet & Sour Sauce
6. Hoi An pancakes (Banh Xeo)
Lunch includes the above meals as well as: Steamed Ocean Fish on a bed of freshly chopped vegetables (not included in the demonstration). A vegetarian lunch can be provided on request.
Finish at approximately 1:00pm - transfer back to central Hoian.
The morning cooking tour includes:
Drink at Hai Scout Cafe
Local English speaking guide/chef
Boat trip (weather permitting)
Cooking demonstration & lunch
All recipes and notes
Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An
The morning cooking tour operates everyday of the year
The program requires a minimum of two paying passengers to operate
Private (afternoon & evening) tours are available upon request
Boat from Hoian to Red Bridge departs from Bach Dang Street – opposite number 74 (Cafe Can).
Boat Shuttle is free of charge
25 minutes one-way
Please arrive 5-10mins before departure times
Bicycles can be taken on the boat