Meeting point: At Port Gate (Tien Sa Port or Chan May Port) – (photos below)
Explore the world of Central Vietnamese cuisine with the help of your expert chef in this Hoi An shore excursion from Tien Sa cruise port. Learn how to prepare some local specialties, such as Quang Noodle, Cao Lau Noodle, chicken rice, Hoi An crepe and White Rose dumplings, in the most authentic way. There’s no better way to learn about Vietnamese culture like a hands-on cooking class!
Be picked up by our driver and tour guide at the port entrance gate. Your Hoi An & Da Nang shore excursion begins with a 45-minute drive on a comfortable air-conditioned private van to Hoi An town. Follow your knowledgeable guide to Vy’s Market Restaurant to start your cooking lesson. Firstly, visit Hoi An’s vibrant market by boat. Your professional teaching staff will explain the fundamentals of Vietnamese cuisine, such as the use of different noodles and spices in recipes, and help you select fresh fish, spices, and herbs. Savor exotic tropical fruits before heading to your boat and back to the restaurant where you will be guided through over ten cooking stations.
Try your hands at cutting noodles, making rice paper or using the bun noodle machine, and sample your humble creations afterward. You will also receive a copy of recipes and a set of Vietnamese cooking utensils to bring home. The cooking lesson runs about 2.5 hours. After lunch in the class, we will continue into the heart of the city for a walking tour. You will pass by various historical landmarks that reflect Hoi An’s indigenous and foreign influences, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese Congregation, silk street, Chinese temples, and pagodas. As the sun goes down in this quaint old town, you’ll be transported to Tien Sa Port or Chan May port in good time for your cruise departure. Trip ends. Thanks for traveling with Shore Excursions Asia!