Why would you leave the food in Vietnam, if you can also learn how to cook Vietnamese dishes in a cooking class. It is one the best souvenirs you can take home, the ability to make some typical and local Vietnamese dishes for your friends and family. Cooking courses are becoming more and more popular throughout the country. The most popular places are Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Your day often starts with a visit to a local market, where you learn about the ingredients used in the typical Vietnamese dishes. Some tours also include a visit to a farm, where you can see the process of harvesting and growing the vegetables and fruits, like they already have been doing for many generations.
Next you go to the restaurant where the cooking class will be held. Your chef will show you the dished you are going to make that day. During 2 to 4 hours cooking, depending which tour you are doing, you prepare several dishes. The chef help you and give you tips and tricks. After that it is time to enjoy your own made food.