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Vietnam Cookery Center

26 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1 | 4th Floor, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Warmest greetings from the Vietnam Cookery! Established since 1999, we are the first and most professional Cookery Center in Vietnam, teaching Vietnamese gastronomy to Tourists and other professional visitors from all over the world. Years of having tirelessly worked to give you the best services have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we do appreciate your interest. Our courses are hands-on classes, with an introduction to the food culture of Vietnam, providing you with a memorable souvenir to bring home.About our location: Our school is located in the heart of Saigon, from our large terrace you will have an unique view of an area that real estate developers call the "Golden Triangle".On top of having a wonderful initiation on Vietnamese Gastronomy, you will have the opportunity to go back in history and spend time in one of the last colonial building still erected right downtown. This building has been built in 1930 by the French, and was to be the residence of the Saigonese Elite. It was the first concrete building in Asia, and the pride of its French architect. Unfortunately he made a typical "colonial" mistake: as many French buildings in France, the space under the roof was divided into small rooms for the servants. When the building was finished and the apartments put on sale, none of the rich Vietnamese accepted to live there, as in Asia the tradition is to have only your ancestors' altar or worshiped gods over your head, not servants!
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“market tour” (18 reviews)
“recipe book” (12 reviews)
“cooking class” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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26 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1 | 4th Floor, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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"market tour"
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"recipe book"
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"cooking class"
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"spring rolls"
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"cooking experience"
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"cooking school"
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"ben thanh market"
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"great fun"
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"dipping sauce"
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"clay pot"
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"key ingredients"
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"great cooking tips"
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"snake head fish"
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"lotus stem salad"
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"step by step instructions"
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"grilled pork"
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"great morning"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great experience. For me and my Boyfriend, it was the highlight in Saigon. The cook was so professional. Her englisch is very good. The other employees were also very friendly. Would definitly book it again!!

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Magdalena_sophie Great to see you’ve written such nice things about us, thanks. We will always do our best for you and your family or friends. Best wishes from our team. Raymond Reichardt

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The morning commenced at the touristy but comprehensive wet market at Ben Thanh. Our host introduced us to a range of Vietnamese specialities (including some freebie tastings if you asked nicely!), and gave us an insight into the ingredients behind Vietnamese cooking. Our actual cooking...More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear J T Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at the Vietnam Cookery Center on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the cooking class and our service. We hope you do come...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a private cooking class where we went to the market with the chef and selected our ingredients . We then went back to a building where we were served tea . The chef showed us how to prepare each dish which we did...More

Thank KrystalCoast
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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear KrystalCoast Thanks for your kind post on TripAdvisor, you or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes. Best Regards Raymond Reichardt

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I attended the Vietnam Cookery Centre as part of an Australian tour group of 20. I couldn’t fault the class. It was extremely well organised and fun! Hand hygiene was emphasised throughout- always important. Tables were set up with all the equipment needed for each...More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Barbara R, Thank you very much and for taking time to share your experience at the Vietnam Cookery Center on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoy the cooking class and our service. We strive to improve our service everyday. And...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We booked a cooking class with the Vietnamese Cookery Center for our second day in Vietnam and it was a great experience! Our day started at 8:30 am, when our guide and translator, Mi, met us at our hotel. We walked to the Ben Thanh...More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dear Tina, Xin Chao ! thanks for your kind post on Tripadvisor, you or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes! Kind regards Raymond Reichardt Manager

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday (the menus are different for each day of the week) and the menu was amazing, the chef was equally funny, informative, entertaining and helpful and the whole atmosphere was just perfect. We learned sooooo much about Vietnamese cooking and were...More

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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking time to share your experience at the Vietnam Cookery Center on TripAdvisor. We strive to improve our service everyday and we greatly appreciate your feedbacks. We hope you do come back here...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attended a cooking class here. I have no complaints. First we met at the Ben Thanh market and our lovely interpreter, Mi (idk how to spell her name but it sounds like “Me”) explained different ingredients. It was fascinating to see...More

Thank Anna F
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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Anna, Greetings from the Vietnam Cookery Center ! we appreciate your nice posting on us, hope to see you again to teach you some more dishes…Best regards Raymond Reichardt Manager

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

After booking on Cookly which was recommended by someone else here, I attended the class and had a great time. The class included a market tour where we learned about different ingredients used in the Vietnamese cuisine. This was so helpful to understand more about...More

Thank maxkr0
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Ramon13, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear MaxKr0, Many thanks to have taken the time to write about us. Our team is looking forward to see you soon or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes. Best Regards Raymond Reichardt

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I loved it here. I did the Tuesday morning class, which includes the market tour. The guide and translator, My ('Mee') was equal parts chatty, knowledgeable, and (when I couldn't identify some fairly obvious ingredients) drily hilarious. The class was taught by Chef Tran with...More

Thank Danmeek
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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Danmeek, Warmest greetings from the Vietnam Cookery Center! We are proud and happy to read your nice comments on us, and we will keep putting our best efforts to serve you. Looking forward to welcome you again soon. Best Regards Raymond Reichardt Manager

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My daughter and I had a ball in this class! The tour of the Ben Tanh Market was educational and offered tasting opportunities. We selected some of the items needed for the class. We then traveled with our amazing tour guide and chef, Lieu My...More

Thank Tracy Z
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VietnamCookeryCenter, Manager at Vietnam Cookery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear Tracy, Thanks for your kind post on Tripadvisor, you or your family or friends will be always most welcome here, to learn more dishes. Best Regards Raymond Reichardt

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sarahewine
27 February 2018|
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Response from VietnamCookeryCenter | Property representative |
Dear Sarahewine, can you send us an email to this address vietnamcookery@myaconsulting.vn, we will respond and give you all information about our Cooking Class. Thanks Best Regards
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Pogi D
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Response from VietnamCookeryCenter | Property representative |
From 8:30am-12:30pm included market visit, price USD42 per person. From 9:30am-12:30pm without market visit, price USD 37 per person.
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