We offer you more than simply a cooking class. You will embark on an unforgettable voyage into the heart of the Hoi An’s countryside and be welcomed into my family’s home where you will learn how to prepare Vietnamese cuisine of this region as it has been traditionally prepared and continues to be prepared by my grandmother today.


Please be at the meeting point at 9:15. We start at 9:30 and embark the boat for about a 35-minutes trip to join my family’s village on a small island on the river delta of Hoi An.

We will set off to visit the gardens of the local farmers to discover the herbs and spices used in the daily preparation of Vietnamese cuisine. From here, we will go to my family’s home where you will begin your cooking lesson…

After a welcome drink you will learn how the rice paper used in “nems” is prepared, and make your own using the stone grind used by my grandmother to make rice flour, and learn how to prepare several typical dishes of this region:

  • Banh Xeo (small rice flour crepes) a specialty of Hoi An.
  • Grilled, marinated pork brochettes with a special sauce.
  • Green papaya salad
  • Fish prepared according to a local recipe.

Once the meal has been prepared, we will enjoy the meal in my grandmother’s garden. You will also be served pumpkin soup and “Xí Mà“, a dessert (black sesame pudding).

We will return to Hoi An by boat where we finish the trip at around 15:00 back at the meeting point.

  • 2 boat trips
  • Visit herb garden
  • All prepared food
  • Welcome drink
  • water
  • English speaking teacher
  • Recipe book
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a
towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect
repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler
months of November to March are advised. How much luggage can I take? Your
vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in
a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for
easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the
luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one.
Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!