Let a Vietnamese chef, biologist and pharmacist show you how it’s done. How what is done? How to take on the persona of a farmer convincingly. In the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh lies the area of Cu Chi famous for its culinary culture. Feed cows, cultivate rice, pick vegetables and herbs, see prawn and fish, all against the backdrop herds of wandering cows and Elysian fields. Cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. Understand more about the hard lives of the friendly and honest local people. In fact, get into character fully with traditional Vietnamese hats and bamboo baskets with scissors to pick up ingredients!
What You Will Do
• Keeping to the tradition of our ancestors, feed the cows, cultivate rice, pick up vegetables such as cucumber, okra, bitter melon, squash, white radish. See some lovely prawn and fish in the lake. Engage in many activities surrounding chickens and ducks on the rice fields.
• Learn about the process of growing vegetables and mushroom cultivation. Explore strange new fruits and understand the use of herbs for health and taste in our daily food.
• Whip up three dishes by yourself by following my instructions. Complement these dishes with surprise desserts. Let me share with you my ideas on appreciating foods and eating healthily.
Why We Do This
I am Tan, chef, biologist, pharmacist and accountant. I learned medicine in university. After that, I decided to go in Melbourne to study Accounting to open my own medicine company. Whilst there, I worked part-time as a kitchen hand, where I discovered my passion for food. Armed with my newfound passion, I financed a cooking course by working as a butcher in Victoria market. Based on an encounter with a customer who loved Vietnamese food, the idea struck me to combine all my skills regarding food, medicine, butcher and biologist to open a cooking experience where I share my passion of food with my guests.
*1 cooking lesson
*ingredients for cooking lesson
* We will start at 7:30am in the morning at your hotel and finish about 4:00pm in your hotels.
* Bring along some mosquito repellent.