Exploring Cu Chi with Vietnamese Cooking Class

How do you satisfy someone who is a history buff and foodie? With a combination of relics from the Vietnam War and a hands-on Vietnamese cooking session, of course. Spend two days experiencing life and interacting with locals in the rural areas of Cu Chi province. Engage in the passion of cooking by picking your vegetables and herbs fresh, visiting local farms, and then whipping it all together into a meal. Embrace the full range of what Cu Chi has to offer!
What You Will Do
Day 1
• Behold the Cu Chi tunnels, a big part of Vietnamese history.
• Begin learning about Vietnamese cuisine. First, we visit Rice Papers Villages to see how a staple Vietnamese food is made! Practise mincing the rice as you understand how to make rice paper.
• Next, we drop by the Rubber Tree forest. We'll learn how to grow a rubber tree, and how to make latex from it.
• Marvel at a bonsai garden, and see how cows are milked at a farm. Test your patience while fishing.
• Be impressed by the range of products while shopping, and make traditional Vietnamese cake. Spend the night at a unique guesthouse with a lively garden.

Day 2
• Understand how to use herbs for cooking and medicine at a Vietnamese medicine garden. Partake in a demonstration on how to make the mushrooms from 7 different kinds of mushrooms. You will then pick a lot of herbs, vegetables, mushrooms and fruits in the garden to use for cooking.
• 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.
I grow a beautiful organic garden with vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, animals, seafood and fruits. I love everything but the main thing is healthy food. I want to make my cooking sessions become the first of cooking classes in the world to satisfy all the demands of the people who love healthy food.
*1 night accommodation
* 1 cooking lesson
* 2 lunches
* Dinner activities
* 2 days transportation
* Entrance fees
Personal Expense
* We will pick you up from the airport or from the hotel on morning of Day 1, and we'll finish on 4.00pm Day 2 at your Hotel
* Bring along some mosquito repellent for use in the farm visits.

Joline J L

Exploring Cu Chi with Vietnamese Cooking Class

Ho Chi Minh
1 - 20 pax
2 day
1 review
It was truly a local immersion experience at the Cu Chi Village - both my husband and I each enjoyed different aspects - the history buff in him loved the Cu Chi Tunnel experience, the nature lover in me loved the rice paper making, organic farms & mushrooms and the foodies in us loved the bbq dinner and cooking classes. We fell in love with the Vietnamese Fish Sauce - and all in all it was fascinating to learn about the history and way of life of the Cu Chi Village. The experiences included many firsts for us - fresh cow milk with coffee.. waddling in a historic tunnel... Tan is very proud and passionate about sharing Vietnamese culture, and he gets very excited if you are the adventurous type! The guest room in the school is a simple, clean, no-frill type that meets one's basic needs with the addition of cable TV. I highly recommend relaxing on the hammock in the middle of the day, falling asleep while the hammock rocks soothingly, and taking in the view of the endless green fields. Simple pleasures...
over 9 years ago
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Ho Chi Minh
2 days
1 - 20 pax

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