Hanoi owns dozens of the great dishes to cheer up foodies, and Hanoi Culinary Tour 1 Day is as ideal as you ever wish to feel local cuisine and gastronomy in an authentic way. The 1-day introduction to Hanoi food and city tour is so beautiful and sufficient that you can access the best aspects of the Vietnamese capital city. The top food to serve you are “Pho” (the scrumptious soup served with noodle, beef, and aromatic herbs), Bun Cha (noodle with barbecued pork), Ban Cuon (steamed rice pancake rolled with minced pork and mushroom) etc. Also, the actual visit to the Hang Be Market lets you experience the local identities, market vibe, busy merchants, and Vietnamese ingredients. As “Pho” is the key and unbeatable brand of Hanoi, the city has several top places to savor the best Pho such as Pho Bat Dan or Pho Bo Hang Dong. The breakfast of Pho is the praiseworthy highlight of this one-day itinerary. Then, you come to see the well-known Old Quarter and enjoy the local peaceful spectacle of the age-old houses, shops, narrow alleys, etc.
More especially, the Hanoi Cooking Class urges you to take the hands-on experiences and learn how to cook with the engaging recipes. Right in Anh Tuyet Restaurant, you become the skillful cooks who obtain the essentials of the Hanoian gastronomy, how to use the local herbs, vegetables, and spices. The potential cooks are expected to complete the menu of the fried meat rolls (Nem), steamed fish (Ca Hap), and mixed salad (Nom). It’s highly enjoyable to taste your self-prepared dishes and give the scores. As you know, practice does make perfect especially when you want to make a difference. Therefore, remember to bring the recipe home, begin practicing the Hanoi food, and reward yourself. Hanoi makes you the gourmets as well as the hearty cooks.
Morning we start the Hanoi food market tour by a walk to Hang Be market. It is typical market as thousand of them around the city that supply food for the regular meal of local people. Then take the walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, you can feel the traditional atmosphere of the most attractive part in Hanoi and witness local people enjoy their breakfast on the pavement along the ride. Experiences a bowl of “Pho bo” (noodle with beef) at Pho Bat Dan or Pho Bo Hang Dong (subject to the availability of the restaurant) – famous typical Northern Vietnam Pho. In that pho local traditional restaurant, people should wait in line and pay and get their own bowl of Pho. After that Pho breakfast, we will continue waking tour around the Old Quarter, our guide will introduce to you some of the authentic local food like Banh Cuon (steam rice pancake rolled with mince perk and mushroom), Cha Ca La Vong (the most famous and authentic local food in Hanoi), enjoy some coffee in local coffee shop followed by “Bun Cha” lunch (Vermicelli with grilled pork – another Hanoi famous street food – Bun Cha Dac Kim Duong Thanh).
Afternoon, in order to complete your Hanoi culinary tour, you will have the opportunity to take a cooking class at Anh Tuyet Restaurant and learn how to prepare 3 traditional dishes of Hanoi.
Hanoi Cooking Class at Anh Tuyet Restaurant
- You start with a 1 hour market tour to learn about Vietnamese ingredients & how to choose fresh foods. Next is a short talk on the art of Hanoian gastronomy, vegetables, herbs & spices & how to prepare & use them.
- The practical includes learning cooking & cutting techniques & how to use a Vietnamese vegetable grater & knife.
- The menu includes: Nem (Fried meat rolls), Ca Hap (Steamed Fish with dill) and Nom (Mixed Salad).
- Dinner at the restaurant.