Hoi An - Hai Cafe Evening Cooking Class

Product code GGI-HA02
Duration Half Day
Hoi An, Quang Nam
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  • Learn to make Hoi An speciality dishes - including fried spring rolls, grilled fish in banana leaves, & beef salad in a bamboo basket.
  • 1 hour & 15 minute class followed by dinner.
  • Maximum class size of 10 persons.
  • Hai Cafe is located in a the centre of Hoi An Ancient Town.


Red Bridge Restaurant & Cooking School offers half day, full day and evening programs everyday of the year. Highlights include a guided tour of Hoi An's colourful central market, boat trip on the Hoi An River, and hands on cooking class.

Our evening class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine. Together we prepare 3 dishes before sitting down for dinner to enjoy our efforts.

Your chef will introduce you to the local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking. Then it is your turn to chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook the ingredients into a delicious meal.

Your 5 course dinner also includes 2 additional Hoi An specialties* - White Rose and Fried Wanton. These secret recipes are made by only 1 family in Hoi An, and are included in the meal, but are not part of the cooking class.

Each class has a maximum of 10 persons, runs for 1 hour & 15 minutes and is then followed by dinner.

Recipes are provided at the start of the class.


  • Spring Rolls Hoi An Style
    Fresh prawns and market vegetables wrapped in rice paper & deep fried, served with  
    soya, sweet chilli & fish sauces.

  • Hoi An Beef Salad in a Bamboo Basket                                                                                                                 
    Tender thin strips of beef stir fried in tamarind then tossed with a salad of mint, 
    coriander, green mango & roasted peanuts – served with sesame rice paper.

  • Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf – local ocean fish stuffed with lemongrass, coriander, garlic, onions, sugar and rum. Fish is wrapped in banana leaves and barbecued for approximately 30 minutes.
    * A side dish of morning glory (water spinach) is served with this dish.

  • White Rose * – shrimp and pork wrapped in steamed rice flour.
  • Fried Wonton * – wheat flour steamed to produce a wrapping filled with shrimp and pork. Wantons are fried in hot oil and garnished with market vegetables and crushed black pepper.

Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingredients.

What's included


  • Local English speaking chef.
  • Welcome drink - local beer or soft drink / water.
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner.
  • All recipes and notes.

Price info

US$21 p.p.
inclusive of a US$1 transaction fee.

Please consider to add US$2 to support our charity New Borns Vietnam in saving sick babies throughout the country. 
For further details visit www.newbornsvietnam.org

Please email us after payment with your preferred dates, and we will send back a full confirmation – info@gottagoindochina.com


  • Full payment is required at the time of booking – no refunds.
  • No child prices. 
  • Cooking tour operates everyday of the year.
  • Tour is conducted in English.

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