Get an insight into the subtle and mouth watering cuisine of Vietnam with a half day cooking class in the evocative UNESCO-listed old town of Hoi An. You'll visit a local market to buy your ingredients, take a boat trip along the river and learn some delicious recipes to take home as well as enjoying a superb lunch.

Today you will have a chance to learn about authentic and delicious Hoian cuisine by joining a cooking class. First you will pay a visit to Hoi An’s colourful and busy market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

Then board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life in this quaint town, so make sure your camera is handy.

On arrival, you are introduced to the cooking school’s herb garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before you prepare the same dish yourself. Also included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). Best of all, at the end you will sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have cooked!