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Cook & farm with mandy

Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Local market Hanoi
  • Cook and Farm in Hanoi
  • Day trip Hanoi
  • Home cooking class Hanoi
  • Local market Hanoi
  • Cook and Farm in Hanoi
  • Day trip Hanoi
  • Home cooking class Hanoi



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Escape the noise of bustling Hanoi and spend a lovely day at my village
  • Have chance to see a traditional market, and meet some hospitable farmers
  • Learn about all types of vegetables that we grow
  • Learn about all types of vegetables that we grow
  • Duration: 3 hours

DESCRIPTION

You leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 35 minutes from the old quarter to my house.

Upon arrival, I will meet you at our meeting point and show you a local market since Le King Dynasty. It is the most famous market in the region where many traditional items are for sales. If on market days (two or three times per week, other days market is not too crowded), people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about the bustling and colors of the market. which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old women chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths working hard with their bright brazier. Right next to the market there are some nice vegetable farms. We will just walk around the vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: bitter melon, corn, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, snake peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more (depend on the season to grow different crops).

I will explain more about the background of the vegetable and you may have a chance of helping a farmer in his field. Afterwards, we go to my house for cooking some delicious Vietnamese dishes. I will teach you some of my family recipes. Enjoy local fresh vegetables, fruits, make a traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family's customs together. I can serve vegetarian food upon request. At the end of the meal, you can take an Uber back to your hotel in the city.

Price includes:

  • Private tour
  • Visit market
  • Visit farm
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  • Cooking class
  • Local drink
  • Local English speaking guide
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Meet Mandy

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Hi, I am Mandy and live with my family in a small village just 35 minutes outside Hanoi. I have two daughters of 6 and 3 years old. I love traditional Vietnamese Cooking, culture and green farms. I wish to show them to everyone in the world. My parents are farmers. They work very hard on the beautiful land (fruit and vegetable plantation). My village has a very beautiful market surrounded by stunning farm land. Depending on the season we grow vegetables all year around.


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We had an amazing time with Mandy and her family. She showed us around the village, a festival that was going on and the farms. It was really neat to meet local people and learn about the local culture. Afterwards Mandy showed us how to make a few dishes. The spring rolls were amazing. We also got to meet some of her family. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. If you are thinking of taking a regular cooking class I would recommend this one instead as it has the added value of seeing how the locals live. Mandy was an amazing host!

26 Mar 2018

Mandy is a most gracious host while sharing her family and customs with us. We were allowed to assist in the preparations and cooking of a Vietnamese feast. My son and I highly recommend this exceptional experience.

24 Mar 2018

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