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Vietnam Cooking Class

From the market to the stomach! Can't get fresher than this!

sunny 88 °F

It's another quick weekend trip, this time to Vietnam. We left school a little bit early and took a shuttle into Singapore to catch a two hour flight to Da Nang, where we caught a shuttle to Hoi An, about 30 minutes away. We are staying at a place called the Library Hotel https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298082-d1157801-r483997811-Vinh_Hung_Library_Hotel-Hoi_An_Quang_Nam_Province.html

When we got to the room it was totally full of mosquitos. Everywhere. We asked them to spray and then went off to get some. I think we got over sprayed and were coughing quite a bit. But it killed them!

Saturday morning we had a lovely breakfast with omelettes, bacon, breads and fresh fruit. I really appreciate bacon now after living in Malaysia with very little pork products.

Then it was off on a shuttle to a cooking class. There were 9 of us, from the US, Holand and Hong Kong. First they gave us shopping bags and we went to a huge outdoor market to buy the ingredients. Everything was so fresh looking. Even the meat didn't have any bad smells. So many beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables.

We then boarded a boat for a ride down the river. It's hot here. Hotter than Malaysia. Then is was onto a smaller boat to a little compound next to a shrimp farm.


Everyone had their own cooking station with a burner. The guide/driver/chef would show us how to cook something, and then we would go back and make it ourself. We started off with spring rolls. Then it was a Banh Xeo (rice crepe) , then Bun Bo Nam Bo (noodle salad), followed by Pho Bo Ha Noi (Soup) and topped off the fresh pineapple.

Super fun and yummy!

The rest of the day includes a massage/pedi and shopping! Might not be hungry later!

Posted by dianeski4 00:41 Archived in Vietnam

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