Saigon cooking class

Posted by on Jul 04, 2011 | Comments Off

Hand-on cooking class, in the refined set up of Hoa Tuc restaurant in the heart of Saigon. Classes are conducted by a Vietnamese chef speaking English (French with a translator). Optional market visit with our Chef to purchase the ingredients you will cook just after during the Cooking Class.Only small group from 1 to 8 persons.

Given the success of our restaurant and in response to numerous requests from our regular patrons, we have decided to share with you our passion for Vietnamese cuisine, and some of our little culinary secrets. Thus “Saigon cooking class, by Hoa Tuc”, was born.

We have selected for you traditional favorite dishes such as the “Pho Bo” (rice noodle soup with beef) or the “Cha Gio (fried spring rolls). This is also an opportunity to discover our signature dishes such as the “mustard leaves rolled with crispy vegetables and shrimps”, or our “spicy beef salad with Kumquat, baby white eggplant and lemongrass”.

What make our cooking classes so special and unique are the small class size and the great care taken in all details.
Details that make all the difference and insure a great cooking class: discovering the fresh exotic ingredients, cooking with unusual Vietnamese kitchenware in a beautiful set up, surrounded by a thoughtful staff speaking English.

From total novices to food professionals we believe that a cooking class is always a funny and interesting way to discover Vietnamese culture.

The beauty of Hoa Tuc (which translates as “Opium Poppy”) is both in its concept and its execution. Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine is offered in a beautiful, unusual setting that takes its inspiration from Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and the site’s original purpose.

The overhang at the entrance is made of cast iron and frosted glass – inspired by the Metropolitan metro entrances in vogue in Paris in the early 1900s. The front terrace is a bustling place, where diners can enjoy the business set lunch (three courses, weekdays only) and observe the action in the courtyard.
Walk around to the side, and you’ll find a long lush patio with plush benches dotted with luxurious silk covered cushions, where Saigon Cooking Class Chefs offer interesting and funny Vietnamese cooking class.

Our menu focuses on Vietnamese food for the more modern palate, with unusual touches that make it especially interesting. No MSG, of course, is used, and most meat dishes can be made in either seafood or vegetarian versions.

The wine list, concocted by a renowned sommelier, is the first of its kind in Vietnam and great care was taken to select each and every wine for its ability to work well with the bright, vibrant flavours of Vietnamese cuisine.
Overall possibly the most exciting Vietnamese option in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hands-on Cooking Class

The emphasis is on seasonal traditional food which both tastes and looks delicious but is simple to prepare and recreate at home.
You will discover and use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty 3 courses Vietnamese meal. To end on a sweet touch, we will take care to complete this meal with a delicious seasonal dessert.
During the class you just concentrate on the pleasure of discovering and cooking, we’ll give you all the recipes in detail at the end. Our Vietnamese Chef conduces his classes in English.

Of course we will adapt the menu to vegetarians or allergic people. Please, let us know your booking in advance, so we can accommodate for you. Kids from 7 years old are welcome.

Tuesday to Sunday, 2 sessions:
Summer rates from 13th Jun till 18th Sept:
Adult rate: $35 instead of $39! -Market visit with our Chef offered for 3  classses purchased!  Kids* rate: $25 (meal only: $10)
*Kids till 14 years old.
Only small group: from 1 to 8 people.

Current menu, offer a cooking class, information and reservation: contact us.
We are located at the first floor of “Hoa Tuc” restaurant, in the old opium refinery of Saigon, in the heart of down town at 74/7 Hai Ba Trung Street, district 1. Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Private Cooking Parties

There’s no better way to mark a special occasion – either a birthday, a family meeting or an anniversary – than with a wooden spoon in hand and friends or family all around.
Each cooking party is customized to accommodate your goals and budget.

Duration: about 3 hours.
Cost from $39.
We welcome groups from 7 to 15 people.

For a quote or more information please
or call (08)3 825 84 85.

Saigon Cooking Class by Hoa Tuc, at Hoa Tuc restaurant.
Opposite to the hotel Park Hyatt. After you pass under the yellow arch, take the passage way to the end, and to your left you will find us.

Address: The Courtyard, 74/7  Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh city.
Tel: (08) 3 825 84 85          Fax: 3 825 16 77          Email:

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