Vy's Market offers 3 teaching areas with modern equipment providing the most immersive cooking experience in Vietnam. With 4 programmes tailored to different levels of skill, Ms Vy’s classes are in a league of their own and are often the highlight of many visitors’ trips to Hoi An.
If you're looking for a unique culinary experience, where you will gain an understanding of how ingredients are selected and assembled to create local dishes, then Ms Vy's Market Restaurant is the perfect venue.
From 15-20 February (inclusive), during the Tet (Vietnamese New Year) holiday, we are are only able to offer the Taste Vietnam Street Food Tour and the Holiday Masterclass, as many of our staff will be taking time off to spend with their families. Furthermore, as the local market will be closed, there will be no market tour for the Holiday Masterclass during 16-17th February. The class will therefore begin at 10.00am on these two days.
We thank you for your kind understanding.
The Taste Vietnam Team
A fun and interesting way to learn about Hoi An's famous Street Food.
A guided tour of Vy's Market Restaurant many Street Food counters watching live demonstrations with actual involvement and many food tastings. Hands on assembly of four dishes at the food stations, including Hoi An Crispy Pancakes, Rice Paper Rolls and Cao Lau. Lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking gift to take home.
A fun and interesting half day, learning about Vietnamese food and the Hoi An way of life. Already in its 18th year, this popular cooking class is listed in many of the major guidebooks and on Trip Advisor.
Take a boat trip from "Vy's Market Restaurant" to Hoi An's colourful central market. Tour of the market with an English speaking guide followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy's Market Restaurant, watching live cooking demonstrations with actual involvement and many food tastings. Two hour hands-on cooking class, lunch, recipes a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
Advanced Masterclass is a cooking class designed to suit very keen cooks and professional chefs with good knife skills, who cook often at home or work and are fast and confident in the kitchen. You will be preparing a 4 course traditional Vietnamese family style lunch; starter, main dish, side and dessert. All dishes are made from scratch using raw ingredients. We will be prepping, cleaning, chopping, slicing, shredding and cooking together around a large kitchen table in an intimate fun hands-on class.
Meet at "Vy's Market Restaurant' and travel by boat for a guided tour of Hoi An's colourful central food market. We buy all the ingredients for our class and design our menu based on the best and freshest produce available that day. We then return to Vy's Market by boat for an interesting and informative tour of the restaurants many street food kitchens, watching live cooking demonstrations with hands on involvement and many food tastings. 2.5 hour hands on in-depth cooking class, lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
Discover the countryside of Hoi An by bicycle and learn how to cook 4 of Hoi An's famous local dishes, including White Rose (steamed dumplings with pork and prawn mousse) and Banh Xeo (crispy pancake).
A scenic guided bicycle tour to Tra Que Village to learn about herbs, visit Hoi An's only Cao Lau noodle maker, a bean sprout grower's home, a countryside market, see water buffalo, exotic birds and wildlife. Followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy's Market Restaurant watching live cooking demonstrations with many food tastings. Two hour hands on in-depth cooking class, lunch, sweet treats, refreshing Vietnamese drinks and water included. Recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
Designed for small groups and families with small children or those who wish to have a private cooking class and lunch without touring the central Hoi An market.
Take a guided tour of "Ms Vy's Market Restaurant" many street food counters, seeing live cooking demonstrations with actual hands on involvement and many food tastings. 1.5 hour cooking class preparing four dishes. Lunch, recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
Designed for skilled cooks, qualified chefs and food enthusiasts keen to gain an in-depth understanding of Vietnamese culture and cuisine. Hands on cooking class of four famous Vietnamese dishes including Stuffed Squid with Pork and Fried Wontons with Crabmeat.
Take a boat trip from "Ms Vy's Market Restaurant" to the Hoi An market, guided tour of Hoi An's colourful central food market followed by an interesting and informative tour of Ms Vy's Market Restaurant's street food counters, seeing live cooking demonstrations with actual hands on involvement and many food tastings. Three hour in-depth class with Ms Lulu, learning about Vietnamese culture, nutrition, philosophy, hands on preparation and cooking of four recipes, lunch, sweet treats, unlimited refreshing Vietnamese drinks including water and beer. Recipes, a mini Taste Vietnam booklet and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
Experienced teachers of Vietnamese cuisine sharing traditional family recipes
Ms Vy is a third generation chef in her family. A native of Hoi An, Ms Vy grew up in and around her parents' and grandparents' restaurant and noodle shop. Ms Vy opened her first restaurant, Mermaid, in 1992.This was the first restaurant to cater to foreign visitors in Hoi An. After numerous requests from tour guides and independent travellers, Ms Vy finally agreed to share some of her kitchen secrets and tips, which led to the creation of her cooking classes.
Over the years, Ms Vy's restaurants and cooking classes have been featured in many guide books and publications worldwide. Ms Vy has garnered a reputation as an authority on Vietnamese cuisine and culture and as such has acted as consultant to many world-renowned chefs and television productions. In 2011, Ms Vy published her first book "Taste Vietnam - The Morning Glory Cookbook". The book presents not only a celebration of Vietnamese cuisine, but also a heart-warming, at times poignant, but often humorous account of her life growing up in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An.
Ms Lu has worked with Ms Vy since she was 14 years old. She first worked at the Mermaid Restaurant, helping Ms Vy with the restaurant and classes there. As Ms Vy's cooking school moved and expanded, Ms Lu moved with her and continued to help with the increasingly popular classes. With over 10 years experience in the classroom Ms Lu quickly wins over students with her sweet disposition and boundless enthusiasm.