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Farm tour, market tour and home cooking class in Hanoi with local family 4.5 hours

Detail trip: Morning tour 9am-1:30 pm OR afternoon tour 3pm-7:30 pm

You leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 17 km from old quarter to my house = 35 minutes. Upon arrival, I meet you at 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 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 bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old women chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier. Right next to the market place is nice vegetable farms. We take a tour around 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)., You will learn more about background of vegetable and you may have chance to help a farmer working on his field. Afterwards, we go to my house for cooking delicious dishes. I will teach you how to cook some Vietnamese dishes by simple and traditional recipes. Enjoy local fresh vegetable, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family’s custom together. I can serve vegetarian food upon on request. After the meal, i help you order a Grab taxi back your hotel.

Tour price: I organize private cooking tour only. In special case our tour has another guest wants to join, i will inform you in advance.

Group size

Tour price in US dollars per person

1 pax

32 USD

2-4 pax

24 USD

5-8 pax

23 USD

9-15 pax up

22 USD

  • Tour price is included: walking Farm and market tour, home cooking class, fruit, tea and drink) .
  • Price is not include transport to my house and come back. TIP: YOU SHOULD GO BY GRAB TAXI, IT IS CHEAPER AND MORE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU.
  • Deposit: 50% when you book, the balance will be paid in cash when you come.
  • Cancel 5 days before departure: 50% charged
  • Cancel within 1-2 days or no show: 100% charged

The menu: Depend on the crop, I often cook the most fresh ingredient we have on the farm.

    1. Fried homemade spring roll (traditional) OR fresh noodle (Cold) roll with shrimp/beef/chicken and herbs
    2. River crab soup OR fresh fish soup OR clam soup OR fried fish with tomatoes sauces OR sautéed caramelized pork with egg OR stir fry duck with lemongrass.
    3. Green papaya salad OR green mango salad OR fresh cucumber
    4. Fried pork/ beef with betel leaves OR steamed pork roll with cabbage leaves OR fried tofu with tomatoes sauces. OR stir fry local vegetable (the seasonal we have: cabbage/ broccoli/ bok choy/ Kholrabi/ stweet potato leaves/ green been)
    5. Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water
    6. Traditional cake/candy and local fruit for dessert

    If you order one of above soup- I will serve food with rice noodle. If no soup, i will serve food with steamed rice.

    Vegetarian Menu (No Meat and no Sea Food)

    1. Fried homemade spring roll (traditional) OR fresh noodle (Cold) roll with fried tofu/ fruit and herbs
    2. Eggplant soup with tofu, fresh turmeric and herbs OR fried eggplant OR local gourd soup
    3. Green papaya salad OR green mango salad OR fresh cucumber
    4. Fried bean cake OR fried tofu with tomatoes sauces OR stir fry local vegetable (we have on the farm: cabbage/ broccoli/ bok choy/ Kholrabi/ stweet potato leaves/ green been)
    5. Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water
    6. Traditional cake/candy and local fruit for dessert

Email address: songphuongvegetablevillage@gmail.com

Mobile phone: ++84 085 211 2343

Address: Song Phương, Hoài Đức, Hà Nội

Meeting point: Đình Phương Viên (Phuong Vien Communal house)

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Mandy was very helpful right from the very beginning. We were in contact prior to our cooking class and she made it easy for us to meet her. We had an amazing experience and Mandy was such a wonderful host and showed us around her town, first by going to the local market, followed by walking around the local farms where we had met some of locals working away. The cooking class itself was a great experience overall and highly enjoyable. Food we cooked were absolutely tasty and we were more than satisfied by the end of it. Highly recommend this experience to everyone!! Thanks Mandy for being so hospitable, we had such a wonderful time and hope others are able to experience the same!

Amazing Experience with a Local from Dee-jane- Australia

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.

Jackie from USA