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Discover the Fun and Eco-Friendly Side of Cooking in Hoi An

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Vietnam Travel Guides
Hoi An is not only an idyllic tropical town dripping in lanterns and history, but also an exciting destination for eco-tourism. One of the best eco-friendly activities visitors can engage in is the Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, where you can learn excellent recipes while supporting the environment and local farmers. This cooking class is an interactive, hands-on way to connect with Vietnamese culture and cuisine, and brings together sustainability and fun. Whether you're alone, with your family, or traveling with friends, this experience will heighten your vacation and inspire you to cook sustainably at home.

Get ready to embark on an incredible culinary journey and learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes

Get ready to embark on an incredible culinary journey and learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes! Join us for a unique cooking experience in beautiful Hoi An. (Source: collected)

The cooking school, located in Tra Que Village, grows all the staples Vietnamese cuisine, ranging from basil to cilantro, and even mushrooms. The school also shows you how to use lesser-known herbs, spices, and condiments such as turmeric, lemongrass, and fish sauce. All the ingredients they use are organic, grown on a small scale, and are in season, meaning you not only learn about Vietnamese cuisine but also about sustainable agriculture. And, if you’re lucky, you can also have a go at farming as you learn how to harvest some of the produce you’ll use in your cooking.

Learn how to craft flavorful dishes using sustainable ingredients and make your mark on a delicious dish that will make you proud

Learn how to craft flavorful dishes using sustainable ingredients and make your mark on a delicious dish that will make you proud. (Source: collected)

The cooking class starts with a guided tour of the greenhouses and farmers' fields, giving you an insight into the activities of local farmers. After the trip, the class begins with step-by-step demonstrations by enthusiastic chefs, who will guide you in making a Vietnamese feast. Participants cook in pairs, making the cooking class a great bonding activity. If you're traveling solo, don't worry; the class caters to solo travelers, so they'll partner you up with another classmate. You'll learn how to make fresh spring rolls, grilled pork, and greens in a tamarind sauce, Vietnamese pho, and delicious desserts like sesame balls. The recipes are beginner-friendly, adaptable, and are meant to be taken home.

Discovering a unique, local culture has never been this delicious

Discovering a unique, local culture has never been this delicious! (Source: collected)

While you're understanding how to cook delicious Vietnamese cuisine, the cooking school ensures that none of its resources go to waste by recycling any cooking waste and composting all food waste. The school also composts the used herbs, and this compost is in turn used to fertilize the field, making for a healthy cycle. All single-use items are compostable or recyclable, and if possible, the school uses the least single-use plastics possible, giving preference to reusable utensils.

Ready to broaden your culinary horizon, Embark on a flavorful journey in Hoi An and create delicious

Ready to broaden your culinary horizon? Embark on a flavorful journey in Hoi An and create delicious, eco-friendly dishes - all while having loads of fun! (Source: collected)

The Hoi An Eco Cooking Class experience is both fun and educational, and an excellent demonstration of sustainable agriculture. If you want to become conscious of the food you eat, learn new recipes, and have an interactive experience with a unique Vietnamese culture, this class will exceed your expectations. The Hoi An Eco Cooking Class symbolizes the significance of growing your food, especially with the increasing prices of organic produce worldwide. Go participate you never know, you might just come back with a new set of recipes that will become your dinner party chef signature dish.

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