Today's Da Nang is wealthy, modern and rapidly expanding.  Its our third largest city with a population of just  over 1,000,000 and you'll experience a bustling and stable place that's very comfortable with itself.  Da Nang is where many Vietnamese aspire to live, and its Xuan Tu's hometown!  So its sometimes hard to imagine Da Nang's long history with origins dating back over 1800 years to the ancient kingdom of Champa.  In early Dai Viet times the city was called Cua Han, and Tourane during our French colonial period.   

From this long and diverse history comes a fiercely proud people with unique culinary traditions, making Da Nang one of the most compelling food destinations anywhere in South East Asia.   

Mrs Mai is Xuan Tu's mother, who as a young girl survived the Vietnam War while cooking for her family of 11 from recipes handed down by word-of-mouth from her mother (my grandmother).  Your cooking class will be held in the kitchen of 'Mai Homestay' in Thach Lam street just 5 minutes from Da Nang's famous beaches and 10 minutes from the city centre.  Our home is modern and designed in the Vietnamese style specifically for overseas visitors so has all the first world comforts you would expect.  Mrs Mai is recently retired from her own restaurant and our kitchen is her world and she really loves to share our home and Central Vietnamese cooking style with you.  

If you want to learn how to prepare a traditional Vietnamese meal in your own kitchen, you should not leave Da Nang without a cooking class conducted by Mrs Mai. One of the highlights of our visit to DaNang

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Mrs Mai's Private Cooking Class lasts 4 hours. We do not teach large groups because, by using my Private Tour philosophy, each class is a personal experience for single people, couples or small family groups (maximum 4 persons).  From hotel pick-up to your safe return you will be immersed in daily Vietnamese life.  Not only will you enjoy 'hands-on' cooking of the food WE eat, you will also accompany my mom to our local market and help select the ingredients to prepare & cook your own meal!  Like my Private Tours your Private Cooking Class will be held in English - or Mandarin if required.

When booking your Mrs Mai's Private Cooking Class you will be asked to select three main meals you would love to prepare, plus one dessert from the following list (3 selections per booking) - we cater for vegetarians too (a rice bowl is served with your main meal selections plus salad); 

Vegetarian Dishes: Vegetarian Curry, Fried Tofu in Tomato Sauce, Stir Fried Tofu with Lemongrass, Mỳ Quảng Da Nang (a Local Noodle Soup), Vegan Pumpkin Soup, Stir Fried Morning Glory with Garlic, Vegetarian Salad, Bánh Mỳ (A Vietnamese Baguette with Veggie Filling), Vietnamese Fresh Vegetarian Spring Roll. 

Non-Vegetarian Dishes: Bún bò Huế (a Beef Noodle Soup), Vietnamese Sour Fish Soup, Pumpkin Soup with Beef, Vietnamese Lotus Stem Salad with Prawns & Pork, Vietnamese Braised Chicken with Ginger, Lemongrass Chili Chicken, Beef Ragout, Bánh Mỳ (a Vietnamese Baguette with Non-Veggie Filling), Stuffed Squid, Traditional Vietnamese Sizzling Pancake, Vietnamese Caramelized and Braised Catfish , Caramelize Dried Squid, Vietnamese Prawn in Tamarind Sauce, Spinach Shrimp Sauce, Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Rice Noodles, Vietnamese Thick Noodle Soup. 

Dessert: Red Bean Sweet Soup with Tapioca and Coconut Milk, Grilled Banana with Coconut Milk. 

How to book a cooking class:

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