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Private Dining with Vietnam’s Celebrity Chef

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Overview

For food and culture lovers, this evening’s visit to a typical home of a celebrity chef in Vietnam will be a culinary discovery like no other. Discover how a traditional Hanoian family dines learning to prepare a traditional shared meal try while practicing tips on how to dine like a Hanoian.

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Private Dining with Vietnam’s Celebrity Chef
- Evening
This late afternoon at around 16:30, be met at the hotel and transferred to a local family’s home whose host is a mini celebrity chef. This is an exclusive chance to meet a top 5 contestant on a reality cooking TV programme. This evening, get a distinctive feeling of traditional Hanoi families where long established dining etiquette has been passed down through numerous generations. 


Gather around a typical family meal with a shared tray of food in the center and enjoy an interactive talk with the chef about dining practices including and some interesting dos and don’ts. For example, younger members always have to wait for the elders to eat first, or a woman always needs to sit right next to the rice pot.

Then get hands-on to prepare a traditional Hanoi family meal tray which normally includes the five fundamental tastes - spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet that also represent the elements such as metal, wood, fire, water and earth in Vietnamese culture. It is common to also find eggplant pickles that is a must for every meal. If feeling adventurous, take a sniff of the strong flavour of typical fermented shrimp paste.

Once ready, take a seat and practice the dining etiquette that was just learned while indulging in the meal and tuck-in just like how a traditional Hanoian does. Bid farewell to the host with a little hand-made souvenir gift.


Important Information


Our services include:
– Transportation with driver in A/C vehicle
– Service of English speaking local guide
– Drinking water during the tour
– Dinner with a drink ( incl beer, soft drink & water)
Our services do not include:
– Camera / video entrance fees
– Other meals than mentioned
– Other services than mentioned
– Gratuities, personal expenses, and other items

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