Tra Que is a charming little village on the edge of Hoi An, the village is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Pho Hoi people. Experience a day of living and working with the local people in Tra Que vegetable village, in which you will have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers. Experience the delights of the countryside, Tra Que village that was named after the sweet scented vegetables – Interact with the local sellers in the market and farmers on gardens – Prepare and practise 4 famous dishes of Hoi An.
At 8.30am, visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson.
Bike to Tra Que Organic Village, you then walk around the vegetable garden where farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago – no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson before tasting a special herbal drink at a local home.
To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower.
Arriving at Tra Que’s Family House we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Family Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes.
After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely boat trip and bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An, on the way back stop at Nhat tomb and Ba Le well. The tour finishes at around 4pm.
* Local English speaking guide
* 1 Drink (non-alcoholic)
* Permits to visit village
* Cooking demonstration
* Drinks and other services not clearly described
* Personal expenses
* Travel insurance, Tip