The family’s cooking revolves around the seasons and they visit the market every day to find the freshest produce, meat and seafood. Diep and her family serve home-style central Vietnamese dishes. Join Diep and her mother Loc in the kitchen to learn how to prepare 2-3 dishes in a hands-on cooking lesson and Diep and her mother will prepare additional dishes in advance. You will help chop, stir and fry the meal. The cooking lesson will last about an hour before you gather with the family to enjoy the meal together. You will taste typical central Vietnamese dishes such as a soup like canh chua ca (sour fish soup) or a vegetable soup, a main dish of meat or seafood (like her mother’s muc nhoi thit, stuffed squid), stuffed tofu, stuffed bitter melon, and fresh vegetable dishes such as stir-fried morning glory or chayote, crispy tofu in tomato-egg sauce, and rice. End your meal with fresh, seasonal fruit and tea. The menu will vary based on the season.
Diep (pronounced "Yeep") lives with her husband, young baby, and her parents in a typical family home in Danang. She loves to travel and seeks out traditional dishes when she explores a new place, she believes this is the best way to meet locals, hear their voices, and get to know a place.
Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.