A Vietnamese Cooking Demo in Vietnam

Here’s a chance to experience a Vietnamese Cooking Demo with hands-on learning and authentic Vietnamese recipes; all in a real Vietnamese home.  

Mealtango in association with Black Swan Journeys presents to you the ‘Finding Pho’ culinary holiday in Vietnam from 25th November to 2nd December 2017.  This is an opportunity for foodies from Pune and across India to enjoy Vietnamese Cooking Demos in a Vietnamese home and explore Vietnamese recipes and cuisine.

The highlight of this tour is the unique opportunity to learn cooking from a home chef in Vietnam. Mealtango believes in the talent of home chefs and now you can learn how to cook Vietnamese food in a Vietnamese home in Hanoi. Mealtango partner, Black Swan Journeys are known for their customized travel experiences in India and abroad. This time, we want you to experience the beautiful country of Vietnam.

Vietnam, a South- East Asian country,  is famous for its food, beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas, cultural confluence and bustling cities. The Black Swan tour will take you on an 8 days journey through Hanoi (the capital), Halong Bay, Dalang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city. The culinary highlights of this tour are :

  • Guided street food trail in Hanoi
  • Beer trail in Hanoi
  • Luxury cruise at UNESCO listed Ha Long Bay
  • Cooking class at Red Bridge Cooking School in Hoi An
  • A treasure hunt through the streets of Hoi An
  • Night Vespa foodie trail through the streets of Saigon
  • And of course, the Vietnamese cooking demo using authentic Vietnamese recipes in Hanoi.

Local cuisine is at the heart of this tour to Vietnam so be assured that you will always be fed mouthwatering local Vietnamese recipes. It is now your time to explore the food in Vietnam like you see on all the food shows on TV. Vietnamese food is a classic example of the MasterChef-y ‘less is more’. The food while being simple in preparation is a flavourful medley which only needs to lived to understand. Some of the famous Vietnamese dishes that you will get to taste are:

  • Pho: As the birthplace of the world famous pho, Hanoi is proud for the fragrant rice noodle soup served with fresh herbs for breakfast.Two variations are most popular: pho ga (with chicken) and pho bo (with beef).
  • Bánh xèo (“sizzling cake”) is savory fried pancake made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder and stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion and bean sprouts. It is eaten by being wrapped in a mustard leaf, lettuce leaves or rice paper.
  • Bánh mì This Vietnamese baguette bread is typically made into a sandwich known as bánh mì kẹp or bánh mì Sài Gòn, eaten alongside dishes such as bò Kho (a beef stew) and phá lấu, or dipped in condensed milk.
  • Gỏi cuốn: Also known as Vietnamese fresh rolls, salad rolls, or summer rolls, they are rice-paper rolls that often include shrimp, herbs, pork, rice vermicelli, and other ingredients wrapped up and dipped in nước chấm or peanut sauce. Spring rolls almost constitute an entire category of Vietnamese foods, as the many different kinds of spring rolls have different ingredients in them.

Apart from this, there will be plenty of baos, dumplings, Vietnamese coffee, local beer, Vietnamese desserts, clay pot fish and meats and the unique egg coffee. Sounds delicious? Then log on to www.blackswanjourneys.com and sign up for this exotic food tour. Remember, all Mealtango customers get a special discount! Hurry and email concierge@mealtango.com for your discount and save the date for the exciting Vietnamese cooking demo in Vietnam.


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