In addition to the ecotourism experience, we want you to be able to truly see, feel, smell, create and taste the foods in our cooking class so that you can confidently use what you have learned to re-create the dishes in your own home.

Bay Mau Cooking School


At Bay Mau Eco Cooking Class, we offer you something completely unique. After picking you up at your hotel in Hoi An, we will begin our adventure in the Ancient Quarter. First, a stroll through the Central market to purchase all fresh ingredients for the class. Then, we board our river basket boat for a relaxing 30-minute ride on the Thu Bon river to Bay Mau Coconut Forest, which is recognized by the Province as an official ecological zone.

We then walk through the vegetable fields to our teaching kitchen overlooking the water coconut trees and rows of vegetables. After that, you have a chance to meet local residents. You will be able to not only go on basket boats but also fish around the beautiful palm forest. Finally, we will show you 4 traditional Vietnamese dishes while you enjoy the cool breeze and the peaceful setting of the countryside.

Now it's time to COOK!

Vietnamese cuisine has a number of popular dishes from North to South with each region having its own signature dishes. At Bay Mau Cooking Class, we follow the menu created by Ms. Sinh and Thuan Tinh Island Chef/founder to give you a selection of appetizers, main dish and soup that portrays Vietnamese cuisine from all three main regions: Banh Xeo from the Central region (prepared as Hoi An style), Stirred egg noodles with seafood, Pho Bo cooked as Ha Noi style (i.e. without sugar). And also, Goi Cuon Tom, or prawn spring rolls (where we will avoid 4-5 common mistakes so yours will be delicious).

Each dish is demonstrated first, then it’s YOUR turn to replicate at your individual cooking station and make your own delicious Vietnamese appetizer. Then on to the next appetizer or main.

Additional Services

Vegetarian Options Available upon request.
A Fresh Fruit Platter will be served for Dessert.
Recipes will be provided at the end of class for you to take home.
Reserve by email, No payment or credit card needed.



Central Market


River basket boat


Thu Bon river


Go on bamboo boat


Make Rice Milk


Make Rice Milk


Make Rice Milk


Rice Paper for Spring Roll


Hand on cooking



Taxi pickup at hotel:
– Morning tour: at 8:20AM and return to Old Town about 2:00PM
– Afternoon tour: at 13:20PM and return to Old Town about 6:00PM
Hats, Sunscreen, Umbrellas available on request.
Ice Tea, Bottled Water, and free-flow fresh Passion Fruit juice included in tour price.
English speaking tour guide.
Tour runs everyday, minimum of 2 guests needed.

Tour price:


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