Vietnamese food has grown rapidly in popularity over recent years due to its notable health benefits.
Less oily than Chinese, less spicy than Thai food, and not as heavy as Indian food, the cuisine has roots in broths, raw food, gluten-free and additive-free cooking. The distinct freshness and simplicity of Vietnamese cuisine makes you want to explore the region's delightful dishes deeper.
Covering well-known dishes from the region including Pho Bo, Vietnamese Summer Rolls and Beef Salad, you will learn to prepare and cook each dish from scratch at your own work station. You will follow your host's step-by-step instructions. At the end of the class, enjoy your own cooked three-course meal together with the other students. Alternatively, take your meal home with you to share with family and friends.
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Vietnamese Summer Rolls: learn how to make these fresh-tasting rice paper rolls packed with prawns, light vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber and herbs, with a sweet ginger chilli dipping sauce
Vietnamese Beef Salad: low-calorie, high protein and gluten-free, this Vietnamese steak salad makes an ideal midweek meal. Plus, it's really simple to make. Learn how to balance the flavours for a perfect dressing
Vietnamese Pho Bo: There's nothing like a heavenly bowl of Pho Bo! Your host has spent many happy times watching the world go by at the side of a Vietnamese street, tucking into this delightful bowl of aromatic goodness! Learn how to master this popular street food dish and the tricks to making a proper broth - it's critical to the overall success of the dish. We're licking our lips just imagining it!
Please note: This course is suitable for everyone from basic cooking skills upwards. This class is not suitable for vegans, vegetarians or people with nut and crustacean allergies
Age restrictions: 18+
Founder Tina is originally from Java island in Indonesia. She grew up surrounded by lush rice paddies. As far back as Tina can remember, she used to help her mum prepare and sell her delicious homemade cooking to the surrounding villages.
Since moving to the UK over 10 years ago, Tina has learnt to experiment with ingredients and spices that she's grown up with to liven up and give a twist to everyday meals. Even the BBC were intrigued enough by Tina's background to come visit her at My Exotic Kitchen where she was featured on James Martin Home Comforts. She's excited to share her best-kept secrets with you!
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