Hanoi is recognized as a rising destination for foodies. More and more international tour operators organize culinary trips to Vietnam with cooking classes in key cities like Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. In particularly Hanoi best caters for this kind of service. Take part in a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a neighborhood ‘wet’ market to learn about Vietnamese ingredients before proceeding to the home of a true Hanoian who learned her culinary skills from her grandmother, a former chef who once served the French elite, in the 1930’s. After visiting a local market to buy the day’s ingredients, learn how to prepare and cook true northern Vietnamese cuisine before sitting down to enjoy a delectable meal.