"Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre

"Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre

"Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre
4.5
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
About
In the heart of downtown , just a step from the Central market - Ben Thanh, located in an alley, Mai Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Center invites you towards a cultural destination with our Chefs, brimming with enthusiasm, to make you live intense moments of the Vietnamese gastronomy, among our Hands - on cooking coures.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.5
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Lucy G
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We absolutely loved our cooking class and market trip. The market trip was so interesting, learning about all the fruits and vegetables in the market. The actual cooking class was very interesting and it broke down the steps to make these Vietnamese dishes and they were all so delicious! Thank you for a very informative, fun and tasty experience!
Written 23 October 2023
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Roam13902176769
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Learned cooking techniques beyond the basics. One of the highlights of our trip! We ate what we prepared and it was so so yummy!!! Thank you to the Chef and her family for showing us a GREAT time
Written 11 September 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Thank you very much for your kind reviews and very happy that you enjoyed well our cooking class. Looking forward to your kind recommendations. Wishing you great happiness and all our best wishes. Sincerely yours Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 19 September 2023
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William C
NY7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was an amazing experience! We arranged this experience outside of our cruise ship due to most excursions being full and we hit the jackpot! Our day started with a slightly delayed arrival and the hostess was super communicative and graciously allowed us to show one hour late with zero fuss or impact to our experience! Upon arrival the hostess was waiting for us at the meeting place and showed us around the market and even assisted with purchases. After the market we went to a very intimate venue and the hostess and her brother walked us step by step thru the preparation of an amazing three courses. The amount of time, instruction, patience and hands on was great. Hee English was excellent. The food was delicious and we left with gifts, a small cookbook and graduation certificates. Can’t say enough how happy we were to have this unique experience.
For your time in Vietnam make sure you download the grab app for taxi’s to and from the market area as some of the cruise ports are quite a drive away, but we’ll worth it!
Written 22 August 2023
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Alisa R
3 contributions
What a fun experience! Can’t say enough good things about how enjoyable this experience was with my 13-year old daughter. From zipping across town on a motorbike from the market to the clean kitchen to the prep, cooking and dining, Chef and her staff really made this a 5-star excursion. Thank you! I would definitely be interested in taking another class in te future!
Written 3 August 2023
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Halong B
10 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
A fun way to experience simple but authentic Vietnamese flavors and dishes. The chef and guide Ms. Quy was very friendly and knowledgeable as she gave us a quick walkthrough and explanations of Ben Thanh Market sections. She explained the menu and we learned some facts about native fruit and vegetables! She then ordered some taxis for the group which was about a 15 minute drive frok the market.We met at the cooking studio for the cooking class, and met the other chef Ms. Ngoc, as well as 2-3 other folks who were cooking in the kitchen. Each dish and step was explained and modeled before we tried it.

Note that we never did any frying, baking, steaming, etc. These steps were done by kitchen staff ( probably to ensure we got to eat on time and all was cooked properly :) Also, there is a different menu depending on the day.
I believe banh xeo is a weekend special dish, which we sadly missed :(

The cooking we did was: seasoning meat, measuring and combining ingredients to make sauces, cutting vegetables and fruit, and measuring, rolling, and filling dumplings. We were taught some basic plating to make things look beautiful as well.

If you are looking for a simple, fun class this is for you! She also sends you home with a recipe book :)
Written 21 July 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Thank you very much for your good reviews. We are very happy seeing that you have enjoyed well our cooking class. Looking forward to your kind recommendations. Wishing you great happiness! Sincerely yours, Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 22 July 2023
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Sita K
12 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Such a wonderful experience. One of the best tours we have taken. The food was definitely the best meal we had in the three weeks travelling through Vietnam. Our host and chef was an excellent chef and communicator. We received beautiful gifts and certificates at the end. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Highly recommend
Written 12 July 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Thank you very much for your great reviews and very happy that you enjoyed well our cooking class. Looking forward to your kind recommendations. Wishing you all the best and great happiness! Sincerely yours, Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 13 July 2023
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Virginia M
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Excellent day. The best cooking class my partner and o have ever had. Everything was prepared and well taught. Even got gifts after
Written 18 June 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Thank you very much for your kind reviews and very happy that you enjoyed well. Looking forward to your recommendations. Wishing you all the best Sincerely yours, Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 19 June 2023
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foodeeforever
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
An enjoyable day with professional instructions and tasty food. Thank you so much for taking your time with only one participant
Written 9 June 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Thank you very much for your rate of cooking class and kind reviews. Looking forward to your recommendations. Wishing you all the best Sincerely yours, Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 11 June 2023
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Iris L
5 contributions
May 2023
I took 2 Advanced classes with Mai home and loved the experience !

After a market tour we went to an apartment and cooked a variety of dishes.
I thought the class was very hands-on and learned a lot of information on the Vietnamese cooking techniques and food habits in general.
We prepared delicious dishes, I was amazed at how it turned out.

The chef and team was so lovely.
Highly recommend !
Written 18 May 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Dear Iris, Thank you very much to your great review. Looking forward to your kind recommendations. Wishing you all the best. Sincerely yours, Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 11 June 2023
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Jonas
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
It was a nice experience with very nice chefs giving us professional instructions until we finished preparing a tasty meal. We were taught the recipes as well as some background theory. You will receive the recipes with historic background as a proper printout with cover and all as well as a nice parting gift. Expect a good time and tasty food. If we can find time, we will join another class.
Written 14 May 2023
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MAI HOME - T
Dear Jonas, Thank you very much for your kind reviews and the best rate for us on TripAdvisor. Looking forward to your recommendations. Wishing you all the best ! Ms. Ngoc Dung
Written 16 May 2023
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