I love Vietnamese cuisine. Hoi An is the perfect destination for “Foodies” to take cooking classes and try some of the great restaurants in town.
Ms. Vy’s Gourmet Cooking Class is the place to take your cooking class. Here, I learned to make green papaya salad and spring rolls, my two favorites. It used to be held at her restaurants the Cargo Club and Morning Glory, but it has now moved to her new restaurant at Market. She is a well-known chef and TV personality who has four restaurants and a hotel in town.
I also tried and enjoyed her attractive Cargo Club, with great food, at 107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Her Mermaid Restaurant, at 2 Tran Phu St., was also very good. It was more casual and perfect for lunch. On my next trip I would try Market at 2 Nguyen Hoang St., An Hoi Islet, and Morning Glory.
I also recommend Brother’s Cafe with its gorgeous garden setting that runs along the river. 27 – 29 – 31 Phan Bội Châu Street.
I also had a wonderful dinner at the Mango Rooms Restaurant & Cafe in town. It has a great chef and a fun colorful, contemporary decor. 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc.
For dinner at the beach, take a cab out to the Four Seasons Nam Hai resort which is a stunning property along the coast.
You might also check out the Red Bridge Restaurant and Cooking School which I just read about. I saw, and would try, Tam Tam Bakery and Cafe on my next trip.