Written by James McDonald

December 4, 2012

Had a great day yesterday with the cooking class.

We did a market tour. Basically they  showed us what was available and what the differences were between our supermarket products and the market produce.

It was especially interesting to learn how to spot fresh fish and squid.




Mmmmmm Vietnamese Coffee

We then took a boat ride from the markets to red bridge resturant down the river, where we had the lessons.



Our teacher was a crack-up apparently he learnt alot of his english from aussie teachers and his sense of humour was great.


We did a few knife skills lessons my versions while cruder than the chefs still kind of looked ok


DIY Ricepaper for Shrimp Filled Spring Rolls

Doing rice paper spring rolls from scratch was a highlight for me…


Banh Xeo - Hoian pancakes wrapped in rice paper with peanut sauce


Eggplant hotpot


  1. Linduse

    I love the concept of making food fun. James you will so be showing me how to do that, I’d love to surprise Jerome with a pretty salad in his lunchbox.


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