Photo Credit: Estelle Carson & Maycie Albrecht 

14 May 2016 HO CHI MINH COOKING SCHOOL

It couldn’t have been a better day.  We spent the morning learning about Saigon city and it’s rich and controversial history.  We visited the Vietnam War Museum, saw the Reunification Palace, and even toured Chinatown – before our cooking class even started.  

In the afternoon we set out for our cooking class held at an Organic Farm just outside the city.  This was by far one of our best cooking experiences.  We learned how to make prawn coriander rice wraps, green mango salad, stewed mushroom and fish, and sweet banana spring roll.  We were able to tour an organic farm, pick our own herbs, and even visit a mushroom farm – it was an incredible experience.

I will write more tomorrow after we visit the Mekong Delta.  Oh yeah – and we saw a fire-breathing man on the street tonight.  So cool!

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