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Farm Tour & Cooking in Hanoi with local family

Host Manh

$28.75 per guest


Morning tour from 9am - 1:30 pm/ Afternoon tour from 3pm - 7:30 pm

You will leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 17 km = 35 minutes. I will see you in meeting point. Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty 1428. It is the most famous market in the region where there are many traditional items for sales. If on Market Day (two or three times per week), people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old woman chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier.
If not on market days, you still visit the nice market with local product for selling as: Fish, vegetable, fruits, meet shops and chickens and chatting with local people at the market.
Right next to the market place, there are nice vegetable farms. We go around and visit vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: bitter melon, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more., and you may have chance to join a farmer working in his field on the way and ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle.
After that, we go to my house to cook delicious and traditional dishes. I will teach you how to cook some special Vietnamese dishes by simple and traditional recipes. Enjoy local fresh vegetable, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family's custom together. I offer free tea and local drink.

After meal, you can take UBER taxi back your hotel.
- This tour I can host in the morning from 09:00 Am – 01:30 Pm and afternoon from 03:30 Pm - 07:30 Pm
- The market is open in the morning only from 07 – 11:00 and there is no market in the afternoon.

- From the Hoan Kiem Lake to my house is 17 km, I recommend you go by UBER taxi if possible, it is much cheaper and more comfortable

- When you confirm booking with me, I will send you a direction in Vietnamese and my mobile phone number so you give to your driver he will take you to my home exactly.


Depend on the seasonal; I often cook the best and most fresh ingredient we have on the farm.
1. Spring roll (fry) OR Fresh Noodle roll with beef/chicken
2. Crab soup OR fish soup OR clam soup OR pork ball soup with taro stem and herbs OR stir chicken with lemongrass OR fry fish with tomato sauce.
3. Green papaya salad OR banana flower salad OR cucumber and jicama salad OR green mango salad
4. Fry Pork with betel leave OR Fry egg with betel leave
5. Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water
6. Traditional cake and local fruit for dessert
If you order one of above soup- I will serve food with rice noodle. If no soup, i will serve food with steamed rice.

Vegetarian Menu (No Meat and no Sea Food)
1. Spring roll (fry) OR Fresh Noodle roll with fruit & herbs
2. Cucumber and jicama salad OR Green papaya salad OR banana flower salad OR green mango salad
3. Fry egg with betel leave OR stir local vegetable with garlic
4. Eggplant and turmeric soup OR tofu and tomato sauce OR vegetarian soup
5. Tea OR local beer OR soft drink OR mineral water
6. Traditional cake and local fruit for dessert
If you order soup- I will serve food with rice noodle. If no soup, i will serve food with steamed rice.


Hi, I am Mandy Bui. My family is living in suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I love traditional Vietnamese Cooking, culture and green farms. I wish to show them to everyone in the world. My parents are farmers. They work very hard on the beautiful land (fruit and vegetable plantation). My family like to meet travelers from around the world to introduce our local life, local market, chat with hospitality people, cook our traditional dishes and share peaceful moment with my family.

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Hi, I am Mandy Bui. My family is living in suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I love traditional Vietnamese




from Vancouver

We had a fantastic experience with Mahn. She gave us very clear instructions for getting to her village outside of Hanoi, and when we arrived, we walked through the local market and through the nearby fields to see what grows in the area. Then we went back to her house and prepared a delicious lunch. Manh was a welcoming and gracious host and very well organized for our meal. She was able to guide us through some of the preparations and explain about the dishes and ingredients. And we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with her! We'd highly recommend this experience.



from Brisbane

This was one of our favorite tours in Vietnam. Manh was so friendly and knowledgeable. Her English was fantastic. We enjoyed a tour of the market and farms then went back to Manh's lovely house and helped her prepare our lunch. It was my favorite meal in Vietnam and the spring rolls were the best we ever had. Thank you!!!



from Hanoi

We had such a lovely time with Manh and her family. 5 of us took part in this tour for my friends birthday surprise and Manh was excellent at welcoming us to our home, as well as trying to make sure my friend's birthday was extra special. She met us and took us to the market and farm and we had a go at the farming ourselves which was very fun! She then led us back home and we enjoyed some tea before cooking a delicious meal together. The food was amazing and there was so much of it to enjoy! The best part of the tour was the friendless of Manh's family and the auntenticity of cooking in a Vietnamese home. Manh's little daughters were also lovely and we had lots of fun playing with them. I would definetely recommend doing this tour, worth the money!


Josephine huang

Josephine huang

from Taipei

Mahn is a wonderful host with great organizing and cooking skill. She explained about the ingredients and instruction with patience. Her house is really spacious and clean. Can’t ask more for a better cooking and dining experience. Thank you Mahn!

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