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"Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre

269 Bis Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 28 3838 6037
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Surprisingly enjoyable

I hate cooking and was not looking forward to the cooking class. To my surprise, I actually really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thea S
via mobile
Savour Saigon and learn how to cook Saigon style

Picked up and dropped off from our hotel in an air con car, we enjoyed a very informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dclare142
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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269 Bis Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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+84 28 3838 6037
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I hate cooking and was not looking forward to the cooking class. To my surprise, I actually really enjoyed the class. It was informative and although there was no dragging of feet, I still managed to keep up despite a solid hangover. I was reluctant...More

Thank Thea S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up and dropped off from our hotel in an air con car, we enjoyed a very informative and friendly visit to the huge food market. Then we were shown Vietnamese traditional cooking implements with great stories and legends. The chef (her name sounded like...More

Thank dclare142
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MAI HOME - T, Người quản lý at "Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ms dclare142 Thank you for visiting us and making our cooking class more beautiful! We’re glad that you found what you were looking for. It is our goal that you are always happy with what you learn from us, so please let us know...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely brilliant morning here. The chef/guide was the perfect combination of welcoming, professional, informative and experienced. All of the other staff were equally friendly and helpful also. The atmosphere throughout the class was extremely friendly and I met and worked with some fantastic...More

Thank Clíodhna N
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MAI HOME - T, Người quản lý at "Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Clíodhna N It has been a pleasure serving you.And happy to hear you enjoy our Food. ''Mai'' Home - the Saigon Culinary Art Center - takes pride in giving priority to our customers and looking after your needs. Quality and customer service are what...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being picked up from our hotel we went to the Ben Thanh Markets to view the ingredients we would be using. We didn't purchase the ingredients however, as they were already bought for us as there was much preparation required for us to be...More

Thank Greg H
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MAI HOME - T, Người quản lý at "Mai" Home - The Saigon Culinary Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear GJH389 I am writing to thank you once again for being one of our valued customers. We frequently update our product offerings, so I encourage you to let me know if you have any questions about the culinary, food or recipe..vv . If you...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I passed! Kate was a wonderful host that started our tour off with a visit to the local market with a fantastic introduction of the uniqueness of Ben Thanh Market. We picked up a few essentials, did some side shopping and headed to the Mai...More

Thank dom_chan66
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I would like to thoroughly recommend the cooking class. We started with an informative tour of the food market so our teacher could purchase the fresh items she needed for our lesson We make vegetarian dishes and also learnt a couple of food decoration skills....More

Thank RonicaAuckland
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience for a novice chef ; -). Our friendly knowledgeable host Kate and staff made passing the Advanced course real fun. Informative market trip and small group (just the two of us for the afternoon session) made for a very personalised service. And may...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing and fun cooking class. We made 5 wonderful dishes, and had a lovely meal. The flower decoration making was loads of fun. We were picked up from our hotel, went to Ben Thanh market for a tour. Thanks again to Kate and...More

Thank KellyAnne64
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Well what a surprise this was from being picked up from our hotel to the tour of the markets and cooking the food. Kate and all her team were fantastic and in some cases patient. You learn about the different ingredients at the market and...More

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this activity and learned a few things as well. There were 12 of us in the class and we learned a o make 5 items, plus a decorative carrot/flower. Salad rolls, sizzling pancake, dipping sauce, chicken soup, and a fruit dessert. Best of...More

Thank Darren L
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purpledaisee99
7 November 2017|
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Response from MAI HOME - T | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Regarding the schedule, there are 3 sessions per day: Morning session: 8.15am - 12.00 pm. Afternoon session: 2.00pm - 5.30pm Evening session: 5.30pm- 8.00 pm (no market visit) Program: - pick up... More
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