Join a local family for a homemade dinner that introduces you to the cozy atmosphere, traditional meals, and hospitality of Hanoi's people. Your hosts are happy to introduce you to life in their hometown, so settle in for an evening of new tastes, culture, and tradition.
A ride from your hotel brings you to meet the family who will host you for the evening. Get to know each other, take a tour around the house, and visit the ancestor altar and worship room as your host explains the Vietnamese tradition of ancestor worship. As the family prepares and arranges the food, you can join in or observe how the dinner is made.
Once it's time to dine, your hosts introduce you to the history and meaning of the traditional dishes, such as stir-fried water morning glory, roasted sesame and peanut, spring rolls, and stir-fried dishes of bean sprouts, kohlrabi, or carrots. Sit at the living room, talk, and learn about Vietnamese tea culture.
Finish the evening by learning more about the family and culture of your hosts. See photo albums or take part in activities such as singing, playing musical instruments, or sharing Vietnamese fairy tales. Leave with some souvenirs, photos, a new bond with the family, and a deeper appreciation for Hanoi and its people.