Red Bridge Restaurant
Set in 2 acres of stunning tropical gardens, with 3 open air ‘pavilion style’ buildings, the stylish Red Bridge Restaurant is ideal for a relaxed meal or casual function. Traditional and contemporary Vietnamese food, friendly staff and enthusiastic chefs have made Red Bridge a popular stop for visitors to Hoi An.
Use of fresh herbs from the restaurants own garden, seafood from the nearby sea, and fruit and vegetables from local growers deliver fresh and crisp flavours.
The recently opened Red Bridge Pool Bar is the perfect place to relax after a cooking class or lunch. Features a 20 metre pool, sun-lounges, hammocks, showers/towels and a well stocked bar – the best part is there is no charge for you to use it.
Fun & interesting half-day learning about Vietnamese food and the Hoi An way of life.
Already in its 5th year this popular tour is listed in all the major guidebooks.
RED BRIDGE DELUXE DAY COOKING TOUR (8am - 3pm)We start the day (8am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 3863210) – our meeting point.
Travel by minivan (10 minutes) to Tra Que Organic Village, and walk through the market gardens where local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson later, before trying a special herbal drink at a local home.
To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower.
Arriving at Red Bridge Cooking School we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Red Bridge Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’.
After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared.
Leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An.
Recipes: - Vegetarians are provided with replacement ingredients.