Vietnam – Hoi An – Culinary Experience at Home With Chef Duc Tran

Tran Thanh Duc, a local man who at age 15, during the war, fled Vietnam and spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia, eventually found himself in Texas where he developed his passion for food. He then continued to cook his way around the world, from Mexico to Europe and New Zealand before making his way back to his hometown of Hoi An where, in 2003, he opened his first restaurant. He now owns a chain of well-loved restaurants and continues to pursue his passion for food. Combining his Vietnamese heritage with 20 years of global travels, Duc Tran has created a signature style of modern Vietnamese cuisine featuring the rich, fresh flavors of Vietnam, elevated with international touches.

Theme

Classic, Family, Gastronomy, Honeymoon

Country - City

Vietnam - Hoi An

Price Level

$$$$

Max pax

10 guests for culinary morning & lunch, 20 guests for gourmet lunch

Seasonality

Round year

Arrival city

Hoi An

Departure city

Hoi An

Description

A visit to Duc Tran’s private house at Cam Thanh village which is connected to nature at every turn reveals a signature design, green spaces, an organic garden, and an impressive kitchen and offers an opportunity to meet this local chef with a deep love of cooking. Chef Duc will inspire you with his passion as he creates dishes that combine his Vietnamese heritage with 20 years of global travels that have become his signature style of modern Vietnamese cuisine featuring fresh flavors of Vietnam, elevated with international touches.

Selling points

  • A private, luxurious but very cozy atmosphere for a gastronomic experience.
  • A unique cookery class in Hoi An.
  • A gourmet meal with a fresh and seasonal menu is created for each event.
  • Meet with the well-known chef Duc Tran at his house and enjoy a homemade meal.

Level Of The Excursion

Medium – This activity offers tangible positive contributions to the local community, culture and/or environment

The Impact Of This Excursion

Social/cultural Impact

Cultural Conservation

Empowerment and education

Economic Impact

Local individual benefits

Additional Information

This activity provides a discovery of the food, and the locals’ culture when meeting a chef at home and using fresh, organic ingredients of the locals.

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Hoi An center Duc Tran’s house 3 Car 10 minutes Good
Four Season resort Duc Tran’s house 9.2 Car 16 minutes Good
Cua Dai Beach hotels Duc Tran’s house 3.6 Car 12 minutes Good

Duration

  • Culinary Morning with Duc at Home: 4 hours (from 10:00 to 14:00).
  • Gourmet lunch at home with chef Duc Tran: 4 hours (from 11:00 to 15:00).

Min pax

01 pax

Max pax

10 pax for culinary morning and lunch; 20 pax for gourmet lunch at home

How to sell it

  • An exclusive experience for high-end clients (FIT, Group of friends) or Exclusive clients.
  • For people who love to meet locals and unique culinary.

 

Why this activity

  • To offer more activities with unique people – a well-known chef Duc Tran in Hoi An.
  • To offer a unique and exclusive culinary experience at a home.
  • More than food, Duc will give the pleasure of chatting, sharing his knowledge of food and exciting stories of his traveling.
  • Special menus are available, for example, vegan clients or Indian…

Good to combine with

  • Easy to include as a meal in Hoi An.
  • Easy to combine with the visit of The Old Town in the morning.
  • Great to combine with Cam Thanh village cycling in the morning.

Do not combine with

  • Any fine dining in Hoi An: dinner on bamboo raft, dinner at the Rum factory.
  • Any cooking class in Hoi An.

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Pros

  • A private and unique activity.
  • Easy to include in Hoi An.
  • Tasty & seasonal fresh food for each event.
  • Chef Duc is talented, enthusiasm, hospitable and can speak English well.
  • Duc’s house is nice with green space, natural pool and signature kitchen.

 

 

 

Cons

 

  • Only for lunch (but in some special cases, dinner can be confirmed on request).
  • Only for FIT or small groups.

Information

  • If the program includes a visit to the old town, visiting the market will be a perfect experience for clients to have an opportunity to learn about the richness of food in the local meals.
  • For English-speaking clients, no need for Easia’s guide.

Price range

$$$$

Quotation guideline

ERP: Hoi An – Activity – Culinary experience with Chef Duc Tran

  • Culinary Morning with Duc at Home.
  • A gourmet lunch at home with chef Duc Tran.

Inclusion

Culinary Morning with Duc at Home

  • Cooking with chef Duc.
  • Lunch.
  • Water + 1 glass of Duc’s house wine

Gourmet lunch at home with chef Duc

  • Lunch.
  • Free flow during the meal (soft drink, local beer, house wine).

Exclusion

  • Easia’s guide
  • Other personal fees
  • Transportation

 

Important notes

  • Need to send booking and get confirmation before confirming to Sales.
  • Need to update guests’ diet for Duc – he needs to have good preparation for food.

Special Guide notes

Need to reconfirm with the supplier one day in advance.

Different Choice

No alternative

Contact

Chef Duc Tran

Add: Duc Tran Villa, Cam Thanh village, Hoi An

Contact: Ms Ly/0903545673

Email: [email protected]

 

English

Culinary Morning with Duc at Home

You will travel to a private home at Cam Thanh village to be hosted by Duc Tran, the culinary chef behind a very well-loved restaurant in Hoi An. Duc is a local man, who fled Vietnam during the war years at age 15, and spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia. Duc eventually found himself in Texas where he developed a passion for food. He continued to cook his way around the world before arriving back in his hometown of Hoi An where he opened his first restaurant, Mango Rooms in 2003. You will join a private cooking session with Duc in the kitchen of the house, which is the center stage for chef Duc to demonstrate his cooking passion. During your time together, you can chat with him and casually share plates or morsels from the pan. After lunch, you can relax in the garden oasis with its natural swimming pool before you say goodbye to your host.

Duration: 4 hours from 10:00 to 14:00

Gourmet lunch at home with chef Duc

You will travel to a private home at Cam Thanh village to be hosted by Duc Tran, the culinary chef behind a very well-loved restaurant in Hoi An. Duc is a local man, who fled Vietnam during the war years at age 15, and spent time in a refugee camp in Malaysia. Duc eventually found himself in Texas where he developed a passion for food. He continued to cook his way around the world before arriving back in his hometown of Hoi An where he opened his first restaurant, Mango Rooms in 2003. At the kitchen of the house, which is the center stage of Duc’s dining space, you can watch as your meal is prepared and perhaps learn from Duc as he cooks. During your time together, you can chat with him and casually share plates or morsels from the pan. After lunch, you can relax in the garden oasis with its natural swimming pool before you say goodbye to your host.

Duration: 4 hours from 11:00 to 15:00

French

Experience gastronomique chez le chef Duc Tran 

Vous vous rendrez dans une maison privée du village de Cam Thanh pour être accueillis par Duc Tran, le chef cuisinier d’un restaurant très apprécié à Hoi An. Duc est un homme du pays, qui a fui le Vietnam pendant la guerre à l’âge de 15 ans, et a passé du temps dans un camp de réfugiés en Malaisie. Duc s’est finalement retrouvé au Texas où il a développé une passion pour la cuisine. Il a continué à cuisiner à travers le monde avant de revenir dans sa ville natale de Hoi An où il a ouvert son premier restaurant, Mango Rooms, en 2003. Vous participerez à un cours de cuisine vietnamienne  avec Duc dans sa cuisine avant de profiter du déjeuner que vous aurez preparé avec le chef. Après le déjeuner, vous pourrez vous détendre dans le jardin avant de dire au revoir à votre hôte.  

  

Durée : 4 heures de 10 h à 14 h  

  

Déjeuner gastronomique chez le chef Duc Tran 

Vous vous rendrez dans une maison privée du village de Cam Thanh pour être accueillis par Duc Tran, le chef cuisinier d’un restaurant très apprécié à Hoi An. Duc est un homme du pays, qui a fui le Vietnam pendant la guerre à l’âge de 15 ans, et a passé du temps dans un camp de réfugiés en Malaisie. Duc s’est finalement retrouvé au Texas où il a développé une passion pour la cuisine. Il a continué à cuisiner à travers le monde avant de revenir dans sa ville natale de Hoi An où il a ouvert son premier restaurant, Mango Rooms, en 2003. 

Avant le dejeuner vous aurez le temps d’observer le chef dans sa cuisine, lors de la preparation du repas et d’en apprendre plus sur la cuisine vietnamienne. Après le déjeuner, vous pourrez vous détendre dans le jardin avant de dire au revoir à votre hôte. 

  

Durée : 4 heures de 11 h à 15 h 

Spanish

Experiencia gastronómica con el chef Duc Tran  

Viajará a una casa privada en el pueblo de Cam Thanh para ser recibido por Duc Tran, el chef de un popular restaurante de Hoi An. Duc es un hombre de la zona, que huyó de Vietnam durante la guerra a los 15 años, y pasó un tiempo en un campo de refugiados en Malasia. Duc acabó en Texas, donde desarrolló su pasión por la cocina. Siguió cocinando por todo el mundo antes de regresar a su ciudad natal, Hoi An, donde abrió su primer restaurante, Mango Rooms, en 2003. Participará en una clase de cocina vietnamita con Duc en su cocina antes de disfrutar de un almuerzo preparado con el chef. Después del almuerzo, podrá relajarse en el jardín antes de despedirse de su anfitrión.   

  

Duración: 4 horas de 10:00 a 14:00   

  

Almuerzo gourmet en casa del chef Duc Tran  

Irá a una casa privada en el pueblo de Cam Thanh para ser recibido por Duc Tran, el chef de un popular restaurante de Hoi An. Duc es un hombre de la zona, que huyó de Vietnam durante la guerra a los 15 años, y pasó un tiempo en un campo de refugiados en Malasia. Duc acabó en Texas, donde desarrolló su pasión por la cocina. Siguió cocinando por todo el mundo antes de regresar a su ciudad natal, Hoi An, donde abrió su primer restaurante, Mango Rooms, en 2003.  

Antes del almuerzo tendrá tiempo para observar al chef en la cocina, preparando la comida y aprendiendo más sobre la cocina vietnamita. Después del almuerzo, podrá relajarse en el jardín antes de despedirse de su anfitrión.  

  

Duración: 4 horas de 11:00 a 15:00

Italian

Esperienza gastronomica con lo chef Duc Tran  

Vi recherete in una casa privata nel villaggio di Cam Thanh per essere ospitati da Duc Tran, lo chef di un famoso ristorante di Hoi An. Duc è un uomo del posto, fuggito dal Vietnam durante la guerra all’età di 15 anni, e ha trascorso un periodo in un campo profughi in Malesia. Duc è finito in Texas dove ha sviluppato una passione per la cucina. Ha continuato a cucinare in tutto il mondo prima di tornare nella sua città natale, Hoi An, dove ha aperto il suo primo ristorante, Mango Rooms, nel 2003. Parteciperete a una lezione di cucina vietnamita con Duc nella sua cucina prima di gustare il pranzo preparato con lo chef. Dopo pranzo, potrete rilassarvi in giardino prima di salutare il vostro ospite.   

  

Durata: 4 ore dalle 10:00 alle 14:00   

  

Pranzo gourmet a casa dello chef Duc Tran  

Andrete in una casa privata nel villaggio di Cam Thanh per essere accolti da Duc Tran, lo chef di un famoso ristorante di Hoi An. Duc è un uomo del posto, fuggito dal Vietnam durante la guerra all’età di 15 anni, e ha trascorso un periodo in un campo profughi in Malesia. Duc è finito in Texas dove ha sviluppato una passione per la cucina. Ha continuato a cucinare in tutto il mondo prima di tornare nella sua città natale, Hoi An, dove ha aperto il suo primo ristorante, Mango Rooms, nel 2003.  

Prima del pranzo avrete il tempo di osservare lo chef in cucina, per preparare il pasto e conoscere meglio la cucina vietnamita. Dopo pranzo potrete rilassarvi in giardino prima di salutare il vostro ospite.  

  

Durata: 4 ore dalle 11:00 alle 15:00  

German

Kulinarischer Morgen mit Duc zu Hause  

Sie fahren zu einem Privathaus im Dorf Cam Thanh, wo Sie von Duc Tran, dem Küchenchef eines sehr beliebten Restaurants in Hoi An, empfangen werden. Duc ist ein Einheimischer, der während der Kriegsjahre im Alter von 15 Jahren aus Vietnam floh und einige Zeit in einem Flüchtlingslager in Malaysia verbrachte. Duc fand sich schließlich in Texas wieder, wo er eine Leidenschaft für das Essen entwickelte. Er reiste als Koch um die Welt, bevor er in seine Heimatstadt Hoi An zurückkehrte, wo er 2003 sein erstes Restaurant, das Mango Rooms, eröffnete. Sie nehmen an einer privaten Kochsession mit Duc in der Küche des Hauses teil, in der der Chefkoch Duc seine Kochleidenschaft demonstriert. Während der gemeinsamen Zeit können Sie mit ihm plaudern und zwanglos Teller oder Häppchen aus der Pfanne teilen. Nach dem Mittagessen können Sie sich in der Gartenoase mit ihrem Naturschwimmbad entspannen, bevor Sie sich von Ihrem Gastgeber verabschieden.  

  

Dauer: 4 Stunden von 10 bis 14 Uhr  

  

Gourmet-Mittagessen zu Hause mit Chefkoch Duc  

Sie fahren zu einem Privathaus im Dorf Cam Thanh, wo Sie von Duc Tran, dem Küchenchef eines sehr beliebten Restaurants in Hoi An, empfangen werden. Duc ist ein Einheimischer, der während der Kriegsjahre im Alter von 15 Jahren aus Vietnam floh und einige Zeit in einem Flüchtlingslager in Malaysia verbrachte. Duc fand sich schließlich in Texas wieder, wo er eine Leidenschaft für das Essen entwickelte. Er kochte sich weiter durch die Welt, bevor er wieder in seiner Heimatstadt Hoi An ankam, wo er 2003 sein erstes Restaurant, Mango Rooms, eröffnete. In der Küche des Hauses, die den Mittelpunkt von Ducs Speiseraum bildet, können Sie zusehen, wie Ihr Essen zubereitet wird, und vielleicht von Duc lernen, während er kocht. Während der gemeinsamen Zeit können Sie mit ihm plaudern und zwanglos Teller oder Häppchen aus der Pfanne teilen. Nach dem Essen können Sie sich in der Gartenoase mit ihrem Naturschwimmbad entspannen, bevor Sie sich von Ihrem Gastgeber verabschieden.  

  

Dauer: 4 Stunden von 11 bis 15 Uhr