We got to make Hanoi style spring rolls, some fresh water fish, and brown sticky rice for dessert. But this place was more than just a cooking school...
|Children with disabilities learning to embroider|
|The building to the left is the cooking school and the one to the right the boys dorm.|
|Our group barging in on one of the cooking classes.|
|Students learning to serve.|
It was a school to teach children with "hard situations" skills they could use to get jobs. Disabled kids are taught to embroider or sew, kids without disabilities ( that have lost a parent, experienced a natural disaster, ect) are taught to cook and serve. The school has become the top cooking school in Vietnam so many of the hotels, including the one I stayed at hire these children upon graduation.
The school has become so popular that people now also pay tuition to go to the school. It is $700 for one year including room and board or $200 a year.
|Our teacher and her prize student introducing us to the spices.|
|One of our finished products.|