Cooking classes - Bangkok / Viet Nam
Posted by JohnnySensible at 10/22/2007
I received this mail last week from Cat_Moonstone.
I saw you restaurant reviews on Happy Cow so hope you don't mind me dropping you a line. I'm going to be visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, I leave in November. I was wondering if, during your time in Ho Chi Minh City, you've found any good cookery courses for vegetarians/vegans? If you have any recommendations, I'd really appreciate it if you'd drop me a line.
Thanks for your time.
JohnnySensible at 10/22/2007 01:34:56
Thank you for your mail - we may just meet up whilst you are traveling - for my work I move between Viet Nam / Southern China / Thailand / Africa.
Ok to your question -
Bangkok - "May" of May Kaidee runs several different fun cooking classes & she is a lovely maverick - www.maykaidee.com
Ho Chi Minh City / Viet Nam - no - however I can connect you with a friend there who runs a veggie restaurant if I know your dates.
There is also a Buddhist Temple / Orphanage called Nha Tinh Thuong Dieu Giac which has a tiny veggie eatery & they usually welcome volunteer visitors - here are the orphanage details.
http://shawnayangryan.blogspot.com/2007/07/dieu-giacs-compassion-house.html - notes from a visitor.
http://www.intafusion.com.au/eachgrain/index.html - the movie!
http://orphaned.org/html/contacts.html - contacts
Be very aware that there are plenty of "scammers" purporting to "represent" Dieu Giac & other orphanages in Viet Nam.
You can go there directly.
There are no "fees" to pay for volunteering or anything else.
oykeeranun at 10/22/2007 05:29:58