Having enjoyed a unique cooking class in the Koto restaurant cooking school in Hanoi, i have gained a great appreciation for the freshness and natural style of Vietnamese cooking. It is quick and easy to do while being very tasty and healthy. The Koto restaurant has a wonderful philosophy of Know One Teach One (KOTO). They take poor street children with little prospects of a good future and teach them the trade of cooking with a 100% success rate of those children being gainfully employed after their 2 years of training. They are delightful students and teachers and have given us a wonderful cooking class, the best part of which was to eat our delicious creations as well.
Living happens on the street, so street food is the norm for families, cooking and eating on the footpaths.