Modern innovations with classic Vietnamese flavours Modern innovations with classic Vietnamese flavours
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Red Bean Ma May

La Siesta Ma May is the perfect antidote to the cacophony of the Old Quarter. Walking off Ma May Street into the calm interior of La Siesta Classic Ma May, make your way to Red Bean and its welcoming mini ‘Cheers’ style Red Bean bar on the ground floor.

Red Bean Ma May, launched in 2014, was EHG’ first Red Bean restaurant and first foray into the mature restaurant scene.

The restaurant is an oasis of cozy calm, its atmosphere made even more soothing by the color scheme of creams and browns bathed in warm lighting. The space has been designed with both classical and traditional Southeast Asian features, including a wall decked out in rich colored tapestries calling to mind the fabrics of the ethnic minorities.

Red Bean or “đậu đỏ” in Vietnamese is a very important ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine (as well as other Asian nations) because of its versatility, accessibility, and taste. Aside from having a high nutritional value, the red bean also embodies a deep and powerful meaning within Asian societies. It is believed that the red bean is the sign of love and fidelity, and it is often used symbolically in poems about love and romance.

As well as this symbolic meaning, the red bean also represents the owners’ youngest son, Ðỗ Trần Minh Quân. His mother and father nicknamed him đậu đỏ due to his appearance when born. This name stuck and is now used as the brand name for the La Siesta restaurant chain.

Add – 94 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: (+84-4) 39263641





Vietnam is one of the countries that have the long history of food culture. The country boasts one of the most diverse, delicious and healthy gastronomies in the world. As someone said, if there is anything to conclude about Vietnamese food, it can only be the “unpredictable diversity”. Indeed, each Vietnam’s region – North, Central and South has something to be proud of.

At Red Bean, we believe that attending a cooking class is always one of the most interesting and informative ways to truly experience and understand Vietnam’s cuisine and culture. In making your own dishes you can understand the traditions and meanings behind what makes our cuisine so great. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or a professional everyone is welcome to join our cooking classes, where we value and have a passion for Vietnamese food.

In our Red Bean kitchen you will have your own workstation and prepare dishes under the guidance and supervision of our experienced Vietnamese instructors. Each workshop will end with a full meal made and prepared by yourself, served in our Red Bean restaurant. And as a memory of your cooking session we will give you detailed recipe cards of the dishes you made and a gift for you to take home.

Each workshop fee includes the guidance and expert instruction from our chef, English-speaking market guide, market tour and market fees, cooking lesson, all food and concluded with your lunch or dinner.

– Private class for 01 person: 65US$ per person
– Private class for 02 person: 55US$ per person
– Private class for 03 person: 45US$ per person
– Children over 12 years old charged adult price
– Children under 12 years old: US$15.00 per child (Accompanied by a parent)

Price includes:
– Includes the guidance and expert instruction from our chef, English speaking market guide, market tour and market fees, cooking lesson concluded with lunch or dinner.
– All guests will receive detailed recipe cards and a gift to take home at the end of the class.

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellation noticed on the same date of service, 50% of total class fee will be charged.

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