Alma Resort: A Masterclass in Vietnamese Cuisine

In the realm of Vietnamese gastronomy celebrated worldwide, Alma Resort, nestled on Vietnam’s southern coastline, recently unveiled a gastronomic odyssey that delves deep into centuries-old traditions, imparting fresh significance to the unassuming bowl of phở.

Alma Resort, in collaboration with the boutique travel agency Zazen Travel, proudly presents ‘A Journey Through Culture and Cuisine,’ a cultural immersion experience that revolves around an engaging culinary masterclass.

Alma Resort: A Masterclass in Vietnamese Cuisine

A Vibrant Market Exploration

The adventure commences with participants immersing themselves in the bustling and vibrant Cam Duc Market, immersing in the local way of life. Here, they gain insights into the usage of fresh, locally sourced ingredients destined for the upcoming cooking session.

The intimate group of enthusiasts proceeds to visit a one-of-a-kind cobblestone temple nestled in Cam Lam. This remarkable temple stands as the sole of its kind in Vietnam, and possibly, the world. The awe-inspiring journey of constructing this temple has spanned over 24 years, a testament to the enduring dedication and unwavering faith of the monk, Thich Tam Phuoc.

Mastering Traditional Vietnamese Recipes

Alma Resort: A Masterclass in Vietnamese Cuisine

The culinary voyage also includes a captivating stop at a picturesque mango garden, where the significance of mango cultivation and harvesting to the local community comes to life. Guests savour this moment with a refreshing cup of mango tea, a taste that perfectly embodies the region’s essence.

Returning to the welcoming embrace of Alma Resort, the budding chefs are introduced to time-honoured recipes that have been lovingly passed down through generations. Together, they embark on the preparation of quintessential Vietnamese dishes. These culinary gems include bò lá lốt (minced beef wrapped in betel leaves), chả giò tươi (delicate fresh spring rolls), and the iconic phở (Vietnamese soup crafted from bone broth, rice noodles, and a medley of meats).

Culinary Creations Unveiled

The crescendo of this culinary expedition culminates in a delectable feast as guests savour the fruits of their labour during a shared lunch. As a token of their voyage, participants leave with a curated recipe book and a personalised apron, along with cherished memories that will linger forever.

Alma Resort: A Masterclass in Vietnamese Cuisine

In the words of Alma’s Managing Director, Herbert Laubichler-Pichler, “You have to taste a culture to understand it.” Indeed, there is no more authentic experience in Vietnam than bonding over a meal that you’ve prepared from scratch. Alma Resort aspires to send its cherished guests home not only with an impressive repertoire of authentic dishes to astound their dinner guests but also with lasting friendships forged through shared culinary adventures.


As the sun sets on this enchanting culinary journey at Alma Resort, it leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and palates of all who partake. With every bite, every shared moment, and every story exchanged, guests not only savour the rich flavours of Vietnam but also embrace its vibrant culture and heritage.

Alma Resort’s commitment to preserving traditions and fostering connections through the art of cooking is a testament to its dedication to delivering unforgettable experiences. So, as you bid farewell to this remarkable voyage, carry forth the newfound knowledge and memories, and let the taste of Vietnam linger, a reminder that great friendships and exceptional cuisine transcend borders and endure for a lifetime.

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