Flavors of Vietnam: Pho and Friends - In Person

Sunday, August 6, 2023 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here. Masks are welcome.


A hearty bowl of beef pho is always a crowd pleaser and a comforting food for our foggy summer in the city. Join us to learn the techniques behind a comforting bowl of beef pho at home. We’ll pair the noodle soup with some simple appetizers from Central Vietnam: steamed rice cakes and homemade sausages wrapped in rice paper. While the aromatic scent of the simmering broth fills the classroom, Linda will walk you through making your own pork sausages from scratch! We’ll also make a crowd-pleasing fish sauce caramel to pair with some one of our favorite Bi-Rite Creamery ice cream flavors: roasted banana and vanilla.



Banh Beo - Steamed Rice Cake with Mung Bean, Shrimp, and Crispy Shallots

Nem Nuong - Grilled Pork Sausages with Rice Paper, Noodles, Salad and a Shrimpy Dipping Sauce

Beef Pho - Rice Noodles with Thin-Sliced Beef in an Oxtail Broth

Bi-Rite Creamery Roasted Banana and Vanilla Ice Cream with Fish Sauce Caramel


This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish, Shellfish, Egg, Peanuts, Dairy. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 




Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and a commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last 18 years, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of East and Southeast Asian cuisines in the Bay Area by teaching at many notable cooking schools in the Bay Area. An all around food professional, Linda expanded the distribution for artisan tofu maker, Hodo Soy, and led the development of La Cocina’s municipal marketplace, where she uses food as a creative approach to economic development. Linda's specialties include Malaysian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, various Southeast Asian cuisines, and private classes and dinners at 18 Reasons.


Photo credit: Linda Tay Esposito