KOTO is a training centre and restaurant set up to help disadvantaged kids in Hanoi to get off the streets and into a stable living and working environment.
‘The Koto Restaurant in Hanoi is run by the amazing Jimmy Pham. It’s a not-for-profit business whose primary purpose is to give Vietnamese street kids a vocation in hospitality, and a better shot at life.
But more than a good cause, the kids are talented and the food is brilliant and a great way to find your way around authentic Vietnamese cuisine. If you’re coming to Hanoi with us, we always stop in at Koto (which means ‘know one, teach one’) and our culinary trips stay for a lesson in the kitchen.
So what to eat? Don’t miss the Clay Pot Caramelised Mackerel. It’s a gem.’ -Stu Lyall, South East Asia destination manager.