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Private Filipino cooking class in a local Manila Home

Manila, Philippines

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Explore Isi's vegetable garden where you will discover lemongrass and calamansi, a distinctive Filipino citrus fruit that she uses to flavor her food. Pick a few calamansis and head into her kitchen for your private class, where she will teach you to prepare Filipino family recipes that have been passed down through generations. After cooking, you will sit down and share the meal you helped prepare at Isi's dining table in her modern home. Your meal will include dishes such as ensaladang pako (local fern salad in a calamansi and raw honey dressing), grilled shrimp in a cilantro chimichurri (an Isi creation), ginataang kalabasa at sitaw (squash and green beans in a coconut milk stew), mechado (soy marinated beef, cooked in an onion and tomato sauce) or inihaw na baboy (grilled pork chops) followed by homemade calamansi pie for dessert made by her best friend Earnest.

This experience is a true glimpse into the Filipino culture and cuisine with a warm and friendly local.

What's Included

  • Private Filipino cooking class with your host Isi
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beer
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

Isi has been in the food business for over ten years - creating recipes for dairy companies and restaurants, doing food styling and photography and selling spices online. She has recently started "Chili Asylum", an institution dedicated to marketing fresh chilies and chilli products sourced directly from Filipino farmers. Isi says she learned everything she knows about cooking from her Nanay (grandmother) who she watched cook fresh lunches and dinners everyday growing up. Isi loves cooking and

The Location

Where To Go

Manila, Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon


Manila, Philippines

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (3)

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Isi was a wonderful hostess...

Ed D | Feb 2020

Isi was a wonderful hostess and taught me how wo make 3 different dishes. I go real hands on experience in her beautiful home. I highly recommend taking this class as it was fun, tasty, and educational.

Isi was such an incredible,...

Erin L

Isi was such an incredible, and inviting hostess!!! She let us do as much of the prep, and cooking as we wanted, and gave us an excellent lesson in Filipino history, and cuisine. She also makes delicious chili sauces that we bought at a local store

Issi is a wonderful teacher...

Dolly T | Dec 2019

Issi is a wonderful teacher with a very deep knowledge of Filipino cooking tradition and regional cooking styles - we could have listened to her all day. She is a great ambassador for innovation and using freshest seasonal ingredients ( sourced

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note this is not a professional cooking class, rather an insider glimpse into Filipino culture and cuisine with a local expert cook in her home

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


Private Filipino cooking class in a local Manila Home

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