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Private Filipino cooking class in a local Manila Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Filipino cooking class in a local Manila Home

Private Filipino cooking class in a local Manila Home
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P67
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Filipino cooking class with your host Isi
  • Beer
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines Meet your host Isi at her home. Please allot enough time to get to Isi's home in Taguig, Metro Manila, especially during heavy traffic times.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Filipino cooking class with your host Isi
  • Beer
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines Meet your host Isi at her home. Please allot enough time to get to Isi's home in Taguig, Metro Manila, especially during heavy traffic times.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Ralf K
1 contribution
I had a truely great time at Isi's! We went through a bunch of recipes from scratch, using awesome ingredients and discussed in detail anything from origin, food handling and preparation. She hooked me up with some very solid basics of filipino cooking as well; I'll definitely keep on cooking the dishes I learned today! I was familiar with filipino cooking before, but Isi really knows how to bring it to the next level by adding just that extra touch or condiment - it was inspiring how confident she was in the kitchen. Next to that, through food and cooking, Isi shared so much about Filipino culture and society, both provincial life and the hip Manila scene! Time flew really! and then the food was served - it was delicious.
Written 27 February 2020
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Traci Lee W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Isi is such a sweet woman! She was so hospitable and a great hostess. She emailed me in advance to find out what some of my favorite ingredients were - I said avocado and mushrooms :) Sure enough, when I got there, there were a ton of those items. Since I'm not a person who cooks, she explained all the ingredients that she used. I was a little nervous about some of the ingredients (tofu and vinegar) but the tastes came out perfect! All the ingredients that she used (minus the chicken and tofu) came from her garden so they were incredibly fresh. I highly recommend Isi's Cooking Class!!
Written 4 July 2022
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Nicole W
1 contribution
We very much enjoyed our time with Isi and her boyfriend and their warm hospitality. We learned a few things about the cuisine of the Philippines, and were cooking some tasty local dishes like Adobo. Isi also shared a lot of insider tips for good food and places to visit in the Philippines. We recommend to start your trip in the Philippines with such an experience!
Written 18 March 2022
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Kevin Nieves
2 contributions
Being Pinoy, we already know this dish by heart. We booked Isi's class because we were looking for something different in doing this national dish. Let's just say, we got so much more than what we expected! We were taught the history of the dish, a "tour" of the different methods of the three major island groups, but most of all, we got to meet a cool Filipino in chef Isi. We will definitely book again and recommend to friends.
Written 4 August 2021
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Valentin V
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 contribution
Hello 🙂

My wife and I have traveled to various countries in Asia, but it is this experience that has brought us the closest to what we love most in this part of the world - people.

From the first moment we felt a friendly relationship with Isi, and the moments spent together - the shopping done in the beautiful local market where you see the daily shopping done by the locals, the road from the market to its location and of course the "cooking lesson" crowned with a delicious meal and a cold San Miguel - all contributed to a unique, extraordinary experience that we will always remember with pleasure.

Isi, you are the perfect ambassador for the warmth and kindness of the Filipino people.

Thank you for everything !

🤗🙏🏻🇵🇭🇷🇴
Written 28 April 2022
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Kei
2 contributions
It was really amazing experience at her place to cook authentic Philippine dishes. She also taught me where I should go in Manila and what the local culture like which gave me another good idea for sightseeing. Desert was also great!
I recommend this experience to anyone. I was alone for this class but it turned to be a great experience. Thank you!
Written 11 March 2020
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nastasha_aa
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Solo
Isi was such a great host - it was rainy when I visited, so we actually started by having breakfast in her home, a very welcoming, bright place! We went to the market and saw a lot of fresh seafood, vegetables and Filipino delicacies - she explained what certain ingredients/foods were that I wasn't familiar with. Then, back to her home to prepare the baby squid we purchased for adobo, a traditional Filipino dish. Chatted a lot along the way about local food culture today (I grew up in Manila, but live in Canada now) and Isi shared interesting insights - ask her about chilies, too! :)
Written 5 November 2017
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Haidee S
Ashburton, New Zealand26 contributions
I had the most amazing, fun time and left absolutely stuffed full of delicious, vegetarian food. Thanks for accommodating my preferences Isi!

Isi’s friends from overseas also attended which made things super fun.
Written 15 September 2019
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Jeanette
1 contribution
Solo
This was a great find, because there aren't many vegetarian cooking classes available in Manila. I appreciated Isi's willingness to adapt the menu to my dietary restrictions and cooking in her family's outdoor kitchen was a new experience for me. She offered interesting information about her food sources and generously suggested vegetarian restaurants in town. I'd have liked to receive a printed copy of the recipes we made!
Written 3 June 2019
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CoraPueblo_Colorado
Pueblo, Colorado35 contributions
Couples
Had a fabulous time learning about Filipino cuisine and the Philippines as well. Isi is a tremendous ambassador for her country and provided us with a mouthwatering lunch. Come hungry.
Written 18 April 2019
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By: Traveling Spoon
Donald L
Donald L
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Filipino food cooking, plus a variety of interesting pursuits like Zumba.
Cooking class in a private home was a different experience altogether. Yes, I would do it again but in a different
glorianac5
glorianac5
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An enjoyable Filipino Cooking Experience!
Great experience to get to know the insights of Philippine’s food surroundings by visiting a local market, and seei
NokonahTraveler
NokonahTraveler
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At Home In Manila
I visited with Greg and Oscar at the end of March. I only had two days in Manila, so my time to learn about the cit
MaloyLKN
MaloyLKN
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A Must-Do Activity for Tourists and Locals!
This isn't just a cooking class but a true experience that encompasses heritage, history, and culture. Isi doesn't
Deborah G
Deborah G
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Adobo with Isi is great
We took the Adobo 3 ways with Isi and it was wonderful. The recipe turned out great and delicious. Isi is knowledge
tyntynr
tyntynr
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Online Cooking Class w Isi
I enjoyed our online cooking class 😀 Isi shared with us her Adobo 3 ways recipe. It was easy to follow. Absolutely
jbO7574GB
jbO7574GB
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Amazing
Such a enjoyable experience I learned to cooked adobo and it tasted amazing. Izzie was a great instructor in how to
Maps63213
Maps63213
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Wonderful!
We did an online zoom class equivalent to vegetarian cooking in Manila. We made three outstanding dishes. Our host
SheilaSO
SheilaSO
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Round the Clock
ISI was very interactive and supportive and flexible Food was delicious and her directions easy. ManilaSaturday mor
BCShel
BCShel
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Great gift idea!
I was given a private virtual cooking class with Isi where I learned to make Adobo 3 ways. This was truly a highlig
tylersY4577AX
tylersY4577AX
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This is a must do
This is a must do Just relax and enjoy the culture enjoy the food enjoy everything around you and soak in the atmos
tylersY4577AX
tylersY4577AX
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Very exciting
Very exciting Really nice to connect with the locals over a meal relax in their company have a nice food nice drink
Cleung527
Cleung527
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Authentic Filipino Cuisine
My bf and I enjoyed our cooking lesson with Oscar! He taught us how to make chicken & pork adobo and shrimp sinigan
F9729NHmariev
F9729NHmariev
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Cooking class with April - Just Perfect !
Today we had the chance to experience our best activity (and meal) of our trip ! April is a beautiful person and
Navynp
Navynp
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Cooking class with Isi a must!
This was a great find! We knew we wanted to take a cooking class. We found the traveling spoon and Isi on trip advi
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