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Market Tour and Provincial Filipino Cooking Class in the Countryside provided by Traveling Spoon

Market Tour and Provincial Filipino Cooking Class in the Countryside

Market Tour and Provincial Filipino Cooking Class in the Countryside
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Enjoy a private market tour and authentic Filipino cooking class and home-cooked meal with your host Rex in his home. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Rex grew up in the countryside south of Luzon in a family of farmers, local food artisans and passionate home cooks. Family recipes have been passed down from his grandparents to his parents and now to his generation. They have all worked in the fields and cook simple, fresh, local and seasonal meals. Rex and his family still use traditional cooking techniques and customs that they are proud of. Rex’s father is a cacao farmer and their home is surrounded by beautiful cacao trees. Rex and his family are excited to share their love for traditional Filipino provincial cooking in the countryside surrounded by nature.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Rex at SM City San Pablo Mall and together head to Pamilihang Bayan ng Nagcarlan, a local market in Nagcarlan. Walk around the market with Rex and discover local ingredients and delicacies used in provincial Filipino cooking. Purchase a few ingredients at the market before heading to Rex’s home using public transport. Rex lives in a simple, rural home in a farm community in Nagcarlan, Laguna with his family. Once you reach Rex’s home, his family will welcome you with a cacao drink made from cacao from the backyard. Start your provincial Filipino cooking class by learning to make coconut milk by pressing freshly grated coconut. Next use freshly picked pako (fiddle head fern) to make a salad with a honey dressing using honey made from stingless bees around their home. You will learn to cook carabao (water buffalo meat) in coconut milk and green papaya, picked from their backyard. You will cook local dishes, from traditional recipes of East Laguna - something you will not find in restaurants!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P538
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Home-cooked Provincial Filipino meal • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Rex • Alcoholic Beverages • Dinner • Gratuities • Lunch
Duration
4h
Departure details
SM City San Pablo, National Hwy, San Pablo City, 4000 Laguna, Philippines Meet your host Rex in front of Starbucks outside SM City San Pablo Mall. This is the address of the mall: National Highway, San Pablo City, 4000 Laguna, Philippines. Here is the Google maps link to the meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/WPs3X3UX5k3QNeJ57
Inclusions
Home-cooked Provincial Filipino meal • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Rex • Alcoholic Beverages • Dinner • Gratuities • Lunch
Departure details
SM City San Pablo, National Hwy, San Pablo City, 4000 Laguna, Philippines Meet your host Rex in front of Starbucks outside SM City San Pablo Mall. This is the address of the mall: National Highway, San Pablo City, 4000 Laguna, Philippines. Here is the Google maps link to the meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/WPs3X3UX5k3QNeJ57
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Service animals allowed
Not wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Hammer13
Melbourne, Australia203 contributions
This is a must do
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a must do Just relax and enjoy the culture enjoy the food enjoy everything around you and soak in the atmosphere this is a must do on any trip to the Philippines I will come back here again and again and again it is just very relaxing and great fun
Written 14 March 2020
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