Private Market Tour and Filipino Cooking Class in Manila with Isi

Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Quezon City home with your host Isi, a local food celebrity. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Explore a local market and return to Isi's home for a garden tour and cooking class. Isi will teach you to make traditional Filipino dishes from family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your hosts' beautiful Filipino home.

• Market tour, garden tour and cooking lesson in a local home
• Introduction to Filipino culture and cuisine]
• 100% private activity
• Experience Filipino hospitality in a residential Manila/Quezon City neighborhood
• Vegetarian and gluten free options available

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

Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Private market tour and Filipino cooking class with your host Isi
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beer
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's excluded :
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Visit a local market with Isi and discover local and seasonal produce and ingredients used in Filipino cooking. After exploring the market, ride in Isi's car to her home for your cooking class. First Isi will walk you through her small vegetable garden where she grows lemongrass and calamansi, a distinctive Filipino citrus fruit that she uses to flavor her food. Isi's food is redolent of flavors such as calamansi, garlic, chilies, coconut milk and fish sauce. In her kitchen she will teach you to prepare Filipino family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. You can choose between a hands-on lesson and a cooking demonstration during which you will watch her prepare the meal. Just let her know your preference! After cooking, enjoy the authentic Filipino meal you helped prepare with this warm and fun-loving host at her dining table. Your menu includes a variety of homemade Filipino dishes and concludes with a dessert like calamansi pie.

Stop At:

• Traveling Spoon, Manila, Luzon 1007 Philippines

Sample Menu

• Ensaladang pako (fern salad in a calamansi citrus dressing)
• Ginataang kalabasa at sitaw (squash in a coconut milk stew)
• Grilled shrimp in a cilantro chimichurri
• Mechado (soy marinated beef, cooked in an onion and tomato sauce)
• Inihaw na baboy (grilled pork chops)
• Calamansi pie
Departure Point :
Manila, Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.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.



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Organised by Traveling Spoon, Inc

Activity ID: V-7626P601

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