Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
As is with most countries that have a long history of multicultural influences, the Philippines too has her cuisine coalesce from a mixture of Spanish, Indian, Chinese and most recently from American food culture into the indigenous cuisine. While the Filipinos love their fast food joints, anything ranging from the Mcdonalds to the homegrown Jollibee, you will find an equal number of carinderia run by locals that serve up delicious home cooked local cuisine. And it's in these carinderia that you will find the most authentic local dishes: these are eateries run by families and you can get a hearty meal for super cheap. If there's anything that beats the Filipino love for burgers and fast foods, it's a well cooked Adbobo from one of the carinderia's!
For this cooking class, we'll take you deep into an urban neighborhood in Cebu City. There is a mom who spent most of her life cooking for her kids and took a passion for it that she made cooking her side business. So not only will this experience be an insight into Filipino cuisine but you also get to witness how most Filipinos live away from swanky business centres and high rise condominiums.
The Menu will include:
1. Soup: Coconut-based Vegetable Soup
2. Appetizer: Pork Lumpia (Spring rolls)
3. Main Dish: Rice and Chicken Adobo
4. Dessert: Buco Pandan (Coconut & Pandan Jello)
Note: Please do not expect the conditions you would in a professional run cooking school. We've taken all measures necessary to ensure that the ingredients that will be used are 100% hygienic. If there are any specific requests or queries then do let us know beforehand.
Loose fitting trousers because your host is going to feed you well ;)
Be sure to bring an appetite
Please inform us of any food allergies
Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Be at the pick-up point at the start time of the activity
Kuya Eddie has been a cook for close to 20 years now. He worked for different restaurants before deciding that he will work at home. Aside from their usual buyers from the offices, their neighbors are their loyal c...
This was a truly unique local experience!
My sister and I spent the afternoon with Mutya, facilitator/ translator and Annie the cook and teacher. This experience enabled us to get a real taste of the food and culture in Cebu, something we would have never experienced from our hotel. Annie hosted and welcomed us into her home where she taught us to cook authentic Filipino dishes explaining all the ingredients and helping us to prepare them. The backstreet academy provides a fantastic way to connect with local people for a more meaningful adventure! Thank you, Annie and Mutya for your kindness and such a fun afternoon.
29 Jan, 2019
A genuinely authentic cooking experience and enjoyed interaction with locals
6 Sep, 2017
All of food we made were delicious!
It was a good experience in Cebu.
I couldn't ate all because I got full.