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Market Tour and Provincial Filipino Cooking Class in the Countryside

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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!

Sample Menu

• Wine and vinegar tasting
• Ensaladang pako
• Sinigang na hipon
• Ginataang carabao
• Fresh fruit and honey iced tea
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Important Information
Departure Point
SM City San Pablo, National Highway, San Pablo City, 4000 Laguna, Philippines
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Home-cooked Provincial Filipino meal
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Rex
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Traveling Spoon
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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