Learn to cook like a Filipino

We are not just here to serve you! During the day, we can make excellent use of the kitchen and floor space in our night-time Fine Dining Restaurant Ocean, with a mix of “A day with the Chef”, “Kids’ cookery classes” and “Culinary Presentations”. These activities take between 1 to 3 hours and if Filipino cuisine isn’t on your mind, our chefs are happy to adapt their cooking classes or presentations to suit the guest’s palate.

These Day with the Chef activities come complete with recipes to take home. A few examples of the most popular dishes to cook during a Day with the Chef:

Kinilaw – The popular Kinilaw is a raw seafood dish native to the Philippines, similar to ceviche. It is fish cut in cubes, marinated with vinegar and the local lime calamansi, flavoured with chili, onion, ginger, salt, pepper and often coconut milk.

Pandesal – Pandesal is the most popular bread in the Philippines for a good reason! With golden, crumb-coated exterior, slightly sweet taste, and soft, fluffy texture, this Filipino-style bread roll is delicious on its own or with your choice of filling.

Adobo – This chicken or pork based dish originated in the Philippines and is sort of the unofficial national dish. Adobo is prepared with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaves and served with rice.

Pinoy’s pride – This seafood dish with a mix of fish and seafood, coconut milk an chilli, is to die for. But better yet, learn to cook it yourself!

Mango Float – Using the best and most delicious local ingredients must include mangoes, famous for the sweetness in the Philippines. An easy recipe, also called crema de mangga, is made from several layers of crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes. Especially delicious when it comes directly from the chiller and it is hot outside!

Leche flan – Leche Flan is a dessert made-up of eggs and milk with a soft caramel on top. It resembles crème caramel and caramel custard.