Learn to cook like a Filipino – a Day with the Chef

We are not just here to serve you! During the day, we can make excellent use of the kitchen in our fine dining restaurant Ocean, for guests to experience a Day with the Chef, kids cookery classes or a culinary presentation. 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 your palate. These activities come complete with recipes to take home.

A few examples of the most popular dishes to cook:

Kinilaw – The popular kinilaw is a raw seafood dish native to the Philippines, similar to ceviche. Fish is cut in cubes, marinated with vinegar and our local lime calamansi, and 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 a 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 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 is a mix of fish and seafood, coconut milk and chili, and is to die for. Better yet, learn to cook it yourself!

Mango float – When using the best, and most delicious local ingredients you must include mangoes, famous for their sweetness in the Philippines. An easy recipe, also called crema de mangga, a mango float is made from several layers of crackers, whipped cream, condensed milk, and ripe carabao mangoes. It’s especially delicious when it comes directly from the chiller and is enjoyed on a hot day!

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