Cooking Class: Cooking With the Five Tastes

This intriguing hands-on cooking class with Chef Nancy is designed to teach you how to best balance the five basic tastes in your cooking, as this is the secret behind satisfying intuitive dining. For your sour dish, you'll prepare sinigang soup made from a green tamarind broth with vegetables and greens. For something salty, you'll create chicken and pork belly adobo with soy sauce. Up next, an ampalaya salsa featuring mango and toasted spices will highlight the bitter taste. For umami, you'll have your choice of seafood coconut cream risotto or cheese-filled sirloin roulades. Lastly, since you can't forget about sweet, you'll enjoy a banana and cream corn iced dessert.


Sinigang Soup 

Green Tamarind Broth with beans, tomatoes, okra, eggplant and greens

Chicken and Pork Belly Adobo 

With soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bayleaf and peppercorns

Ampalaya Salsa 

Bitter melon salsa with mango, tomatoes, shallots, citrus, honey and spices


Choose one 

Mini beef sirloin roulades filled with cheese, sweet pickles and carrots 

Seafood coconut cream risotto with prawns, mussels and salted eggs

Sweetened Banana and Cream Corn on Milk Ice 

With frozen shaved almond milk and sugar syrup

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Date Night, Fun, Holiday

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25 Dec 2021

We could not have had a better experience. Chef Nancy was so inviting and made you feel like a friend immediately. We highly recommend spending time learning with her. We will be back again and again!!

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01 May 2024

We really enjoyed the class with Chef Nancy. The procedure in the kitchen was easy to follow and fun. An excellent experience and we recommend it.

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10 Mar 2023

A lot of fun! Chef Nancy was very sweet. I anticipated more demonstration rather than her just describing what we were doing, so often times I was a little confused. But we had a great group of people and had a blast!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Nancy
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More commonly known as the Adobo Queen, Chef Nancy was born and raised in the Philippines as well as in the restaurant industry. Her family has owned and operated an authentic Filipino comfort food restaurant in Manila where she began cooking at a young age. Today, Chef Nancy is a freelance multimedia cooking show host as well as the host of a variety of fun and interactive culinary experiences that champion authentic Filipino fare.

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