Cookies! They are not just something we eat.
Learn to make Filipino Cuisine in a private online class!
5.0 (1 Review)
Approximately 1 hours
Your host Casto
Casto was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old. He is excited to share his skills and knowledge about Filipino cuisine with guests. Casto has been in the culinary space for as long as he can remember – from an undergrad in Food Science in Upstate New York, to culinary school in Vancouver, Canada, to being a Pastry Chef at a hotel in Washington DC, and most recently an Executive Chef at a culinary school in Los Angeles. He moved to Manila in 2017 to discover his roots through food, language, and people and has since returned to the US. His cuisine is a reflection of his food journey: the memories of Filipino dishes shared at the family table, the Western techniques he learned and honed in the restaurant industry, and his imagination that brings both of them together. Apart from being a chef, Casto is also a yoga teacher and loves the outdoors. He looks forward to spreading his love of Filipino cuisine and sharing food and travel stories!
Learn to make delicious lumpia, crispy Filipino spring rolls and turon, fried, caramelized bananas in spring roll wrappers
Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Filipino native
Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Centreville, VA (EDT))
Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
Travel from your own home and learn Filipino culinary traditions!
What will you cook together
Lumpia, crispy Filipino spring rolls stuffed with ground meat or tofu and vegetables
Turon, sweet ripe plantains encased in a crisp spring roll wrapper, coated in salted caramel
IngredientsSee Full Ingredient List
½ medium onion, finely chopped
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts or ½ small jicama, finely chopped (optional)
½ lb raw, peeled shrimp (optional)
1 lb ground pork or ground chicken or 1 16 oz. block tofu, crumbled
¼ cup cornstarch (if using tofu)
1 package wheat flour spring roll wrappers or spring roll pastry
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 egg white or water for sealing
4-6 cups canola, vegetable, or corn oil
Sweet chili sauce or vinegar, garlic and chilies or banana ketchup (for serving)
2 yellow or black ripe plantains (or bananas)
12 sheets wheat flour spring roll wrappers or spring roll pastry
2-4 cups canola, vegetable or corn oil
4 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup dark or light brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Online Class Reviews
5.0 (1 Review)
Jordan26 October 2020
"The cooking class with Casto was incredible. He's a tremendous instructor, which is only bolstered by his experience as a culinary school instructor. He was patient, congenial, and made the entire experience that much better (his grandmother's lumpia recipe didn't hurt, either). Not only would I take another online class with Traveling Spoon, I would specifically seek out Casto because my wife and I enjoyed it that much."
$36 initial guest
+ $18 each additional screen
HOW IT WORKS
Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!