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Learn to make Filipino Cuisine in a private online class!

Approximately 1 hours
English

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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!

Highlights
  • 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
Ingredients
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  • 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

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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event