Do these apply to you?
✅ Prefers homecooked meals
✅ Wants gourmet-style cooking
✅ Too busy to go to the grocery store
 
If you’re familiar with subscription boxes that are now available in Manila and you like the idea of ordering goods in a box online, you’d definitely love U Cookin!
U Cookin is the first of its kind in the Philippines. This DIY meal kit service is perfect for all kinds of cooking enthusiasts: those who love good food and are just learning how to cook (like me 🙋🏻‍♀️), people on-the-go who can cook and want shorter preparation and cooking time, and professional cooks/chefs.
Check my IG story here to see a sample box:


Price range per box is between 400 and 650 PHP, good for 2-6 people. Just register online, pick a recipe and place your order (check their social media accounts – details at the end of this post – for the link).
As I write this blog post, U Cookin has five (5) recipes to choose from:
👩🏻‍🍳 Honey Chicken
👩🏻‍🍳 Chicken Yakitori
👩🏻‍🍳 Balsamic Sirloin Steak
👩🏻‍🍳 French Peppercorn Tenderloin
👩🏻‍🍳 Country Pork Chops
In the near future, we can expect additional recipes that are pescetarian, vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
For my cooking challenge, I chose Chicken Yakitori. To know how I did it, view my posts below:

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Part 1 of 3: My Chicken Yakitori #cooking challenge with @ucookinph (also featuring my #kitchen assistant Ate Helen who did all the cutting/chopping/slicing to save time on shooting this #video)…super fun experience for a newbie #cook like me 😁👩🏻‍🍳🍜🍗 Follow them on IG to know how to order a #meal subscription box complete with #recipe of your choice plus pre-portioned ingredients inside ✅ #TrinasaKusina #wheninmanila #homecooking #igers #igersmanila #igerspinoy #latergram #foodporn #foodblogger #thevillagersph #beavillager #villagersph #mealprep #food #foodie #foodlovers #foodgasm #latergram #foodstagram #foodlover #foodbeast #foodcoma #japanesefood #foodprep @spotph @newsatjuan @southpinanays @blogapaloozaph @influencerph @myhanabishi @dalawahan

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Part 2 of 3: My Chicken Yakitori #cooking challenge with @ucookinph (from putting marinated chicken on sticks in the oven to showing you the finished product)…super fun experience for a newbie #cook like me, even if the noodles ended up very, very crispy lol 🤪 Follow them on IG to know how to order their #meal kits complete with #recipe of your choice plus pre-portioned ingredients inside (wait for video part 3 for my recap)👩🏻‍🍳🍜🍗 #TrinasaKusina #wheninmanila #homecooking #igers #igersmanila #igerspinoy #latergram #foodporn #foodblogger #thevillagersph #beavillager #villagersph #mealprep #food #foodie #foodlovers #foodgasm #latergram #foodstagram #foodlover #foodbeast #foodcoma #japanesefood #influencer #manila #philippines @spotph @newsatjuan @southpinanays @blogapaloozaph @influencerph @myhanabishi @dalawahan

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Part 3 of 3: My Chicken Yakitori #cooking challenge with @ucookinph (a recap in slideshow form)…super fun experience for a newbie #cook like me 👏🏻 Follow them on IG to know how to order their #meal kits complete with #recipe of your choice plus pre-portioned ingredients inside👩🏻‍🍳🍜🍗 #TrinasaKusina #wheninmanila #homecooking #igers #igersmanila #igerspinoy #latergram #foodporn #foodblogger #thevillagersph #beavillager #villagersph #mealprep #food #foodie #foodlovers #foodgasm #latergram #foodstagram #foodlover #foodbeast #foodcoma #japanesefood #influencer #manila #philippines @spotph @newsatjuan @southpinanays @blogapaloozaph @influencerph @masarapba @masarapbatalaga @sulitbasacalories @dalawahan

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I was able to use up all ingredients in the Chicken Yakitori meal kit except the Sriracha sauce. I‘m the only one in my family who likes spicy dishes, so I added just a little amount. I’m proud of myself for making my first delicious full meal! This challenge made my “kitchen goddess 101” experience more fun and exciting, and I’m willing to wait for the next batch of recipes (since I’m actually more of a fish, seafood and veggies type of person).
Get started with U Cookin today by following them on (click the hyperlinks below):
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