How we started


The art of cooking in Kawayan (bamboo) were taught by the natives living in Subic Bay called the "Aetas".


During the Vietnam War, Americans used Subic as a base. The Americans were then fascinated with how Aetas survived with only a bolo (machete) and bamboo to survive, and asked the Aetas if they could impart their teachings. Thus, the Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp was born.


JEST Camp has since been giving visitors from all around the world a taste of survival, and this is through the ultimate one-of-a-kind dining experience that is KAWAYAN KITCHEN.


What are you waiting for? Try it now!


Still having second thoughts? Look at what our guests had to say!


"The taste of rice cooked from bamboo is definitely different. All natural contrast to all metal."- Andy, Manila