The Ultimate Guide to Filipino Food

with Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan

34 minutes
12 videos

Discover the under-explored world of Filipino cuisine.

About This Course

The Philippines is a vast archipelago of islands known for its tropical beaches, chocolate hills, and incredible hospitality, but it’s also home to a delicious cuisine that is often overlooked. That’s why Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan, a filmmaker and a chef from Manila, wanted to share a foodie tour of their home country’s cuisine. We’ll dive deep into this cuisine, sharing its global history, the key components that make it special, and how best to enjoy a Filipino meal. Expect to learn about its signature dishes, such as Adobo, Sinigang, and Lechon, topped off with a super sweet serving of Halo-halo for dessert. We will also take you into the heart of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to make the Filipino cuisine more accessible should you visit. Whether you’re gearing up for a trip to the Philippines or you’re keen to travel the world from home by visiting a Filipino restaurant, this course will provide you with the tools to tackle the tastiness of Filipino food.

What You'll Learn

  • The building blocks of Filipino Cuisine

  • The secrets to enjoying a Filipino meal

  • How the history of the Philippines has shaped its cuisine

  • How to find the best Filipino food in Manila

  • A guide to the signature Filipino dishes

Watch Some Samples

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Course Breakdown

Chapter 1



The History of Manila

Chapter 2

Filipino Food, Explained

What is Filipino Food?

Components of a Filipino Meal

How to Eat, Filipino Style

Chapter 3

Typical Dishes

Sawsawan, Explained

Must Try Filipino Dishes

Filipino Desserts

Chapter 4

Where To Eat In Manila

How and Where to Get Good Filipino Food in Manila

Eat Like a True Local: Street Food and Fast Food

Useful Tips For Dining in Manila

Chapter 5



Meet Your Instructor

Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan

Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan

Aaron Palabyab is a travel filmmaker and photographer. Aaron began his travel filmmaking journey back in 2014, and has since received multiple international awards and recognition for his photography and video work. Currently, Aaron lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, where he spends his time developing content for his Youtube channel and teaching online courses. Colene Tan is a professionally-trained chef with over ten years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Colene has worked throughout the Philippines and abroad, sharing her knowledge of Filipino cuisine while advocating for sustainable food and tourism practices. Inspired by the beauty of Filipino cuisine and all its possibilities, Colene hopes to showcase this important part of her culture while also encouraging better consumer habits for a more sustainable future.

Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan

The Ultimate Guide to Filipino Food

with Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan