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
We've pulled out a few clips to give you a better idea of what to expect in the course
The History of Manila
Filipino Food, Explained
What is Filipino Food?
Components of a Filipino Meal
How to Eat, Filipino Style
Must Try Filipino Dishes
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
Meet Your Instructor
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.