The Ultimate Guide to Filipino Food

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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
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The History of Manila
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Filipino Food Explained
What is Filipino Food?
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The Components of a Filipino Meal
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How to Eat Filipino Style
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Typical Dishes
Sawsawan, Explained
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Must try Filipino dishes
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Filipino Desserts
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Where to Eat in Manila
How and Where to get good Filipino food in Manila
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Eat like a true local: Street food and Fast food
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Useful tips for dining in Manila
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About Instructor

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Aaron Palabyab and Colene Tan
Aaron Palabyab is a travel filmmaker and photographer. Aaron began his travel filmmaking journey bac... Show more