Major Industries: Aklan Province Islands Philippines
Most Aklanons derive livelihood from rice, corn, coconut, abaca,
piña and pottery making. Fishponds and off-shore fishing
employ many persons in Aklan. Small scale industries like piña
cloth weaving, abaca and bamboo handicraft. (excerpts and details
taken from European Philippine Services). A more detailed account
of the preceding paragraph can be found at EUROPEAN PHILIPPINE SERVICES,
PROVINCE OF AKLAN .
Aklan is the home province of the island paradise of Boracay, with
its pristine 4 kilometer white coral-sand beach fronts, friendly
natives and amenities of 4 and 5 star hotel and restaurants plus
the new Blue Sky and Clear Waters Golf and Country Club and of course
a treat of coral shores and diving areas where the sea-sportman
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
No matter where Ive been overseas, the food stinks, except in Italy. Carmen Electra
Merienda Philippines Cuisine
Merienda is taken from the Spanish, and is a light meal or snack especially in the afternoon, similar to the concept of afternoon tea. If the meal is taken close to dinner, it is called merienda cena, and may be served instead of dinner.
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Desserts Food, Philippine Cuisine
As a tropical oriental country it should come as no surprise there are many treats made from rice and coconuts. One often seen dessert is bibingka, a hot rice cake optionally topped with a pat of butter, slices of kesong puti (white cheese), itlog na maalat (salted duck eggs), and sometimes grated coconut. There are also glutinous rice sweets called biko made with sugar, butter, and coconut milk.
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