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
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Mary Ritter Beard
Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine
Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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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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