Special Interest: Aklan Province
Pottery Making/Pop Rice (Ampaw) Making, Lezo. The industries
that have augmented the people's livelihood in this municipality.
Residents near the riverbank make clay pots and jars the old-fashioned
way, as others engage in poprice making. Popularly known as "ampaw"
in the local dialect is being processed from cooked rice, dried,
deep fried with oil and sugar and then molded into the same sizes
and dried slowly.
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Southern Philippine Cuisine
In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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