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Aklan is a province located in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Known for its pristine beaches and vibrant festivals, Aklan is also home to a rich culinary tradition. From savory seafood dishes to sweet delicacies, Aklan has something to offer every food lover. In this article, we will explore the delicious cuisine of Aklan and provide a guide for food enthusiasts looking to experience the flavors of this vibrant province.
Being a coastal province, Aklan is known for its fresh seafood dishes. One of the most popular seafood dishes in Aklan is “ginataang suso” or “stewed freshwater snails in coconut milk”. The snails are cooked with garlic, onions, ginger, and chilies, then simmered in coconut milk until tender. This dish is best paired with steamed rice and is a must-try for seafood lovers.
Another seafood dish that is popular in Aklan is “kinilaw” or “ceviche”. This dish is made with fresh raw fish that is marinated in vinegar, lime juice, onions, and chili peppers. The acid in the marinade “cooks” the fish, giving it a tangy and refreshing taste. Kinilaw is often served as an appetizer or as a side dish to grilled seafood.
For those who love grilled seafood, Aklan has a variety of options to choose from. One of the most popular grilled seafood dishes in Aklan is “inihaw na talaba” or “grilled oysters”. The oysters are seasoned with garlic, butter, and soy sauce, then grilled until they are hot and juicy. Another popular grilled seafood dish is “inihaw na isda” or “grilled fish”. The fish is usually marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic, and pepper before being grilled to perfection.
Aklan is also known for its sweet delicacies. One of the most popular sweet treats in Aklan is “binakol” or “coconut pudding”. This dessert is made with coconut milk, rice flour, and sugar, then steamed until it is firm. Binakol is often served with sweetened coconut meat on top.
Another popular sweet delicacy in Aklan is “bayi-bayi” or “sweet coconut balls”. This dessert is made with grated coconut, glutinous rice flour, and sugar, then shaped into small balls and steamed until cooked. Bayi-bayi is often served as a snack or dessert and is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.
If you want to experience the local food scene in Aklan, then a visit to one of the many food markets is a must. One of the most popular food markets in Aklan is the Kalibo Pastrana Park. This market is open every day and is known for its wide selection of fresh seafood, fruits, and vegetables. You can also find local delicacies such as binakol and bayi-bayi here.
Another popular food market in Aklan is the Ati-Atihan Food Market. This market is held during the Ati-Atihan Festival, which is a week-long celebration that takes place every January. The Ati-Atihan Food Market offers a variety of local dishes and delicacies, as well as street food and snacks.
For breakfast, you should try the popular Chorizo De Kalibo from us at Jocyl’s. Together with steamed rice, fried egg, orange juice or coffee, and vinegar “sawsawan” for the chorizo, your day will start with a smile from these tasty and delicious combination of flavors. The uniqueness of the taste and the 100% pure meat with no preservatives will distinguish the high quality of the Chorizo De Kalibo with Vitamin C compared to other chorizos.
Finally, no visit to Aklan would be complete without trying the famous Inubarang Manok. Native chicken cooked with coconut milk, gata and lemongrass results in a stew like dish that has a thickish soup. People just love the gata taste, the tenderness of the chicken and the hint of lemongrass.
These are just a few of the delicious dishes that you can find in Aklan. Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So if you’re a food lover looking for a unique culinary experience, then be sure to explore the delicious cuisine of Aklan.
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