7 Unusual Foods you should try in Kalibo, Aklan

Binakol nga Manok – a native spring chicken cooked with young coconut water and meat with ‘tang-ead’ and ‘eabihig’ leaves in a fresh bamboo tube.

Inubaran nga Manok – a native spring chicken cooked with ‘ubad’ or thinly sliced and pounded banana pith simmered in coconut milk.

Ibos – steamed glutinuous rice with coconut milk artfully wrapped in coconut leaves. It goes best with ripe mangoes.

Ambueong – suman made from the ‘ambueong’ palm tree flour, coconut milk, brown sugar and daintily wrapped in banana leaves.

Latik – glutinuous rice cooked in coconut milk with a topping of dessicated medium-aged coconut cooked in kalamay and wrapped in banana leaves

Linapay – the Aklanon ‘laing’, is pounded small shrimps (not alamang) seasoned with garlic, onion, gings, chilli, salt and tender ‘batwan’ fruit wrapped in young ‘gabi’ leaves and cooked in coconut milk.

Tamilok – wormwood found in deaying bakhaw tree stumps in mangrove forest. It is believed to be an aphrodisiac.

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