When I did reach Kalibo from Ibajay’s festival, I was checking foursquare for food recommndations as well as asked locals: Where can I eat crabs? Unfortunately, locals were telling me that either I buy them or have someone cook these for me.
Fortunately, a Twitter contact recommended RML Kamayan, one of the native food restaurant in Kalibo. When I did arrived there, I was told that there were no crabs that day. Darn! But they did have shrimps. Having been so hungry, I opted for it paired with some cool halo-halo.
There’s more to the western part of Panay than Boracay. In fact, there are many interesting places in the provinces of Aklan, Antique and western Iloilo that just amazes without driving all the way to Caticlan. Ruins, churches, food and rowdy festivals are there waiting. The shrimp was fresh, as one can tell from the taste. It was cooked at just the right temperature, succulent and sweet. A plateful gone in a few minutes.
Having been sated, I went back to the hotel. While getting my key, I asked the owner where to eat crabs and, wonder of wonders, she has some. Her daughter brought some from a nearby town and she was willing to give me one!
Nevermind if I’ve already eaten but the thought of savoring the sweet crab meat was just too hard to resist that I gave in and was eating with my barehands. Not a failed attempt!
Ang Langyaw’s Panay Island trip courtesy of Airphilexpress, the fastest growing budget airline in the Philippines that made this trip possible!