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A Curry Puff Sonnet

A Sonnet to A Teatime Snack

By Michelle LiewPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
A Curry Puff Sonnet
Photo by Sahand Hoseini on Unsplash

As long as we are discussing our favourite childhood snacks, I thought I'd discuss 

a popular snack in Asia: curry puffs. I am a savoury person and practically addicted to spice, so this golden-crusted, spicy-potato-filled concoction, popular in Singapore and other parts of Asia, clearly qualifies as one of them. It was certainly a childhood go-to. 

If its golden crust is not enough to thrill you, a potato or chicken filling will. Tangy, golden, and layered with spice that will set your tongues on fire, you can consume it on its own. Combined with its too-crisp crust, this snack is hard to beat. 

Enjoy this curry puff sonnet. 

Crust so golden, potato pure

Two now merged, served as one

Leaves tongue with spice-coat wanting more

Morning boost. eat at noon

Concoction that serves all time

Puff that's never served to soon

Puff a vent and anger's salve

Pastry, spice, now mind a-wonder

Why does momma only give me half?

Curry puff, fried, childhood delight

A snack so small, yet tasty might.. 


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    Omgggg, karipap is my kryptonite! Hahahahaha. Loved your poem!

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