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Otap Wonders

A rhyming poem about one of my all-time childhood favourite Filipino snacks. I used to eat these all the time with my Filipino nanny, so writing this poem brings back these fond memories.

By Talia DevoraPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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Otap cookies, flaky and sweet

a Pinoy dessert, an extravagant feat.

Baked with love and care,

in each bite, a moment we share.

In the bustling hood of Little Manila, Toronto

or in the suburbs of Little Asia, Markham.

Otap cookies are a comforting sight

radiating good vibes and delight.

Golden brown and fragrant

with a touch so delicate.

Every cookie carefully made by hand,

a depiction of Pinoy culture, their land.

Otap cookies, a taste of home,

doesn’t matter where we may roam.

A piece of their heritage,

in each cookie crumb, a message.

Of family celebrations,

of childhood memories and traditions.

From generation to generation,

Otap cookies, an honourable creation.

Crispy and crunchy, an ideal pair,

with a cup of cocoa, tea, or coffee,

or simply on their own.

Otap cookies, a Pinoy pride

a sense of home; a close guide.

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Talia Devora

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  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    Well written! I've never heard of them but they look yummy! Thanks for the introduction!!

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    So fun to read, now I want that otap cookie!

  • Oooo, those Otap cookies sound so yummy! Such a delicious poem!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fabulous snacktime sonata poem!!! Loving it!!!1💕❤️❤️

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