Empanademocracy

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With or without egg

Meaty or meatless

Egg half done or fully cooked

Grated papaya and mongo beans stuffed neatly

Inside a crisp shell made of rice flour.

Orange, yellow, green, brown, white

Burst into flavorful hues

Vinegar or catsup, which condiment would you choose?

Push it with soda, beer or water

But, oh, does it matter?

And even as we enjoy this Ilocano delight

Of, by, and for us

We concede: burgers can be good, too, alright.

With diverse tones, thus.. In God, we trust

Over, Empanada we crave

And, hopefully, burp.

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2 responses to “Empanademocracy

  1. chixme

    There is no cabbage added just grated papaya and mongo beans. Unless it was added this year. I am a born Bataqueno…

  2. tita lita

    when i was vacationing in batac i overheard a kid singing “empanada makauma “while chomping on a very large one which i myself cannot finish .i can only eat half of the ordinary one .how can it be makauma he ate the whole thing…lol

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