Monday, August 6, 2007

otap of the world

otap is an oval biscuit made of flour, sugar, shortening and the ever reliable coconut. Sprinkled with sugar, a careless bite of this fragile biscuit would send fragments of it flying to the floor. But it is not as scary as it sounds; though one have to admit that eating otap is an art by itself. Little children are often told to be careful when eating it, they are supposed to put one hand under their chin to catch the sugar and fragments that might break off from its thin mass. Even adults have to master the art themselves; careful to inhale a little at every bite to ensure no bits of sugar goes astray. The use of the other hand still proves useful at times, if only to avoid the ants from feasting upon the fragments on the floor; which would be a waste of treat. That, my friends, makes eating otap one adventurous eating experience.


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at nagtatanong kayo kung bakit napunta tayo sa otap?

kamakailan lang ay nagkaroon ng "unannounced" event sa syudad. isang matalinghaga at katakam-takam na tanawin ang inilatag ng isang lokal na bakeshop sa harap mismo ng magellan's cross noong umaga ng ika-anim na araw ng agosto hanggang sa ikapito. inihanda ito sa kasagsagan ng "festival of festivals" na inilunsad ni goberndadora gwen garcia. hindi ko lang alam ko may kinalaman ang gobernadora nito o sadyang may sayad ang may-ari ng bakeshop.

naglatag ang bakeshop na ito ng isang di kilalang simbolo na gawa sa otap. oo, mga kafateed. otap, ung local biscuit na sinsabi ko sa itaas. biscuit ito pero ni isa man lang ay walang lumapit para kumain...ching!

di na naitanong kung sino ang bakeshop na yun pero feeling ko kagagawan ito ng 'la fortuna bakeshop'

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a local bakeshop uniquely displayed otap - a local delicacy last weekend. they formed an unknown symbol, probably another sponsor, occupying about two parking spaces. the event was done in front of the magellan's shrine. this is part of the cebu province charter day celebration. pictures below.




update: the event was a participation of the local bakeshop for the cebu province's 438th charter day(not cebu city)
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fairygodflower says: ay how inspiring ang tourism effort...palakpakan!

bitchywitch says: dapat gayahin to ng davao city. maglatag sila ng daan-daang durian sa plaza...charing!

it reminds me of crop circles!
-dr. phil on otap display, monster radio bt105.9 dj

7 ang nakibaka (comments):

Kiks said...

Mukha syang namutlang Shrek with scales.... Sigurado ka bang otap yan?

:-D

aries said...

opo 'teh, oyap po sya. ang otap na pinagmamalaki ng cebu...mabuhay!

chase said...

'bat hindi ko alam nyan?!
i wished nakapunta me sa magellan's cross para makita ko toh.
after that event? what happend to the otaps???
pwd ba yung ma eat? naa raman sa salug gud.

aries said...

the event fell as "unannouced" since "the festival of festivals" was the one highlighted by cebu prov. capitol.

the otaps were probably thrown away. they'd be too soggy to eat after being displayed for nearly 2 days.

chase said...

ngek!! 2 days na naka display.. hehe
yucky

cant_u_read said...

otap... i love!

Anonymous said...

ay gidamay pa ang davao city.. nyahaha.. we don't waste food.. kasayang ra sa durian ibutang sa kalsada unya i-display.. may pagkaunon ang durian eh.. :)

waaa. nagcomment pako and this blog was so long time ago na.. nyahehehehe