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.