Posted in The Joy of Snacks

In Which a Potato Goes on a Spin – LITERALLY…


In Korea, it’s referred to as a tornado potato – a whole, spiral-sliced potato stuck on a stick and deep-fried till good and totally crunchy.  In Makati, the stall that sells it calls it a curli-cue and flogs a rather niminy-piminy [pathetic]-looking spud for P 35.00 (US$ 0.80).  In neighboring Mandaluyong, however, you get a ginormous stick for P 60.00 (US$ 1.38) – and said ginormous stick is just the regular size.  This stall – Twistix – has a jumbo version. 😀

Choose your sprinkles...

The idea is to take one of these crunchy spirals and flavor it up with your choice of sprinkles: cheese, sour cream and chive, bacon-and-cheese, barbecue powder, and even ketchup!  It’s like getting a huge bag of potato chips without the inconvenience of the bag.  To eat it, you can either break off chips or munch straight into the spiral.  Laissez les bon temps rouler, indeed!

Food for the body, food for the soul...

Not only does it provide a satisfying snack on the go, it also provides a Biblical passage and a short meditation on it – definitely food for one’s soul.  😉



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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