While they are everywhere in the Philippines they are, or at least were, hard to find in this country. Even the Asian markets didn't carry them often. I had looked all up and down the east coast, going out of my way to hit markets when traveling and not even Amazon had them. And then I went in to a little tiny market in my little tiny po'dunk town and low and behold. Otap! I was so happy, and then I called my mom a few weeks later and she told me that Wal-mart where she is even carries it now.
I have tried otap in three flavors so far. Original, ube, and buko pandan, a traditional and slightly coconutty flavor. While I do love both ube and buko pandan I didn't enjoy them in my otap. I prefer the original.
Original Pictures - Post updated 4/1/2018