Posted in Restaurant Hopping, The Flavors of Asia

Cheap AND Good

For all you SybDive readers who aren’t from the Philippines who might be thinking of seeing our 7,107 islands for their next vacation, here’s another food-related reason why you should go:

Even our cheap, food-court / street-shack eats are good.

P 65.00 (about US$ 1.38 at today’s rate) will get you a sizzling platter with rice, two good slabs of barbecued pork belly, gravy, and a bowl of cabbage soup from food court staple Rice Surprise. Other stalls will offer a variety of value meals ranging from P 59.00 (US$ 1.22) for a cup of rice, soup, and one kind each of meat and veg to P 265.00 (US$ 5.50) for an extravagant basket of goodies consisting of grilled fish, meats, simple green mango and/or tomato salads, and, of course, rice.

Not a bad deal, ne? ;D



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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