Cheap Comfort: Asian-style

I am fairly sure that everyone who has had a pile of paperwork to sift through and Lord-only-knows how many deadlines to meet has experienced the need to eat fast.  I am also sure that you didn’t particularly relish the idea of scarfing down a greasy burger or an insipid sandwich.  We Asians should, thus, be grateful that more substantial – and actually delicious – fare can be found even for the most harried desk jockeys.

Shown here are what I had on one particularly harrowing day: a bowl of Mee Gee Noodles from Mr. Noodler and four pieces of pork and shrimp siomai [siu mai] from Siomai House.

The Mee Gee Noodles (P 79.00 a serve) are a spicy-sweet treat: stir-fried noodles, crisp veggies, and a mix of fish balls, prawn balls, and lobster balls.  The cup looks small, but it’s actually quite hefty and satisfying.

The siomai (P 25.00 for a four-piece serve) were nothing to write home about, but they were certainly tasty and rather meaty; I am not sure if there were any extenders used for these dumplings.

And now, back to work…