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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…  

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Author:

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 earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. 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.

2 thoughts on “Cheap Comfort: Asian-style

  1. i can relate! with my toxic duties before, i surely mastered the art of eating and taking showers in a heart beat, lol. it has become my talent to savor dining experience as much as i can and when need arises, chow down as if there’s deadlines left and right.

    regardless of its price, that oriental combo can suffice an empty stomach. why not?! 😀

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