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The Ready Roast: The Harried Foodie’s Best Friend

Roast Pork Belly: Dinner is served...

On those days when you find yourself craving a good, rib-sticking meal but haven’t got the time to cook, it’s good to know that many supermarkets in this part of the world offer a wealth of options from properly done casseroles to magnificent roasts like the one shown above.

Grab and Go at Shopwise in Alabang is one of my favorite ready-to-eat go-to’s.  Their pork belly roasts (P 270.00 each) are generously portioned and every roast I’ve bought from them so far has had beautifully tender, flavorful meat, and moreish crackling skin.  The roast pork loin, on the other hand, practically melts in your mouth, as do their roast chickens which come either barbecue- or apricot-glazed.

Grab a ready-made salad from the veggie section (I recommend Goolai‘s crabstick, mango, and mixed green salad with mango vinaigrette; so good…), and you have a lovely meal to end a busy day.  😉



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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