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C-mart: Lunch for Less than 100 Bucks

Lunch: Cherry soda and pesto pasta

I’m still not out of my blue funk; in fact, I’m feeling more than a little under the weather.  Throw in some incredibly tight deadlines, and I’m practically chained to my desk.

Which is why I’m grateful for the Fasta Pasta and oriental box lunches over at C-mart on the ground floor of the Pacific Star Building.  A mere PhP 49.00 gets you a healthy helping of pasta (the Creamy Pesto shown above is good) or a good meal of siu mai and pan-fried Chinese noodles or lemon chicken and veggie fried rice.  (Oh, and the lemon chicken, while not crunchy the way North Park makes it, is delightfully tart, sweet, and savory all at once.)  Pop into a microwave, nuke for a minute, and you have a satisfying lunch.

Oh, and throw in an additional P 38.00, you can get a Fanta Cherry or a much-missed Cherry Coke to slake your thirst.  At a little less than P 100.00, it’s definitely a good lunch deal for a desk-bound corporate minion.

Now, about those deadlines…



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.

One thought on “C-mart: Lunch for Less than 100 Bucks

  1. at first i thought i was lost even if i knew i correctly clicked your blog in my links; but no, i’m just amazed at your new template, midge. wow! what a fresh start for another year of blogging…

    i like pesto! nagutom na naman ako sa posts mo. 😀

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