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In Which the Quiche was a Disappointment…

It looks good, but taste-wise...meh.
It looks good, but taste-wise…meh.

I love a good quiche.  As a matter of fact, I’m a sucker for a properly done quiche Lorraine with all the goodness of cheese, bacon, and sweet onions in a savory shortcrust base.  This was why I was thrilled to the fingertips when I discovered quiches – specifically broccoli and Cheddar quiches – were being served at Starbucks.

I was looking for something toothsome to munch on with my morning coffee, breakfast at home having been eschewed due mostly to the worsening traffic situation here in Manila.  Then I saw these dinky little numbers: puff pastry squares filled with chunks of my favorite vegetable and a rather tempting-looking savory custard.  I seriously had to have one!

Alas, alas!  One bite was enough to put a frown on my face.  I asked for the barista to heat up the quiche so that it would be warm and toothsome to go with my coffee.  Sure it was hot enough, but it went all soggy, so there was no crispness of crust to go with the softness of the custard.  Plus, the thinly-sliced broccoli was just on the surface; worse, the eggy flavor of the custard overpowered the cheese completely.  Sad to say that I was utterly underwhelmed and felt somewhat cheated.

Next time, yes, next time: I’d probably be better off baking a quiche from scratch.  Ah, c’est la vie…



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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