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In Which Breakfast is a Quick, Hip Spin on Tea and a Loaded Bun…

Breakfast on the fly gets chic
Breakfast on the fly gets chic

The Philippine school-year began on Monday – and, for all of us commuters making our way into the Greater Manila Area, it is an occurrence that is guaranteed to wreak havoc on your morning commute if you should be foolhardy enough to insist on leaving at your usual hour.

That said, I’ve had to leave the house quite a bit earlier than usual, knowing that there will be a north-bound bottleneck in the Bayanan section of the National Road because of the schools along that route.  In doing so, I’ve had to forego breakfast – and, for a foodie (or anyone else, for that matter), that’s never a good thing.

Thank goodness, then, that Good Day is on my daily morning route from the bus stop to the office.  Just like other convenience stores, Good Day stocks up on a variety of drinks and ready-to-eat treats; the difference, though, is that Good Day has a more interesting variety of drinks and edibles.

Case in point: the breakfast above features a sausage bun loaded with cheese and pizza sauce from JiPan Bakery which now distributes some of its products through Good Day in order to reach a wider target market.  As small as it looks, this yeast dough-based roll has everything you could want from a pizza but in a handier, more portable form.  Though not as magnificently flavoured as a conventional pizza, it was nevertheless a tasty bite and was definitely satisfying.

To wash it down, I got a single-serve carton of Hacienda Macalauan‘s 3 Cows Milk Tea in wintermelon.  Now, I don’t like wintermelon tea at all; I find it too sweet and the flavor profile is generally cloying and choke-worthy.  Not this one, though; you taste more of the black tea and real cream than wintermelon, though you do get the subtle touch of sugariness that lets you know it’s just there.

I do not recommend noshing on convenience store breakfasts too often; it will do absolutely nothing for your figure and there’s the constant fear of a sugar crash.  But I am, however, glad, that options like these will keep you stoked-up and happy whenever you find yourself flying out of the house and into the fray unfed.  😀



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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