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In Which Lunch was a Tray of Korean Nibbles…

Kimbap and nori noodle soup for lunch
Kimbap and nori noodle soup for lunch

Ever have days when you’re feeling peckish and antsy, days when you’re hungry but are just too tired to go out more than a few steps to grab a bite?  These days have happened to me often enough, but thank goodness for the Korean grocery/convenience stores that seem to pop up just about everywhere in my side of the BGC.

You can get trays of kimbap – the maki-like seaweed and rice roll – for P 100.00 and these are great for nibbling over lunch.  Each roll is stuffed to the gills with lightly seasoned rice, sesame seeds, fresh carrot and cucumber, takuan (sweet-pickled daikon radish), rolled egg omelet, and a snippet of ham.  Every bite features an interplay of flavours, colours, and textures that keeps the dish interesting right down to the last morsel.

And to round out your meal: grab a small tub of the instant noodle soup – there is a bunch of variants available, so may as well go mad and take your pick.



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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