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Here are Some Recipes You Can Prepare at Your Favorite Convenience Store

November 19, 2014

Whether we like it or not, the convenience store has made itself a home away from home, with quick hot meals, cold drinks at a press of a button, even wifi if you put in those extra few minutes to sign up for a loyalty card.

The thing is, sometimes, it gets old. A single street probably has at least two convenient store branches of the same franchise, and you can only have so many siopaos or rice meal fare from their menu. While it pushes the term “convenience” a bit, it makes for some variety. It can actually make do as a real meal, and all for under PHP 100.

1. Family Mart Power Oatmeal

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  • Family Mart Fruit Cup
  • A Sachet of Oatmeal
  • A Cup of Yogurt

More than their Japanese food, Family Mart has also upped its game with its fruit selection. Add instant oatmeal, which you can soften and mix with a small cup of yogurt, and you get a full power breakfast for any time of the day.

2. Mini Stop Siomai and Noodles

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  • Instant cup noodles
  • Crispy Siomai

Mini Stop has owned the local convenience store game in terms of crispy, whether it’s with their fried chicken or their fried siomai variants. It’s not quite ramen, but it will do when you’re on a budget or far from the nearest reliable ramen joint.

3. 7-Eleven Chicken Sandwich

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  • Fried Chicken
  • Bread
  • Optional: Sachet of Mayo

Yes, you can make a deli sandwich out of 7-Eleven ingredients. Order 7-Eleven’s fried chicken, tear into small pieces, and stick them into two pieces of toast. Mayo optional from the sachet rack—even better if it’s Kewpie.

Do you have a convenient store recipe that you’d like to share? Share it with us with a comment.

Mia Marci Mia Marci Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat. FOLLOW FOLLOW
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