There are only two weeks left to 2019! But before you panic, allow us to help you find the best place to get your share for the countless holiday potlucks and parties you’ll be attending. And with this selection, you can definitely expect another invite for next year!
Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico has become the go-to place for affordable buffet any time of the week, but come Christmas time, this ancestral home-turned-restaurant transforms into a holiday wonderland with lavish decor and delectable food that you can take home to share with loved ones.
Their roasted Pork BellyChon (P1,068, good for 6-8 persons or P1,988, good for 12-15 persons) and Angus Roast Beef (P2,268; P4,488) are perfect for any occasion. They even have a special Brigaderos Cake (P880) featuring their Brigaderos, an off-menu selection from their buffet spread. For the perfect Christmas morning, order their sweet and savory Angus Beef Tapa (P868; P1,588) — a favorite from their buffet menu — and pair it with fried egg and garlic rice. For orders, call Guevarra’s at 8705 1811, 8705-1874, or 0917 311 2222.
The Plaza Catering
The Plaza Catering by Chef Karla Reyes has one of the best selling hams in the metro. Make sure to place your orders in advance for The Plaza’s Premium Baked Ham (P1,600 per kilo), a secret family recipe featuring premium ham that’s lightly wood-smoked with choice herbs and spices. It’s served with a selection of sauces: Premium Glaze, Gutsy Garlic, Wasabe Mayo, Sweet Mustard, and HorseyRadish. For orders, call The Plaza Catering at (02) 7729 0001 to 03.
Manam Comfort Filipino
If you’re still craving for sisig, there’s nothing like the “Best Sisig in Metro Manila”. Manam Comfort Filipino offers food trays all year round and each pack is good for 10 to 12 guests.
We highly recommend their House Crispy Sisig (P1,050), Sizzling Corned Beef Belly Kansi (P1,590), and Overloaded Garlicky Chicken and Pork Belly Adobo (P1,280) a.k.a. the rice terminator. For orders, call the Manam Comfort Filipino branch nearest your or check their official Facebook page. By the way, they’re open for Simbang Gabi!
While Christian Mark Jacobs is best known for his jaw-dropping wedding cakes for celebrities, his foodie business “Naked Patisserie” also serves special food trays for the holidays. Make your celebrations extra decadent by ordering his signature trays — inspired by his childhood favorites and Southern roots growing up in Florida and Georgia. Make sure to order his Brie Baked Mac & Cheese (made with five kinds of cheeses and topped with two whole brie cheeses), Italian Breaded Pork Chops, and his Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing. For orders, call 0945 468 5141 or 0965 139 6609 or order online via www.nakedpatisserie.com.
Nono’s Party Platters are just way too good not to share! It’s perfect for big groups and there’s always something for everyone. Each platter is good for eight to 10 people and is available for pick-up at your branch of choice. We highly recommend their Miso-glazed Salmon with Marbled Potatoes (P2,950), Roasted USDA Beef Belly (P2,995), Roasted Pork Belly (P2,455), and Nono’s Homestyle Fried Chicken (P2,295). For more about Nono’s holiday offers, click here.
Mimi & Bros
There’s nothing like a restaurant that’s created and run by a family! Mimi & Bros may look like fun and games on the outside, but they take their food seriously. Just take a look at their most decadent creation to date. This Christmas, they prepared an equally dool-worthy party tray selection featuring Porchetta, Lechon Belly, Lola’s Ragu Pasta, Mimi’s Fried Chicken, Truffle Honey Butter Wings, Croquettes, and even Corn Dogs! For orders, contact 0945-798-5176 or (02) 8826 7737. Make sure to place your order two days in advance!
You may not know this but Hawker Chan (yes, the Michelin Star restaurant from Singapore’s hawker district) offers a platter that’s perfect for sharing! Their Roast Combination Platter features their best-sellers: Soya Sauce Chicken, Roast Pork, Char Siew, Deep-fried Dumplings, Braised Beans, and Steamed Vegetables. The Roast Combination Platter starts at P1,740. For orders, visit their branches at Glorietta, SM North EDSA, and SM Mall of Asia.