The Top 10 Winning-est Dishes To Order For Your Holiday Table
We’re not going to lie. The holiday party season can be oh-so-stressful. So we’re going to make it easier for you by divulging our top 10 no-fail food orders to make your parties and potlucks stress free and guaranteed delicious!
1. Yuan’s Original Paella by Yuan’s Paella Plus
Yuan Ongpin’s paella brims with prawns, clams, chorizo and veggies, generous in flavor with a subtly spicy kick. It’s available in a variety of sizes from Abundante in a 38 cm pan (6-10 persons) to Galactico good for 70+ persons. Aside from paella, Yuan now offers roast beef, fabada, Iberian chicken and his famous Caesar salad dressing as well.
P3,500 to P13,500, depending on pan size
(0917) 887-7986, firstname.lastname@example.org, pick up in Makati
2. Thai Crab Curry by Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes
Seafood at a holiday table always has to be spectacular, just like this ultra-rich Thai-style crab dish by Chef Pixie Sevilla, available with fragrant coconut rice. And why not pair this with her special pancit sotanghon with homemade Bulacan longganisa?
P1,800 for 4 persons (add P300 with coconut rice); P3,600 for 6 persons (add P250 with coconut rice)
(02) 723-2776, (0917) 522-6010, pick up in New Manila, Quezon City
3. Roast US Young Turkey by Rich Lopa
A holiday party isn’t complete without a delectable roast turkey, the moister the better. Rich Lopa roasts a truly moist, tender turkey, with chestnut stuffing, fluffy garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, presented with rosemary and orange halves in a ceramic platter.
P7,500 with complete trimmings
(0917) 858-6154, (0917) 832-2430, order 5 days ahead, pick up in Makati and Alabang
4. Chicken Relleno by Pepita’s Kitchen
Just like the lechon diva Dedet de la Fuente’s famous stuffed lechon, these roast chickens come with decadent stuffings like Portobello mushroom rice, and buttered bread (with the option to add foie gras or chicken liver paté). There’s also her own family’s heirloom relleno recipe with special add-ons. Add her bestselling hiplog (shrimp in salted egg sauce) and her legendary stuffed lechon to your order, and you’ve got an instant feast.
(0927) 866-0662, email@example.com, pick up in Makati
5. Hainan Chicken Rice by Angelo Comsti and Jorge Mendez
For something a bit different from the usual roast meats, you’ll definitely want to order this delicious combo of poached chicken + flavorful rice + three homemade sauces. They don’t cook everyday so make sure to reserve early before they get fully booked.
P700 (4-6 persons), P1,300 (8-10 persons)
(0918) 959-5772, IG @hainanchickenriceph, delivery available via Lalamoves
6. Cochinillo by The Kitchen
For any party, cochinillo has to be the center of attention. One of the best in town happens to be this tender, fatty suckling pig, marinated in herbs and oven roasted, served with a liver sauce, and at 7-8 kilos, good for about 12 persons.
(0928) 246-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org, IG @thekitchen_ph, order 2-3 days ahead, pick up in Makati
7. Porchetta by Belle Foods
If you want to have lechon but aren’t a big enough group, then order this excellent roasted porchetta with super crispy skin, available with your choice of Cebu or Italian-style stuffing. Here’s a secret: it may even taste better than lechon!
(0918) 909-8850, pick up in New Manila, Quezon City and Valle Verde, Pasig
8. Pistachio and Herb Crusted Crown Rack of Lamb by Old Swiss Inn
Your go-to restaurant for show-stopping carvings, Old Swiss Inn pulls out all the stops with its crown rack of lamb with a pistachio and herb crust. Other meat dishes to order include the Angus rib eye roast and its signature baked pork knuckles with sauerkraut.
P 4,100, approximately 1.8 kilos (for 5 to 6 persons), 50% down payment for orders exceeding P 3,000
Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Sto. Tomas Street, Makati, (02) 818-0098, www.oldswissinn.com, order 2 days ahead
9. Ten Hour Roast Beef by Bizu Catering Studio
This melt-in-your-mouth US beef belly slow-roasted for ten hours and served with a mushroom sauce is Bizu’s undisputed bestseller. You can also round out your holiday feast with Bizu’s new must-try roast lamb ham, smoked salmon caviar, and macarons de Paris, of course.
P6,720 (approx 2 kilos for 10-15 persons)
(02) 845-0590 to 93, www.bizuchristmas.com
10. Roast Angus Corned Beef by The Plaza
We all love The Plaza’s premium baked ham, but this corned beef is something truly out of this world. (The New York-style hot pastrami is just as good too!)
P2,800 per kilo
(02) 729-0002, www.theplazacatering.com