10 Platters That'll Impress at Your Next Potluck

From sushi to Malaysian fare.


(SPOT.ph) One thing everyone is surely looking forward to at the next office Christmas party is the food, and this year, you don't have to limit yourself to the usual pancit and lumpia. Whether you're looking to impress at your next potluck or want to spice up the annual Christmas party, here are some great tray options you can choose from.



Party Trays from Yo Panda Manila

Yo Panda is famous for their bubble-waffle creations, but what most people don't know is that they offer party trays that are good for 10 to 15 people, too. You can order potluck staples like Fried Chicken (P1,400) and Baked Spaghetti (P900), but if you want to impress, go for their offbeat selections, like the Chicken Satay (P1,100), Chicken Parmesan (P1,300), or Tendon and Beef Curry (P1,400). Orders should be made at least two days in advance, and can either be delivered or picked up from their SM Megamall branch.



For orders, contact 0917-497-4924. For more information, log on to Yo Panda Manila's Facebook page.


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Christmas Shawarma Platters from Meshwe 

Looking for something new to bring to the table? Meshwe's Christmas Shawarma Platter should be on your list. For the ideal party starter, choose between their 30-piece bite-sized Chicken Shawarma (P1,350) or Beef Shawarma (P1,550)or have both, with their Mixed Shawarma platter (P1,450). Spice up your office banter with Meshwe's meaty flavors, which you can pre-order until December 31. Note that orders should be placed at least two days in advance and a P500 deposit should be made to confirm your reservation.


Place your orders at Meshwe, 33 Malingap Street, Quezon City. Christmas Shawarma Platters are available for pick-up or delivery. For more information, log on Meshwe’s Facebook page.




Food Trays from 13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining

13 Ubay St.'s party trays will remind you of Sunday family lunches—it's no surprise, as they're inspired by the owners' own party staples. Bestsellers from their extensive menu include the Shrimp and Chorizo Pasta (P1,700/20 people), the Chicken Inasal (P1,800/20 people), and the Aligue Rice (P1,600/20 people). You can even cater to vegetarians in your group with the sumptuous Mushroom and Tofu (P1,500/20 people).


13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining is at 13 Ubay St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Banawe, Quezon City. For orders, contact 579-6484. Trays are available for pick-up or delivery. For more information, log on to 13 Ubay St. Comfort Dining’s Facebook page.


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Party Trays from Hap Chan*

If your officemates are clamoring for pancit and lumpiang Shanghai, Hap Chan offers those and much more. Get Pancit Bihon Guisado for only P770 and Lumpiang Shanghai for P880, both good for eight to 10 people. Add more Chinese favorites into the mix, like Sweet and Sour Pork (P950/eight to 10 persons) and Salt & Pepper Spareribs (P1,200/eight to 10 persons). 


See a list of Hap Chan branches. For more information, log on to Hap Chan’s Facebook page.




Sushi Trays from Sushi Nori

Sushi Nori's party trays are an easy way to add color to any buffet spread, and with their wide variety of choices, there's something to please even the pickiest eater. You can't go wrong with the California (P1,299), with 48 pieces of California Maki, a certified crowd-pleaser. But if you and your officemates are feeling more adventurous, why not try the Sushi Overload (P2,099), with Sushi Nori best-sellers like the spicy Firecracker roll and the Sushi Dreams, with a rich cream-cheese center?


See a list of Sushi Nori branches. For more information, log on to Sushi Nori’s Facebook page.



Party Platters from FamilyMart

You can still throw a Christmas party with tasty food even on a tight budget. FamilyMart now offers Party Trays, and they'll cost you less than P1,000! For easy finger food, you can choose between Lumpiang Shanghai (P250), Lumpiang Gulay (P250), Fried Siomai (P290), or Fried Sharksfin (P290). FamilyMart has you covered when it comes to potluck staples, too, with their Fried Chicken (P550), Carbonara (P650), and Spaghetti and Meatballs (P650). Be sure to place your orders at least two days in advance. 



You can place your orders at any Family Mart branch



Standard and Premium Trays from Tray Bien PH

Tray Bien PH offers a variety of party sets that can feed 15 to 25 people. There's Asian (P3,850), Continental (P3,850), Mediterranean (P3,850), and a Kids Tray (P4,250) for kids and kids-at-heart. For a one-of-a-kind party experience, Tray Bien also lets you mix-and-match dishes from their Standard Trays. Be sure to place your orders early, as they get fully booked quickly!


For orders, contact 0908-817-8137. For more information, log on to Tray Bien PH's official website.




Party Trays from Tokyo Tokyo

You can always count on Japanese food to be a crowd-pleaser, and for a quick and affordable Japanese spread, look no further than Tokyo Tokyo. They now offer some of their best-sellers in trays good for eight to 12 people: Yakisoba (P700), All-Chicken Karaage Party Tray (P1,200), Mixed Fried Party Tray (P1,200) with Chicken Karaage and Pork Tonkatsu, and the All-Beef Misono Party Tray (P1,200).


You can pick up the party trays at any Tokyo Tokyo branch. For more information, log on to Tokyo Tokyo's Facebook page.



PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen

This year, step out of your comfort zone and have your colleagues try PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen. Have a taste of Malaysian cuisine that's as real as it gets with their selection of party trays that are good for 10 people, like Mee Goreng Mamak (P1,700) or stir-fried noodles with egg, chicken, fish cakes, and vegetables, the Hainanese Steamed Chicken (P500), and the Prawn Sambal (P2,800). Note that you must order a minimum of P1,000. 



Papparam Malaysian Kitchen is at 45 J. Rizal Street, Kalumpang, Marikina City. For orders, contact 738-4771. Delivery within Marikina City is available for an additional P50.



Party Trays from Salta: Italian Rotisserie Chicken Bar

Throwing that Italian dinner party is now a breeze with Salta's party trays, which covers everything from starters to dessert. With tasty dishes like the Crabbonara (P750/six to eight people, P1,250/10 to 12 people) or crab carbonara, and Salta's signature Rotisserie Chicken (P490/six to eight people, P735/10 to 12 people), you can look forward to your party guests coming back for seconds (and thirds). Orders must be placed two to three days in advance.


Salta: Italian Rotisserie Chicken Bar is at 38 Mayaman Street, UP Village, Quezon City. For orders, contact 0917-830-9290. Pick-up and delivery available. For more information, log on to Salta: Italian Rotisserie Chicken Bar's Facebook page.



*Update: We've updated the prices of Hap Chan's party trays to reflect their current menu. Also their 1.5-liter soda freebie is not anymore available.

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