(SPOT.ph) The holidays are just around the corner, which means parties, parties, and more parties. And while these sorts of gatherings only ask you to bring nothing but yourself, some might require a little contribution for a potluck. The next time you rack your brain on what to bring—because, hey, you want to make sure everyone will like it—we’ve got these 10 great party-platter options that you can bring to your next party.
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Why not turn your potluck party into a sushi party? With Sushi Nori’s many party trays, you’ll be dreaming about Japanese food for days. The Classic Party Tray (P1,799) is a hefty set with California Maki, salmon and tuna sashimi, as well as their salmon, tuna, kani, and tamago sushi. Meanwhile, the Best of the Best Party Tray (P1,799) is your one-stop shop for all Sushi Nori favorites, including the California Maki, Sushi Dreams Roll, Firecracker Roll, and Tamago Sushi. And if you want something a little more fun, their Sushi Cake (P1,200)—a giant mound of sushi—should do just the trick!
You’ll find all sorts of scrumptious creations over at Kismet MNL, and they do both deliveries and catering so you know your small party is in good hands. The Roast Chicken with Rosemary Jus (P1,300) is a delightful burst of flavor, while the Cheesy Beef & Mushroom Casserole (P2,500) is equal parts cheesy and beefy. If you want to contribute some dessert, they also have an assortment of cookies and cupcakes that are perfect for the holiday season.
Kismet MNL is at Mabini Street, Banawe, Quezon City. For more information, log on to Kismet MNL’s Facebook page, or contact 0995-456-0719.
J. Cuppacakes’ menu has got you covered from appetizers to dessert—just think about it, they probably have it. Take a rich Paella Valenciana & Vegetables (P1,520/eight people, P2,850/15 people, P3,800/20 people), for example, to satisfy even the biggest Filipino- or Spanish-cuisine cravings. A lighter option can be the delicate Baked Salmon (P1,300/eight people, P2,400/15 people, P3,250/20 people), served in a refreshing dill sauce that’ll have you licking your plate clean. Plus, the Salisbury Steak (P1,200/eight people, P2,250/15 people, P3,000/20 people) comes with a rich gravy sauce that’s almost tempting enough to eat on its own.
J. Cuppacakes has branches at G/F Eastwood Citywalk 2, Quezon City; G/F SM Jazz Residences, Jupiter Street, Makati City; and Katipunan Avenue Extension, Quezon City. For more information, log on to J. Cuppacakes’ Facebook page, or contact 0917-500-0864.
No need to book a trip to another country because Wu’s Kitchen delivers different Asian roasts right to your door. From Peking duck and lechon macau to roasted asado and soy chicken, you can spice up any party with their platters good for sharing. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, we recommend going for their Four Roastings Combination Platter (P1,880), which gives you a taste of everything.
Wu’s Kitchen is at G/F 707 Shaw Boulevard, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For more information, log on to Wu’s Kitchen’s Facebook page, or contact 638-2708.
Whenever you and your friends are craving Chinese food, make China Mommy your next go-to. Their best-selling dishes include their Fortune Bags (P1,600), which features minced pork, seafood, mushrooms, and veggies all wrapped and steamed in an irresistible tofu skin. Of course, every potluck is probably going to have lumpia, and the China Mommy Special Chinese Lumpia (P2,800) promises to hit all the right notes. If you’re up for something gourmet, the rich and flavorful Crabs in Special Curry Sauce (P6,700) is worth every penny.
China Mommy is at Jade Drive, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City. For more information, log on to China Mommy’s Facebook page, or contact 0917-514-8540.
You know what they say: Nothing beats mom’s lasagna. Or, in this case, Mum’s Lasagna. They’re a crowd favorite for their ultra-cheesy and meaty lasagna trays—available in Small (P350/four people), Medium (P850/10 people), and Party (P1,850/20 people) sizes. It’s hard to stop at just one serving, so there’s no doubt your plates (and trays) will be wiped clean!
For more information, log on to Mum’s Lasagna’s Facebook page, or contact 0966-930-6748.
Hotdish whips up your familiar home-cooked meals and takes them up a notch. Take, for example, the Pancit Sisig (P380/small, P750/medium, P960/large), whose sisig bits give your regular noodles a little extra crunch and savoriness. The Chicken Macaroni Salad (P410/eight people, P780/15 people) promises to be a hefty and delicious meal, while the Fish Fillet Tempura (P290/small, P570/medium, P790/large) is a light dish that’s deep-fried to perfection.
For more information, log on to Hotdish’s Facebook page, or contact 936-7053.
Count on Ley’s Kitchen when you’re up for gourmet meals. They specialize in all things crab, like their simple but tasty Garlic Crab (P6,900/six people) or the well-loved Coconut Crab (P6,900/six people), served in an addictingly creamy curry sauce. If you're looking for other dishes to complement your seafood meal, we suggest ordering the Kare-Kare Oxtail and Tripe (P3,600) and their best-selling Garlic Pasta (P1,600/six people).
Ley’s Kitchen is at Green Meadows Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. For more information, log on to Ley’s Kitchen’s Facebook page, or contact 0917-848-6889.
When you want to treat your friends and family to a Chinese-Filipino feast, Big 5 has you covered. Their bestsellers include the Butterrific Fried Chicken (P380/four people, P750/eight people, P1,120/18 people), a crowd favorite that’s loved by all ages. They also deliver some delectable Sweet Longganisa Balls (P240/four people, P470/eight people, P700/18 people), which is perfect for all-day breakfast fans. And to top off the meal? Their buchi should be at the top of your list; they have an assortment of flavors but in case you don’t know where to start, we recommend the Sweet Cheese Buchi (P260/10 pieces, P510/20 pieces, P760/30 pieces) for that perfect sweet and savory mix.
Big 5 is at Unit 1G Pride Rock Building, 2003, Edison Street, San Isidro, Makati City. For more information, log on to Big 5’s Facebook page, or contact 0917-598-5555.
Friends & Family
Friends & Family have some interesting options for your next Filipino-themed potluck. Everyone will love the Crispy Ukoy (P499), which makes for a great appetizer or between-meal munchies. The Pork BBQ (P1,399) is a classic recipe you’d want to have at your party, and for something new, why not try the Korean-inspired Squid Ink Japchae (P2,499)? Each platter serves between 10 to 15 people, so there’s definitely plenty to go around!
Friends & Family is at G/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, log on to Friends & Family’s Facebook page, or contact 621-3111.