Goodbye, 2020: Where to Order Media Noche Eats to Start the New Year Right
Lechon, pancit, kakanin, and more!
(SPOT.ph) Can you believe it? We’re almost at the end of 2020—and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably looking forward to the end of the year now more than ever! It’s only fitting to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang, by which we mean with lots of great food. If you’re looking to have an extra special Media Noche, you’ve come to the right place: we’ve rounded up the best places to get New Year’s Eve eats, so you can welcome 2021 on a satisfying note.
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Dedet de la Fuente isn’t called the Lechon Diva for nothing—at Pepita’s Kitchen, she churns out excellent Lechon de Leche (P11,800/good for 10 to 15) with noteworthy stuffings, like Truffle Rice, Chorizo with Crab Fat Rice, and Tagalog-Garlic with Herbs. For the best experience, you can pair your roasted porcine with their Divalicious Sauce (P500), a garlicky chili sauce with a hint of sweetness. You can text their number or send them an email for orders.
For orders, contact 0917-866-0662 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out Pepita’s Kitchen’s Instagram page.
General’s Lechon makes our favorite Lechon (starts at P8,200/eight to nine kilos) in Manila—it’s the kind that’s good from the outside-in, what with its crunchy, golden-brown skin, just-right layer of fat, and succulent meat. You can give them a call and pick up your order from their Makati outpost, or book a courier to get it delivered to your place.
General’s Lechon is at G/F Petron Station, EDSA corner Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. For orders, contact 0917-853-2466 or 0917-704-8070. For more information, check out General’s Lechon’s Facebook page.
Elar’s Lechon is known for its succulent, melt-in-your-mouth meat that’s great by itself. You can get a Whole Lechon (starts at P8,000/15 kilos) or Chopped Lechon (starts at P275/quarter kilo) by giving them a phone or Viber call, or messaging them on social media.
Elar’s Lechon is at 151 Quezon Avenue corner Speaker Perez Street, Barangay Santa Teresitas, Quezon City. For orders, contact 8731-7551, 8731-7552, or 8732-4116. You can also contact 0966-622-1695 through Viber, or message them on Facebook or Instagram.
Papa Pancitan is The Moment Group’s online shop that highlights pancit in all forms. The bilaos come in varying sizes: the Pan-Pamilya (good for three to five), Pan-Barkada (good for six to 10), Pan-Barangay (good for 11 to 15), and Pan-Fiesta (good for 16 to 20). There’s something for every occasion, as they’ve got pancit varants that range from the classic Pancit Canton (starts at P368/Pan-Pamilya) to the sinful Pancit Sisig (starts at P498/Pan-Pamilya) to the one-of-a-kind Crispy Pancit Palabok (starts at P538/Pan-Pamilya). You can visit their website for orders.
For orders, check out Papa Pancitan's delivery website.
Buddy’s is well-loved for their slew of Filipino eats—and in particular, their Pancit Lucban (starts at P777/good for eight to 12) is a party-pleaser with its mix of flavorful (but not oily) noodles, crisp veggies, and generous amount of meat. You can order your bilao through GrabFood, LalaFood, or Foodpanda.
For orders, find Buddy’s on GrabFood, LalaFood, or Foodpanda.
You can count on Sarsa to deliver on leveled-up Filipino food, and they’ve got a line of pancit in bilao given the distinctive Sarsa twist. Their Pancit Regular (P650/good for three to five, P820/good for six to 10) is anything but your usual, coming topped with garlic-annatto shrimp, lemongrass squid confit, and tinapa chicharon. A more out-there option is the Inasal Sisig Pancit Canton (P750/good for three to five, P990/good for six to 10) which comes topped with crispy-as-can-be chicken skin. You can order by sending them a Viber message and paying through BDO or BPI bank transfer.
For orders, contact 0917-528-0115 through Viber. For more information, check out Sarsa Kitchen+Bar’s Facebook page.
If you want to do away with pork barbecue, why not have chicken barbecue on skewers instead? Vito’s BBQ's Chicken BBQ sticks are juicy with a crowd-pleasing savory-sweet flavor. You can order eight-inch (P370/10 pieces) or 12-inch (P550/10 pieces) sticks that are already grilled and served with atchara and spiced vinegar. Alternatively, you can order frozen eight-inch (P320/10 pieces) or 12-inch (P480/10 pieces) sticks if you’d rather grill your own. Don’t forget to pair your meat with their Java Rice (P100/good for two, P200/good for four)! You can give them a call for orders.
For orders, contact 0917-300-0770 or 0917-300-0809. For more information, check out Vito’s BBQ’s Instagram page.
The Sunny Side Group—a.k.a. the folks behind piri-piri chicken spot Spicebird and yakitori concept Please, Senpai—sure know a thing or two about grilled meat, and they’ve finally ventured into the world of Pinoy BBQ in their virtual shop, Tabi-Tabi. For your parties, you can get the Pork Barbecue 10's (P850) or 20's (P1,695), or the Whole Chicken Barbecue (P795)—both of which boast tender and flavorful meat that’s amped up even further when paired with their savory-sweet Muscovado-Garlic Sauce. You can get a taste of these dishes through virtual food hall Off-Grid by calling 0917-703-0729 or sending a message to Off-Grid on Facebook or Instagram.
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Toyo Eatery makes a fine Three-Cut BBQ made with three cuts of pork for a complex layering of flavors and textures. It’s usually available as part of their ala carte and tasting menus, but you can now enjoy a whole platter of it in the Three-Cut BBQ Silog Bilao (P1,500/10 inches, P2,900/16 inches) which comes with their signature sinangag, poached eggs, and pickles. You can text them for orders.
For orders, contact 0917-720-8630. For more information, check out Toyo Eatery’s Facebook page.
Kakanin Kusina’s got all kinds of Filipino rice cakes—Puto (starts at P275/nine inches with up to two flavors), Sapin-sapin (P275/12 pieces, P455/24 pieces), Suman (P395/395), Puto Bumbong (P200), you name it! If you can’t choose, you can also go for the Bilao Samplers, such as the Jong (P400/12-inch bilao) with Puto, Sapin-Sapin, Kutsinta, and Bibingka Nasi. You can fill out their order form to get your fix.
Kakanin Klub is another reliable source for great kakanin. Their lineup includes everything from Bibingka (P590/set of five), Cassava Cake (P250/seven inches, P450/10 inches), Maja Blanca (P250/seven inches, P450/10 inches), Sapin-Sapin (P250/seven inches, P450/10 inches), Inutak (P290/good for two to three), and more. You can also go for the Assorted Kakanin Platter (P590/14 inches) for a little of everything. To try them for yourself, you can send Kakanin Klub a message on Instagram or contact them through Viber.
For orders, send Kakanin Klub a message on Instagram or contact 0917-810-7613 through Viber.
Puto Especial has a shorter (but no less sweet) menu that focuses on three main categories: puto, sapin-sapin, and biko. They’ve got Puto Especial (starts at P290/nine-inch bilao with up to two flavors) that comes in ube-cheese, salted-egg, and plain variants; Rolled Sapin-Sapin Especial (P290/12 pieces, P490/24 pieces, P900/48 pieces) that presents a fun way to enjoy the layered kakanin; and Biko Especial (P380/12-inch bilao with up to two flavors) available in classic and ube. Just fill out their order form to get your fix.
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