Food has always been at the heart of every Filipino Christmas. Whether you’re planning a team holiday dinner or sorting out the menu just in time for the family Noche Buena, it’s all about making sure that mouths water and stomachs end up full.
And since we only have less than a month to go before the Christmas parties fill your weekends, we’ve come up with a PANtastic food list that includes 5 of the best group meals to help with your holiday food ideas.
Mang Inasal’s Palabok Pan
Mang Inasal is known for its native-style Chicken Inasal and—of course—their unlimited rice! But what some people forget is their super affordable and flavorful Palabok Party Pan.
Served with spring onions, sliced eggs, chicharon bits, and meaty pork chunks—you can get it for only P299.20 and serve up to five of your guests with this Pinoy favorite.
S&R New York Style Pizza
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that S&R made our list. Their big pizza serving is perfect for any celebration and this Christmas is the perfect excuse to order your friends and family thick slices in their favorite flavors!
The pizza chain has everything from Garlic Shrimp to Pepperoni made and topped with mozzarella cheese that melts in your mouth. Worried that your friends might want more than one kind? Don’t worry! You can mix and match flavors based on your preference!
Jollibee’s Padala Meal
Let’s face it—a Filipino celebration wouldn’t be complete without Jollibee! This famous food chain has made its way to every Pinoy’s heart so come Christmas, serve up some of their bests with their Padala Meal Bundles.
They’ve got different varieties from A to F. Feel free to combine their crowd-favorite Chicken Joy with any of their tasty meals from Jolly Spaghetti to their Burger Steak meals. Enjoy every bite while staying on budget!
McDo’s McShare Bundles
Besides their world-renowned McChicken and burgers, Mcdo also has one of the best nuggets and crispy BFF fries!
Bring those to the table and what have we got? Everyone saying “we love it!” Check out the different McShare Bundles ranging from P190 to P725.
Greenwich’s Group Meals & Pasta Pans
Greenwich has always been everyone’s go-to local pizza and pasta chain. And the best part? They’ve got perfect Group Meals for those craving their overloaded pizza and savory lasagna. Not to mention, they also have affordable pasta pans for those who can’t seem to get over their delightful, tasty and creamy pasta!
Choose from their variety of pasta like Meaty Spaghetti, Creamy Bacon Carbonara and — of course, everyone’s favorite — Lasagna Supreme!
What are you waiting for? Start planning your Noche Buena meal as early as now and make sure to consider these recommendations for your list. Looking for other local sweet treats to try this coming Christmas? Check out this list.
Ri Ranjo | Contributing Editor
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