PREPPING for Noche Buena—planning, grocery shopping and cooking included—can be quite the undertaking, even when get-togethers this year are to be kept small and intimate. While others enjoy being in the kitchen, some would rather skip on the cooking and just order out.
If you’re on the lookout for food sets to have for your holiday spread and enjoy with your loved ones, we have some suggestions you might like:
Little Thai Kitchen
Made with prime ingredients sourced directly from Thailand, Little Thai Kitchen offers only the best and most authentic flavors of Thai cuisine. A spread of the bestsellers like the Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Crispy Fish with Green Mango Salad, and Yellow Seafood Curry makes the perfect Thai feast. Little Thai Kitchen is located on the ground floor of City Soho Mall, B. Rodriguez St., Cebu City.
It’s a feast of meats with online restaurant Snappy’s Wild Wild West Celebration Meal: American-style fall-off-the-bone barbecue ribs and Texas chicken barbecue, accompanied with a bunch of sides such as corn, potato salad, potato wedges and Snappy’s signature dipping sauce. Visit www.snappy.com.ph to order.
La Lucha Taqueria
Why should tacos only be a Tuesday thing? La Lucha’s taco party tray—available in 15- and 20-piece portions—can be enjoyed anytime of the week. Mix and match the proteins on the tacos with meats such as carnitas, chicken, chorizo and carne asada. It comes with the taqueria’s signature green and orange sauces, and a large cup of guacamole, too.
K-drama fans, rejoice! Enjoy all your Korean favorites in this Mukbang Box by KIMCH, which includes kimbap, Korean fried chicken (with different sauces to choose from), tteokbokki, mini corn dogs, shrimp crackers, pickled radish, and of course, kimchi. Message its Facebook page for orders.
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
Have a taste of the best dishes from Tin Gow in one platter: a dim sum sampler (with siew mai, spring roll, radish cake and chicken feet), buttered chicken, deep-fried spare ribs with orange sauce, fried egg noodles, fried rice with chicken, anchovy and salted fish, and buchi (sesame balls).
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
For a change of scenery on Noche Buena, how about a feast at Café Marco? With stringent biosecurity protocols in place, enjoy a fully managed buffet featuring holiday classics like Christmas ham, USDA roast beef, roast turkey, chicken relleno, among staples and favorites from the buffet. Seats are limited so early reservations are highly encouraged. S