These Potluck Picks Have All Your Party Needs Covered
It's officially potluck season!
The potluck party season is officially upon us! 'Tis the season to gather around the table and share our favorite eats with our family and friends.
Whether you're assigned to bring light bites, main dishes, or a dessert-we've rounded up excellent picks to add variety to the party spread. There are Filipino party favorites (pancit, please!), classic, homey main dishes (is there anything more festive that a roast turkey?), and modern twists that will make your potluck get-together extra exciting (we have our eyes on that sushi cake).
Which dish will you turn up with this year?
1 Lasagna Pizza Bites from Mum's Lasagna
Lasagna will always be an easy crowd favorite, but why not offer something different this year bring a tray of light bites that are just as indulgent? Each fluffy pizza bite is topped with generous spoonfuls of cheese and meaty lasagna sauce, making it extra fun to eat.
2 Beef Taco Rolls from Potluck Manila
Potluck Manila, by principle, is a potluck party's dream come true. While you have a ton of dishes to pick from, we're all about the requisite things that make a party distinctly Filipino-such as the Filipino favorite, lumpia! It's the ultimate finger food that's also the ultimate comfort food. Their beef Taco Rolls offer a refreshing twist to classic lumpiang shanghai.
3 Empanadas from Mama Empanada
Opt for classic Filipino snacks that are perfect for midday and merienda potluck get-togethers. Mama Empanada offers a range of flavors, including Italian Sausage, Sirloin Beef Taco, Herbed Tuna, and Sriracha Chicken. To make things even more special, these empanada recipes pay homage to family recipes being passed down through generations of mothers since 1979!
4 Tropical Shrimp Salad from Isabel's Dewy Morning Greens
Plump shrimp, corn, mango, cherry tomatoes, and sliced almonds with coconut dressing-your friends will love you for bringing a bright, delicious salad to a potluck spread! You also have the option to customize your protein and pick among chicken, smoked salmon, crusted tuna and steak, too.
5 Roast Turkey from Nic's
The holidays are all about festive overindulgence-what better way to celebrate the year that's passed than with one of Manila's juiciest roast turkeys? Nic's offers their Maggie's East Coast Turkey for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the little parties in between. It comes with all the trimmings, including stuffing, buttered corn, cranberry sauce, and gravy.¬†
Maggie's East Coast Turkey goes for P5,900 good for 6 to 8 people, and is available for pre-orders at least 2 days in advance. Call (0999)994-8131 or visit their Facebook or Instagram pages for more information.¬†
6 Mini Shawarma from Meshwe
Meshwe offers a mix of traditionally-prepared Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, and with no surprise, shawarma is their best-selling dish. Their shawarma boxes have chicken, beef, and mixed varieties, and will definitely be a hit with the kids.
A 30-piece Mini Shawarma Box goes for P1,500, P1,850, and P1,650 for the chicken, beef, and mixed varieties respectively. To place an order, message Meshwe on Facebook.
7 Sushi Cake from Sushi Nori
Take a break from sushi rolls this potluck season and offer something uniquely different-a sushi cake! Slice through layers of salmon, tuna, tamago, teriyaki sauce, ebiko, cucumber, and wakame to impress your sushi-loving friends.
8 Pancit Malabon from Lola Idang's
When it comes to parties in the Philippines, pancit is a must-have. Lola Idang's gets a spot on the list for its classic pancit malabon and its abundance of branches around the Metro, making it easy for orders and deliveries. Plus, both grown-ups and kids will be thrilled so see a bilao of colorful pancit at a party!
A bilao good for 20 people goes for P950. To order, call your preferred brand or visit their Facebook page for more information.
9 Lechon Kawali from Food Tray 2 Go
Put something sinful on the table and be everyone's (read: Titos of Manila) instant fave-you can't go wrong with crunchy lechon kawali and steamed white rice. Food Tray 2 Go serves home-cooked dishes and can deliver straight to your door.
10 Paella Valenciana from Yuan's Paella Plus
Spices straight from Spain, fresh prawns, and lots of chorizo-a gorgeous Original Paella from Yuan's Paella Plus will pair perfectly with the celebratory glass of wine. They also serve salads and desserts, so if you're looking for a complete treat, you know who to call!
An Original Paella is good for 10 to 12 people and goes for P3,500 and a barkada-sized paella good for 12 to 15 people goes for P5,000. To pre-order at least 1 day in advance, call (0917) 887-7986 or email [email protected]. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more information.
11 Buko Pie from Wildflour Bakery + Caf√©
Wildflour is known for their excellent pastries, and their buko pie has become almost a cult-favorite. Thick slices of young coconut are placed over a layered buttery crust and topped with a sweet, crunchy crumble. Don't forget to pour the coconut-pandan sauce on top!
12 Ube Cheese Rolls from Buttery and Co.
Who wouldn't love soft ube buns filled with melty cheese? Buttery and Co's newest pastry creation is fit for all kinds of holiday feasting. You can't go wrong with the classic ube-and-cheese combo!