NOCHE BUENA

Pinoy Buko Salad Recipe

This classic fruit salad for Christmas is what you should serve for this season.
A classic buko salad recipe is what you should serve for Christmas. While the buffet table may have cakes of all types, there's always room for this easy, no-bake dessert this holiday. To make this buko salad even better than others like it, this version has fruit cocktail in it ...

Chicken Morcon Recipe

Skip the long cooking time with this smart ingredient swap.
A morcon is basically a beef roll. It's usually a chunk of beef, butterflied and sometimes pounded until evenly thin all over, and then rolled with hotdogs, cheese, bell peppers, and hard-boiled eggs on the inside. It is then braised until the beef is tender in a super ...

Shop For Noche Buena After Work: Select SM Supermarkets Will Be Open For 24 Hours!

Those on night shifts don’t need to be stressed out, too.
We all know how tiring Christmas preps can be. Weekends are filling up with get-togethers and parties and there’s just not enough time to shop. There’s good news for grocery shoppers: SM Supermarkets just announced that twenty-nine SM market stores will be operating round ...

Need Lechon And Fried Chicken For Noche Buena? This Restaurant Has It!

They also have ragu, croquettes, and porchetta!
As cliche as it may sound, Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, especially with all the Christmas food that's bound to end up on our plate. If you haven't finalized your Noche Buena menu, Mimi & Bros is ...

You Can Now Buy Crispy Pata For Noche Buena At This Convenience Store

Small budget? No problem!
When it comes to ordering crispy pata in Metro Manila, one does not usually think that a convenience store will have it, not until today. Ministop is here to change that now that they’re offering new Christmas handaan favorites, like the crispy pata.Ministop’s ...

Where To Buy Christmas Ham For Noche Buena

You need to order it as soon as possible!
What is the Christmas season or Noche Buena without the holiday ham? For most (if not all) Filipinos, the Christmas season equates to ham season, whether that means it’s paired with hot pandesal or steamed rice. As soon as the 'Ber months start, ...

These Are Our Best Christmas Recipes That You Need To Bookmark

These dishes are made to be on your Christmas menu!
Dust off your apron. You're going to want to bring out the best in you to make any of these recipes because this lists all the best recipes of 2019 you're going to want to make for Christmas this year.From the irresistible tenderness and ...

Where To Order Lechon For Noche Buena In Metro Manila

'Tis the season to pig out!
Christmas is the season to finally slow down and catch up with your friends and family over a delicious feast. When it comes to any Filipino handaan or salu-salo, it is the lechon makes everything extra special. It’s the dish every Filipino will ...

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 ...

Impress Your Guests With Delicious Italian Potluck Trays This Christmas Season

Time to bring out the bottle of wine!
It comes as no surprise that when it comes to modern Italian food, Cibo is one that's top-of-mind. Founded by Chef Margarita Fores, you can expect to impress your guests with squisito Italian dishes that are now available in party trays. The Best Hits ...

Pancake House Makes Christmas Hassle-Free With Party To-Go Trays!

No time to cook? No problem!
We get it: Christmas can be hectic with parties and Christmas shopping and it can be difficult to find the time to prepare a meal for your companions. Not to worry, Pancake House makes party-planning a breeze with their To-Go Trays! Pancake House ...

Here's A Close Look The Starbucks 2020 Planners + Travel Organizers!

Are you ready for this?
Besides noche buena, simbang gabi, reunions, and Jose Mari Chan, the Christmas season for some  entails sticker-collecting for Starbucks planners and travel organizers every year. Wondering what Starbucks’ 2020 planners and travel organizers look like? Here’s a closer look:The 2020 planners come ...

This Is What You Can Do With Leftover Queso de Bola

Every crumb of cheese can be used to make something delicious.
There are always leftovers from the Noche Buena feast, so you know there's always something to eat again. Leftovers may have a bad reputation but we think it's nothing to be afraid of, especially when you can use it again to make ...

My Lola's Hamoncito Was a Christmas Best Seller in Divisoria

My half-Chinese Lola came up with her bestselling "authentic" ham in just two days.
“Marunong ka ba gumawa ng hamoncito?” one of my Lola’s loyal customers, a suki, had asked one day. (Do you know how to cook Christmas ham?) It was in the '70s when my Lola was selling pork at Tabora Divisoria Wet Market. ...

WATCH: Wow Friends And Family With A Homemade Boneless Lechon This Christmas

This homemade pork belly recipe might be even better than any lechon you can buy.
There's no need to buy an entire lechon for a small party. Make this super easy recipe for pork belly boneless lechon, and enjoy the crispy skin, the succulent meat, and the savings! This easy lechon recipe may look like it took a lot ...

Christmas Hamoncito Recipe

This is a family recipe and the hamoncito used to be sold in Divisoria!
This ham recipe only uses five ingredients!  With such few components, what could possibly make this recipe so special? The secret is time! Salting your meat beforehand, marinating for more than one night, and the long syrup-reduction process ensures that the meat is tender ...

The Easiest Appetizers To Make For The Holidays

Start your Noche Buena right with these easy recipes.
Hosting a party for Christmas? Waiting for midnight to have your Noche Buena? Bookmark these easy appetizers—the dishes are as delicious as your showstopping mains: You already have the ingredients for this delicious cheese dip! All you need to buy is some crackers ...

WATCH: You Can Make This Easy Recipe For Paella Negra For Noche Buena

The hardest part of this dish? Waiting for it to cook.
Paella is really just a fancy term for a rice dish made for a crowd. It's a celebratory dish, and this easy recipe for a Paella Negra is one you can certainly serve for a special occasion such as Noche Buena. The ingredients are ...

7 Recipes for Your Holiday Ham

Your holiday ham is good for more than just Noche Buena.
Noche Buena is not complete without ubiquitous holiday ham! That also means though, that freezers are going to be full with leftover ham. Here are some ideas, recipes and quick swaps you can make to enjoy what's left of this holiday favorite: What defines ...

Here's Where to Get Healthy Desserts for Noche Buena

Don't let diets stop anyone from enjoying dessert!
Dessert can be the best part of any meal, especially this Christmas. Whether it’s digging into a delicious cake, orbiting into delicious cookies, celebrating togetherness with delightful sweets are priceless experiences everyone deserves. If you're watching your sugar intake, you don't have ...
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