Christmas is almost here and we can’t help but think of the all the festivities and the aguinaldos but besides the gift giving, we also look forward to the Noche Buena.
And admit it, as you grow older, you tend to focus more on the food rather than the presents. Here’s a map of the Noche Buena table to help you plan how to lamon more efficiently this year:
The star of Christmas ads. I-sandwich sa dalawang Tasty. Sabayan mo pa ng Kesong Puti para kumpleto ang trio.
If the Christmas ham is the star, the spaghetti is the king. The spaghetti is a mainstay in the Filipino dining mesa at syempre, ‘di yan mawawala sa Noche Buena table.
May gumagawa pa ba nito? Hotdogs and marshmallows prepared BBQ-style ‘tas nakasaksak pa sa repolyo. Throwback!
This is the go-to meal of the spaghetti monsters na umay na umay na sa spaghetti sauce.
Plus sweet and sour sauce? HEAVEN.
The spaghetti’s rival. Mahirap pumili between the two, but kikiam is life.
The mortal enemy of people with braces. Kasi ‘pag hila mo sideways, sa-sideways din lahat ng ngipin mo.
The Filipino Christmas won’t be complete without this pair. ‘Di rin kumpleto ang simbang gabi ‘pag wala ‘yung amoy ng Bibingka’t Puto Bungbong sa paligid.
Worth dying for. Worth the batok pains pero hinay lang kung gusto mo pang umabot sa desserts.
Melts in your mouth. The purpose of my midnight visits to the fridge nights after Christmas.
Pleasing to the eye and to the tummy. Also a reason why I visit the fridge every midnight. ‘Kung ano nalang unang makita. Baboy Reflex.
Masarap i-combo with Tasty and ham slices pero it also goes well with Pandesal and kape the morning after.
Soft and creamy. Pwedeng add-on sa Bibingka at Puto Bungbong.
Also a mainstay in all Filipino celebrations. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, fiestas, lahat ‘yan matik na may Lechon sa hapag.
The first dish you should attack during Noche Buena. Mahirap na, baka maubusan ng chicken skin.
Creamy and oozing with tomato goodness and beefy taste.
What’s that sound? Is that you drooling? Tell us about your Noche Buena ways at facebook.com/KuyaJResto.