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Written by Astoria Plaza
December 18, 2020
Because of the unprecedented hit of COVID-19, it is safe to say that we will be celebrating Christmas differently this year. The usual office-wide parties and the big family reunions will have to be put on hold to help prevent the spread of the virus. The scheduled trip to the mall for your annual Christmas shopping will also have to be cancelled or shortened, at least. But despite the ongoing pandemic, it is still possible to have a meaningful Christmas. All you need are your loved ones around the table and a few dishes to share.
While many of us find cooking therapeutic, lining up at the grocery store during these “new normal” times is surely a daunting task. No worries! You can still have a delicious spread without leaving the comforts of your home with our Gourmet Family Feasts series! Just choose among our list, and we’ll bring them to your doorstep straight from our kitchen!
1. Pork Barbeque
What is a Filipino holiday without the good, old Pork Barbeque? Our take on this classic dish features a piquant BBQ sauce that perfectly complements the meat. We’re sure you’ll find yourself reaching for more!
Whether hot or cold, the inviting sight and smell of our Embutido will prompt you to reach for an extra cup of rice. Aside from its sweet, juicy raisins, it also has cheddar cheese, shiitake mushrooms, and hard-boiled eggs! Yup, definitely not your ordinary Embutido!
3. Laing Express
The vegetable lovers in your family will surely enjoy our Laing Express. This creamy dish is made from taro leaves and garnished with caramelized anchovies. It’s not spicy on its own, but you can crush the chili peppers on top to get that extra hot kick!
4. Cashew Kare-Kare
Kare-kare has always been a staple in Filipino parties because of its rich sauce. But to take things up a notch, we used cashew butter instead of peanut butter to further elevate the flavors. The delectable mix of oxtail, tripe, and native veggies is also bound to make your mouth water!
5. Pork Tinuktok
If you like spicy food, then our Pork Tinuktok will surely be your favorite. This Bicol-style dish, with its ground pork and native greens wrapped in taro leaves and coconut milk, is definitely a must-try!
6. Pork Pochero
Its pork knuckles simmered in sweet tomato sauce and mixed with delightful saba will remind you why Pork Pochero is one of the best comfort dishes ever. Make sure to prepare an extra cup of rice, because it will surely leave you wanting for more!
7. Beef Morcon
The traditional Filipino Christmas will never be complete without the famous Beef Morcon. We wouldn’t be surprised if this exquisite dish, made from beef round eye, ham, tomato sauce, cheese, and hard-boiled eggs, becomes the star of your feast.
8. Crispy Pata
The appealing sight of our Crispy Pata alone will convince a full tummy to make room! Pork knuckles simmered and cooked with special spices and sauces, then deep fried to get that heavenly crunch, will make this cheat meal worthy!
So, what will it be? To order, just head on over to bit.ly/AstoriaGourmetTakeaways and browse our full list of gourmet food perfect for Christmas. You can have them delivered anywhere within Metro Manila with a fixed delivery charge of PHP 200* if you order via our website! The best part? There is no minimum spend required! You can also give our team a call at (+632) 5335-1158 and (+63) 908-872-7964, and they will be happy to assist you.
You see, there is no need for a grand celebration. You just need to have your nearest and dearest to be able to enjoy the holidays!
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