Potluck series part 2

As I have previously mentioned, our ICA HS batch is celebrating our homecoming this Nov. 21, 2009 and some classmates have been meeting almost every Saturday at Deb’s house for dance practice, bonding and mostly eating and laughing.

I’ve decided to post each week’s food so that our classmates who were absent and those abroad will see what they missed. I also want to share with everyone the amazing food discoveries that my classmates bring. The first potluck entry can be found here. The food here ended up being served for an early dinner rather than a separate merienda and dinner like before.

I brought these pork cua pao from Lim’s bakery in San Juan. The owner also happens to be our classmate, Jocelyn’s mom. They have a wide variety of Chinese delicacies that you can order like siopao, chaypao (kuchay-a), opao, birthday misua, kiampung, and many more. I can assure you it’s all good.

cua pao

Someone brought these Go Nuts Pizza. Imagine a donut with pizza topping. I never even knew such a product existed.

Go Nuts pizza

Janet, our resident baker, brought cheese and banana cupcakes and choco chip-walnut bread pudding. As usual they’re a hit!


chocolate chip-walnut bread pudding

Janet also brought this caramel cake from Estrel’s. Little did I know this was going to be my surprise birthday cake.

caramel cake

Mila brought 2 dozens Krispy Kreme donuts. At first my figure conscious classmates didn’t eat the donuts. But at the end of the night the box was miraculously empty. It must evaporated into thin air.

glazed donuts

Every week I look forward to what Cef will bring because she always brings food I’ve never eaten before. She brought an assortment of food from Nathaniel’s like siomai, puto pao, kutsinta and other goodies. Nathaniel’s is popular for there buko pandan salad and puto pao which is a puto (rice cake) which asado pork filling (same as siopao filling) and topped with a slice of salted egg. Nathaniel’s originated in San Fernando, Pampanga but now has 2 branches in Quezon City.



Mimi told me to be in charge of food for the night so I brought this baked crispy chicken and linguini with sun dried tomato pesto and chicken sausage. When they presented me with the surprise birthday cake I realized the food I brought was my treat to everyone. I’m glad they all liked the food I cooked.

baked crispy chicken

linguini w/ sun dried tomato pesto,
chicken sausage & mushroom

Nathaniel’s siomai is also very good.

Nathaniel’s siomai

cua pao

Deb’s contribution was the callos, her specialty.


She also bought this concorde cake from La Nuova in Forbes Park, Makati.

concorde cake

I don’t mind if someone brings my favorite peachy peachy from Arny ♥ Dading every week. I even took home the leftovers. 🙂

peachy peachy

That’s me slicing MY birthday cake.

What else can you ask for – good friends, great food, and lots of laughter.

Lim’s Bake shop
604 Gen. de Jesus St.
Little Baguio, San Juan
Metro Manila
telephone: 725-8851 ; 7252059

Estrel’s Caramel Cakes
54 Scout Tobias Corner Scout Limbaga
Laging Handa, QC
telephone: 372-2965

Km 69 Olongapo-Gapan Road,
Dolores City,
San Fernando Pampanga

39 Talayan Street,
Talayan Village, Q.C.
telephone: 7125318

ITC Commercial Complex,
Panay Ave. corner Timog
telephone: 332-1305

La Nuova
McKinley Rd.
Forbes Park, Makati City
Tel. 817-8568

Arny Dading’s Peachy Peachy
254 C. Arellano St. Malabon City telephone: 281-0637
4A Gov. Pascual Ave. Concepcion, Malabon telephone: 281-9758
48A Congressional Ave. Proj.8, Q.C. telephone: 454-0883
207 Katipunan Ave., Proj.4, Q.C. telephone: 433-6443
27B Kamias Road, Q.C. telephone: 496-7553
NGR Bldg. South Super highway Cor Casino St. (near Cash&Carry) Makati City telephone: 550-8079 cellphone: 0917-8323464

3 thoughts on “Potluck series part 2

  1. To think na pinagtataguan mo sila dati… shame on  you 😉 Sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday!  Can’t wait to see them and to partake in the food fest.


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