Potluck series part 3

Another rehearsal means another potluck dinner. Our HS homecoming is in 2 weeks and we’re down to the last few rehearsals. That means the potluck series will be over soon. I feel sad.

some of my beautiful classmates

Usually I email my classmates to ask them what they will bring for the potluck dinner and we plan from there. For this day I forgot to start a list. I was thinking whatever everyone brings it will be good. To everyone’s amusement the unplanned theme for the meal turned out to be “noodles and carbs.”

We had a total of 4 noodle dishes – pancit canton (stir fried noodles), pancit bihon (rice vermicelli), birthday misua (thin noodles made from wheat flour), and lomi (fresh egg noodles).

pancit canton

Jennie bought the pancit bihon from Aling Banang in San Juan. I’ve never tasted it before and it was a big surprise. It was topped with a generous quantity of lechon kawali (fried pork belly) which made it so decadent.

pancit bihon from Aling Banang

In the picture below are the birtday misua, pancit bihon and pancit canton. Valerie’s excellent lomi is in the steel pot in the background. As usual I forgot to take some pictures.

Frances brought boxes of siopao. Siopao are steamed buns made with flour and stuffed with a meat filling.


Janet brought a box of yummy chicken pie which are homemade by Zeny’s Kitchen in Greenhills. You have to call and order first. I guarantee these are delicious and filled with chunks of chicken unlike others which are filled with mostly potatoes.

chicken pie form Zeny’s Kitchen
Db brought my favorite sapin sapin which is also made from glutinous rice flour.

sapin sapin

Aida brought puto also know as rice cakes. Do you see the trend now?


Valerie also brought cassava cake.

cassava cake

The big discovery and hit of the night was this gateau de crepe from Mara de la Rama’s Dessert du Jour. The cake was made up of 20 layers of paper-thin French crepes filled with luscious vanilla crème. I kept telling everyone not to eat this because it wasn’t good. Of course they knew that meant I wanted to keep the whole thing for myself. Alas my ploy failed and they demolished the crepe cake. P1,000 for 12″-round (12 to 14 persons)

gateau de crepe

And last but the not the least is thick super crunchy sans rival from Kookie Monster that Adel brought. After dancing and sweating for more than 2 hours everyone left with more calories after this carb heavy meal. As usual everyone had a blast.

Kookie Monster’s sans rival

Aling Banang Pansiteria
N. Domingo St. (near G. Araneta Avenue)
San Juan, MM.
telephone: 722-6398
West Capitol Drive, Barrio Kapitolyo
Pasig City, Metro Manila
telephone: 632-1881
Zeny’s Kitchen
26 Xavier St.
Greenhills West, San Juan
telephone: 584-1489
Dolor’s Kakanin
Quezon City
telephone: 927-4453
cellphone: 0922-8835667
Michelle’s Putong Ube
24 Libertad St. Mandaluyong City, Philippines
telephone: 531-2539 or 0917-UBE PUTO
Ten-Four Cassava Cake
221-C N. Domingo St.
cor. Pinaglabanan St.
San Juan, Metro Manila
telephone: 721-7344
Dessert du Jour by Mara de la Rama
Unit 51 Ecology Village,
Makati City
telephone: 0917-8116272 and 0927-5069664
Kookie Monster
Greenbelt Mall, Makati, Tel 817-42-66
Unimart, Greenhills, Tel 721-34-15

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