Pinoy Potluck Party

Pinoy Potluck Party- grilled prawns
My high school classmate Lorraine (Onie) came home to Manila for a vacation. She left at the beginning of high school to move to San Francisco. Most of my friends haven’t seen her since then. We threw her a little get together and chose Filipino food for our party’s theme.

Pinoy Potluck Party

So these are the food my friends brought to the party. A lesson learned was not to bring food for the number of guests instead bring half of that. We estimated an attendance of 20 people so everyone brought food for 20 people. All our food could have fed 50 people!! Jenny was right. Next time just order food for 10 people.
Pinoy Potluck Party- pancit malabon
pancit malabon

Pinoy Potluck Party- Pixie's rellenong bangus
Pixie’s Sinugba rellenong bangus

Pinoy Potluck Party-Heaven's pork barbeque
Heaven’s pork barbeque

Pinoy Potluck Party- Heaven's boneless chicken barbeque
Heaven’s boneless chicken barbeque

Deb’s cook made the next two dishes which I loved. Home cooking is always the best.
Pinoy Potluck Party- kare kare
kare kare

I’ve never ever had alamang rice before and it was super duper good. The rice was mixed with pechay tagalog and topped with fresh alamang (tiny shrimp) fried to a crisp.
Pinoy Potluck Party- crispy alamang rice
crispy alamang rice

Everyone who ate the dinuguan raved about it specially with the crunchy intestine topping which I forgot to photograph. It was ordered from Deli de San Honore.
Pinoy Potluck Party- deli de san honore's dinuguan
deli de san honore’s dinuguan

My contribution was the lechon kawali.
Pinoy Potluck Party- lechon kawali
lechon kawali

Mary Ann brought two kinds of paella from Tai’s Best a restaurant in Alabang.
Pinoy Potluck Party- Tai's Best paella
Tai’s Best paella

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Can you guess which one is Lorraine? Naturally she’s the only one not wearing black. I noticed that friends who have lived in the US for many years seldom wear black unlike their Manila counterparts.
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Pinoy Potluck Party- The Meteors
The Meteors

This is my only shot of Lorraine with her precious daughter Shayla and hubby Seamus.
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Pinoy Potluck Party-015

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Deb always orders Dessert du Jour’s crepe cake but this time she got their new salted caramel chocolate torte and walnut date bars. I like salted caramel but the caramel layer for this torte was ultra salty. It was like they made a mistake with the quantity of salt. Even when eaten with the chocolate layer all I could taste was the salty topping. We were quite disappointed with this.
Pinoy Potluck Party- Dessert du Jour's salted caramel & chocolate torte
Dessert du Jour’s salted caramel & chocolate torte

Candy brought the dulce de leche cheesecake which I found overly sweet. Too bad since I liked the texture of the cheesecake.
Pinoy Potluck Party- Forget Me Not's dulce de leche cheesecake
Forget Me Not’s dulce de leche cheesecake

The walnut date bar turned out to be the best dessert on my plate. It was just the right amount of sweetness and the chewy texture was delightful.
Pinoy Potluck Party- Dessert Du Jour's walnut date bar
Dessert Du Jour’s walnut date bar

Pinoy Potluck Party- suman from Butuan
suman from Butuan

Pinoy Potluck Party- Nathaniel's buko pandan salad
Nathaniel’s buko pandan salad

Pinoy Potluck Party- Arny Dading's peachy peachy
Arny Dading’s peachy peachy

At the end of the night it was Jenny’s contribution that was the most fought over. She brought lots of takeout containers!! All of us brought home so much food and dessert. It was a fun night getting together with classmates we haven’t seen in a long time. See you in SF next time Onie!!!

Pancit Malabon Express
924-D San Lorenzo Arcade, Pasay Rd. Makati City
telephone: 843-2772

Pixie’s Sinugba (rellenong bangus)

Heaven’s Barbeque
For Deliveries:
Savanna Commercial Center Vito Cruz cor Pasong Tamo, Makati – 897-2575
7224 Malugay St. cor. Buendia Bel-Air, Makati – 894-3899 or 893-4715
Madison Square Ortigas Ave Greenhills – 726-0250 or 727-3206
C5 cor. Levi Mariano Taguig – 986-0143
Aguirre St. BF Paranaque – 871-8298
Lucky China Town Binondo
El Shaddai – 820-2645
The Fort Strip 7th Ave Bonifacio Global City – 519-2070

Deli de San Honore c/o Jeremy
telephone: 927-8649
cellphone no.: +63939-4710429

Tai’s Best
Molito Commercial Complex,Madrigal Ave cor. Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Dessert du Jour by Mara de la Rama
Unit 51 Ecology Village, Dasmarinas Village Side, Gate 5 Edsa, Makati City
telephone: +63917-8116272 0r +63917-8036272

Forget Me Not Specialty Cakes
Makati Cake Shop – 928 Arnaiz Ave (formerly Pasay Road,Behind New World Hotel) Makati telephone: 869-5333
Main Kitchen – 60 Broadway Ave. New Mla,QC. telephone:723-2776

Nathaniel’s Bakeshop
ITC Commercial Bldg, Timog Avenue, Quezon City
telephone: 921-1959

Arny ♥ Dading’s Peachy-Peachy

8 thoughts on “Pinoy Potluck Party

  1. Leslie, this is not a blog entry for pregnant ladies like me!! Wah I want the bbq, rellenong bangus, pancit malabon, and the pichi pichi! Wala sa HK niyan!


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