Festive Flavors Celebrating the Best Christmas Party Food

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Get ready for the Christmas season with delicious smells and cozy holiday feelings. With SM Deals leading the culinary parade, this Christmas is all set to be a feast for the senses!

We have everything you need for your holiday celebrations including delicious food to fill our tables. From the fancy Christmas Eve dinner to the enjoyable holiday parties, there is something for everyone.

What better way to celebrate than by enjoying the diverse flavors of Filipino Christmas food? We're discussing delicious traditional dishes with unique flavors that will make your holiday gatherings the talk of the town!

This holiday season, let your festive spirit shine through a feast for the senses, expertly curated and brought to you by SM Deals. Discover and take home these well-loved Filipino tastes using your food vouchers, making sure your festive table reflects happiness, heritage, and great cooking.


The Heart of Christmas Cuisine: Noche Buena Favorites


Lechon: The Showstopper


Lechon, the king of Filipino feasts, stands as an indispensable centerpiece of Christmas Eve celebrations. People love this delicious roasted pig for its crispy skin and tender meat. It represents abundance, joy, and celebration. Lechon is made together by the community, showing the diverse Filipino culture. Regions in the Philippines have unique ways of preparing lechon. For example, people know Cebu for its herb-filled lechon. On the other hand, Luzon serves lechon with a liver-based sauce.

Look out for various Ayers lechon promos available on SM Deals. One of these types is lechon belly, which is perfect for small gatherings. This allows everyone to enjoy crispy and juicy meat.


Queso de Bola and Ham: The Classic Duo


Filipino Christmas feast includes queso de bola and ham, a nostalgic and warm addition to the Noche Buena table. This salty-sweet pairing, a legacy of Spanish influence, symbolizes good fortune, prosperity, and celebration.

Sweet glazed ham, with pineapple juice, sugar, and spices, is a classic centerpiece that represents generosity and happiness. Its versatility is showcased when paired with various sides, especially with the nutty, rich flavor of queso de bola, an Edam cheese encased in distinctive red wax.

Incorporating these staples into holiday meals adds a festive flair, with queso de bola often enjoyed with crackers or bread, grated over pasta, or in holiday pastries. SM Hypermarket offers a selection of hams, from honey-glazed to pineapple-glazed, and queso de bola, ensuring every Filipino table can celebrate with these essential tastes of Christmas. Whether used in traditional recipes or as standalone dishes, they represent a cherished part of Filipino Christmas, highlighting cultural heritage and the joy of familial bonds.


Spaghetti and Carbonara: The Heartwarming Filipino Twists on Classic Comforts


Filipino-style spaghetti and carbonara have become beloved staples at Christmas gatherings, offering a unique blend of comfort and joy. The spaghetti, with its sweet and savory profile, combines the flavors of tomato sauce and banana ketchup with ground meat and hotdogs, embodying the Filipino flair for blending local tastes with international influences.

Pinoy-style carbonara, a creamy adaptation of the Italian classic, uses all-purpose cream and evaporated milk for a richer, sweeter sauce, often complemented with bacon or ham for a savory touch. This version of carbonara has gained popularity for its indulgent and comforting qualities, perfect for festive family gatherings.

Both dishes made more affordable with available SM Supermarket pasta deals on SM Deals, represent the Filipino love for hearty, comforting pasta meals. They are more than just food; they are a celebration of cultural ingenuity and the simple happiness found in gathering around the table during the holidays.


Bibingka and Puto Bumbong: The Heart of Filipino Christmas Sweets


Bibingka and Puto Bumbong stand as quintessential treats of Filipino Christmas, deeply rooted in cultural and religious traditions, particularly eaten during and after Simbang Gabi. Bibingka is a soft rice cake baked in clay pots with banana leaves. Puto Bumbong is a purple rice delicacy steamed in bamboo tubes and served with butter, sugar, and coconut. These traditional rice cakes are not just delicacies but symbols of community, fellowship, and the warmth of shared traditions during the festive season.

Their distinct flavors - bibingka with its salted egg and cheese toppings, and the sweet, coconutty taste of puto bumbong - capture the essence of Filipino Christmas.  Enjoyed in their traditional form or with modern adaptations, Bibingka and Puto Bumbong remain integral to Filipino Christmas celebrations, reinforcing familial bonds and embodying the joyous spirit of the season. While you’re at it, explore tempting yet affordable Bibingkinitan promos on SM Deals.


Roasted Chicken: A Versatile Delight


Roasted chicken is an essential and versatile delight for Filipino Christmas celebrations, renowned for its ease of preparation and universal appeal. Marinated in a blend of distinct Filipino flavors like calamansi, soy sauce, and garlic, this dish is infused with a rich, savory taste unique to Filipino cuisine. The slow roasting process, ensures deep flavor penetration, resulting in tender, flavorful meat with a crispy skin.

Perfect for any gathering, roasted chicken pairs well with a variety of sides, making it a practical and delicious choice for both grand feasts and smaller family gatherings as an ideal alternative to the traditional whole lechon.

Available in a variety of options, including roasted or fried chicken meals from Classic Savory or Kenny Rogers, these chicken dishes ensure a hassle-free celebration without sacrificing taste. Their rich flavor and cultural significance make them a beloved choice for Filipino families, adding warmth and joy to every festive gathering. Whether you prefer the savory goodness of a Classic Savory meal or the comforting taste of Kenny Rogers' roasted chicken, SM Deals has you covered for a delectable and convenient festive feast. Remember to look for Classic Savory or Kenny Rogers promos for a merrier holiday get-together.


Castañas: The Sweet, Crunchy Delight of Filipino Christmas


Castañas, a delectable treat of candied nuts, offers the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch, making them an irresistible snack for Christmas festivities. Their addictiveness and unique flavor make them not just a delightful treat but also excellent conversation starters at any Christmas gathering.

Complementing the traditional Filipino Christmas fare, SM Deals introduces unique twists to everyday dishes, transforming them into extraordinary culinary experiences for Christmas Day celebrations. From creatively presented canapés and themed desserts to signature cocktails, these offerings are designed to enhance the festive atmosphere.

Castañas, along with these inventive and flavorful options, encapsulate the essence of a joyful and spirited Christmas, making them a must-have for anyone looking to add a special touch to their holiday celebrations. With SM Deals, you can easily bring these crunchy, sweet delights and other festive foods to your Christmas party, ensuring a memorable and delicious experience for all.


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