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Satisfying group platters you can enjoy with your family this weekend

By Brooke Villanueva Published May 29, 2021 9:01 pm Updated May 30, 2021 5:19 pm

We are so thankful for weekends. 

After a tiring week of endless to-do lists, we can finally just relax and bond with our families. 

One of the best ways to do so is by sharing a meal on the dining table as we exchange stories and catch up with one another. Do you agree? If you’re too tired to cook, you can simply order in your favorite food and have the best time with the gang. 

Here are some satisfying group meals you can delight in with your family this weekend. 

The pancit-lumpia cake (starting at P1,299, good for 6-8 people) by Max's Restaurant could make a great addition to your dining table, be it for a special celebration or just because. Made with pancit canton, lumpiang shanghai, lumpiang ubod, and breaded fish fillet, what makes it quite ~extra~ is how it’s shaped into a cake. You can even enjoy it in other variations.

Do you belong to a fried chicken-loving family? Kettle’s buttermilk fried chicken can make your tummy happy as you have it with cornbread muffins as well as a side of your choice: rice (P1,195), truffle gorgonzola (P1,495) , or chicken bolognese (P1,395). It’s good for 4 pax.

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If you prefer some ribs and steak, you can opt for Blake’s All-in Platter (P1,945) by Blake's Wings and Steaks, which comes with ½ ribs, 3 T-bone steaks, ½ kg wings, and ½ kg ribs with corn and carrots and mashed potato on the side.

Pantry Project Manila’s best-seller is called “badass bopis” for a reason. Priced at P280 (good for 2-3 pax), this Filipino dish goes well with steamed white rice and some beer that balance its spicy kick. 

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Watching Netflix with the family? Instead of the usual popcorn, why not go for other munchies? Piattos, for one, is now offering supersized packs in classic cheese as well as sour cream and onion for only P55 each. It’s made with bigger chips and more flavor that your fam will definitely love.

We kinda miss having boodle fights especially during outings. But since we can't really go elsewhere and have a feast with the whole barangay, Barrio Fiesta's Fiesta To Go meals will do. With their ulam, pica-picas, and desserts, you can whip up your own boodle fight at home! There's Pancit Malabon (starts at P370), Pork Barbeque (P195/5 pcs), Lumpiang Shanghai (P75/5 pcs), Crispy Chicken Original (P350/6pcs) and so much more. If you need ideas for your next ulam, you can also watch their Summer Cook-Off with Ashley Rivera and guest Chef JP on their Facebook page!

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Trying new food is the best part of traveling, don't you think? Unfortunately, because of COVID, most of our travel plans are taking a backseat. But not to worry! GrabFood makes it more convenient for you to try out different cuisines in the comforts of your home as they introduce Taste the World” campaign. Every week this May, you get to try the different cuisines offered through GrabFood, which you can avail at 50% off abd free delivery everyday from 10 AM-2 PM. 

For week 1, savor your classic Filipino favorites with merchants such as Andok’s, Mang Inasal, Amber, Dencio’s, Sinangag Express, and Lydia’s Lechon! In week 2, they have American offers on GrabFood, from TGI Friday’s, Denny’s, Chili’s, Shake Shack, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Krispy Kreme. Week 3 is Asian. Get a taste of rich Asian flavors offered by Din Tai Fung, Marugame Udon, Yabu, Tokyo Tokyo, Soban Grill, and Mann Hann! And for the final week, enjoy European cuisine from merchants such as Cibo, Mama Lou’s, Italianni’s, Pizza Telefono, and Ristorante Bigoli.

Lydia's Lechon via GrabFood

Happy weekend, everyone!

Article thumbnails from the stores’ Instagram accounts. With reports from Camille Santiago