Christmas & New Year dinner bundles

Picking out a noche buena and media noche menu can be quite the nightmare. With plenty of great cuisines and options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick out the right amount of dishes that won’t result in holiday leftovers, or worse – putting on (too much) holiday weight.

To help you get that cohesive holiday feast with just enough food for you and your loved ones at home, these Christmas & New Year dinner bundles from different restaurants and hotels in the Philippines are here to help.

– Restaurant Christmas & New Year dinner bundles –

1. Neko Ramen + Wings – Christmas ramen kits

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Holiday season in a tropical country may be far from the snowy winter wonderland in other places, but it still means cooler, rainy weather that’ll make you want to stay in bed. For some, this also calls for a warm bowl of ramen. 

For some ramen to warm up your Christmas spread, you can check out Neko Ramen + Wings’ Christmas Bundle.

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The Christmas Bundle, starting at P690 (~USD14.32), consists of 4 Take Home Ramen Kits filled with the ingredients to cook their rich and creamy ramen at home. Each ramen kit contains noodles, char siu or beef, their ramen tare or sauce, and various toppings such as nori, sesame seeds, and ear mushrooms, along with the instructions to cook your ramen. 

Even if your kitchen skills are limited to the microwave, you’ll surely be able to make these.


2. Max’s Restaurant – puto bumbong and bibingka cheesecakes

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It’s not a Filipino Christmas without puto bumbong (purple rice cake) and bibingka (baked rice cake), and Max’s Restaurant puts a twist on these classic delicacies by turning them into desserts.

The restaurant’s puto bumbong cheesecakes and bibingka cheesecakes are P318 (~USD6.60) each. You can also pair them up with any of their promo bundles starting at P1,154 (~USD23.95), inclusive of Filipino-style rice, chicken, and noodles for a traditional Filipino noche buena


3. BonChon Christmas Blowout – for your Korean noche buena

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From Crash Landing On You to BTS, the K-wave in the Philippines only continued to grow over the quarantine period. With that, some of you might want to have a Korean Christmas spread and BonChon’s Christmas Blowout is here to make that easy.

Starting at P681 (~USD14.13), you’ll get BonChon’s signature Korean-style chicken, crispy fish, Korean fried mandu (dumplings), and fried crepes for dessert – perfect for feeling like you’re having your own Korean Christmas in a family K-drama.


4. Señor Pollo party-sized trays – Latin American dishes for the whole family

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We Filipinos love packing our food with spices, which is something we have in common with the Latin American cuisine. For those who want to have a flavorful, spice-filled Christmas dinner, check out Señor Pollo’s party-sized trays of their signature dishes.

Imagine your usual Mexican comfort food orders but giant-sized, from nachos to quesadillas to a whole roasted chicken. These family trays start at P462 (~USD9.59), and are good for 4 to 6 people. 


5. Kenny Rogers’ Merry Kenny Muffins – new holiday muffin flavors

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Most of us might be familiar with the original corn muffins that Kenny Rogers’ meals come with. But if you’re looking for new flavors to excite you, their Merry Kenny Muffins are just the thing.

For the holiday season, the restaurant launched three new muffin flavors – ube macapuno, choco crinkles, and strawberry. A box of 6 muffins is P110 (~USD2.28), but with their discounted dozen only costing a few bucks more at P150 (~USD3.11), you might as well get 2. 

You can also pair this with their Favorite Four bundle at P999 (~USD20.73), inclusive of 4 meals from chicken to steamed fish that you can choose from. That way, you get your main courses and your dessert from one place.


6. McDonald’s Christmas Happy Meal Bundle – McDonald’s classics good for 4

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With Christmas being the season of giving, maybe you’re someone who went overboard on buying presents. If you’re looking to save a buck on a simple noche buena spread, you might be interested in getting a bundle’s worth of McDonald’s classics.

The Christmas Happy Meal Bundle at P437 (~USD9.07) is good for 4 people, with 20 pieces of McNuggets, 1 BFF Fries, and 4 drinks of your choice. If that isn’t enough, you can add other Christmas packages such as a box of 20 Chicken McDos, 80 pieces of McNuggets, or a platter of McSpaghetti from P550 (~USD11.41)

To sweeten the deal, delivery is currently free for orders over P400 (~USD8.32).


7. Manam Comfort Filipino – holiday menu of Filipino comfort food

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If you’re looking up a place that does Filipino cuisine best, Manam will most likely come up. From the spectacle that is their Crispy Pancit Palabok – yes, the one all over Instagram where sauce is poured over crispy rice noodles until they soften – to their infamous Crispy sisig, Manam is your place for Filipino comfort food.

And with their Manam holiday menu, it’s now your place for a classic Filipino noche buena too. It’s where you can get your platters of pancit, ulam from beef to seafood dishes, and desserts all in one place. The platters start at P645 (~USD13.38) for appetizers such as fresh lumpia to P1,100 (~USD22.83) for noodles and main courses. 


8. Din Tai Fung – family platters of high quality Chinese dishes

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Chinese food such as dimsum and noodles are some Filipino favorites, and if the pre-pandemic, mile-long queue at Din Tai Fung is anything to go by, this restaurant is where to get great Chinese cuisine.

For those who’d like to bring the Chinese family dining experience from Din Tai Fung to your home, their holiday menu is now available. You can get family feasts good for 4 starting at P1,999 (~USD41.48), with a big spread of dimsum, classic Chinese main courses such as sweet and sour pork, Chinese-style fried rice, and desserts such as Chocolate Lava Xiaolongbao.

Cook-to-eat holiday bundles are also available if you’d like your meals fresh from your kitchen. Bundles start at P845 (~USD17.53), with the XLB Bundle consisting of savory and sweet xiaolongbao.


– Hotel buffet and set meal Christmas & New Year dinner bundles –

9. Sofitel’s Spiral At Home – 8 different options for fine dining at home

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For most of us couch potatoes, the idea of going to a fine dining restaurant or hotel is intimidating, from figuring out which utensil is for which dish to looking prim and proper. Luckily, Sofitel Plaza’s in-house buffet is now offering Spiral At Home dinner sets so you can enjoy fine dining from the comforts of your own dining table. 

You can choose from 8 different dinner setups, from their Grazing Box with meats and cheeses to Churrasco with brisket and sausages to a Japanese omakase set to an Indian thali or platter. Starting at P8,000 (~USD166.00), each set is enough for a family of 4 to 10 people.


10. Makati Shangri-La’s North Pole Wonderland – fancy noche buena delivered to your doorstep

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Makati Shangri-La may be one of Manila’s top hotels, but they didn’t skimp on giving us plenty of options for having a fancy noche buena at home. In their North Pole Wonderland 2020 catalogue, you’ll find many dinner set choices for your Christmas spread. 

Under Bring Home The Feast, you can get meats such as roasted turkeys, glazed hams, and beef sirloin from P5,500 (~USD114.13) that’ll surely be the center of your dinner. If you’re a family of sweet tooths, you can also get their Christmas confections such as truffle cakes and holiday cookies, and even a Christmas-themed chocolate fondue party set from P500 (~USD10.38)


11. Manila Hotel’s Cafe Ilang Ilang – family and solo Christmas spreads

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Because of the pandemic and how difficult it is to fly back home, some of us might have to spend the holidays alone. That doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your own noche buena.

Manila Hotel’s Cafe Ilang Ilang is offering holiday bundles for families (P3,999, ~USD82.98), but also solo holiday meals. From P330 (~USD6.85), you can get your personal feast of 5 dishes, complete with salad, a main course, and dessert. Meals for both the family bundles and solo meals include honey-glazed ham, turkey salpicao, pancit, and bibingka for a truly Filipino noche buena


12. Grand Hyatt Manila – Christmas basket of food and goodies

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Christmas dinner isn’t just about the lechon, ham, and rice. For sweet tooths, the best part is the sweets stuffed in stockings and baskets, and you’ll find yummy ones in festive packaging on Grand Hyatt Manila’s #DineAtHome offers. 

There are several options to choose from for your basket of goodies (from P5,000, ~USD103.75), all of them filled with holiday-themed goods such as fruit cakes, white chocolate Santa Claus statues, Christmas-themed coffees, and baked treats.

Of course, if you’re looking for convenience and want to get your whole Christmas feast from one place, Grand Hyatt also offers savory Christmas food such as Christmas turkey, peking duck, and sushi platters from P3,000 (~USD62.25).


Holiday bundles to help you with your Christmas spreads

This holiday season might be one we’ll have to spend at home instead of going out of town or spending it with friends and family, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the usual holiday feast. 

No need to stress over your feast, either – these Christmas & New Year holiday bundles are a great place to start.

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