Just like most households here in the Philippines, we also welcome the year with a family gathering, lots of food and some bang! 😉
This year, we decided to book a unit in Bonifacio Global City area thru AirBnB. I made sure that the unit has a great location (near most of the luxury car shops – Martie’s request), a big enough bed for the three of us and lastly a great view of the cityscape. 😉
The fully functional kitchen came in as a bonus that I was able to cook some and re-heat a lot. Now the feast is ready.
To keep the traditional Media Noche dinner I grew-up with… I always prepare at least 12 kinds of food and drinks on the table… but, I keep portions just enough for the three of us and the preparations to a minimum. Our menu consists of our current and all-time favorites.
Here’s our menu list:
- Corn tortilla and tomato salsa (both are store bought) – appetizer
- Mozzarella sticks (store bought and baked) – appetizer
- Crispy seaweeds (store bought) – appetizer
- Creamy Macaroni Soup – soup
- Ensaymada with Salted Egg (store bought) – bread
- Steamed Japanese Rice – main entree
- Barbecued Pork Tenderloin – main entree
- Buttered Corn – main entree
- Simple Maki (Rice Roll) with preserved clams – main entree
- Soft Chocolates (store bought) – dessert
- Chocolate Wafer Sticks (store bought) – dessert
- Light Spirit and yogurt drink (store bought) – drinks
- Fresh Oregano Infused Tea – drinks
- Mandarin Oranges – fruits
While having our hearty New Year’s Eve meal, we called our family from Canada and chat with them while they’re having their last breakfast of 2015. 😉
Then to cap our New Year’s celebration, we watched the fireworks display by the window. Lovely and colorful but quite disturbing when you see too many of them left and right – plus all the smoke when the lights popped out.
How’s your New Year celebration so far?