A time for sharing good food and reuniting with loved ones, Noche Buena is something people look forward to every Christmas Eve. Some celebrities shared with PUSH.com.ph the dishes that they are always excited about.
1. Ham for Maymay Entrata
“Ham. Gusto namin ng ham, kahit ‘yung pigue lang, di ba? Para sa akin, masarap po ‘yun.”
2. Mango Float for Maris Racal
While she said she loves all Noche Buena classics, her favorite has got to be the mango float. “’Yun talaga, ako nakakaubos ng mango float.”
3. Fruit salad for Kiray
Saying that she loves to eat, Kiray said that any meal will do as she has no specific favorites. However, she has that one dessert she craves for every Christmas time. “’Pero ‘pag Christmas talaga, ‘yung lagi kong ina-ano, ‘yung fruit salad kasi mahilig ako sa sweets so ‘yun talaga ‘yung hinahanap ko.”
4. Spaghetti for Yohan Hwang
Spaghetti is memorable for the I Love OPM Korean grand winner.
“Very simple, spaghetti lang kasi when I first arrived sa Pilipinas, wow, even birthday parties, Christmas parties, always, always spaghetti. Lahat, everywhere so I was like, okay, this is part of their culture. Now, I’m almost like pusong Pinoy so I’m like Filipino.”
5. Buko Pandan for Liezel Garcia
According to singer Liezel, she always look forward to eating desserts, specifically buko pandan.
“Sobrang hilig ko and hindi ako makagawa dito and hindi ako marunong. Unlike ‘yung gawa ng nanay ko, very different from the others na natitikman so parang ‘yun ‘yung specific request ko parati ‘pag Christmas.”
6. Fruit salad for Morissette
Like Liezel, Morissette also likes the dessert that her mother prepares. “’Yung ano ni mommy, fruit salad niya kasi hindi siya masyadong matamis so okay lang sa akin kasi hindi po pwede sa boses ko. Pero sa kanya, okay lang. Iba lang din talaga ‘yung timpla ni mommy.”
7. Beef tapa and spaghetti for Jovit Baldivino
According to singer Jovit, his favorite meal to be served during Christmas is beef tapa.
Likewise, he said that pasta, specifically spaghetti, is a Noche Buena staple for them.
“Siyempre family ko, gusto ko kasama sila. Lahat pati ‘yung family ng girlfriend ko,” he added.
8. Ham for Bugoy Drilon
“Dapat may ham. Dati kasi, noon, walang ham so gusto ko kapag every Christmas, may ham.”