The Best Places to Order Pancit Bilao for Your Office Christmas Party
by: The Beat Asia
November 30, 2023
In any Filipino celebration, there’s one dish that’s guaranteed to be present, the flavorful star of the show — the pancit.
From symbolizing long life to being a certified crowd-favorite, this noodle sensation can transform any office Christmas party into a flavor-packed festivity. The best part? It pairs well with another party star, the Lumpiang Shanghai. With these two on your plate, you’ll have a happy tummy that will make you ready to party.
We’ve listed seven places where you can order the best pancit in the Metro below. Note that prices and sizes specified below are subject to change. It’s best to call ahead to inquire and place an order.
Amber Golden Chain of Restaurants
When planning office gatherings, one name instantly comes to mind: “Amber.” Its pancit dishes are musts in any celebration, whether you’re a Pancit Malabon stan or more of a Bihon Guisado fan.
Those who want to try something new can order a bilao of Spicy Oriental Noodles or give the Pancit Puti with Toasted Garlic a try. If you can’t choose, you can always go with Pancit Trio — a bilao featuring three of your chosen noodle dishes — or level it up with Pancit Otso which brings eight different variants in one order.
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban
Known for its Pahiyas festival-inspired restaurant interiors, Buddy’s is another go-to if you’re on the lookout for a stellar noodle dish. Its Bilao Pancit Lucban serves around 20-25 people, making it a star on your spread.
Also known as Pancit Habhab, the pancit from Buddy’s comes with a variety of toppings and a mix of flavors that will keep you coming back for extra servings. One thing to take note: Don’t be surprised when your order comes with vinegar! It's something you can add to your pancit.
Location: Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban, 2727 Pililla Street corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
A culinary gem located in Parañaque, Little Quiapo is known for its halo-halo and pancit. For your Christmas party, you have the option to choose among its well-loved noodle dishes such as Canton Bihon, Sotanghon Canton, Bihon, Canton, and Palabok, among others.
The biggest size you can order is XX-Large which is good enough to serve 15 people. If you’re ordering Palabok, you can also order additional palabok sauce priced at P75 and P150.
Location: Little Quiapo, 42 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque City
A must-visit restaurant in Marikina, Luyong Restaurant has party platters allowing you to savor its pancit dishes accompanied by some of its bestsellers.
Its Special Pancit Bilao highlights well-cooked noodles with shrimp, lechon kawali, pork, vegetables, liver, and quail eggs. If you want to level it up, you can order platters that give you a hefty serving of pancit paired with either Lumpiang Shanghai or Spare Ribs.
Location: Luyong Restaurant, 801 JP Rizal St., Concepcion I, Marikina City
Lola Idang’s Original Pancit Malabon
Pancit Malabon lovers, rejoice! Lola Idang’s takes pride in “serving the best pancit Malabon since 1986.” They serve “porkless” Pancit Malabon and Pancit Bihon/Canton topped with enticing toppings like shrimp and vegetables.
According to their Facebook page, the pancit is best consumed upon purchase but if it will be served at a later time, they suggest loosening the wrap to maintain freshness. A bilao of pancit is good for 20 people and is priced at P975.
Location: Lola Idang’s Original Pancit Malabon, #56 Visayas Ave., Brgy. Vasra Bai Compound, Quezon City
Ramon Lee’s Panciteria
Known for its flavorful noodles that are cooked to perfection and seasoned just right, Ramon Lee’s panciteria is considered an institution as it has been around since 1929.
If you want to sample its famous pancit, know that it’s quite pricey compared to the other options on this list as the biggest bilao, which is good for 13 to 16 people, costs P1,520. But you'll find out why when you order!
Location: Ramon Lee’s Panciteria, 540 Ronquillo, Sta Cruz, Manila
Known for serving “the original pancit with chicharon,” Ado’s Panciteria is the best place to check out if you want to indulge with every serving of pancit. There’s no updated price list for its pancit bilao offerings, but it’s available in five different sizes: mini, small, medium, large, and family. For orders and inquiries, you can message them on Facebook.
Location: Ado’s Panciteria, 126 A. Luna St. Malinao, Pasig
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