With the rain and horrible traffic these days, I just always want food delivered. And when friends/family want to hang out or celebrate, I’d prefer to just do it at home. Ayoko na lumabas, actually. Just imagine when Christmas season comes around.
If, like me, you want special food delivered for home parties, especially on weekends, holidays, and the upcoming reunion season, you might want to try The Party Kitchen, the only food service brand that serves fine-dining quality party food, delivered to your doorstep. I’ve tried it myself, and I’ve been recommending it to friends looking for better quality food delivery, whether for home or the office, for celebrations or simply to satisfy sudden cravings for indulgent food. It’s perfect for those planning to entertain guests at home, but don’t have the time to cook. (However, if it’s a party, you may still need to transfer the food to proper serving plates, since most dishes come in carton boxes.)
Packaging of our order of Spaghetti
The Party Kitchen is the newest food service brand from the same group that brought us Romulo Café, Romulo Lounge, Cerchio, Claudia’s Kitchen, Catering by Claudia, and Tito Chef Libis, all known for serving good, savory cuisine.
Aside from Filipino party food favorites such as Spaghetti, Pancit Canton, Pancit Malabon, Pork BBQ, and Lumpiang Shanghai, The Party Kitchen also serves gastronomic treats that veer from typical dishes, such as Chap Chae, K-Pop Wings, Lechon Roll, Lechon Sisig, Callos, Beef Tadyang Kare-Kare, and more.
Dynamite Cheese Sticks
I tried five of their party staples, which I reviewed below. Note that we ordered these five items for a group of 10 (half of which are men), and we only got the smallest orders, which are all good for six to eight. (Photos below are all taken by myself, showing how our actual orders looked like.)
Pork BBQ (P250; 10 sticks per order). Their version of this party staple is salty and slightly sweet, delicious and flavorful. The meat is tender, juicy, and lean. The sticks are short but packed, with fat only on one end, and each serving is just right, not bitin. If there’s anything to improve, maybe they can grill it a bit more to get a nice, even char.
TPK’s Chicken BBQ (P590/whole chicken; P990/two whole chickens). Their take on this classic is a bit on the salty side, but balanced out by the sweet, garlicky soy sauce with calamansi, that reminded me of siomai sauce. The chicken is cooked well, not dry, and had a good char to it. The herbs on top added to its already bold flavor. One order is huge and definitely good enough for at least six if there are other dishes on the table.
Buffalo Chicken Wings (P395/12 cuts; P795/24 cuts). Best eaten with your fingers, their flavourful take on this bar chow is delicious on its own, with crunchy skin. It packs slight to medium heat that builds as you eat it, and has a savory, even flavor that’s good even without sauce. But I must say the sauce is actually great, too: tasty sour cream and bleu cheese sauce that my brothers kept raving about—one of them even took the leftovers home. This was definitely a group fave—sulit at P395 for 12 cuts.
Spaghetti (P495, serves 6-8 pax; P895, serves 10-12 pax). This is definitely your typical party spaghetti, delicious and flavorful. It has al dente noodles and generous acidic, meaty sauce, topped with herbs, cheese, and hotdogs, although it can use more of the last two, as they’re only on top and not mixed into the meat sauce. Still, the smallest order is actually a generous serving.
Dynamite Cheeseticks (P175, serves 6-8 pax; P300, serves 10-12 pax). These long pieces of cheese and chili rolled in fried wanton wrapper only pack a slight heat, don’t worry, and they’re not oily. But I must say they’re very cheesy, with an added creaminess from the aioli or spicy thousand island dip that came with the order.
To see the other dishes available, along with prices, view the gallery. Click the first thumbnail to enlarge the image, read details in the caption, and launch the rest of the slideshow. (Photos courtesy of Party Kitchen)
The first store of The Party Kitchen is at Wisma Cyber Hub Bldg., #45 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, and will soon be located in strategic areas, making it accessible for everyone, for any celebration, all-year round. They accept orders for delivery and pick-up, and they also do party catering. You may call them via their hotline (02) 519-1111.
Note that, since they’re now only located in Makati, the free delivery for orders over P2,000 actually only applies to Makati, which we found out belatedly. There’s at least a P100 delivery fee for deliveries over P2,000 outside Makati, or additional 10% if your order is less than P2,000.
You can place orders in advance up to at least one hour before, and in our case, the delivery came on time (within an hour). Contacting them, however, definitely has room for improvement, as response time to my call through their hotline is quite long. My suggestion is they should put calls on queue, maybe increase lines that pick up calls through their hotline, or at least have a machine that plays their menu and announcements while callers wait for someone from their end to pick up. They also tend to be a bit makulit in following up when you will order again.
For more information, visit their website, thepartykitchen.ph, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.