Noche Buena: Christmas Eve Menu

Noche Buena derives from the Spanish for "A Good Night". It is the traditional feast Filipinos partake in after the midnight mass.

Bisperas ng Pasko
Christmas Eve

Maligayang Pasko!
Merry Christmas!

handa / handaan
food that's prepared


TRADITIONAL NOCHE BUENA FOOD

tsokolate
chocolate drink

lechon
roast pig

puto bumbong
purple-colored rice treat cooked in upright bamboo tubes

bibingka
flat cake served on banana leaves and topped with a pat of butter and grated coconut

keso de bola
large ball of Edam cheese usually with a red covering, a traditional Christmas food

salabat
warm ginger tea, a traditional drink after a Christmas morning mass

hamon
ham (from the Spanish jamon)