Chef Laudico Guevarra’s wants you to have handaan kahit saan. The buffet restaurant has been very popular for family gatherings and a preferred venue for events since it opened in 2013. The 80-item buffet with classic and modern Filipino dishes by chefs Rolando “Lau” and Jac Laudico is worth a drive to San Juan City, some guests travel from as far as Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Batangas, and Laguna for the dining experience.
Even my family, particularly my auntie and cousin whom I consider to be picky eaters, love coming back. But now, it’s possible to have a feast anywhere while enjoying the delicious dishes of Guevarra’s. Yes, you can now order a wide variety of meals served on party trays. Nope, you no longer have to line at Chef Laudico Guevarra’s buffet table (although of course, we all want that).
You can feast on your Guevarra’s favorites anytime, anywhere. Most of the dishes are available in two sizes, servings good for 12 to 15 and 6 to 8 persons. This is good news! While a visit at Guevarra’s is something to look forward to with the 1920s heritage house and the sprawling lawn, sometimes it’s closed because of some events or gatherings such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, corporate parties, or product launches.
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s Handaan Kahit Saan party platters is an excellent alternative to doing the cooking yourself. If you are organizing a gathering, you can order several items and put together your own Guevarra’s buffet wherever you want. If you’re looking for something to bring to a potluck reunion or give as a gift, Guevarra’s can help you too.
And the good thing is, they’re reasonably-priced. Guevarra’s Handaan Kahit Saan includes the mainstays of the restaurant buffet. “These are the items that are most requested, we get complaints when they’re not available,” chuckles chef Jac.
Number one on the menu is Lechon that’s charcoal spit-roasted to perfection. There’s also Pugon-Roasted Pork Bellychon and Pugon-Roasted US Angus Beef Shortplate. Also on the list are Kare Kare, Kaldereta, and Grilled Beef Tapa – all made with US Angus beef. Chicken options are Tamarind and Lemongrass-Spiced Roast Chicken Sinampalukan which is best served with Kamote Salad, and Fried Chicken Adobo. For the noodles and pasta, choices are Pansit Bihon Guisado, Pansit Canton Guisado, Palabok, and Party Spaghetti.
Make your celebrations stress-free and leave the food preparation to the experts. At Guevarra’s, everything is prepared from scratch, the way chef Lau learned while growing up. “I still remember our family Sunday brunches. We didn’t rely on convenience products or instant stuff and part of the enjoyment was in the preparation. It took a lot of time and effort but it was worth it since the food was absolutely delicious. That’s the same dedication that I instill in my kitchen staff, to do everything the long and traditional way, the way how our lolas and lolos cooked but with my own signature style,” explains chef Lau.
Chef Jac’s expertise is reflected in the desserts. She also combines the old with the new in her Strawberry Shortcake, Brazo de Calamansi, Mocha Cake, and Brigaderos. They make great presents, along with other goodies in small packages that are light on the pocket and easy to hand out. Among the line up are Butterscotch, Crinkles, Brigaderos Balls (yema and dark chocolate truffles), Kalabasa Pastillas Balls (milk candies lightened with squash), Maja Blanca, and Cassava Cake Flan.
With get-togethers happening left and right and balikbayan relatives flying in for the holidays, Guevarra’s Handaan Kahit Saan can be a real life saver. Not only during this season but anytime. All items are available year-round. So on days when you’re simply too tired for any kitchen work and prefer to just kick back and relax at home, you may also call Guevarra’s.
Guevarra’s Handaan Kahit Saan items can be picked up from Chef Laudico Guevarra’s at 387 P. Guevarra corner Argonne Streets, Addition Hills, San Juan or sent through the various delivery services available such as Grab and Lalamove. For orders and inquiries, you may call (02) 8705-1811, (02) 8705-1874, (0917) 3112222. For more information, follow @guevarrasrestaurant on Facebook and @guevarras_ on Instagram. #GuevarrasHandaanKahitSaan