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7 fun ideas for a delicious Chinoy picnic

An outdoor picnic might just be the perfect way to take that needed breath of fresh air with your family and friends. And what better way to do so than with your favorite Chinese food? 

To all you Chinoys who love delicious eats and the open outdoors, we’re dedicating a foodie list just for you! Here are seven scrumptious Chinoy ideas for your next picnic feast:

1. Siopao/Baozi

What makes siopao an ideal picnic food is that it’s cheap, easy to find, and available in a wide variety of flavors! While this popular street food usually comes in the two classic flavors asado and bola-bola, local convenience stores have begun to modernize the snack with both sweet and savory fillings such as ube, salted egg custard, sisig, tuna, and more!

7-Eleven’s sisig siopao


2. Lumpiang Shanghai

What’s more perfect for a picnic than the satisfying crunch of these golden brown rolls? Traditionally paired with a bright orange sweet and sour sauce, this Chinoy classic has long established itself as a Filipino party favorite. Why not make it a picnic one as well?

Source: Kitchen Confidante


3. Lumpiang Sariwa

Maybe you would want your lumpia to be “fresh” instead. Derived from the Hokkien lunpia, these non-fried wraps are stuffed with a scrumptious mixture of pork, veggies, and crushed peanuts, then paired with a sweet soy-based sauce. 

Source: Maggi


4. Dumplings

Speaking of delicious stuffing, why not add dumplings to your picnic mix? Depending on your mood, these lucky pockets can be prepared with a variety of fillings that can be either sweet or savory. From pan-fried potstickers to soupy wontons, dumplings are definitely a versatile option that you can easily adjust according to the tastes of your friends and family. 


5. Yangzhou Fried Rice

Based on personal experience, the average Chinoy family won’t consider a meal complete without the addition of rice. In this case, we recommend giving Yangzhou fried rice a try! Easy to prepare and easy to share, this special fried rice dish has settled into the hearts of Asian foodies all over the world. 


6. Pancit

If you’re using this picnic as a way to celebrate your birthday, then pancit should definitely be a given — after all, who wouldn’t want to wish for long life? But even if there aren’t any birthdays, do you really need an excuse to eat pancit?


7. Egg Tarts

You can’t have a complete picnic feast without dessert! We suggest getting one that’s easy to bring and share — like a box of freshly baked egg tarts. Flaky, rich, and buttery, there’s nothing more heavenly than a bite of an egg tart’s golden custard filling. 


Of course, one last thing you need to decide for a picnic is where to hold one. The Residences at Commonwealth by Century, for example, features open green spaces ideal for fun outings with your friends and family. Located in Quezon City, the gated residential community also provides unique amenities that cater to the rest of your heart’s desires, including an arts and crafts studio; rock and roll studio; show kitchen; gym and dance studio; swimming pools; and many more. 


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