WATCH: 4 Lip-Smacking Dishes to Serve Your Family and Friends Anytime, Anywhere

A mentor once said that traveling around the world gives you the opportunity to learn the culture and distinguish the authenticity of the food. I absolutely agree. Through gastronomic experiences from other places, I was able to unleash my potential in cooking.

However, I am limited to kitchenware and not enough space to cook freely and document it.

Luckily, our friends from B Hotel Quezon City were kind enough to let us use their kitchen. On top of that, their Executive Chef showcased his tips on pulling off a delicious grilled Angus Beef and buttered prawns!

So, here are 4 of the quickest and easiest dishes you can serve your family and friends anytime, anywhere.

1. Grilled Angus Rib Eye with Aligot Mashed Potato and Red Wine Sauce

  • Rib Eye
  • Salt/pepper
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Soy Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Mashed Potato

  • 2-4 pieces of potatoes (Depending on how many guests you have. In this video, we only used two for presentation purposes only)
  • Milk
  • salt/pepper

What is Aligot? 

According to Chef, Aligot is a dish made from cheese blended into mashed potatoes. It’s popular in France. The texture is like fondue and a common sight in Auvergne restaurants.

Red Wine Sauce

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • beef broth
  • minced garlic
  • chopped onions

Watch the procedure below:

2. Filipino Grilled Prawn with Garlic and Cheese

Once again, the quantity depends on the number of expected guests. In my experience, when I am hosting a family of 4, 1.5 kgs of Prawns are fine. But, since we just documented this for you, we just used three pieces of prawns.


  • prawns
  • salt/pepper
  • butter
  • cheese

Tip: If you don’t have an oven, pre-heat the Teflon pan for a minute. Place the prawns on top of the pan and wait until the meat is cooked or the color changed to orange. Use quick melt cheese for easier and faster cooking. I don’t have an oven at home. My Teflon and ceramic pans are my best friends! 

3. Pesto Pasta

Pesto pasta is the easiest dish to make. Watch it to appreciate.

  • Penne noodles
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil Pesto
  • Garlic

4. All-Star Meat Pizza

Pizza is the easiest and quickest food you can serve to anyone!

  • red/green bell pepper
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni (or hotdog)
  • mushroom
  • bacon (optional)
  • onion

Truly, food brings everyone to the table.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

How about you: what do you usually prepare if you have special guests coming? Share your recipes in the comment section below.