Mikaela was born in the month of November, just right before the holiday rush. For those of us living in Manila – you know how the holidays are – heavy traffic, congested roads, malls filled to the brim. Christmas time also meant Christmas parties, reunions and get-togethers, that’s why I was really worried about where we will hold Mika’s baptism celebration. It’s our conscious decision that our children be baptized on their first month – and this meant that Mika be baptized before Christmas. Good thing I came across Comida China de Manila, a Chinese restaurant (with function rooms) that’s perfect for family get-togethers.
I was so happy to know that there were still some weekend slots open for the month of December so I grabbed the opportunity and booked right away. Comida has a lot of function rooms that you can book – just let them know how many guests you’ll have so they can suggest which function room suits you best. We booked two adjoining rooms – which I think is good for 100-150 pax, they even offered one small separate function room as a spill-over room. The food was great, our guests enjoyed the sumptuous lunch. Drinks were free-flowing – we just had to pay a little additional so our guests can have unlimited refills.
Here are some photos (taken by our Photographer – BlueEvents) and some kwento of Mika’s Baptism and our celebration:
All our important milestones are held in this church. Michael and I got married here, Mia got baptized here as well. For Mika’s baptism of course we have to celebrate it here too!
Mika was baptized in the morning, with all our families and close friends present.
Lunch followed at Comida China de Manila
We were so glad that there were a lot of parking spaces available that day – we didn’t want our guests to have a hard time parking their cars!
The place felt very homey and cozy – the whole restaurant was also decked with Christmas décor making the ambiance festive.
The buffet table was strategically placed at the corner where the guest can easily access the delicious food. There was a console table that also served as the gifts table.
Here are some photos of the food – our guests were all happy and busog! We had about 120 guests who came but we didn’t run out of food – there were even some more that we had to take home.
Since dessert choices were limited, we brought in cupcakes and Mika’s cake – all from Moon Cupcakes and Cakes:
I think it was really a good decision that to celebrate Mika’s Christening at Comida China de Manila. It was easier to plan, we didn’t have to separately book a venue, caterer, and a stylist for the venue unlike for Mia’s Christening. It was also quite cheaper – the cost was at least 25% lesser. Good deal!
Details of Comida China de Manila
Address: FRDC Bldg., 106 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5),
Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City, MM
It’s almost across SM HyperMart at C5, you wouldn’t miss it – it’s on the same compound where Mom and Tina’s is
PHONE 6715942 / 9140830 / 9140832
Ask for Arlene, Harry, or Norlan
Their function rooms can be used free of charge -just as long as you consume a certain amount – depending on the number of pax and the function room. Consumable amount starts at 10,000. You can find Comida’s menu here: http://comidachinademanila.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/comida-menu-2017.pdf
You may want to consider this restaurant on your next event!