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Budget-friendly Party Meal Ideas

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As the festive season approaches, the desire for a hearty party meal often comes with concerns about the strain it can put on our wallets. 

Fret not, for this guide will provide budget-friendly party cooking ideas for a delightful holiday feast without breaking the bank.

Classic Roast Chicken

Let’s kick off our budget-friendly party meal journey with a classic roast chicken. 

Not only is it a more economical alternative to traditional meats like turkey, but it’s also versatile and can be adorned with homemade sauces and stuffing, adding a personal touch to your holiday centerpiece.

Begin by selecting a budget-friendly whole chicken from your local market. Season it with a blend of salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs. Roast it in the oven until golden brown and succulent. 

Meanwhile, whip up some homemade sauces – a tangy cranberry sauce and a savory gravy can elevate the flavors without straining your budget.

Easy-to-Make Frozen Western Food Delights

Cheese Sticks

cheese stick

Incorporate the convenience of frozen Western food into your party meal plan. Explore the frozen food aisles for options like cheese sticks, crafted from real cheese and enveloped in a golden crispy breading. Whether you prefer to fry or bake, these mouthwatering bites are ready in minutes, leaving you yearning for more!

Follow these easy cooking methods for perfect results:

  • Oven Bake: Preheat to 200°C for 10 mins. Brush oil on cheese stick. Bake for 9 mins.
  • Deep Fry: Heat to 160°C, fry for 1 min 45 sec.
  • Air Fry: Preheat to 200°C for 5 mins. Brush oil on cheese stick. Air fry for 4 mins. 

Serve cheesy delights with a tangy tomato dip. The combination of rich, golden-brown cheese sticks and the zesty tomato dip creates a perfect harmony of flavors.Your guests will be delighted by the simplicity and flavor of this budget-friendly choice.

Alaska Pollock Fingers

alaska pollock fingers

Discover the perfect addition to your budget-friendly party meal with the delightful Alaska Pollock Fingers. These easy-to-make frozen Western food delights offer a crispy and flavorful experience, lightly seasoned and coated with our special-made batter. 

Follow these easy cooking methods for perfect results:

  • Air fry: 200°C, 15 mins
  • Deep Fry: 170°C, 5 mins
  • Oven bake: 200°C, 20 – 30 mins

Beyond being a mere party snack, these Alaska Pollock Fingers represent a culinary sensation loved by individuals of all ages. The harmonious combination of a crispy texture and rich flavor makes them an ideal choice for any gathering or occasion, ensuring a taste that will leave everyone craving for more.

Savvy Side Dishes

Enhance your party spread with budget-friendly yet elegant side dishes. Colorful roasted vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned, add festive flair without sacrificing taste. 

For a refreshing touch, consider a crisp salad featuring frozen vegetables, ideal for warm climates like in Malaysia. Combine frozen peas, corn, and carrots, and toss them in a zesty dressing for a burst of flavors. These simple yet flavorful side dishes compliment your main course and elevate your dining experience.

Leftover Magic

Adopt the art of repurposing leftovers to extend the joy of your party meal. If you find yourself with leftover roast chicken or nut roast, transform them into mouth watering dishes. 

A leftover roast chicken can be shredded and used as a filling for enchiladas or tossed into a quick stir-fry.

For nut roast leftovers, consider crumbling them into a salad for added texture and flavor. Repurposing not only minimizes food waste but also maximizes your budget-conscious efforts, ensuring every ingredient plays its part in creating delightful post-party meals.

Dessert Extravaganza

Round off your budget-friendly party meal with a dessert extravaganza that won’t strain your finances. Keep it simple yet indulgent with homemade cookies and cakes. Explore the world of classic shortbread cookies, crinkle cookies, or the ever-popular cheese sticks that serve as a sweet and savory treat.

Prepare the cookie dough ahead of time and freeze it for convenience. When the time comes, bake these delightful treats, filling your home with the warm aromas of the party. 

Opt for simple yet crowd-pleasing desserts that showcase your creativity without burning a hole in your pocket.

All in All

A budget-friendly party meal is not only achievable but also an opportunity to showcase your culinary skills. 

From a classic roast chicken to inventive side dishes and convenient frozen Western food options. Find them now at AEON, AEON BIG, BILLION, MY HERO, SUPER SEVEN, SUNSHINE, NSK GROCER.

This guide ensures a delightful holiday feast without compromising on taste or breaking the bank. Celebrate the season with joy, flavor, and a wallet-friendly approach to party cooking.

Chicken Popiah

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Made with tender chicken breast and mixed with vermicelli, the Chicken Popiah is wrapped in bean curd skin, making it aromatic and flavorful!

Cheezy Chicken Nugget

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Made with tender chicken breast and stuffed with cheese cubes, the Cheezy Chicken Nugget is coated in a light and crispy tempura batter. Simply fry until golden brown and enjoy with your favourite condiments!
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with savoury Mushroom soup that is hearty and warming.
Hot Pot Combo 600gm
Hot Pot Combo 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mala Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with fiery Mala paste which is perfect for spicy lovers!

Crispy Battered Fried Shrimps

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Made from Vannamei shrimp and coated with our special- made batter. It’s super crispy, springy and flavourful! It tastes great on its own and also goes well with any of your favourite dipping sauces!

Cheese Stick

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Our cheese sticks are made from real cheese and coated with a golden crispy breading. It can be fried or baked in minutes, which will make you want more of these tasty bites!

Alaska Pollock Finger

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The crispy and flavourful fingers are lightly seasoned and coated with our special-made batter. It’s the perfect party snack that is loved by people of all ages!

Alaska Pollock Fillet

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A family favourite that is made from wild Alaska pollock and coated with crispy batter. It offers a tender and flaky texture that you’ll be hooked on. Best served with chips!

Tomyam Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with a burst of tangy Tomyam flavour. It’s crispy, succulent and unstoppable! Perfect for those who fancy a fiery twist in their dishes!

Original Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with black pepper. The bite-sized pieces made a great snack for all. Its crispiness and tenderness will keep you coming back for more!

Tempura Chicken Nugget

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Made with chicken breast meat and coated with delightful crispy tempura batter, comes with all the crispiness & juiciness you need! It serves as a perfect complement to your favourite sides or as a snack on the go!
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm

Shrimp Wonton (Mala Sauce)

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Made with juicy whole shrimp and wrapped in our signature wonton pastry. Spoon over the ready-made flaming Mala sauce and you’ll be indulged in the spicy and numbing sensation!
Shrimp Wonton with Mushroom Seasoning 154gm
Shrimp Wonton with Mushroom Seasoning 154gm

Shrimp Wonton
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Filling with juicy whole shrimp and wrapped in signature wonton pastry. It comes together with special made mushroom seasoning sachet. Tenderness & Juicy guaranteed!
Fried Bean Curd Sheet 150gm
Fried Bean Curd Sheet 150gm

Fried Bean Curd Sheet

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The thin bean curd sheet is deep-fried to perfection. It’s super crispy and filled with soybean aroma in every bite. Ideal for food pairings such as hotpot, curry or any of your liking!

Kyoto Yuba

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Rich in soy aroma which brings out the authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Limitless culinary possibility, suitable to pair with any dishes or just eating it plain. Soaking is not required, easy and convenient!

Fish Roe Lucky Bag

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Packed with flying fish roe, surimi and stuffed in a lucky bag-shaped tofu puff. It’s plump and juicy, with a touch of soy aroma. Enjoy the bursting of audible “pop” in your mouth when you bite off!

Golden Crispy Prawn Cake

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Made by premium crispy breadcrumbs and filled with chunk of fresh prawn meat which resulted in a taste of deeply layered flavors. Having one bite brings you a multitude of texture experience.
Fish Roe and Soy 450gm

Fish Roe & Soy

Springy surimi mixed with popping fish roe that creates a savoury yet refreshing experience. Pre-cut into square shapes for your convenience!
MY Daun Prawn Paste (Big leaf) 130g

MY Daun Prawn Paste (Big Leaf)

Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
Prawn Paste 130gm
Prawn Paste 130gm

Prawn Paste (Small Leaf)

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Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
Steamboat 5 in 1 500gm
Steamboat 5 in 1 500gm

Steamboat 5 in 1

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Deliciously convenient fantastic steamboat combination. Come with Cheese Tofu, Fish Sandwich, Seafood Tofu, Fish Ball,and Seafood Beancurd Roll, 5 types of popular premium quality steamboat dishes for you to have all at once!
Imitation Shishamo 500gm
Imitation Shishamo 500gm

Imitation Shishamo

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Specially made with Itoyori fish meat and full of smoothness fish roes! Taste flavourful and springy especially serve with steamboat.
Cheese Tofu 500gm
Cheese Tofu 500gm

Cheese Tofu

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Cheese tofu that full loaded with cheese cubes! Mouth-watering bursts of cheesy flavour with each bite that you will craving for more!
Seafood Tofu 500gm
Seafood Tofu 500gm

Seafood Tofu

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The tofu comes with smoothness and a springy texture that further enhanced by seafood flavor. An ideal choice as a steamboat side.

Seaweed Yuba

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Made by high protein yuba and nutritious seaweed! A must have ingredient for steamboat!

Fish Bean Curd Roll

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Made with smooth and flavorsome fish paste, delicately wrapped in superior bean curd skin. Your steamboat all time favourite.

Seafood Bean Curd Roll

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Made by scrumptious surimi blend with premium bean curd skin that wrapped in a roll. Taste so flavoursome and aromatic that perfectly match with steamboat.
Chicken Roll (Salted Egg) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Salted Egg) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Salted Egg)

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Salted egg stuffed in clean diced chicken meat and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. It tastes rich, savoury and tender. Best to spice up your daily meals!
Chicken Roll (Cheesy) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Cheesy) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Cheesy)

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Gooey cheese stuffed in clean diced chicken meat and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. It’s super juicy and tender. This magic combo is ideal for party snacks or a hearty meal for your family!

Crispy Fried Chicken Wonton

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Tender wrappers stuffed with premium chicken meat, simply deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. Crispy and crunchy bring every bite irresistibly delicious.
Chicken Roll (Original) 600gm
Chicken Roll (Original) 600gm

Chicken Roll (Original)

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Made from clean diced chicken meat, seasoned with aromatic spices and wrapped with bean curd skin. Succulent, tender and packed with soy aroma. A treat for both kids and adults alike!
Cheese Finger 500gm
Cheese Finger 500gm

Cheese Finger

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The cheese filling inside will simply melt within your mouth and the crispy coat give you an amazing bite. It’s a perfect appetizer for parties or great as snacks!
Fish Finger 500gm
Fish Finger 500gm

Fish Finger

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Crispy golden breadcrumb filled with premium fish meat. Super crispy from outside and juicy soft from inside. An easy yet delicious finger food that empty plates guaranteed!
Fish Patty 500gm
Fish Patty 500gm

Fish Patty

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A delicious and quick meal with premium breadcrumbs on-the out and flavorful yet juicy on-the-in, definitely a perfect start to you day!
Fish Chip 500gm
Fish Chip 500gm

Fish Chip

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Made by quality fish meat and premium breadcrumbs, tastes crispy and delicious! It can be deep-fried, baked in the oven or grilled!
Prawn paste

Prawn Paste

Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light crunchy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.

Tiger Prawn Roll

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Big chunks of tiger prawn meat mixed with refreshing water chestnut and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. Simply deep fry to golden brown and pair with any meal of your liking. Its tender, sweet and juicy texture will leave you wanting more!