6 Standout Party Food Recipes That Will Truly Wow Your Guests

Planning food to serve up at a dinner party or potluck gathering? When cooking for a larger group, many people turn to crowd favourites like fried rice, pasta, fishballs and chicken wings. But if you really want to wow your guests, why not serve up party food that’s unique, creative and taste like nothing they’ve ever had?

Turn to hostess with the mostess Janice O’Connor, who has over a decade’s worth of experience hosting charity parties and dinners together with her husband Terry, who is the Group CEO of COURTS Asia. In fact, the Hong Kong-born home cook recently condensed all of her experience and expertise in her debut cookbook, Open Kitchen.

Accomplished home cook and cookbook author Janice O’Connor in her kitchen. Photo: Andy Kho 


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The cookbook features 100 recipes, with cuisines ranging from Asian delicacies to western cuisine, from starters and entrees to main courses and desserts, many of which have been served at Janice and Terry’s charity dinners and events.

In April, we were honoured to be invited to Janice’s home to try out these dishes. We’re glad to report that every single dish was delicious and utterly memorable (we still think about those salmon sashimi rolls every now and then…). Here, we present 6 of her delicious party-perfect recipes that you can serve up at your next soiree: