Pu pu platters can be lifesavers if you suddenly have to provide snacks or appetizers for a group. I once had to host an after-work party after the original host cancelled out, and I scrambled to come up with a meal I could have delivered in less than an hour. I thought about pizza and sub sandwiches, but then it dawned on me. The local Chinese restaurant had pu pu platters, and they could put several of them together in thirty minutes. It was a nice assortment of finger foods, too.