Whether you are pot-lucking, organising a party or just too lazy to cook, these takeaway meats and sweets will help you put a feast together.
If you love your turkey moist and tender, be sure to try the Salt-Encrusted Turkey, $160, from One Farrer Hotel & Spa. This new seasonal item is marinated with farm fresh thyme and oregano with a salt-encrusted exterior – really tantalising and tasty! For an even more flavourful option, try the spice-packed Yummy Thai Turkey, $160. Visit www.onefarrer.com.
Please the crowd with this juicy chicken that is a great substitute for the classic turkey: The Spit-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon, $38+ or $68+ with a bottle of wine, from The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra is marinated overnight before being roasted on a spit in the rotisserie and stuffed with fragrant tarragon. Visit www.parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra.
How about trying a turkey with Asian flavours? PARKROYAL Plaza Brasserie’s Kampong Glam Rendang Turkey with Organic Brown Rice Stuffing, $128, and Christmas Curry Turkey, $128, bring a local twist to the traditional bird to wow everyone at the dining table. Visit www.parkroyalhotels.com/ Singapore.
For a show-stopper turkey with traditional stuffing, we can’t recommend enough the Roasted Turkey with Traditional Vegetables and Gravy Giblet Served with Cranberry Sauce, $238, from Raffles Singapore Ah Teng’s Bakery. You can’t go wrong with this succulent centrepiece. Visit www.raffles.com/singapore.
The new Healthy Coconut, Honey and Cinnamon Ham, $158, from Pan Pacific Singapore is a delicious treat that is both savoury and sweet. We like that it’s a healthier version from your usual honeyglazed ham but still enough to satisfy your cravings for festive fare. Visit www.panpacific.com/Singapore/Marina.
If you are running short on time to do your Christmas food shopping, let Sakura Forte handle it for you. They offer a plethora of festive meats like Honey-glazed Chicken Ham (pictured here), Rosemary Roast Chicken and Traditional Roast Striploin of Beef, and also full feasts to serve a party. Visit www.sakuraforte.com.sg.
Log cake again this year? How about surprising everyone with this creative savoury cake made of four layers of house-baked country bread drizzled with olive oil and spreads of mustard and tomato jam… plus many surprises in between! Antoinette’s Hivernette, $75, will surely be a pleasure for the sight and palate of your guests. Visit www.antoinette.com.sg.
The decadent Whiskey Profiteroles Chocolate Tart, $48, from Goodwood Park Hotel will please any dessert fan. Choux pastry profiteroles filled with whiskey custard are stacked in a “mini Christmas tree” shape on top of a chocolate sponge and Oreo crust base, then topped with caramelised pistachios and icing “snowflakes”… how charming! Visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com.
For the traditionalists who want their Christmas fruit cake, the Aged Fruit Cake Yuzu Frosting, $48, from Bakerzin is a delightful choice with generous servings of candied peels, raisins, sultanas and cherries steeped in Brandy and English tea in each slice. The tangy yuzu frosting is literally the “icing on the cake” here, making it a standout from other fruit cakes. Visit www.bakerzin.com.
Prices may be subject to GST. Festive items listed here are subject to availability and for a limited time period only.