Thanksgiving celebrations in Singapore: the best turkey, ham, and buffets

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Thanksgiving in Singapore Honeykids Asia
If there's one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving (or any Thanksgiving), it's got to be turkey.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’re serving up a feast of ways to find or create a great celebration in Singapore. There’s a handful of buffets and set dinners stuffed to the brim with old favourites like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and the ultimate bird of the season – turkey. For those opting for a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal, we’ve got all the stores that are guaranteed to get those tummies rumbling, as well as the best butchers to get your turkeys. If you can do it for Christmas, why not Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Buffets

Brewerkz Thanksgiving Buffet ‘17
Singapore’s longest running microbrewery is giving us something real to give thanks for at the Thanksgiving Buffet: roast turkey and bone-in-gammon ham served with a side of sweet potatoes with marshmallows, finished with traditional pumpkin pie. Wow. To top things off, the kids won’t let you skip the crispy churros and chocolate fondue. Plus Brewerkz draft beers are priced at happy hour prices – get booking!
Where: 30 Merchant Road, #01-05/06 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
When: 23 November, 5 – 10pm
Cost: Adults $155++, children below 12 $14++, free flow soda, coffee and tea for all buffet ticket holders
www.brewerkz.com/thanksgiving

Marriott Café’s Thanksgiving Celebration Like No Other
The Mariott’s laying out a special spread for the season, including choice meats like bourbon and honey glazed leg ham, Australian roast beef, pan-fried foie gras and of course, roast turkey (maple glazed). If the meat fest isn’t enough for you, try the seafood surplus of freshly shucked oysters, lobster, prawns, crab legs and scallops. Finish off the meal with an array of spicy desserts for the season like pumpkin spiced cake with frosted cheese gingersnaps and apple & walnut crumble.
Where: Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
When: 23 November, 6:30 – 10pm
Cost: Free flow sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer & juices $118++; kids 5 to 12 yrs old $46++
www.singaporemarriott.com/restaurant/marriott-cafe

Pool Grill at The Marriott
Fancy a classier but no less decadent feast? How about a moonlit dinner at the Pool Grill featuring a sumptuous three-course meal with favourites such as foie gras parfait, roast turkey breast and sticky toffee pudding a la mode. Perfect for date night or to impress the folks.
Where: Pool Grill, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
When: 23 November, 6:30 – 10pm
Cost: $52 per person
www.singaporemarriott.com/restaurant/pool-grill

A Meat Smith Thanksgiving
Meat Smith certainly isn’t scrimping this Thanksgiving! This smokehouse is serving up a complete Thanksgiving feast with sweet potato casserole, corn bread and of course, the turkey, brined for two days and hickory smoked for four hours. Enjoy a rustic experience with communal tables and plenty of good booze. Be sure to leave room for the maple pecan and pumpkin pie desserts!
Where: 167 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068618
When: 23 and 24 November, 11:30am – 2pm (Lunch), 6:30pm – till closing
Cost: $60++ (Lunch), $98++ (Dinner)
shop.chope.co/products/a-meat-smith-thanksgiving

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Thanksgiving Takeaway Gifts
For a quiet Thanksgiving dinner at home with all the feast and none of the fuss, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has just the spread. Get all the basics with a little extra pizzazz to really impress the gang, such as roast turkey with foie gras stuffing served with cranberry and port wine sauce; honey and clove glazed ham and roasted butternut squash with chestnuts; lemon meringue tart and pecan pie. We’re drooling already!
Where: Hotel Forecourt Stall
When: Until 23 November, 6:30 – 10pm
Cost: Prices vary, check the order form
www.singaporemarriott.com/restaurant/marriott-cafe/

DIY Feasting

Windowsill Pies
Windowsill Pies makes pies completely from scratch (yep, even the marshmallow toppings). Finish off the perfect Thanksgiving roast with a not-so-traditional pecan and pumpkin pie topped with a layer of butternut pumpkin squash. But with all the different pies like the signature Morello Cherry and S’mores, we’re tempted to break tradition!
Windowsill Pies, 95 Soo Chow Walk Singapore 575382; www.windowsillpies.sg

Sasha's Fine Foods Gammon ham Thanksgiving in Singapore Honeykids Asia

Moist, tender and sweet, these smoked honey-glazed hams are sourced from Wicks Manor, a farm Sasha visits often. Image credit to Sasha’s Fine Foods.

Sasha’s Fine Foods
Turkey orders don’t start till December but Sasha’s still got the tastiest gammon joints. With fresh and frozen Wicks Ham ready to order, you can get a cured and smoked joint ready to go into the oven.
Sasha’s Fine Foods; www.sashasfinefoods.com

Meat the Butcher
Meat the Butcher offers fresh, non-frozen meats for all you meat lovers out there. Order your turkey and have it flown in fresh from the source or get a package of marinated meats for a barbie or a roast.
Meat the Butcher, 615 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269716; www.meatthebutcher.com.sg

The Butcher
Delivering turkeys straight from the USA, to your doorstep, this Australian butchery doesn’t just stock the freshest gourmet meats, but also an assortment of condiments, Aussie pies and sauces. Order at least four working days in advance to get your turkey on time.
The Butcher, various locations; www.thebutcher.com.sg

Ryan’s Grocery
Grab your turkey from Ryan’s this holiday season with Organic U.S Turkey by Diestel, as well as Premium U.S Classic Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing and Ryan’s cranberry sauce. Or opt for the all-in-one Christmas Set to get the premium classic turkey, honey baked ham and a choice of Organic Black Angus Beef Ribeye Roast or Roast Pork Collar (Rolled), plus a free cooler bag and an exclusive Latasha’s Kitchen condiment. Ryan’s only chooses humanely raised meat free of growth stimulants and hormones and has plenty of gluten free and allergy-friendly options. Order from 21 November and get a 10% early bird special until 15 December.
Ryan’s Grocery, 29 Binjai Park, Singapore 589831; www.ryansgrocery.com

Delifrance
Get ahead of the game at Delifrance and get a pre-roasted turkey marinated and stuffed with chestnuts, complete with cranberry sauce on the side. While you’re there, why not skip the pie and opt for some macaroons and tartlets for a lighter dessert. Be sure to order at least four working days in advance!
Delifrance, various locations; www.delifrance.com.sg

After the feasting is over…

Get your wallets ready for the Black Friday Sales happening over the weekend to save loads on Christmas gifts. Take a break from shopping and head to the cinema with the kids to watch the Disney movie, Coco (hitting theatres in November). Or settle into a nice café on Cyber Monday with a latte for you and a babyccino for the tot and pop open your laptop for a few minutes of online shopping. Happy Thanksgiving!

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