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It’s fast becoming the most wonderful time of the year here: Christmas! And, as much as we love heading out to enjoy a festive brunch with the family, there’s something to be said about a quiet dinner at home with your loved ones. The only downside to staying indoors for the day? After all the excitement (and bickering) that comes with unwrapping presents, we’re always emotional exhausted – so much so, that often we can’t face changing out of our Christmas jammies. While we have R.E.S.P.E.C.T for anyone who cooks Christmas lunch at home, sometimes the mere thought of slaving in the kitchen in this heat brings us out in a sweat. Sound like you? You’ll deffo want to know about the delivery and Christmas takeaway options for a festive round of home catering ideas – and if all else fails make a note of these delivery apps!
The Marmalade Pantry
Food coma alert! The menu from The Marmalade Pantry looks so good (pictured above for solid proof), we’re pretty sure the kids would happily give up their pocket money to contribute towards it. No need, say us. For a fairly reasonable $228, you can choose between a turkey or ham AND a beef or lamb, and four sides. Wipe those chins, please.
Hotel Fort Canning
Make holiday dining and entertaining a cinch with The Salon’s seasonal roasts and festive confectionaries. If you’re planning on a turkey centrepiece, HFC has you covered. And the birds all come with a local-inspired-flavours twist! The otah roast turkey boasts an aromatic coating featuring galangal, lemongrass and turmeric, before being slow-roasted to a get-in-my-belly brown. There’s also the promise of an Asian lemak gravy to turn your Christmas grub into a winner, winner, turkey dinner. Other bestseller birds on the catering menu? Satay roast turkey, salted egg turkey and a classic version for the purists among you, served with roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and natural jus. Other takeaway items include a roasted beef striploin and honey baked ham. Nom.
All orders must be made by 22 December 2019, 12 noon, and at least 3 working days prior to collection.
Christmas is all about sharing, caring… and feasting! Morganfield’s is pulling all the meaty showstoppers out of its hat so you can fill your boots in the comfort of your own home avec the fam. Pile that table high with masterpieces from the festive menu. We’ve tried it ALL (tough gig, but someone had to do it!) and can vouch for the orange marmalade-glazed whole gammon ham, whole rack of barbecue beef rib and the crunch-tastic crackling pork roast. Of course, these guys are famed for their ribs, so it would be rude not to make the special-edition rib flavours (we liked the cranberry and hazelnut ones best!) your feast’s centrepiece. Here come the meat sweats…
Christmas delivery menu is available for pick-up or delivery until 1 January 2020. Free delivery for orders above $300. Orders have to be placed at least three days in advance.
If you’ve got a big group getting together this Christmas, Grain offers some seasonal sets that could be right up your Christmas-light-bedazzled street. Bonus: the talented chefs have whipped up dishes brimming with wholesome and (almost) guilt-free goodness, with food choices rich in nutrition. As your starter package that’s good for 10 guests, choose the Christmas Party Set for $288, which includes a 40-clove garlic roast chicken, sweet citrus salmon parcel, Christmas spiced rice and cranberry meatballs, among other delights. There’s an add-on menu too if you see something else that takes your fancy.
The Fullerton Hotel
Fancy Christmas lunch with a Singaporean touch? The roast selection from The Fullerton comes with a new local flavour: roasted turkey penyet (available whole or flattened boneless), which comes with turmeric rice, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, crackers, cabbage, tahu and tempeh with sambal terasi. Or why not ditch the meat and opt for the new Impossible Beef Wellington, which comprises Brussels sprouts (it’s not Christmas without ’em!), roasted potatoes and wild mushroom cream sauce. More of a pork fan? The salt and paprika pork shoulder with yummy crackling is for you. Trimmings, you say? How does mulled wine-braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, roasted potato medley, Granny Smith apple sauce and truffle jus sound? We can hear the waistlines spreading already…
Allow 3 days between date of order and date of collection or delivery
There are some fabulous hamper and sweet treat goodies to pick up from Antoinette, but we digress. We’re all about the savoury yumminess, and this year you can pop a laksa roast chicken or glazed char siew ham down on your shopping list. Can’t decide between the two? Wipe that brow and opt for the festive bundle for $110, ensuring you can sample both options and keep your FOMO at bay. Sides to complement it all include pineapple pilaf rice and achar salad.
Halal-certified Stamford Catering has a Christmas line-up of bold and hearty flavours, starting with its innovative Szechuan mala turkey with chicken stuffing (we tried it ourselves and can happily report that we went back for seconds. And thirds). This is a great option is you have a large family gathering, or are opening up your festive celebrations to your mum mates and their kids, too – we’re talking buffet spreads for around 30 people. Select from a varied range of set menus or create your own feast from the extensive menu.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Call up the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and get them to load up the sleigh with Yuletide takeaway goodies – you won’t regret it! From soups and salads to succulent gourmet roasts and mouth-watering seafood (as well as decadent log cakes and quintessential Christmas desserts – more on that to come soon!), the treats will take away all the hassle of cooking. This year’s star offerings? A roast turkey with apple cider brine (a roughly 5kg bird will set you back about $198), rosemary and garlic lamb leg with chimichurri, artichokes and capers, and a baked salt-crusted whole snapper with salsa verde ($138).
The Soup Spoon
The Soup Spoon has done away with the turkey, but its stand-in chicken still looks mighty delicious – it’s roasted, stuffed and accompanied with mouthwatering sides. No matter which festive set or add-ons you plump for, you’ll be getting delicious sides like cauliflower gratin, chicken shepherd’s pie, brioche Christmas wreath, chilli mussels and – of course – delicious soups. Grab a spoon and get stuck in, we say!
Goodwood Park Hotel
Drawing on the hotel’s traditions of Asian-inspired Yuletide fare, savoury awesomeness from Goodwood Park Hotel includes the succulent pandan-scented turkey, housemade chilli, as well as turkey and chive gyozas ($24 for 10 pieces), which we’re pretty certain the kids will gobble up (so get yourself extra just in case). Also back by popular demand (but limited to just 25 orders per day) is the slow-roasted pork belly (can you imagine the crackling already?) with pickled cabbage, apple sauce and jus ($348, serves 6–8). Drooooool. Can we also just take a moment for the hotel’s log cakes: some of the prettiest we’ve seen this year.
Let the merry elves at SPRMRKT bring holiday cheer right to your dining table with its merry selection of takeaway Christmas treats – just the thing to bring joy and sparkle to your big day. Grab a claypot rice roast turkey (it was last year’s best seller, so you just know it’s gonna be good) for $138, which comes with glutinous rice, salted fish, Chinese mushroom and preserved sausage. Note to self: we’ve also never seen sprouts looking so good – humble Brussels avec burnt corn, pomegranate and sriracha mayo.
Merry easy-peasy Christmas, everyone!