As much as we love wining and dining all Christmas long, there’s something to be said about a quiet family dinner at home in Singapore. After the flurry of unwrapping presents has ceased and the bickering has settled down, we’re always exhausted, everyone’s still in their jammies and no one feels like cooking up a Christmas lunch. If popping a turkey dinner and all the trimmings into the oven is just a step too far, you’ll definitely 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!
Hotel Fort Canning
Head to the park for some local-flavoured turkey! The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning has got Singapore-inspired turkeys to satisfy your local-cravings including the signature chilli crab roast turkey ($168+), salted egg yolk roast turkey ($148+) and the all-new satay roast turkey ($138+). Marinated with free lemongrass, turmeric, cumin, galangal and coriander, the satay roast turkey even comes with a house-made peanut dip and accompanying sides like onions and cucumbers for that special satay experience. All that plus a selection of yule logs to end the meal including including beetroot, matcha sesame, passionfruit and purple sweet potato (from $64+ each), that are as colourful as they are tasty.
For a feast fit for a king (or a family of hungry munchkins), pile the table with roasted holiday tom turkey with chestnut stuffing, giblet sauce and cranberry relish (4.5-5kg, $175), gammon ham with cranberry glaze (4.5kg, $120) and a garlic and rosemary roasted lamb neck and mint jelly (1kg, $170). If that isn’t too much, pile on the veg including brussels sprouts with bacon and herbs ($26), truffle mash ($26) and roasted root vegetables with caramelised chestnut ($26) on the side before tucking into a yule log (from $46) or a little gingerbread house made with raisin caramel and rum ($150).
The Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton isn’t just offering whole roasted turkeys this year, the fragrant nasi lemak turkey ($201.16) is making a comeback with its umami ikan bilis crumble and coconut scented-rice on the side to the roasted turducken ($233.26), a tri-poultry wonder of a chicken in a duck in a turkey. Purists can opt for the juicy whole roasted turkey ($211.86) marinated with paprika and thyme and slow-roasted for four hours, while those looking for an easy family lunch can get an easy beef wellington ($147.66) wrapped in a crispy puff pastry and served with three different types of mustard with a side of seasonal vegetables. How’s that for a Christmas roast?
The Soup Spoon
The Soup Spoon has done away with the turkey, but its stand-in chicken still looks mighty delicious roasted, stuffed and accompanied by trad Yorkshire pudding. No matter which festive set you plump for, you’ll be getting delicious sides like cheese skewers, shepherd’s pie, seafood paella, spinach pumpkin lasagna, Christmas pasta salad and up to six different types of soup. Soup’s up!
Not exactly a hotel buffet but these Christmas party boxes are chock full of festive treats with everything from snacks to dessert for up to 10 people. On top of the usual turkey fare with cranberry jus, each box comes with sides like roasted veg, garlicky prawns and mushroom and ham pilaf rice. Top off the meal with a chocolate log cake.
The Marmalade Pantry
The humble Christmas dinner is an oxymoron and one you can get delivered right to your doorstep. A main complete with two sides, we’re eyeing the Moroccan roasted boneless lamb leg ($88) or angus ribeye with merlot beef jus ($88). Topped off with garlic mash ($20) and cauliflower and bulgur salad ($20), plus rainbow sprinkle cupcakes ($5 each) and rainbow log cake ($60). #foodcoma
SPRMRKT has it all planned out for your Christmas party at home. Grab a Family Festive package (from S$226+) for a simple turkey and trimmings or save yourself the trouble of reheating potatoes in the microwave with the full feast-worthy Jolly Bundle (S$308+) which includes festive meats like turkey and roast beef, eggnog bread pudding and even a bottle of bubbly. While you’re at it, grab a few other festive treats and handcrafted homeware to chuck under the tree as last-minute gifts.
For more Singapore-style options, try Lavish’s Santa’s Joy Box ($338+) with pre-sliced turkey breast and a wok-fried black pepper fish fillet, chicken rendang shepherd’s pie and kabocha squash pilaf rice. Work up that appetite with the festive cold cut platter of chicken salami, smoked salmon and black pepper duck breast and wrap up the meal with a fruity lychee rose raspberry log cake ($58.85).
Take a break from the festivities with a non-traditional Christmas meal… of sushi! We can’t think of any better Christmas alternative than a sharing platter of all sorts of sushi, salmon, maguro (tuna), ebi (eel), ikura, hokkigai (surf clams) and even turkey ham. And when the platter’s topped with a special salmon flower? It’s sure to be a Merry Fish-mas.
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