Let this guide show you how to can get the tastiest Christmas food on the table without cooking.
In a few weeks, we will be ringing in the holiday season with Christmas trees, Yuletide decor, festive markets and Xmas events taking centre stage. If you’re looking to throw an intimate party at home but your cooking chops are mediocre at best, fret not. Keep calm as we dish out the best spots for Christmas takeaways in Singapore this season. Martha Stewart, who?
Top Christmas takeaways 2020
Pan Pacific Singapore
Make heartwarming memories with delicious treats this Christmas. Pacific Marketplace offers handmade creations that’ll put a smile on your face, including the homemade gingerbread house, the traditional rich fruit cake and the Santa upside down chocolate figurine. And you can’t miss the log cakes! Try the matcha hazelnut log cake that’s shaped like a wreath, go classic with a chocolate caramel hazelnut log cake, or get the unique coco pineapple log cake for something different. Better yet, get a load of festive favourites with one of the Pacific Hampers, available in four varieties. We’re eyeing the Pacific Supreme hamper ($358) with Christmas pudding, stollen, panettone, assorted cookies, a bottle of bubbly and more!
Pan Paciﬁc Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
The Marmalade Pantry
Make merry with The Marmalade Pantry’s classic festive meat offerings. Whether you like whole roast turkey ($128) with a side of traditional stuffing ($24), maple and clove glazed gammon ham ($128), slow-roasted beef ribeye ($98), roast chicken with rosemary and herbs ($42), or Morrocan lamb rack ($75), there’s something for every carnivore. Continue the tasty affair with sweet treats like truffle chocolate log cake ($65) and pandan gula melaka log cake ($65).
The Marmalade Pantry, order online
Executive chef Nicky Ng of Mitzo has created a six-course festive set menu ($148) that is simply irresistible. Forget what you know about Christmas meals and feast on Cantonese dishes with a festive twist. That includes double-boiled pumpkin and turkey soup, deep-fried prawns slathered in fermented beancurd mayo, braised miso lamb shank and, our personal fave, unagi and seaweed fried rice. Wash it all down with Purp Me Up ($15), a boozy tea-like drink with osmanthus sencha-infused vodka.
Mitzo, order online
Indulge in a four-course festive spread ($66) by all-day bistro Porta. For starters, slurp on a comforting bowl of butternut pumpkin soup and tuck into a plate of pan-seared scallops. Then, make space for the main course and choose between a seafood or meat dish – black cod fillet or Australian beef tenderloin. For dessert, enjoy a chocolate log cake served with choc shavings and raspberry puree.
Porta, order online
If it happens to be a potluck party and cooking isn’t your forte, let online grocer Classic Deli by Classic Fine Foods be your saviour. Offering ready-to-eat appetisers like gourmet cheeses, burrata, caviar, lobster and crab rillettes, the selection here will certainly help you impress your squad. Just don’t tell them you got it all online.
Classic Deli, order online
This holiday season, sort out all your Christmas takeaway dilemmas with the help of Cafe Noel. It’s a one-stop festive online store by Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford. The Family Christmas Bundle ($275) is replete with juniper maple-glazed ham with apple sauce and sweet onion jus, parma ham and honey melon, beef pie, roasted winter root veggies, sticky toffee pudding and more. Or you can take things up a notch with the Decadent Christmas Bundle ($500) that features dishes like slow-roasted turkey with truffle and chestnut stuffing, roasted angus beef tomahawk, crab and lobster mango ginger salad, and festive desserts. Keep the festivities going with the wine and champagne package ($126)!
Cafe Noel, order online
Add a little fun to your dining table with Sprmrkt’s roast turkey ($138) that is stuffed with claypot rice – think glutinous rice, salted fish, Chinese mushroom and preserved sausage. For the traditionalists, you can choose a filling of breadcrumbs, raisins, apple and harissa chicken sausage. Alternatively, the Home Away From Home Feast ($188) comes with an addition of delightful greens like roasted winter root vegetables and kale and beetroot salad.
Sprmrkt, order online
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
This year, Crowne Plaza’s crowning glory is the salted egg yolk roast turkey ($168). Brined for 24 hours, the 6kg bird is smeared in creamy salted egg yolk sauce before it’s roasted. That’s not all; it’s also accompanied by XO crabmeat fried rice, seasonal greens and salted egg yolk cream sauce – there’s no such thing as too much salted egg yolk! Alternatively, take your pick from the various festive sets, which spotlight tasty proteins like Australian black angus beef tomahawk, truffle baked king salmon and black pepper Iberico pork ribs.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, order online
This hotel is bringing its festive offerings right to your doorstep. Hogging the spotlight is the glorious charred pear roasted turkey with giblet and cranberry sauce ($208). And the runner-up entree has to be the honey-glazed gammon ham topped with tangy apple cider sauce ($60). Sounds amazing, right? You can order them separately or get the Full Christmas Feast ($478). This set also comes with rose wood-smoked salmon, Alaskan king crab quiche, tasty sides (including maple-roasted parsnips and sauteed Brussels sprouts) and a decadent rum and raisin log cake.
W Singapore, order online
The takeaway festive menu at Les Amis is simple but luxurious. Highlights include Kristal caviar ($240), salmon smoked traditionally on beech wood ($115), Christmas log cake with Venezuela 72% dark chocolate mousse ($120) and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne ($235), which is only limited to 60 bottles.
Les Amis, order via [email protected]
Want premium roast meats without the hassle of cooking? Let Ryan’s Grocery come to your rescue with two Christmas takeaway packages. The beef set ($368) comes with the signature Ryan’s honey baked ham, 2kg wagyu sirloin roast and roast turkey with mushroom stuffing. It’s a feast fit for a king! There’s also the pork set ($218), which features honey-baked ham, pork belly and turkey. Other meaty dishes include farmer’s meatloaf ($98) and bone-in gammon ham ($238) under the a la carte selection.
Ryan’s Grocery, order online
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Sort out all your Christmas dining dilemmas with Shangri-La’s digital shop. Festive mains include beef wellington ($318) and salmon coulibiac ($240), or gorgeous desserts like mango passion toffee log cake ($72). Just check out the takeaway set meals from Origin Grill, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, Nami and The Lobby Lounge. All you have to do is click ‘add to cart’.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, order online
Get a load of festive offerings from 1-Group’s establishments with its online delivery platform, 1-At-Home. Build your own dining bundle by mixing and matching festive dishes from the likes of Stellar (traditional roast turkey, $135), Botanico (a salad of palermo pepper, burrata, anchovy salsa, ginger flower, pomegranate and sourdough croutons, $35) Wildseed Cafe (Christmas log cake, $75), and 1-V:U (prawn salad, $49). Or take the easy route by picking Christmas menus from Summerhouse, Monti, Botanico and Zorba, all of which come with starters, mains, sides, and desserts.
1-Group, order online
Savour the rich flavours of Thailand with Blue Jasmine’s Esarn-style double-roasted turkey ($100). It’s marinated in a medley of galangal, lemongrass, coriander, turmeric and fish sauce. And served with housemade smoked chilli sauce for an extra kick. For something more classic, there’s the roast beef with black pepper sauce ($160). Both centrepieces are also available in sets that include dishes like crabmeat pineapple fried rice and Thai mango sticky rice.
Blue Jasmine, order online
Let the merry elves at Swensen’s bring holiday cheer right to your dining table with a selection of festive plates. From roast beef ($87.90) to garlic roast chicken ($38.90) to customising your own festive bundle, you can forget about slaving away in the kitchen for hours. Plus, there are also curated parcels to cater to different groups of gatherings.
Swensen’s, order online
With spectacular Christmas takeaway meals like these, who needs homecooked food?