Let this guide show you how you can get the tastiest Christmas food on the table without cooking.
Can you feel the Christmas spirit yet? The smell of hot chocolate wafting through the house, Christmas lights illuminating the living room and Mariah Carey singing her heart out over the speakers. Yes, what a beautiful moment until you realise, you’re throwing the Christmas party this year. If you’re not a domestic goddess or god – keep calm as we dish out the best spots for Christmas takeaways this season. Nigella Lawson, who?
This popular tze char eating house is ditching its wok hei this festive season. Expect smoked whole turkey with chicken and chestnut stuffing ($188+) that comes with a jar of smoked Maldon sea salt, curry chicken pie ($55++) which is a secret recipe by co-founder Michelle Nicholas’s family, dark chocolate truffles infused with a Glenfiddich IPA ($18+ for 6 pieces) and much more.
New Ubin, order online.
The Song of India
Looking to spice up your Christmas dinner? Head to one Michelin-starred The Song of India as they are rolling out two sumptuous main courses: Whole tandoori turkey ($136++) and whole tandoori capon ($68++) that are both stuffed with morel biryani. We tucked into the latter and are still not over it!
The Song of India, 33 Scotts Road, Singapore 228226 or call 68836 0055
Halal-certified Stamford Catering has a Christmas line-up of bold and hearty flavours, starting with a spicy 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 if the whole fambam’s coming to the party. a large family gathering. Select from a varied range of set menus or create your own feast from the extensive menu.
Stamford Catering, order online.
Head to Sky22 to avoid the hustle and bustle of Orchard this Christmas. The Christmas takeaway covers everything from appetisers to main courses and desserts including the slow-roasted beef striploin ($138), baked seabass papillote ($58) and bone-in honey and glazed ham that comes in two sizes: 3-3.5kg ($175) and 7-9kg ($350).
Sky22, Level 22, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568; or call 6738 2002/2031.
Ola Cocina Del Mar
Savour the rich flavours of Latin America this Christmas with Ola Cocoina Del Mar’s festive fare. There’s a Spanish-style whole roasted turkey ($158++) but opt for the spit-roasted whole suckling pig ($288++) if you’re looking to host a big group!
Ola Cocina Del Mar, #01-05/06, 12 Marina Blvd, Tower 3, Singapore 018982; or call 6604 7050.
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra is going all rustic this Yuletide and our eyes are on the spit-roasted chicken with sweet orange and aged balsamic glaze ($46). Brined for 24 hours, the chicken is tender and juicy. If it happens to be a potluck party, this is your best bet.
The Carvery, Level 7 Park Hotel Alexandra 323 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159972 or call 6828 8880
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 ($138) – it was last year’s best seller, so you just know it’s gonna be goood – 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.
SPRMRKT, order online.
The Marmalade Pantry
Food coma alert! The menu from The Marmalade Pantry looks so good (pictured above for solid proof), For a cool $238, you can choose between a turkey or ham; beef or lamb and along four sides. Wipe those chins, please.
The Marmalade Pantry, order online.