It's no fowl play. Feast your eyes on the best turkeys in Singapore!
Turkey is the centrepiece of any Christmas feast. But if it’s not the magnum opus of your dinner party, don’t freak out. Preparing a whole turkey is serious business – that’s why it’s okay to seek help from the experts. We’ve hunted down the best turkeys in Singapore, from the classic roast to a few novel creations that will leave a lasting impression.
Where to get the best turkey in Singapore
1. Jeffery’s Christmas Chicken
One of the best Thanksgiving and Christmas specialty stores in Singapore, Jeffrey’s Christmas Kitchen stands out for its affordable turkey selection. Just ‘cos you’re hosting dinner doesn’t mean you have to burn a hole in your pocket. The roasted turkeys are air-flown daily for optimal freshness. They’re hand-rubbed with a special spice and seasoning blend (including rosemary) and stuffed with chestnut. And no, don’t even question the taste. These free-range turkeys are far from dry; instead, you get a spectacular depth of taste in every bite. The best part? You can get yours delivered to your doorstep piping hot within 60 minutes. It’s a Christmas miracle!
Jeffrey’s Christmas Kitchen, #03-12, AZ Building, 140 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409015
2. Ryan’s Grocery
Known for its quality organic and free-range meats, Ryan’s Grocery celebrates Christmas with a smorgasbord of roasts. That includes the marvellous classic roast turkey with chicken chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce. All you have to do is some light “cooking” in the form of reheating and you’re all set. This is what we call minimum effort for maximum pleasure.
Ryan’s Grocery, multiple locations include Binjai Park and Great World, and available online
3. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
Turkey gets an Asian makeover at Kintamani, with Manado cuisine serving as inspiration. Instead of the usual stuffings and trimmings, the bird is seasoned overnight with a house-blend rempah: garden herbs, chilli, candlenut, coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, shallots and lemon leaves. It’s slow-roasted to golden brown and served with roasted vegetables and mushroom sauce.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, 405 Havelock Road, Level 3, Furama RiverFront, Singapore 169633, and available online
4. Goodwood Park Hotel
The bird of choice is served a la roulade. This centrepiece-worthy dish features turkey breast rolled with button and Swiss brown mushrooms duxelles, minced turkey and seared foie gras. To maintain its succulence, the roulade is slow-cooked for three hours, seasoned with thyme and garlic, and grilled to perfection. It’s as decadent as a whole roasted turkey, if not better.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, and available online
5. Orchard Hotel Singapore
The festive bird gets a local spin this Christmas. Orchard Hotel presents the rendang roast turkey. Marinated for 24 hours with a special blend of herbs and spices, and slow-roasted at 150 degrees celsius, the turkey is scrumptious, tender and juicy. Pair it with the accompanying spicy peanut sauce and pineapple chutney for a burst of flavours.
Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879, and available online
6. Swiss Butchery
Keep it traditional and simple with Swiss Butchery. Amongst its Christmas bundles, you can opt for the one that offers a whole roasted turkey with cranberry sauce. And of course, feel free to zhush up your dinner sitch with a selection of top-notch holiday hams and sausages.
Swiss Butchery, multiple locations including Holland Village and Tanglin Road, and available online
7. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Crowne Plaza is skipping the Xmas traditions for a Korean-style roasted turkey that’s bound to be a hit. Brined in spiced water for 24 hours, the bird is coated with gochujang sauce for a heady mix of sweet, tangy and spicy flavours. For sides, you get a kimbap-stuffed turkey breast with kimchi fried rice and seasonal greens.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, #01-01, 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664, and available online
8. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Holiday Inn adds well-loved zi char flavours to its festive takeaway options. Similar to the cereal prawn dish, the turkey is sprinkled with fragrant cereal bits and slow-roasted for a flavourful finish. Plus, the roast is served with egg fried rice, fried vegetables and an addictive salted egg sauce.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075, and available online
Take your pluck –we mean pick – and ring in Christmas with the best turkeys in Singapore!