Nothing quite completes a Christmas dinner like a plump turkey or gorgeously glazed ham. Check out an array of magnificent roasts from Singapore’s best hotels and restaurants.
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar provides different options for those who are not big fans of turkey. The bone-in Prime Rib ($148/kg) is a lip-smacking centerpiece. You get a choice of three to seven bone roasts; the massive hunk of meat is perfumed with garlic and rosemary, and accompanied by truffled mashed potatoes, buttered vegetables and a fruity Merlot sauce. Seafood lovers can opt for the Oven Baked Line Caught Fish ($168). It is cooked Italian-style, and doused in a white wine sauce that has been stewed with capers, olives and cherry tomatoes. Level 3, Grand Park City Hall, 10 Coleman Street. Tel: 6432 5566
Executive chef Chua Yew Hock of Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has created a spicy turkey: the Roasted Mala Turkey ($128) ranks five on a 10-point heat level scale. Temper the heat with tangy pickled vegetables, cilantro sauce, and hearty garlic fried rice. 317 Outram Road. Tel: 9114 0279
PARKROYAL on Pickering's new Asian-inspired turkeys are worth a go. The Turkey Masak Merah ($128) takes inspiration from the Malay dish, and is smothered in a fiery hot tomato and chilli sauce. A non-spicy option is the Angelica Turkey ($128). The Chinese herb is combined with Worcestershire sauce in the marinade, to give off an earthy and savoury flavour. Lobby Level, 3 Upper Pickering Street. Tel: 6809 8899
The Christmas offerings from Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong’s Baba Chews are locally-inspired treats. Their extensive local takeaways include the Hakka Salt Baked Chicken ($52), which is stuffed with a medley of vegetables and perfumed with Chinese wine. The Kopi-C Flavoured BBQ Pork Spareribs ($60) are glazed with a rich coffee sauce and served with rojak coleslaw and you tiao crisps. A returning favourite is the Beef Rendang ($123); this year, it’s made with hulking USDA prime beef shortribs, and owes its addictive flavour to spiced grated coconut and gula melaka. #01-01, Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road. Tel: 6723 2025
Expect a lineup of herby, spice-laden treats from Royal Plaza on Scotts, such as the Sambal Hijau Roast Turkey ($158). Slathered in a piquant green sambal, stuffed with spiced chicken, and served with a sambal hijau kicap sauce, the hearty feast is complemented by a generous portion of nasi goreng, serunding and sayur lodeh. Lobby Level, 25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6219 3780