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6 Unique Christmas Takeaway Feasts For A Safe Home Celebration

Have your Christmas house party your way with this selection of international goodies.

By Mandy Lim Beitler      8 December 2021

Looking to host the most unique Christmas home party of the season? Then look no further, because we’ve got a line-up of creative takeaway festive feasting ideas that will please everyone from youthful Koreaphiles to multigenerational Singaporean families. SAFRA members can look forward to special discounts from some merchants too!

Singaporean Garden Party – Gourmet Carousel

Bond over a delicious feast inspired by a garden party from Gourmet Carousel. The Rotisserie Hamper brings you a timeless combination of Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb, Oven-roasted Beef Loin, and your choice of Traditional Roast Turkey or the new Satay Turkey. An ode to Singapore’s food culture, this new recipe uses a marination of ginger, lemongrass and turmeric for 12 hours. Additional ginger juice is added as a natural tenderiser, and a layer of satay gravy applied before roasting. It’s served with ketupat, spiced chicken stuffing, sayur lodeh, and satay sauce.

What’s a party without dessert? Executive Pastry Chef Choo Eng Tat is putting his special twist on Yuletide classics. To tailor them to Singaporean preferences, he’s buttered up and added chocolate chips to the traditional Panettone, while his Festive Fruit Cake uses candied dried fruit soaked in orange juice before baking. Another must-try is the Berry Chocolate Cheese Log, which melds smoky burnt cheesecake and Valrhona chocolate crème with a hint of berries.

SAFRA members enjoy 20% off with promo code “SAFRA20”; more info at safra.sg/promotions/gourmet-carousel

More info at carouselbuffet.com.sg/festive-goodies


Korean-Style Celebration – Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Annyeonghaseyo! Yes, the new star of the Christmas menu at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport this year is a Korean-style Roast Turkey. Brined in spiced water for 24 hours, the 6 kg turkey is then coated with a generous layer of Gochujang (Korean red chilli miso paste) sauce before it’s roasted in the oven. The tender and flavourful bird is served with Kimbap-stuffed turkey breast with kimchi fried rice and seasonal greens.

An upsized version of the Korean-style Rolled Turkey Breast with kimchi fried rice stuffing also features on the a la carte festive menu, as well as part of festive bundles. Just nice for four, the Bundle of Joy also comes with Bubur Cha Cha Log Cake, while the indulgent Season’s Special Bundle packs it with Black Pepper Iberico Pork Ribs, Cosy Cheese and Charcuterie Platter and Black Forest Tree Cake.

More info at bit.ly/cp-estore-2021


Asian Turkey Showcase – Goodwood Park Hotel

Continuing its annual tradition of Asian-inspired Yuletide fare, Goodwood Park Hotel takes it up another notch with this year’s savoury selection that puts the Christmas bird in the spotlight. Slow-braised with Chinese spices then roasted with a coffee glaze, the Coffee Turkey with Flavoursome Fried Rice is the perfect centrepiece of any spread. It also stars in the Local Christmas Combo, accompanied by Deep-fried Turkey Roll in Mala Style and 20 pieces of D24 Durian Puffs.

Mala fans will also enjoy Chilled Smoked Turkey Breast with Beancurd and Ikura with Mala Sauce. Ideal for sharing are Deep-fried ‘Hong Zao’ Turkey Breast Strips with Salt and Seaweed Sprinkle, and Curry Turkey Potato Pie that’s inspired by the beloved Singaporean curry puff. Complete this local festive feast with the Christmas Durian Combo, which features six well-loved favourites from Goodwood Park Hotel’s signature Durian Fiesta.

More info at goodwoodparkfestive.oddle.me


Cantonese Inspired Roasts – Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Ruling the roost over at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is the Chinese Style Roasted Christmas Goose. It comes with bread, apricot and chestnut stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and other seasonal vegetables, as well as plum sauce and gravy. And where you have roast goose, there should also be roast pork. That’s where the Oven-roasted Suckling Pig and Crackling Iberico Pork Loin come in – that crunch is real! Both come with roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, and roasting jus.

Pair your festive roasts with decadent desserts. Choices include a vibrant Cherry and Earl Grey Chocolate Yule Log, a pristine acai berry-flavoured Snowy Mountain, and the Christmas Tree, a caramelised puff pastry layered with pistachio praline, pistachio mousseline, and pistachio almond sponge. The intricately decorated Homemade Gingerbread House will also take pride of place on your table.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off with promo code “SAFRA15XM”; more info at safra.sg/promotions/MO-FestiveDelights

More info at singapore.mandarinorientalshop.com/collections/festivedelights


‘Zichar’ Classics Festive Edition – White Restaurant

As trees get decorated and partygoers dress up for the holiday season, so is White Restaurant decking out its signature dishes with Christmas fare. Available a la carte or as part of a takeaway set that feeds five, its celebrated Original White Beehoon gets a deluxe update with tiger prawns and turkey. The Signature Mala White Beehoon also sees no fewer than eight crawfish and slices of turkey for extra indulgence. And that’s not all.

Wok-fried Australian Asparagus with Walnuts is White Restaurant’s homage to another key Christmas staple, the walnut, while Cabbage with Bacon in Double Broth offers a comforting warmth to cosy gatherings. The Flambé Honey-smoked Turkey Breast is the icing on the (log) cake, as sliced turkey breast is marinated in honey, ‘Huadiao’ wine and smoked oil for a day, then wok-fried and flambéed to create a mouthwatering treat.

More info at order.whiterestaurant.com.sg


Homely Christmas Staples – Cold Storage Supermarket

When it comes to Christmas takeaways, you can’t go wrong with supermarket stalwart Cold Storage. Their hams are perennial favourites – new varieties this year include one with an Orange Juniper Glaze and another stuffed with apples and raisins – and if you’re looking for more meats aside from turkey, you can’t go wrong with Spanish Iberico Jumbo Pork Ribs, Beef Goulash or Duck à l’Orange.

Round up the celebratory meal with comforting sides such as Baked Mac & Cheese with Turkey Ham and Hearty Chicken Chorizo Paella, and enticing desserts like a classic Christmas Chewy Chocolate Log Cake or a luscious Pear Frangipane Tart. The health-conscious will be happy to know there’s a plant-based and vegan selection, which features new items like Impossible™ Plant-based Quiche and Vegan Truffle Chocolate Cake. For fuss-free ordering, go for the Christmas Feasts for 6 to 8 or 8 to 10 persons. Orders close on 20 Dec.

SAFRA members can redeem their SAFRA Rewards Vouchers at Cold Storage; more info at www.safra.sg/membership/safra-rewards/safrapoints/safra-rewards-voucher

More info at coldstorage.com.sg/site/christmas2021

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