Char siew beef short ribs, coffee turkey, gluten-free ham and more

Perhaps you have a big family and going out to a restaurant to feast just won’t do. Well, this year, there are still plenty of #stayhome options as restaurants, cafes, bakeries and grocery stores have ramped up their takeaway and delivery menus. Not only do they have traditional roasts, they also offer new and interesting creations to whet your appetite.

 

Baker’s Brew

 

From luxurious chocolate cakes to the perfect Christmas cookies, Baker’s Brew’s festive offerings will make Christmas a memorable one. Highlights include the Hazelnut Feuiletine Forest Cake with smooth hazelnut mousse sandwiched between moist chocolate cake layers on a crisp feuilletine base, and fresh forest berries on top for a splash of colour; and Blackforest Cherrybomb Yule Log, a classic filled with cherry compote cream in between chocolate cake layers.

As for gifting ideas, we suggest the dense and flavourful Mini Fruit Cake Loaf; Baker’s Brew Christmas Cookie Signature Deluxe Gift Set featuring five delicious flavours (Salted Duo Chocolate, Black Truffle, Matcha Azuki, Maple Pecan, and Yuzu Cranberry Pistachio); or Festive Tarts (Maple Almond Walnut,Yuzu Meringue Passionfruit Curd and Strawberry Cheese Pistachio).

Get 10 percent off when you place your orders before Dec 10. Use code XMASEB2021 at checkout. Order here. Alternatively, visit Baker's Brew Cafe at Paragon from Dec 1–10 to enjoy 10 percent off retail price. Deliveries begin Dec 1.

 

Cat & The Fiddle

 

 

How can you not smile when you have a dessert named Yule Hee Hoo! (exclamation mark included)? This new log cake by Cat & the Fiddle is nutty, sweet and tangy, featuring a hazelnut chocolate praline base with velvety pistachio cream cheese mousse enveloping a chocolate cream cheese and fruity raspberry ruby centre. Covered in aromatic and bittersweet matcha green tea sponge crumbles, this creation also comes with an adorable miniature reindeer topper.

Best of all, it’s halal-certified which means more people can enjoy the Christmas treat. Get 20 percent off from now till Dec 12. Get 15 percent off from Dec 13–19. Order here or at its 12 retail outlets islandwide.

 

Paul Singapore

 

 

If you were a fan of Paul’s 2020 Christmas menu, you’ll be thrilled to know that some of the highlights are making a comeback again this year. Just order up the White Curry Roast Turkey to please the local in you, or go for some Sriracha & lemon turkey ham if you think you can handle some spice. Hosting a small get-together? Then choose Paul’s savoury pastry boxes comprising mushroom, lobster roll and duck breast tartlets. Pre-orders available here.

 

Da Paolo Gastronomia

 

 

Enjoy a charming yet convenient Christmas meal with the fam thanks to Da Paolo Gastronomia, which is doling out everything for the holiday season—from gifting options to hosting necessities. The star of their takeaway menu this year is without a doubt the Double-stuffed Deboned Roast Turkey, that features two deliciously different stuffings. That means you can easily carve into a 3.5kg bird packed with Italian spiced sausage as well as vegetables that lends a lighter finish.

Longtime patrons of the deli and restaurant chain will also be delighted to know that the cafe’s popular side salads are part of their festive line-up too, completing a satisfying but healthy feast. Order Da Paolo Gastronomia’s festive goodies here. Available from Nov 3–Dec 26.

 

Goodwood Park Hotel

 

 

This year, the hotel offers an incredible selection of takeaways for a homely celebration. Try the new Asian-inspired renditions of the festive bird such as Coffee Turkey with Flavoursome Fried Rice, Curry Turkey Potato Pie, Deep-Fried Turkey Roll in Mala Style, Deep-fried ‘Hong Zao’ Turkey Breast Strips, and Chilled Smoked Turkey Breast, Beancurd & Ikura with Mala Sauce.

As for cakes, well, it’ll be a fruity Christmas. The White Enchantment Log Cake is a tangy dessert with pistachio sponge, pear mousse, yuzu cream and white chocolate baubles, while the Assorted Berries Baked Cheese Loaf is generously topped with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. But the most striking is the Festive Fruity Mousse Cake ($78), a vibrant pink cake shaped like a Christmas wreath. Homemade raspberry jam is layered between Viennese sponge cake, lychee-whipped white chocolate ganache, and apple mousse. Order here.

 

Ryan’s Grocery

 

 

If you are looking for organic, allergen-friendly and preservative-free dishes to enjoy at home, specialty foods store Ryan’s Grocery has it all. This year’s offerings include Honey Smoked St. Louis Ribs prepared with Borrowdale Carbon Neutral Free Range Pork, gluten-free Ryan’s Bone-in Gammon Ham, and Wagyu Striploin Roast. Conveniently pre-roasted or cooked, then chilled, simply heat them up in an oven and they are ready to serve. Order here.

 

Swissbake

 

For a halal-friendly feast for the whole family, go with Swissbake’s new festive platters and takeaway items. Part of their Joyous Yuletide Feast offerings, the Konditorei-inspired bakery will boast bundles like The Modernist for smaller families that prefer roast chicken, as well as The Traditional which beckons with a whole turkey, ham ball, chicken pies and salad.

Alternatively, The Gastronomy would be good for beef lovers as a ribeye steak is included. All festive eats can be ordered here, from now till Dec 20. View the full Christmas catalog here.