Your ultimate guide to turkeys, roasts and other yuletide treats this holiday season

If you’re looking for more than off-the-rack, supermarket takeaways of roast meats, log cakes and (of course) turkeys—because we all deserve a little pampering after a whole year of hard work—here are the places you should be looking to make hosting a smashing home feast a breeze.

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, Your ultimate guide to turkeys, roasts and other yuletide treats this holiday season

Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Offering a satisfying whole-roasted 5.5kg bird with crisp skin and surprisingly tender meat is Carlton City’s honey-turmeric turkey with Mediterranean couscous and herbed sausage stuffing ($138). It comes lathered with a sweet and spicy sauce, which gives it an extra kick. But if you’re like us, you’ll also appreciate the other sauces—like green peppercorn & wine sauce, chipotle barbecue sauce and whisky-orange marmalade—to choose from too.

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
If you’re finding it hard to decide what kind of turkey to get for this year’s Christmas bash, check out Hotel Jen Tanglin’s offerings for a choice of either Jen’s traditional western roasted turkey or Jen’s Asian roasted turkey–percik style (why not get both?) that can serve a party of 10-12 each. Every order of a whole roasted turkey ($218) comes packed conveniently in a thermal bag with trimmings.

Chef’s Table by Capella Singapore
You’ll get one bad bird (a 4kg turkey with gravy), a host of roasted vegetables, 600ml of creamy pumpkin soup, a whole sugar-dusted Christmas stollen, a panettone and a bottle of Chateau Peyre-Lebade wine with Capella’s Exquisite Turkey Medley ($268) set. If you’ve got to taste first, drop by Capella on Dec 3 for their Open House event where you can try before you buy.

Royal Plaza on Scotts
Craving for something more Asian? Scratch that itch with Royal Plaza on Scotts’ Japanese garlic butter-glazed turkey ($158) that comes garnished with garlic fried rice, marinated minced chicken stuffing with shredded seaweed, Japanese curry vegetables and teriyaki sauce. The 4.5-5.5kg bird serves 6 to 8.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
For the quintessential classic Christmas turkey roast, get it at Four Seasons. They’re serving up a 5.5kg ($188) bird that’s undergone 18 hours of prep before going under the roast, then stuffed with chestnuts and homemade bread accompanied by fresh cranberry sauce and natural turkey jus. If expecting a big crowd, go for the massive 10kg ($288) turkey.

For meats and packages

, Your ultimate guide to turkeys, roasts and other yuletide treats this holiday season

Taste and Swiss Butchery
For a complete, fuss-free meal that won’t disappoint, here’s the best option. Go for their Quiet Indulgence Set ($200) that comes with roast chicken, porcini ham, caviar, bread basket, pate and prosecco, or splash out on Santa’s Dinner ($398) and indulge in a classic turkey, roast beef with red wine sauce, apple cinnamon ham, bread basket, salmon spinach quiche, and a panettone. If you’re fussy, feel free to put together your own spread with their range of products.

Dean & Deluca
Take home a whole range of meats specially prepared by Dean & Deluca’s chefs that’s guaranteed to not disappoint. There’s the 4kg roasted turkey with stuffing and kale caesar salad ($150), roasted harissa lamb leg with salad and gratin ($150), whole roasted angus beef with truffle mac & cheese and salad ($140), and more. Complete the package with sweet treats like the rainbow log cake ($85).

Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Why go for a traditional Yuletide feast when you can have a truly Singaporean one in your own home with Holiday Inn’s Shiok Christmas Package ($388)? Have a trio of roast meats—char siew, roast duck and roast pork—and Chinese-style prawns on a platter, alongside the star of the meal, the salt baked laksa turkey. The package comes complete with chilled mango pudding for dessert and six bottles of Tiger Black and Tiger White.

The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra
If expecting only a small gathering of 4-6 of your best pals, The Carvery’s Spanish-inspired spit-roasted chicken with orange and rosemary ($38) is a sizable chook brined for 24 hours in their special herb blend, then stuffed with lots of orange butter and rosemary. Every order comes with roasted seasonal vegetables and a tantalizing side of patatas bravas. Top up $30 for a bottle of wine.

Kitchen Language
Mix and match your festive eats according to your cravings and needs with caterers Kitchen Language. Their menu includes roasts like boneless lamb leg ($88), whole turkey with fresh herbs ($108) and apricot glazed gammon ham ($88), as well as treats like brandied fruit cake ($60), Christmas cupcakes ($45 for 12) and gingerbread boys/girls ($8 each). Complete the package with wines ($45) and Champagnes ($80).

For yule logs and pastries

, Your ultimate guide to turkeys, roasts and other yuletide treats this holiday season

D9 Festive Deli at Hilton Singapore
While Hilton is best known for their signature cheesecake ($73) that’s made with pure cream cheese, they’re offering an ornament-shaped confectionary ($10/piece) this year that’s not just pretty to look at but delicious as well, being filled with chestnut puree, vanilla bavarois, crunchy cocoa cookies and fragrant gula melaka almond brioche inside.

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Guaranteed to be a conversation starter and a great centerpiece on your dinner table is this Matcha Yaki-Imo Christmas Tree ($70; yes, it’s completely edible) that’s handcrafted by Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning pastry chefs. It’s almost too pretty to eat (almost), but the alluring taste of matcha mascarpone anglaise, roasted sweet potato cream and sable Breton, encased in a matcha souffle roll is impossible to resist.

The Terrace at Conrad Centennial Singapore
If you’re looking for something a little different but not too wild (so that most people will actually eat it), Conrad’s macchiato whisky log ($62), well, takes the cake. It’s a chocolate sponge sodden with whisky and then smeared in coffee macchiato butter cream. Caramelized hazelnuts hidden in the log will give you that extra crunch with every bite.

Pacific Marketplace at Pan Pacific Singapore
Those who enjoy local desserts will love Pan Pacific’s chendol log cake ($68) that’s filled with layers of gula melaka mousse, red azuki beans, coconut panna cotta and pandan sponge. It’s just like having a chendol drink, except with a lot more chewing and no imbibing.

Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa
Named after the French patron saint of bakers, Le Meridien’s Saint Honore cake ($68) is actually a choux puff creation abundantly blessed with sweet treats and decked beautifully in chocolate swans, edible gold flakes and other Christmassy ornaments. Cake cutting optional.