Spiced-up Christmas: Turkeys, roasts and other savoury goodies take on an Asian twist

True Blue Asians
Turkeys: • AmiciJia WeiSheraton TowersSofitelHotel Fort Canning
Other birds: • Thank Goodness It’s ChristmasPeony Jade
Red meat: • Peony Jade

Asian flavours come home to roost this Christmas, in classics like roast turkey and chicken! We’ve rounded up some creative, mouth-watering treats seasoned with Asian sugars, spice and everything lemak and nice for your last-minute Christmas party food delivery add-ons!

1. Amici’s turkey with an Indian spice rub

Amici's BBQ Tandoori Turkey with grapes, oranges, and other garnishes. Asian flavours infused into Christmas traditional foods like turkey. Available by delivery in Singapore powered by Oddle

If you’re a big fan of roasted turkey but the classic preparations are getting boring, make sure the BBQ Tandoori Turkey from Amici is on your Christmas party food delivery orders. An Asian take on the classic roasted turkey and one that is sure to amaze at the dinner table. They offer Homemade Whole Roasted Turkey ($98), why not try their BBQ Tandoori version (note, this needs 3-day advance order!) with a robust blend of spices, or the aromatic Citrus Lemongrass Turkey?

2. Jia Wei’s Peranakan pleaser

Peranakan food fans will love the Signature Roasted Turkey with Buah Keluak Gravy ($148) from Jia Wei. It comes with four complimentary bottles of Tiger Crystal Beer, making this quite the local feast to toast to. (The best part is, this seasonal dish can be ordered for delivery right up till Jan 3, 2021, so let the celebrations continue!)

3. Peony Jade’s Cantonese spin on Christmas

Ham it up Asian-style this Christmas with a decadent bone-in gammon ham from Peony Jade (whose juicy turkey has been getting rave reviews this year, by the way). The Cantonese-Style Baked Char-siu Whole Bone-in Gammon Ham Hock ($286.76) is a sure-fire standout among Christmas party foods, while those who like their birds gamier might make the Hong Kong Roast USDA Goose sealed with Brand’s Exclusive Broth ($388) a turkey stand-in this season!

4. Thank Goodness It’s Christmas

Thank goodness It’s Christmas‘s 22- Spice Roast Chicken ($58) lets you choose two from five sauces: Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, Sichuan Mala Sauce, Rendang Sauce, Sambal Tumis and Lard Sambal. For something even less conventional, there’s Laksa Quail ($48, for six pieces) of locally reared birds that have been marinated in spicy rempah for 24 hours. If your Christmas feast is not complete without red meat, go for the Biryani NZ Lamb Shoulder ($78) and/or Rendang Dry Rub Angus Beef Short Ribs.

5. Sheraton Towers’s tangy turkey with masak merah

Looking for some tang and spice with your Christmas turkey? Inspired by the distinctly red Malaysian dish, the Masak Merah Roasted Turkey ($198) from Sheraton Towers is the perfect dish for you. Complete with tomato fried rice, sautéed brussels sprouts with sambal hijau and fried potato cake and served in a delectable spicy tomato sauce, the Masak Merah Roasted Turkey is a flavourful centerpiece for gatherings this Christmas.

6. Hey, satay-satay at Hotel Fort Canning!

Due to Covid-19, many outdoor activities were put to a stop. If you’re missing some of that barbecue goodness, Hotel Fort Canning‘s Satay Roast Turkey ($138) is the go-to roast turkey this Christmas. A Singapore-inspired flavour that remains a firm favourite to many celebrants of Christmas, the Satay Roast Turkey can fill the void of barbecue that Covid-19 left.

7. Sofitel turns up the heat with mala

Are you craving something spicy this holiday? If you’re looking for a Roasted Turkey with spice, look no further than the Szechuan Mala Roasted Turkey with Spicy Bean Sauce ($158) from Sofitel. And for just a bit extra, you can complete your meal with Roasted Potatoes ($21) or Buttered Seasonal Vegetables ($21).