If non-existent travels have helped you to save a pretty penny, it is time to go big with Christmas celebrations. Guilt-free. Making it this far in 2020 is definitely worth celebrating with good food, family and friends who have stuck through with you all year. Then, after eating the tastiest turkeys, roasts, hams and log cakes, take a deep breath (hopefully not from tighter bottoms) and tell yourself to press on in 2021.
We give you another good reason to splurge. Enjoy up to $10 off with the promo code “ODDLEUOB” when you use your UOB credit card to order from some of these merchants (terms and conditions apply). Ready to click? From classic roast turkey to Asian-inspired platters, this year’s Editors’ Picks: Christmas Edition is ready for you at Oddle Eats.
Hot off the press: Peony Jade‘s back with the award-winning Signature Nyonya Fragrant Kum-Hiong Sauce Roasted Turkey ($201.20) this Christmas. Voted “Best Turkey” by Sunday Times Lifestyle in 2019, the hunky 5kg to 6kg roast feeds 10 to 12 persons and comes with handmade popiah skin, sliced cucumber, organic lettuce, grounded peanut and a bottle of brand-made achar (pickled vegetables).
4. Four Seasons Singapore
Having a party of five over and scrambling to put a menu together? The festive bundles at Four Seasons Singapore will save the day. The star of the Noel Challans Feast ($538) and Holiday Challans Feast ($628) is the French Challans duck, known for being the king of the flock in rendering tender juicy meat with a distinctive gamey flavour. The bundle includes a variety of vegetables, a Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham and a Manjari Chocolate Hazelnut Royaltine and Amarena Cherry Yule Log .
.⭐ Festive Bundles for Sharing ⭐.
5. Greenwood Fish Market
Tired of all that turkey talk? Make 2020 the year where you have a fishy Christmas. Greenwood Fish Market will buoy up your appetite with the Alan’s Seafood Feast ($399), a platter that brims with prawns, cold smoked salmon, oysters, Mediterranean sea bass, Maine lobsters, and more. In addition, instead of the usual beef wellington, dive into Greenwood’s Salmon Wellington ($115 for 1kg). This version wraps a fresh Atlantic salmon in mushroom duxelles, spinach, and homemade crepes in butter pastry. It might just herald the start of a new festive tradition.
Since Salted & Hungopened in 2016, its chef-owner Drew Nocente has endeavoured to be as sustainable as possible in their operations. He maximises each ingredient, using everything from skin to bone, innards to trimmings. Get a taste of Chef Nocente’s passion for zero waste by ordering the Festive Feasting set ($198, good for 4-5 persons). The whipped lard accompanying the house-made IPA sourdough is made from rendered pork fat. In addition, fat from the grilled prawns are whipped into a butter that serves as delicious complement to the crustaceans. Other items include 800g of dry-aged OP rib, roasted potatoes and cabbage, and Christmas trifle and gingerbread men for dessert.
Say “durian” and Goodwood Park Hotel immediately comes to mind, such is their reputation for all desserts marvellously made from the king of fruits. Their new Goodwood Black Thorn Durian Christmas Log Cake ($82.20) is an intensely bittersweet roll of Black Thorn durian puree with charcoal vanilla sponge. In addition, gold stars made of dark chocolate add to its glittering appeal. The hotel will be donating 10 per cent of their log cake sales to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Delight and provide for someone in need by purchasing one this Christmas!