Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it would be wise to keep your loved ones safe and at home during the holiday season. For a fun yet hassle-free Christmas celebration, check out the following restaurants where the festive takeaways are as promising as the holiday menus available for dine-in. From perennial favourites to locally-inspired turkey options, these are some of the best places to pick up festive takeaways this year-end.
You don’t have to stray too far from your local roots this Christmas. Thanks to The Blue Ginger, feast on aromatic Peranakan-inspired dishes bound to satisfy kids and even grandparents alike. There’s the Ayam Panggang Roast Chicken inspired by one of the restaurant’s signature dishes; a corn-fed French chicken brimming with flavour due to a rigorous brining, marinating and roasting process. But don’t forget to order a serving of the Oxtail Rendang as well. This elevated version of The Blue Ginger’s well-loved beef rendang will go perfectly with rice.
The Ayam Panggang Roast Chicken and Oxtail Rendang will be available for takeaway only from Dec 19 to Jan 3 2021.
For a fuss-free Christmas day feast enjoyed in the comforts of home, head online to Da Paolo Gastronomia’s online store to pick out festive must-haves like the Double-stuffed Deboned Roast Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, Truffle Mac & Cheese Tray, Tortellini Tuna Salad Tray, as well as other authentic Italian desserts. Explore their wide selection of wines exclusive to Da Paolo; the Ferrari Brut Trento DOC that’s Italy’s most awarded sparkling wine could be the perfect choice of bubbles to accompany your hearty stay-home meal.
Free delivery is available for orders above $300; be sure to make your orders at least three days in advance.
Continue indulging in comforting eats during the holiday season as Goodwood Park Hotel rolls out its local rendition of a Christmas turkey, the ‘Har Cheong’ Turkey with Vegetable Rice accompanied by housemade spicy Thai-style dip and scallion sour cream. But it doesn’t stop there. Feel free to make it a homely festive feast as the Shredded Turkey with Leek in Sesame Pockets and Crispy ‘Char Siew’ Turkey with Pine Nuts Kataifi will be available for takeaways as well. Get the delicious selections in a Christmas combo or ala carte style, the choice is yours.
Get the new festive takeaways from The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel from Dec 1-25.
If you have a family with an appetite for meat, get carnivore-worthy Christmas dishes from none other than The Marmalade Pantry. Besides the Traditional Whole Roast Turkey with Fresh Herbs, the popular homegrown bistro is also dishing out selections such as the Slow-roasted Beef Ribeye which features a tender Silverfern Farm ribeye smothered with rosemary, thyme, black pepper and sea salt; as well as the Moroccan Lamb Rack that’s packed with flavour thanks to a medley of spices. For sides, try the simple but delicious Garlic Mash and colourful Roasted Winter Vegetables which are seasonal offerings not to be missed.
The Season of Gifting 2020 festive menu is available only online and at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown and Novena outlets.
Those hosting an intimate Christmas party among friends may wish to consider ordering up Paul’s delectable bite-sized treats. Perfect for responsible, socially distanced gatherings thanks to individual portions, tuck into canapes such as Wild Mushroom With Quail Egg and Truffle, Duck Rillette And Craberry Compote and even sweets such as the Mini Berries Tart and Mini Mont Blanc Tart. But if savouries are what your crew prefers, choose between feasting platters that feature local renditions of Christmas favourites like Asian White Curry Roast Turkey and Asian Sriracha And Pineapple Glazed Turkey Ham.
Order Paul’s Christmas offerings online here.
No Christmas celebration is complete without a gathering with loved ones over comforting food and drinks. At Porta, easily dine-in or have its festive four-course set meal in the comfort of your own home. The modern European festive fare comprises a bowl of Butternut Pumpkin Soup, Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops that whets the appetite, as well as either the Black Cod fillet or Australian Beef Tenderloin. Finally, a slice of Porta’s indulgent Chocolate Log Cake will conclude the meal on a sweet note.
The four-course festive dinner set menu by Porta is available between Dec 24-27, 31 and Jan 1 2021.
Enjoy a gastronomic feast like no other with Winestone’s Festive Gourmet Roasts this holiday season. With Christmas takeaways like the traditional roast turkey, slow-roasted US prime ribeye beef and vegan pomodoro meatballs, there’ll definitely be something for everyone. In fact, the European restaurant and wine bar on Stevens Road will be bringing back its ever-popular Classic Coulibiac of Salmo, and that entails a fresh piece of whole salmon stuffed and oven-baked. The gorgeous and hefty puff pastry is best paired with tarragon beurre blanc, in addition to servings of roasted festival vegetables, brussels sprouts, baby potatoes and mesclun greens.
The Winestone Festive Gourmet Roasts are available from Nov 15-Dec 31. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
A version of this story first appeared on SG Magazine.