Christmas turkeys in Singapore: Traditional and non-traditional options for the festive season
Turkeys are arguably the star at the dining table during Christmas gatherings; and that also means it's important to find the right bird this season. Whether you are looking to dine in or bring a turkey home for the festivities, we have got you covered. Here are five traditional and locally adapted turkeys to tide you through this Christmas.
Nasi Lemak Christmas turkey
Cult favourite Nasi Lemak has made yet another appearance; this time with a turkey pairing instead of your usual fried chicken wing for the Christmas season. Brought to you by the folks from Fullerton Hotel, you can expect familiar condiments served alongside such as crispy ikan bilis, coconut rice, onion sambal, egg, and cucumbers.
The Nasi Lemak Christmas Turkey is available for takeaway from now till 1 January 2019 via shop.fullertonhotels.com or at The Fullerton Boutique located at the Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
Hainanese poached turkey
Inspired by another local favorite, the Hainanese poached turkey is what we'd like to think as the Christmas version of our chicken rice. Park Royal on Pickering brings together succulent poached turkey and fragrant rice with recognizable flavors of garlic and ginger, accompanied by black sauce, ginger, and garlic chili dip.
The Hainanese Poached Turkey is available for takeaway from now till 25 December 2018. UOB and DBS cardmembers enjoy 15% discount.
Naturally fed young turkey
Surrounded by the flora and fauna of Gardens by the Bay, Pollen serves up a traditional roasted naturally fed young turkey, accompanied with roasted vegetables and pancetta. Available on its Christmas eve lunch menu and festive tasting menu, guests can pair their dishes with wine selections such as Pinot Noir and Willamette Valley for the latter menu. Diners at Pollen also enjoy complimentary access to the Flower Dome — a good way to walk off that festive meal indulgence.
The naturally fed young turkey is not available for takeaway.
Baked eight treasures turkey
Pan Pacific Singapore has introduced an East-meets-West creation where its baked eight treasures turkey incorporates traditional Chinese ingredients. We're talking chestnuts, yam, mushrooms, Chinese sausages, red dates, wolfberries, gingko nuts, and dried shrimps in place of the traditional stuffing; making for a more nutritious option for the festive season.
The baked eight treasures turkey is available for takeaway from the Pacific Marketplace.
Rendang roast turkey
There's nothing better than having something drenched in rendang gravy — our prayers have been answered with the Rendang roast turkey from The Orchard Cafe. Soaked in a blend of Indian herbs and spices for hours, the Rendang roast turkey comes with chestnut begedil (patties) and a flavorful marinade of Malay and Indian spices. Sedap we say.
The Rendang roast turkey is not available for takeaway but will be available at The Orchard Cafe buffet.
A combination of two words - Yakitori and Turkey, Neon Pigeon introduces half a Yakiturkey tare as part of their festive set. The bird is brined, then coated with their homemade tare sauce before being slowly grilled over charcoal, resulting in succulent meat elevated by a deep and smoky flavor. For fans of the Yakitori, this might just be the turkey you are looking for this Christmas.
The Yakiturkey is available for takeaway with the last day of order on 28 December 2018, 5pm. Reservation is required to be made three days in advance and can be done via firstname.lastname@example.org.