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Sassy Mama’s Guide to Christmas Eating in Singapore

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There is no better time than now to start stuffing your faces, mamas. With Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday in the rearview, you can look forward to lots of wining, dining and presents for the rest of the year. We’ve put together an extensive selection of Christmas grub from now through December 25, from kid-friendly holiday meals and festive menus, to over-the-top Christmas day buffets, to all the suppliers (“sweet treats and meats“) you’ll need to cook yourself up a storm this festive season.

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Festive Menus

Charly T’s
Not only will family-favourite Charly T be featuring a sumptuous 3-course set menu during December, but they’re also cooking up a Festive Take Home Bundle for the holidays. Priced at $78, this bundle caters for four people and includes a whole Rotisserie Chicken, Danish crackling roast pork, German potato salad and tasty homemade sauces. The perfect at-home meal for the whole family! A 2-day advance order is required so be sure to plan ahead, mama!

Charly T’s, Pasarbella 200 Turf Club Road, #02-06/#02-K12, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994, (+65)6467 9307 or 112 East Coast Road, #03-15, 112 Katong, Singapore 428802, (+65) 6636 4701, www.facebook.com/charlyts.sg

The Cliff
Indulge in a romantic dining experience with your loved ones at The Cliff, well known for its stunning sea views and sunset watching. Look forward to a six-course Christmas Eve Dinner that features Kurobuta Pork Jowl with caramelised apple and morel cream, or an indulgent Lobster Broth with seared foie gras and shaved fennel, amongst other delights.

The Cliff 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, (+65) 6371 1425, www.singaporeresortsentosa.com

Clifford Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
We were lulled into a serious food coma after reviewing the deliciously indulgent festive season degustation menu at Clifford Brasserie. With tasty morsels such as truffle-crusted scallops, duo of foie gras, pan-roasted turbot and more, Clifford Brasserie is the ultimate spot to soak up the city’s festive opulence. Go treat yourself, mama!

Clifford Brasserie, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, (+65) 6597 5292, www.fullertonbayhotel.com

D’Bell
This Resto Lounge from Mumbai fuses North Indian and Western cuisine and their festive menu takes it to another level. Choose from Christmas classics like whole roast Turkey, to fusion dishes with subtle Indian flavours, like Tandoori Turkey Roulade and Masala Lamb Chops. The festive menu is available from 15 December.

D’Bell 43 North Canal Road, Singapore 059299, (+65) +65 6536 4046,  www.dbell.sg

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Lower East Side Taqueria
The Mexican-inspired restaurant-bar located along East Coast Road is famous for its menu of wickedly hot tacos, burritos, and hearty meats and from now till Christmas, the tacqueria offers four scrumptious Mexican-inspired Christmas Party Combos. The “Drunken Feast “($44 per person, minimum order for 3 persons), for instance, comprises a Chipotle turkey with pineapple and cranberry sauce, Crispy roasted pork with apple jalapenos chutney, Ribeye with chipotle salsa, drumlets marinated with homemade spicy sauce, Chorizo stew burrito with habaneros, Elote (corn on the cob) topped with Monterey Jack cheese and paprika butter. You will not walk out of this joint hungry.

Lower East Side Taqueria 19 East Coast Road, (+65) 6348 1302, www.hiddendoorconcepts.com

NUVO
NUVO is perfect for the adventurous non-conformists amongst you.  Specialising in contemporary Italian-Japanese cuisine, their three-course Christmas set menu is available from 18 – 25 December – for groups of 2, 4 and 6 at $89 (with 2 glasses of Prosecco), $149 ( with 4 glasses of Prosecco), and $188 (1 bottle of Prosecco) respectively. Highlights include smoked turkey, tako Okonomiyaki and 500gm roasted Kurobuta pork ribs.

NUVO Restaurant + Lounge 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-100, Marina Square Shopping Mall Singapore 039594, (+65) 6822 2908, www.nuvo.sg

Raffles Grill
You can’t go wrong with Crimbo lunch at Raffles Hotel, of course. Celebrate Christmas Day with lunch at Raffles Grill, with an exquisite five-course degustation menu featuring Capon Breast, Green Asparagus Morel, Chestnut Cream and Suprême Sauce as the special main course. The Christmas Day lunch is available at $218++ per person.

Raffles Grill Raffles Hotel 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, (+65) 6337 1886, www.raffles.com/singapore

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Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Culinary Christmas delights await you at Aussie superstar Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill & Sky Bar this holiday season. A three-course set menu (priced at just $100++ per person) includes appetisers like salmon gravlox and tea smoked quail, and main courses ranging from traditional turkey breast with carrots dukkah, to not so traditional Potato Gnocchi with corn and asparagus. Delectable desserts to tame the sweet tooth like the chocolate tart with praline ice cream or Christmas pudding round out the meal. A half bottle of bubbly is available for just $55 as well. This festive feast is only available 24 – 25 December.

Salt Grill & Sky Bar 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 & #56-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, (+65) 6592 5118, www.saltgrill.com

Spathe Public House
True to Spathe’s tradition, the European casual chic restaurant-café is offering three Christmas Mammoth Specials that can easily feed four to six diners, making it perfect for the festive parties. Back by popular demand, the Christmas Turducken ($169) is a veritable poultry portmanteau of a quail in a chicken in a duck in a turkey seasoned with salt, pepper and mustard, accompanied by brussels sprouts sautéed in brown butter, garlic potatoes, roasted chestnuts, and cabbage braised in cranberry juice and red wine.

Spathe Public House 8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238958, (+65) 6735 1035, www.spathepublichouse.com

UJONG at Raffles
UJONG recently revamped its menu and now features a mix Singaporean classics with a modern twist. The festive menu is still predominantly Asian with a few festive surprises. Be sure to try the glazed chestnuts with otah, house-made tofu and carrots, and honey baked ham and peas fried rice.

UJONG at Raffles #01-10, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road Singapore 188719, (+65) 6635 6502, www.ujong.sg

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Zafferano
Head to the top floor of Ocean Financial Centre this holiday season and tuck into fresh Italian flavours at Zafferano. With 270-degree panoramic views of the city and a sumptuous Christmas menu, the whole family will be lulled into a festive food coma after dining here. Indulge in dishes such as yellowtail tartare, oven-baked Atlantic cod, roasted turkey with truffles and more on the Christmas dinner menu, or celebrate with the family over the special Christmas day brunch.

Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315, (+65) 6509 1488, www.zafferano.sg

Zaffron Kitchen
For those who want a Taj Mahal-esque twist to their festive dinner, Zaffron Kitchen is the place to go. Come sample their specials like Oven Roasted Tandoori Masala Turkey, Shahi Turkey Biryani and Masala Bread and Butter Pudding. After a hearty meal, kick back and enjoy drinks at the bar (they’re Singapore’s first Indian restaurant to have a full bar), serving cocktails like Mojito, Cuba Libre, Tequila Sunrise and many more, in addition to house wines and draught beer. You can’t call it Christmas if there’s no drinking!

Zaffron Kitchen 137 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428822, (+65) 6440 6786

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Buffets

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Celebrate Christmas amidst the lush greenery of The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens with the Christmas Day 2014 Sparkling All-Day Buffet. Indulge in a hearty spread featuring over 30 dishes including the Halia’s Singapore-style Chilli Crab and a wide selection of carvery meats and desserts. They have three seatings for the buffet – 1st seating – 9.30am to 11.30am; 2nd seating – 12 noon to 2.00pm; and 3rd seating – 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Prices from $128++ for first and third seatings with free flow of sparkling, red and white wines; second seating will set you back $138++.

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore 259569, (+65) 6476 6711, www.thehalia.com

LIME at Parkroyal on Pickering
As a ramp-up to Christmas Day, Lime’s buffet repertoire will be elevated to feature a line-up of festive favourites such as Honey Baked Ham, Roasted Turkey and more. Wrapping up the spread is a variety of deliciously indulgent desserts, from the Classic Red Velvet Cake and Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Tart, to the Festive Panettone Pudding  and Durian Mousse Log Cake. The Festive Buffet runs daily for lunch and dinner from 12 December 2014 to 1 January 2015, along with the bubbly special of Piper Heidsieck Champagne at a special promotional price of $88++ per bottle throughout the month of December.

LIME at Parkroyal on Pickering 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289, (+65) 6809 888

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MELT – The World Café
If you’re looking for a hotel buffet that doesn’t disappoint, this is it. Indulge in a feast like no other at MELT – The World Café, where an extensive spread of fresh seafood, traditional roast carvings, wholesome Christmas offerings and delicate desserts awaits.

Psst… if you’re looking to indulge in a sweet staycation with the family during the holidays, book in with the Mandarin Oriental’s special Festive Delight package from now till 27 December (prices start at $369).

MELT – The World Café 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, (+65) 6338 0066

Tiffin Room
Step back in time in Raffles Singapore’s iconic Tiffin Room, which will offer a traditionally indulgent Indian buffet on Christmas Day ($60++ per adult and $35++ per child).

From now till 30 December, Tiffin Room also offers a Christmas Festive Afternoon Tea ($68++ per adult and $35++ per child), a quintessentially British affair, with sweet delicacies and delicious treats. From Cucumber sandwiches, Mince Pies, Yule Logs and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce to seasonal tropical fruits, this is a Singapore classic not to be missed.

Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, (+65) 6337 1886, www.raffles.com/singapore

Town
Tuck into brunch faves with the family at Town’s Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch, from eggs bennie and Asian delights to succulent roasts, fresh seafood and more, there’s something for even the pickiest taste-buds at this comprehensive festive buffet. While mum and dad celebrate the season, littlies can play the afternoon away with face-painting, colouring and balloon sculpting, or simply chill out watching Christmas cartoons. Sounds perfect to us!

Town, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotel.com

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Sweet Treats and Meats

The Butcher
Save yourself the hassle of running around town trying to find the perfect bird or bit of gammon, mama and order direct from The Butcher. From defrosted turkeys and smoked hams to rolled pork loins, stuffing and more, these meat experts will help take the stress out of prepping for Christmas lunch by delivering direct to your door. Phew!

The Butcher Holland Village: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-50, Singapore 278116 or East Coast: #B1-83B Parkway Parade80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269, (+65) 6472 0073, www.thebutcher.com.sg

The Clover Christmas Bake Fest
Kick off the yuletide season with delectable home-baked Chrissy treats. Head over to The Clover Christmas Bake Fest on 6 December from 2-6pm, and indulge in a selection of pastries, biscuits, breads and more from some of Singapore’s most talented home bakers. From cookie cup shots and raspberry-ripple cheesecake cupcakes to Christmas velvet cake and more, this is one for the sweet-tooths out there!

The Clover Christmas Bake Fest Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road, 769 North Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 198737

FairPrice
Trust local institution FairPrice to have us completely covered for Christmas catering. Not only will you find every ingredient you could possibly need to whip up a culinary storm for the festive season, but FairPrice also offer fantastic deals for mamas with a little less time of their hands. From a traditional roast turkey with all the fixings and sashimi party platters, to custom Christmas log cakes and more, FairPrice will help take the stress out of party hosting.

www.fairprice.com.sg

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The Fishwives
Planning on having family and friends round to the pad? Make your life easier, mama, by ordering ahead with The Fishwives. This one-stop-online-grocery-shop has your party needs covered, offering a comprehensive selection of goodies from beautiful whole salmon and smoked ham on the bone to Christmas pudding, chocolate covered strawberries, Prosecco and more!

www.thefishwives.com

Hoopla
Pre-order your yuletide sweet treats from Sassy Mama-fave Hoopla. Besides boasting some of the tastiest cups of joe in town, Hoopla is going baking crazy this holiday season, churning out traditional favourites such as their Red Velvet Nutella and Carrot Cake as well as seasonal sharing treats such as mini Christmas cheesecakes, brownies and fruit cake, all available for pre-order! After all, no Christmas party would be complete without dessert, mama!

Hoopla, 21 Media Circle, #01-05 Infinite Studios, Singapore 138562, (+65)6778 0051, www.facebook.com/hooplasg

Huber’s
With one of the most comprehensive Christmas catalogues out there, you’re bound to find the roasted meat of your choice this year. From turkey and goose to ham, venison and everything in between, the fab folks at Huber’s have basically answered our Christmas wishes, plus they also have a fantastic selection of fixings such as stuffing and chipolatas on top of a mix of homemade sauces, soups and more for the ultimate Christmas dinner at home!

Huber’s Butchery, 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677, (+65) 6737 1588, www.hubers.com.sg

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Oh Deli
Whether you’re planning a big bash or an intimate family dinner, Oh Deli should be on your speed-dial, mama! With everything from nibbles and baked goodies (we’ve got our eye on their delectable mince pies) to ready-for-roasting meats, stuffing, sauces and even the vino, Oh Deli will be your best friend this holiday season! Simply download their seasonal order forms by clicking here and let them help you with the rest!

Oh Deli, 421 East Coast Road, Singapore 429008, (+65) 6440 4409, www.ohdeli.com.sg

Sweet Treats pop-up
Chef-owner of 2am:dessertbar, Janice Wong will be bringing her imaginative and whimsical sweet creations to a very special Christmas Pop-up at Gardens By The Bay’s Christmas Wonderland festive market from now till 21 December. Bring the whole family down to this winter wonderland and tuck into tasty one-of-a-kind desserts, from festive-themed bites to signature sugary delights!

Sweet Treats, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

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