1. Mini Turkey Char Siew Po Lo Buns
How clever Goodwood Park Hotel treats its turkeys is impressive, turning them into Mini Turkey Char Siew Po Lo Buns. The sweet-savoury filling is easy to like, and it tastes exactly like char siew would. This is turkey for people who do not like turkey! At $15 for six pieces.
Available from December 1. Call 6730 1867 to order. Visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
2. Cajun Turkey
The Cajun Turkey with Roast Potatoes, Root Vegetables and Chestnut-Chicken Mousseline Stuffing is a favourite at Carlton City Hotel Singapore. This year, you can eat it with a choice of two sauces and two marmalades. Some options are the Umami Truffle Sauce, the classic Giblet Gravy, the Ginger-Pineapple Marmalade and the Peach-Thyme Marmalade. At $138.
Available from December 3. Call 6632 8921 to order. Visit www.carltoncity.sg
3. Tandoori Turkey
Each year, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre brings out the tandoori turkey and fans flock to get it. It is no exception this year. This dish comes from the hotel’s popular Tandoor restaurant, and part of the appeal are the spices that flavour it – cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin and turmeric. At $120.
Call 6733 8333 to order. Visit www.tandoor.com.sg
4. Roasted Truffle Turkey
Turkey takes a luxurious turn at One Farrer Hotel. While its Salt-Encrusted Turkey ($168) is still popular, the attention is on the new Roasted Truffle Turkey ($158). It is infused with rosemary and Italian truffle, stuffed with herbed chestnut stuffing and served with roasted seasonal vegetables on the side. To take truffle to the next level, it is served with truffle pan gravy.
5. Spiced Roasted Turkey
There is an Indonesian-style turkey at Marina Mandarin’s Cafe Mocha. You can order the spice-marinated South-east Asian Heritage Spiced Roasted Whole Turkey ($158), served with chestnut and turmeric rice, sayur lodeh and an Indonesian barbecue sauce.
Call 6845 1066 to order. Visit www.meritushotels.com
6. Blue Christmas Turkey
As strange as it looks, the Blue Turkey by Indonesian restaurant Rumah Rasa is actually quite palatable. That’s because it’s stuffed with Indonesia’s favourite instant noodles Indomie, then braised in blue butterfly pea (which is how it obtains its bright neon blue hue) before being roasted till tender in the oven. Available as in the buffet at $48++ per pax (Lunch Buffet) or $68++ per pax (Dinner Buffet).
Available from December 21 till end of 2018. Call 6818 6681. Visit www.bayhotelsingapore.com/dining/
7. Har Cheong Roast Turkey
One of the most interesting seasonings for a turkey is also a very traditional one. The Har Cheong Roast Turkey from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport smells as good as it tastes, and those who love a full-on prawn paste experience should enjoy this. It comes with Asian-style bread stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables. At $168.
Available from December 1. Call 6823 5367 to order. Visit changiairport.crowneplaza.com
8. Satay Roast Turkey
Hotel Fort Canning has given its turkey a local twist. The Satay Roast Turkey ($138) is first marinated overnight with a spice marinade, before being slow-roasted. A house-made ground peanut dip, ketupat, onions and cucumbers come along with the bird. At $138+.
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