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From traditional to contemporary flavours, here are some festive turkeys to feast on this holiday season

A perfectly roasted turkey is a quintessential centrepiece in every Christmas spread. The bird’s moist and succulent meat and delicious trimmings are something most of us have longed for all year.
 
While Christmas is still a few weeks away, it is never too early to prepare for this holiday by pre-ordering your turkeys. Here are some of our favourites this year. 

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1. Pan Pacific Singapore

Adding an indulgent spin to the classic turkey is Pan Pacific Singapore. Its Christmas offering is meticulously marinated with a secret mix of spices before it is generously stuffed with a rich foie gras paté. The result is a moist and succulent flesh that boasts a delectable blend of flavours and texture with every bite. And for an even grander feast, it’s served with a selection of sides including winter vegetables, sour cherry marmalade and wild mushroom sauce. Available from December 1, 2021 to January 2, 2022. Order here.

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2. Jeffrey’s Christmas Kitchen

What makes Jeffrey’s Christmas Kitchen’s perfect roast turkey worthy of being the centrepiece of your Christmas feast? Its free-range turkeys are raised on 100 per cent organic feed and flown in daily, ensuring gourmands a quality meal. Each turkey is hand rubbed with its special seasoning blend, sealing its natural juices before it is skillfully roasted to a crispy golden brown finish. With each bite, savour its perfectly crackled skin and tender flesh. To enhance the bird's depth of flavour, enjoy it with the accompanying chestnut stuffing and cranberry gravy. Order here.

3. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

The hotel’s traditional whole roasted turkey is first brined for 48 hours, marinated with herbs and spices, and slow roasted for 12 hours to ensure a tender and juicy meat. Each order comes with roasted butternut squash soup, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potato, roasted Brussel sprouts and cornbread stuffing. Suitable for six to eight persons.
 
If that’s not enough, additional festive sides are also available, including oven-roasted mushrooms, sweet potato gratin and smashed baby potatoes. Available from November 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022. Order here.

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4. Intercontinental Singapore

Intercontinental Singapore introduces two turkey offerings this season that showcase the flavours of East and West. For something more classic, opt for the traditional roast tom turkey which features a 5kg turkey with chestnut stuffing and giblet gravy. And for something more unconventional, the Asian chilli spiced roast tom turkey features familiar Asian flavours. The latter is first coated with a custom chilli spice blend and marinated for 24 hours, before it is slow roasted to a juicy and succulent finish. Pre-order is available now and pick up is from November 22 to December 25. Order here.

5. Ryan’s Grocery

Gourmands can delight in the premium grocer's two exclusive offerings—organic and classic turkeys. The former is perfect for the health conscious, as the bird is GMO free and fed with a 100 per cent vegetarian diet that is enhanced with vitamins and minerals. This gives the bird a more flavourful meat, which is heightened when it's deliciously roasted and served with cranberry sauce. 

The classic roast turkey is another sumptuous Christmas creation that is filled with a savoury and nutty chicken stuffing; it also comes with the housemade cranberry sauce to sweeten the offering. Its turkeys are available for pre-order from now until December 20, 2021 (while stocks last). Order here.

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6. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

The hotel’s yuletide delicacies showcase classic holiday dishes with a French twist. Look out for its roasted turkey stuffed with black truffle paste and meticulously slow baked for two and a half hours to ensure a crisp skin and succulent meat. Each turkey also comes with chicken jus enhanced with truffle butter. Pre-orders are available from now until December 23; collection is available from December 8 to December 25, 2021. Order here.

7. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

The hotel’s signature roasted turkey—which weighs a whopping 6kg—is back. The holiday classic is coated with a wonderful blend of herbs and spices before it is slow roasted for a juicy finish. Enjoy the tender flesh with the hotel's sweet cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. Pre-order your turkey early as a minimum of three days advance order is required for its festive offerings. Order here.

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8. The Salon

For a unique Asian take to this ubiquitous Christmas dish, The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning is offering the assam pedas turkey. The culinary team's masterful creation is done by giving the turkey a rub down with aromatics and slow roasting it to infuse the luscious flavours down to the core. This ensures a crisp golden skin with flavourful meat—even more so when it's dipped in the tangy assam pedas sauce. Enjoy it with sides of lemang (rice bamboo) and roasted vegetables. Order here.

9. Sprmrkt

Love your local flavours? Sprmrkt drew inspiration from local cuisine to create a roast turkey that comes with a sumptuous stuffing of fragrant and crispy claypot rice, sweet lap cheong (Chinese sausage), shiitake mushrooms and salted fish. The 4 to 5kg bird is then roasted to a succulent and crisp finish, and served with an umami-packed turkey jus and house-made cranberry sauce. But if you prefer the classic option, the traditional stuffing of breadcrumbs with raisins, apples and harissa chicken sausage is also available. Available until throughout the month, with a pre-order of three working days. Order here.

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