Roasting a turkey can be a daunting task. Instead of overworking yourself in the kitchen this festive season, you can order the perfect roasted turkey to treat your family and friends. Here are the best places to buy that delicious bird in Singapore.
Boneless Roasted Turkey stuffed with Smoked Duck Breast & Pear
Where: At all Da Paolo Gastronomia outlets; Tel: 6479 6522
Price: $268 (approximately 4kg whole bird, serves 10 to 12 persons)
A must-have for any Christmas celebration is this succulent deboned roasted turkey marinated with brandy and herbs such as rosemary, sage and thyme; and stuffed with succulent pork sausages, smoked duck breast, roasted walnuts, black truffles, caramelised pears as well as shitake mushrooms. This big bird is served with a sweet-savoury sauce made from veal jus flavoured with Marsala wine and whole figs.
Last order for Christmas Eve – 21 December 2012 | New Year’s Eve – 28 December 2012
(Minimum 3 working days advance order)
The Pump Room’s Wheat Ale Turkey
Where: The Pump Room, 3B River Valley Road #01-09 Clarke Quay; Tel: 6334 2628
Price: $89.90 (approximately 5kg before roasting
There is no better way to kick-start your celebration than to have the one and only beer turkey. This savoury bird is brined with The Pump Room’s Wheat Ale, juniper berries, black peppercorn and bay leaves for over 16 hours and roasted in the oven for 1.5 hours at 170 degree Celsius. The result is a glistening brown roast with a subtle fragrance from the wheat ale. The accompanied triple-berry-beer sauce gave this tender and flavoursome bird an added sweetness and refreshing burst of berries flavour.
Available for order and pick-up at The Butcher’s Dog (from 15 November to 22 December) and The Pump Room (from 3 to 22 December). A 3-day advance order is required.
Baked ‘Singapura’ Turkey with Homemade Pineapple-cucumber Achar, Yellow Basmati Rice and Curry
Where: Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1867/1868
Price: $188 (whole bird, serves 8 to 12 persons)
This Asian-inspired turkey is sure to wow your guest at your dining table this Christmas. Created by Executive Sous Chef Foo Jong Kwang, this succulent turkey is made with delicious mix of Asian spices such as curry powder, tumeric powder, chilli, lemongrass, garlic and ginger. Accompanied with pandan rice with dried cranberries, pineapple-cucumber pickles and rich curry, this big bird will be a hit at any Christmas dinner party.
Available at the Deli from 1 to 26 December 2012. Last order is 20 Dec 2012, noon.
Hokkaido Red Miso & Mild Wasabi Turkey
Where: Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594; Tel: 6845 1066
Price: $148 (5kg)
This Japanese-inspired turkey is the brainchild of the Executive Sous Chef Kong Kok Kiang (KK). Chef KK uses red miso (also known as aka miso) and mild wasabi paste to marinate the turkey overnight before steam-baking (baking in the oven with water) it for 45 minutes. The turkey is then roasted to perfection for another 45 minutes. Served with Chestnut, Japanese Steamed Rice, Sautéed Edamame, Lotus Roots and Warm Goma Sauce, this unique turkey is moist and tender.
Available from now to 25 December.
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