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Turkey takes centre stage in every Christmas dining table. If you’re worried about how to cook the perfect Christmas turkey, don’t be. This traditional Christmas dish can be fulfilled by professional chefs. With the myriad of choices available out there, finding the perfect bird to grace the dining table is not hard — if you know just where to get the big bird for your dinner party. We’ve put together a list of places to help you get the perfect roast turkey this Christmas.

Mughlai Tandoori Turkey
Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220; Tel: 6589 7788

Price: $135 (Serves 6 to 8 persons)
Availability: 29 November to 25 December 2013

Mughlai Tandoori Turkey

Mughlai Tandoori Turkey

Inject some creativity into your festive celebration this year by having Tandoori Turkey this Christmas. This Mughlai Tandoori Turkey is marinated with tandoori spices and served with fragrant basmati rice, vegetable masala, stuffed chicken kofta and pudina chutney.

 

Rock salt baked turkey with vegetable rice, ginger and chilli
The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Tel: 6730 1786. 

Price: $188 (Serves 8 to 12 persons)
Availability: 1 to 26 December 2013

Rock salt baked turkey with vegetable rice ginger and chilli

Rock salt baked turkey with vegetable rice ginger and chilli

This Asian-inspired turkey creations will undoubtedly be the star of the dining table. Created by Executive Sous Chef Foo Jong Kwang, this unique turkey pays homage to the humble local speciality of salt-baked chicken. The bird is first marinated with a variety of spices, then slow-baked in rock salt for two hours, rendering tender and flavourful meat. It is complemented with Shanghai-style ‘vegetable rice’ studded with dried shrimps and greens, as well as homemade chilli and ginger.

 

Heritage Peranakan Roasted Turkey
Marina Mandarin Singapore, Level 1, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594; Tel: 6845 1066

Price: $148 for 5kg (Serves 6 to 10 persons)
Availability: Now to 25 December 2013

Heritage Peranakan Roasted Turkey

Heritage Peranakan Roasted Turkey

Marinated with nonya spices and accompanied with mushroom stuffing, sautéed vegetables and homemade tamarind jus, it is the creation’s debut in the hotel kitchen’s oven this year. Save for its unique touches of peranakan marination, the Christmas bird was pretty ordinary. Turkeys being turkeys, they possess tough and dry meat in general. While the hotel’s rendition was still slightly skewed toward the dry side, I thought it was pretty reasonable considering that it’s 5kg; a whole big block of meat to handle. That said, the tamarind jus would then come in handy here.

 

Signature Whole Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry & Turkey Jus
Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6349 1292

Price: $108 for 4.5-5kg (Serves 6-10 persons)
Availability: 2 to 25 December 2013

Signature Whole Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry & Turkey Jus

Signature Whole Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Cranberry & Turkey Jus

If you prefer a traditional roast turkey, go for the tender traditional roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing with cranberry and turkey jus at Carlton Hotel. Delicately-flavoured chestnut stuffing keeps the white meat moist. It’s so good that you will be craving for more.

 

Roasted Holiday Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Dressing, Pomegranate and Cranberry Relish
Café Noel at Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford; Tel: 6338 8785

Price: $170 for 4.5-5.5kg (Serves 5 persons)
Availability: Now to 25 December 2013

Roasted Holiday Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Dressing, Pomegranate and Cranberry Relish

Roasted Holiday Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Dressing, Pomegranate and Cranberry Relish

This Christmas, add a touch of culinary elegance to your dinner celebrations with the roasted holiday tom turkey with chestnut stuffing, giblet dressing, pomegranate and cranberry relish by award-winning chefs from Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford. The turkey is roasted to golden brown perfection. Cranberry and Pomegranate are two peas in a pod and make a spectacular sweet and tangy sauce for the turkey.

 

Butterball Roasted Turkey
Available at any Cold Storage outlets. Orders can also be placed online at www.coldstorage.com.sg.

Price: From $57.99 to $82.99 (Serves 5 to 10 persons)
Availability: Now to 20 December 2013

Butterball Roasted Turkey

Butterball Roasted Turkey

The Christmas dinner table would not be complete without the traditional Butterball Roasted Turkey with chestnut stuffing and accompanied by rich turkey gravy. Rich in colour and flavour, this golden oven roasted turkey is as delicious as it looks. It’s also one of the cheapest bird out there. Available in three sizes: small, medium and large.

 

See also, 10 irresistible Christmas cakes to buy and Christmas Treats at Da Paolo Gastronomia.

Author: Javan Ng
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