Back when I first arrived in Singapore more than ten years ago, a good turkey seemed more challenging to find. Now? There's a plethora of delicious places to find your perfect bird and all the sides.
Good ol' Cold Storage has all the frozen Butterball turkeys you need. Turkey prices are lower than last year thanks to more turkeys being available. Last year's bird flu is a distant memory, thank goodness.
Hoe Brothers Catering
Looking for the whole kit and caboodle? Hoe Brothers Catering is the place for you. Buy a just a roast turkey from them or get the whole turkey with all the fixings on the side.
Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore
Want to try something different? How about a roast turkey with a coconut crust? Or a lychee log cake? Both are available as well as more traditional holiday fare at Holiday Inn Atrium.
This store has all the top-of-the-line yummies guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Huber's has turkeys marinated in olive oil, salt, spices, rosemary, sage, and marjoram. They come in all sizes, stuffed or not stuffed, as well as all the fixings.
Jeffrey’s Christmas Kitchen
Using only free-range turkey air-flown daily to Singapore, Jeffrey’s makes their own special blend of spices and seasonings and cooks the turkey to perfection. Preheating services are also available for cooked turkey orders in case you don't have an oven big enough to fit their huge turkeys.
Little Farms chefs makes all sorts of fabulous, ready-to-eat item. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, check out whole birds are stuffed with sourdough apricot and sage and roasted to order before being served with cranberry apple compote and turkey gravy. Make your Thanksgiving feast this year a grander one by adding duck fat roasted potatoes, cauliflower gratin, and butternut pumpkin pie to your order. Yum!
How does a Roasted Maple Bourbon Turkey sound? If this has you licking your chops, then check out the Marmalade Pantry’s all-new roast turkey, which is house-brined overnight before being slow-roasted.
This fancy French spot has turkeys in Herbs de Provence as well as turkey hams for those who don't do pork, but want a Christmas ham. Of course, Paul also has some delicious pastries to go on the side, too!
Known for its quality organic and free-range meats, Ryan’s Grocery has two different options available if you're the mood to cook: a turkey breast or petit turkey (about 4kg). Their organic turkeys are roasted, then chilled. Imported from the USA, the turkeys are free of GMO, gluten, MSG, antibiotics and hormones, and are fed a 100 percent vegetarian diet enhanced with vitamins. Ryan’s Grocery even has Turducken!
The American Club
Not a member of The American Club? Not a worry! You can still order turkey with all your favorite sides, cooked just the way Americans like them. Watch this space for a new ordering system to soon go into place for non-members.
Being from Texas, I'm a bit partial to southern recipes and few do them better than Yardbird. They have a Thanksgiving in a box kind of deal which would be perfect for a small gathering.
Roasting a turkey yourself?
It can be a bit overwhelming to roast a turkey far from family by your side to give you advice. No worries. Just check out all the advice on the Butterball website.
Anybody for pie?
Pies are trickier to find than turkeys, but a few places have come onto the scene in the past couple of years that makes picking up dessert a bit easier.
If you're looking for something different other than traditional pumpkin or pecan, Elijah's Pies is a must-try. Bring a little Singapore to your table with a pandan coconut pie or a yuzu meringue.
You'd be hard pressed to find a better apple pie than the one at PS Cafe. And if you aren't into just pie, check out some of their other famous desserts, too -– like their absolutely fabulous sticky date pudding.
Don't tell my grandmother, but Windowsill Pies are just as good as hers and a heck of a lot easier as I don't have to personally whip together a pumpkin bourbon or pecan pie.
Again, it's hard to be a good, southern recipe. Yardbird has delicious and beautiful pumpkin or pecan pies which are sure to please your crowd.