Christ­mas eats

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The best Christ­mas eats and fes­tive events around town.

Baked with can­died fruit steeped in brandy and English tea

for over a year, the tangy top­ping on the aged fruit cake with yuzu frost­ing ($48 for 950g) adds a new twist to the clas­sic Christ­mas cake. It’s avail­able at Bak­erzin out­lets from Nov 11 to Jan 2; or­der on­line by Dec 22. Visit www.bak­erzin.com. If you love spicy food, the fes­tive lamb shank in dried chilli and Sichuan pep­per ($58++ per or­der) is a great Christ­mas treat. Sea­soned and roasted with Sichuan chilli and pep­per­corns, the lamb shank will be avail­able at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restau­rant at Parkroyal on Beach Road from Dec 1 to 31. Visit www. sichuan­douhua.com.

Made of 16 squares with six avours,

the Merry Mo­saic cakes ($48 for 500g) from Good­wood Park Ho­tel are a vis­ual treat. And there’s some­thing to please ev­ery­one’s palate, from clas­sic flavours like cheese­cake to edgy ones such as rasp­berry earl grey. Avail­able from Dec 1 to 26; or­der at least three work­ing days in ad­vance by Dec 19. Visit www.good­wood­parkho­tel.com. Mums, for­get count­ing calo­ries. Com­pris­ing choco­late mousse, sugar-free choco­late ganache and a rasp­berry con­fit, the Fram­boise of the Wild For­est cake ($68 for 1kg) from In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Sin­ga­pore is the per­fect ex­cuse to in­dulge. Avail­able from Nov 15 to Dec 25. Visit http://sin­ga­pore.in­tercon­ti­nen­tal.com.

If your fam­ily loves meat,

Sin­ga­pore Marriott Tang Plaza Ho­tel is the place to go this fes­tive sea­son. From a truf­fle but­tered roast turkey with fi­nanziera ter­rine and Madeira sauce ($238, for 4.5 to 5kg) to a whole roast duck with cherry sauce ($128, for 2.5kg), you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If that’s not enough, try some­thing new with the bone­less tur­ducken with Madeira sauce ($258, for 4.5kg to 5kg), a deboned turkey stuffed with duck and chicken. Avail­able from Nov 23 to Dec 25, orders are to be placed five days in ad­vance. Visit www.sin­ga­pore­mar­riott.com.

Treat your­self to a sump­tu­ous feast of seafood, fes­tive roasts and desserts

at Os­car’s buf­fet at Con­rad Cen­ten­nial ho­tel from Dec 1 to 23, and Dec 27 to 30. The kids can en­joy Christ­mas car­olling or catch magic per­for­mances at the Kid’s Christ­mas Cor­ner, while you feast to your heart’s con­tent. The buf­fet goes for $62++ for an adult and $31++ for a child for lunch on Mon­days to Satur­days; $75++ for an adult and $37.50++ for a child for din­ner on Sun­days to Thurs­days, and $86++ for an adult and $43++ for a child for din­ner on Fri­days and Satur­days. Visit www.con­nois­seur.sg. Dec­o­rate your own adorable igloo cake ($75 for 1.6kg) as a fam­ily and let your lit­tle one’s cre­ativ­ity run wild. Choose be­tween pep­per­mint cook­ies and cream or rasp­berry ly­chee, and get dec­o­rat­ing with the top­ping set in­cluded, or add on your own in­gre­di­ents. The cake from Dome is avail­able from now un­til Jan 2. Visit www.olio.sg/dome­cof­fee.

Fans of the salted-egg trend

will want to or­der this roast turkey with salted egg yolk sauce ($148++) from Ho­tel Fort Can­ning. Mar­i­nated with salted egg yolk, aged rice wine, gin­ger, onions and a se­cret mix of spices, each turkey serves six to eight. Avail­able un­til Dec 22. Visit www.hfc­sin­ga­pore.com.

Take the lit­tle ones to meet Peppa Pig and friends at United Square and One KM this fes­tive sea­son. They’ll be at United Square from Nov 23 to Dec 5, and at One KM from Dec 9 to18. Or is your lit­tle one a fan of a cer­tain pur­ple di­nosaur? Catch a mu­sic and dance per­for­mance by pop­u­lar char­ac­ters from The Lit­tle Big Club, in­clud­ing Barney and Friends, Thomas the Tank En­gine, and Bob & Wendy. They stop by One KM from Nov 25 to Dec 7, and United Square from Dec 9 to 16. Spend $50 to re­deem a Meet & Greet pass for ei­ther show. Visit www.onekm.com.sg, and www.unit­ed­square.com.sg. Back for its third year, Christ­mas Won­der­land is set to turn Gar­dens by the Bay into a Christ­mas play­ground. Visit the up­sized Ice Palace and skate around the 400 sq m ice-skat­ing rink, or eat, drink and be merry with a spe­cially cu­rated fes­tive menu.

The fair will be held from Dec 2 to Jan 1; ad­mis­sion tick­ets start from $4 and can be pur­chased on­line. Each pay­ing adult can take up to three chil­dren un­der 0.9m for free. Visit www. christ­mas­won­der­land.sg.

From Christ­mas crafts to sen­sory play

and even a bub­ble court­yard, Mu­si­cal Christ­mas @ Rochester Mall prom­ises an af­ter­noon of fam­ily-friendly fun. Join the car­ni­val and take part in a photo con­test to win at­trac­tive prizes worth up to $1,170. Re­mem­ber to bring pre-loved toys for the toy drop as well, which ben­e­fits needy fam­i­lies sup­ported by Club Rain­bow. Dec 3, noon to 5pm. Visit www.young­par­ents.com.sg/mu­si­calchrist­mas.

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