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The Handy Cook-It-Yourself Christmas Food Guide for 2020

Be the hostess with the mostest with our recipes guide. P.S. if cooking is not your thing, fret not. We’ve got you covered with delivery options.

What's a party without food?

We are nearing Christmas Bash 2020, which means time to plan for your Bash fiesta! And what’s a party without food? We know making food decisions can be stressful, so we’re here to make it a breeze. Check out our list of recipes or delivery and dining out options (if you want to skip the cleaning up). There’s something for every palate, including the most finicky of eaters.

One-bite wonders

Appetisers are the key to keeping your friends not hangry and still save room for dinner. All you need is your fork to nosh on these lip-smacking morsels: the highly addictive Sweet Potato Fries; the customisable Savoury Party Bread, just add your favourite ingredients into the sourdough; and, not forgetting, the popular Salsa Dip.

Cheat sheet: Everybody loves fried chicken - order from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken, or the classic Kentucky Fried Chicken. Fun food fact: the Japanese celebrate Christmas with fried chicken.

Sharing is caring

Cooking for a lot of people with different tastes and requirements can be very stressful but it needn't be. With these sharing dish recipes - they look, and taste, great but don't require half as much elbow grease as your friends will assume – you are all set for an amazing Bash party. The ultimate sharing comfort food, Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese. Add black pepper and Shimeji mushrooms to cut through the rich creamy flavour. Or go for the level-five-but-oh-so-delicious Pork Belly Briyani. Yes, you read that right, it’s a beautiful combination of rich pork belly with fluffy and toothsome briyani rice. Dare we say a match made in heaven.

Cheat sheet: Tze char – hands down the best sharing cuisine. Order from Keng Eng Kee Seafood, for their Moonlight Hor Fun and Marmite Pork Ribs; 333 Kitchen SG offers free delivery services with a minimum order based on your location; or the famous White Restaurant.

The classics

Nothing quite completes a Christmas dinner like a plump turkey or gorgeously glazed ham. Check out FairPrice’s Christmas Catalogue for affordable ready-to-eat Roast Turkeys and Glazed Hams. You may also zhng your festive bird with bacon, Bacon-wrapped Turkey. You can thank us later.

If turkey is not your favourite fowl, try your hand at cooking the Oven Roasted Five Spice Peking Chicken – a moreish combination between a roasted chicken & Peking duck. Or attempt the hulking Turducken (available from Ryan’s Grocery), a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, then stuffed into a deboned turkey.

Cheat sheet: If time is not on your side, here’s where you can treat yourself to a decadent spread of succulent roasts: Cold Storage, Delifrance, Paul, or the indulgent Intercontinental Singapore.

Sweet dreams are made of these

Score brownie points (no pun intended) with your sweet-toothed friends with these Christmas goodies: Snickerdoodle Party Cookies, an upgraded version of cornflakes biscuits; the party-favorite Christmas Brownie Trees; and the easy peasy, lemon squeezy Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. If you are feeling a little adventurous, we recommend the show-stopping Christmas Pavlova. A black forest meringue tower, it comprises a heaping portion of cherry fillings with luscious dark chocolate ganache.

The cherry on top? Your house will be filled with the scent of these amazing baked treats – move over Yankee Candles.

Cheat sheet: Order the Christmas Bakebox (Peppermint Chocolate Brownie, Cinamon Sugar Blondie, Cranberry Dark Chocolate Cookies, Orange Double Chocolate Cookies, $28) from Semisweetdn or pop by newly opened Tai Cheong Bakery at Bukit Panjang Plaza for eggcellent egg tarts.

Hungry yet? Prepare first...and thank us later!

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