Sunday, October 29, 2023

A Yuletide Season of Love and Peace at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel


For this festive season, Marriott Tang Plaza Singapore has launched an exciting line-up starring 11 new items for this year's festive takeaway, such as traditional roast turkey, whole king crab, dry-aged Irish beef, log cakes and more. Pre-orders start on 6 November 2023, with collection and delivery available from 24 November to 25 December 2023.

Whole Roasted Turkey

Whole Roasted Turkey with Singapore Sling Marinade, Cherry and Pineapple Stuffing with Singapore Sling Sauce, and port Wine Sauce ($240/ 4.5 kg to 5 kg, serves 6 to 8 persons) draws inspiration from Singapore's famed cocktail, Singapore Sling. The exceptional crispy and caramelised turkey skin results from submerging into a brine solution for 72 hours before roasting, consisting of ingredients like orange, juniper berries, cinnamon, brown sugar, white wine and cherry liquor. This step gives it a good season while drawing out the skin's moisture. The meat was kept pretty tender. Cherry and Pineapple Stuffing is served on the side, with a tart sweetness to pair with the turkey.

Roast Pork Saddle

Roast Pork Saddle with Pancetta and Porcini Mushroom Stuffing with Spiced Orange Rum Sauce – $225 nett (2 kg, serves 6 to 8 persons). This famed Roast Pork Saddle is well-loved for its crispy, crackling skin. The meat was tender with a good ratio of fats, stuffed with pancetta, porcini mushroom and aromatic herbs that impart flavours to the meat during the roasting process. The accompanying spiced orange rum sauce helps to cut through the strong flavours for a savoury-sweet balance.

Smoky BBQ Dry Aged Irish Beef Mid Ribs

Smoky BBQ Dry Aged Irish Beef Mid Ribs (Bone-in) – $270 nett (1.8 kg to 2 kg, serves 6 to 8 persons) is sous vide for 36 hours to attain a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Specially sourced, John Stone's dry-aged Irish beef famed for its sustainable practices that focuses on the farm, environment and ageing process. This premium 39-day dry-aged Irish Beef Mid Ribs is known for its luxurious richness.

Baked Whole King Crab with Sea Urchin Gratin & Pasta

For seafood option, you can consider the stunning Baked Whole King Crab with Sea Urchin Gratin & Pasta – $325 nett (1.5 kg to 1.8 kg, serves 6 persons). The fresh crab roe and crab meat chunks are first separated and folded in with sea urchin, grated cheese and white wine before baking to achieve a glistening gratin crust. It is served on a bed of orecchiette pasta lightly sautéed with garlic and olive oil. While the flavours were there, I found it a tad too saltish for my liking.


For the sweets, Blue Pea White Peach Log Cake (1 kg, $90 nett) is designed specially for the ladies. Glazed in lovely hues of blue and white from all-natural butterfly pea, it is layered with peachy-goodness of fresh white peach puree, mousse and blue pea sponge cake sandwiched in between.

My favourite would be the berries-chocolate combination found in the Mulled Wine Mixed Berries Log Cake (1 kg, $90 nett), cute with a Santa suit. Layered with raspberry cream, red wine jelly, forest berry, chocolate mousse and crunchy chocolate biscuit, the hint of alcohol helps to cut through the sweetness.

A classic would be Signature Chocolate Fudge Log Cake (1 kg $85 nett / 500g, $45 nett), well known for its fluffy chiffon cake made of Belgian chocolate. It wasn't as rich a chocolate cake as I anticipated.

Caramel Popcorn with Apple Christmas Train

Caramel Popcorn with Apple Christmas Train (1 kg, $90 nett) allures with layers made of buttery popcorn biscuit base, caramel sponge and apple jelly.

Seafood Paella

Grilled Octopus with Chorizo

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Crossroads Buffet will be offering a scrumptious seafood fare featuring an assortment of Sashimi and Ceviche Live Station of Barramundi Ceviche, salmon carpaccio and tuna tartare, a selection of Spanish tapas like Grilled Octopus with Chorizo, Gambas al Ajillo, Dry-Aged Irish Skirt Steak with Garlic Puree, and more.


Pre-order* on starts from 6 November 2023, with collection and delivery available from 24 November to 25 December 2023.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865

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