Still fancy a Christmas treat but didn’t want to crowd with the 183984574 other people out for a festive meal yesterday?

From now till 31 Dec, head on down to For The People to get their Christmas menu featuring 24-hour Beef Short Ribs w/ Christmas Potato Salad, Smoked Duck w/ Red Wine Reduction on Savoury Sweet Potato Mash, and Smoked Duck w/ Red Wine Reduction on Savoury Sweet Potato Mash.

There’s also toasty beverages like the Iced Peppermint Chocolate and Hot Valencia Orange Mocha (Interesting!). Get atheir full Christmas Special for $48, which includes a Lobster Bisque, a main course and a drink of your choice (from above).

You can also check out their festive gift of a coffee + pastry hamper (coffee’s pretty good!) that you can order by dropping them a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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For The People

11A Hamilton Road Singapore 209182
Tel: +65 8133 4819
Email: hello@forthepeople.sg
Reservations: forthepeople.sg/reservation/

This feature is brought to you by For The People.

Editor’s note: As part of ongoing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures, your safety and health during your visit is important to the venue. You will be required to adhere to SMM actions such as SafeEntry, and social distancing. Stay safe, fellow otters!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Ring in the season with the perfect Yuletide celebration at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, featuring an array of Christmas roasts and signature delicacies available for takeaway, lavish dinner spreads at Triple Three, and a festive getaway package for two!

Can I just say that Mandarin Orchard’s Christmas offerings are one of the few things I look forward to every year-end?

Your presents is requested.

Making a comeback due to popular demand is the Sakura Chicken ($108), oven-roasted and stuffed with an indulgent medley of Black Truffle, Quinoa, and Wild Rice. For something new, add the succulent Roasted Lamb Roll with Thyme Jus to your list of must-have Christmas dinner centrepieces this year!

Image by Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Also available for the more health-conscious is the Baked Norwegian Salmon encased in Seafood and Chia Seed Mousseline, and served with mushroom sauce. Making for the perfect complement to this guilt-free dish is an assortment of seasonal vegetables.

Image by Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Next featuring the MVP: no feast is complete without Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s signature Premium Honey-glazed Boneless or Bone-in Gammon Ham, a timeless favourite prepared using an original recipe that remains a closely guarded secret since 1971.

Meat your best Christmas ever.

Innovative creations also make their way out of the Hotel’s Christmas kitchens this year, featuring a decadent line-up of yule log cakes that includes the highly popular Valrhona Delicious Dulcey, as well as new flavours such as Soursop and Lychee, Tropical Fruit and White Chocolate, and Raspberry Namelaka. The latter is not to be missed—made with chocolate dacquoise and feuilletine bars generously layered with raspberry jelly, chocolate mousse, and raspberry namelaka, then topped off with rich chocolate ganache.

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Deck The Halls

Christmas takeaway goodies by Mandarin Orchard Singapore are available from 23 November to 31 December 2020. For orders and enquiries, call +65 6831 6272/6320 or email festivedesk.orchard@meritushotels.com, or visit Coffee & Crust located on Level 5 from 11am to 8pm.

Download the 2020 Christmas Goodies Brochure here and the Christmas Order Form here.

Good Things Can Come In Threes

Want to dine in person instead?

Showstopping spreads at Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Japanese-inspired international buffet restaurant, Triple Three, will showcase Christmas roasts such as the much-acclaimed Honey-glazed Gammon Ham, Roasted U.S. Turkey with Cranberry and Giblet Sauce, and Roasted Lamb Rack with Thyme Jus.

Other highlights of the buffet will include Pan-seared Foie Gras with Truffle Miso, Oven-baked Boston Lobster with Uni Sauce, Lobster Mentaiyaki, Freshly-shucked Oysters, and Assorted Seafood on Ice.

An elaborate array of Christmas desserts also awaits festive diners at Triple Three, with Christmas Pudding, Stollen, Fruitcake, Panettone, Yule Log Cakes, and Festive Cookies adding to the delectable selection of sweet treats.

Prices from Christmas Eve till New Year’s Day Start from $99++ for lunch ($33++ for children), and $128++ for dinner ($48++ for children). For festive dinner reservations and enquiries, call +65 6831 6288/6271 or email dine.orchard@meritushotels.com.


Bask in the excitement of the Holiday Season right in the heart of bustling Orchard Road. Book the Hotel’s Christmas Getaway package and have a jolly holiday experience with friends and loved ones!

At $268++, enjoy a night’s stay for two inclusive of breakfast and set lunch at Chatterbox. The set lunch includes the legendary Mandarin Chicken Rice, Seafood Laksa, a side of rojak, two scoops of the signature Coconut Ice Cream, and two glasses of soft drinks.

Book the Christmas Getaway package direct on mandarinorchard.com.sg. Alternatively, call +65 6737 2200 or email resvn.orchard@meritushotels.com for booking assistance and enquiries.

This release is brought to you by Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

Editor’s note: As part of ongoing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures, your safety and health during your visit is important to the venue. You will be required to adhere to SMM actions such as SafeEntry, and social distancing. Stay safe, fellow otters!

We’ve been away for quite a while, and it’s only right we return by sharing some awesome Christmas treats!

This year, how about taking your mind away from preparing for the festive dinners, and still enjoy some quality selections from Mandarin Orchard Singapore? They’ve never been a hotel to shy away from festive treats and this year is no exception.

A Delectable Debut & More

It’s time to jio your friends and loved ones to a lavish feast of Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Christmas roasts and other savoury delights. One newcomer this year is the Chicken Ballotine ($98, 2kg), which is oven-roasted and stuffed with buttery fois gras and generous shavings of black truffle (!!)

Other Christmas classics, such as the (one of our favourite) Premium Honey-glazed Gammon Ham (from $318), Roasted U.S. Turkey (from $228), and specials like the Roasted Australian Beef Prime Rib (from $428) and Braised Australian Lamb Shank with Port Wine ($88) are also available for your selection.

Watching the weighing scale? There’s also some guilt-free indulgence in their Baked Norwegian Salmon crusted with Scallop Mousseline and Mushroom Sauce ($188, 1.5kg). Moist and tender within and topped with a layer of scallop mousseline, the dish brings healthy goodness in every bite.

Sweet Tidings We Bring

No Christmas feast is complete with your exquisite sweet treats. Who’s up for some Yule Logs? We are! With FOUR types of Yule Logs ($80, 1kg) available to choose from, Yule be spoilt for choice with their intricate decorations.

Accompanying these are also a WIDE range of specialty desserts by Mandarin Orchard Singapore. From Festive Macarons ($12, 4pc) and Festive Pralines ($35, 12pc), an entire Gingerbread House ($38) and Gingerbread Figurine ($12), Fes- there’s too many to name! Let the pictures speak for themselves:

Bring The Merry Moments Home

Have a feast in the comfort of your own home. These tempting Christmas treats are now available till 31 December 2019.

Download their festive brochure here and the order form here.

Retail Collection:
Coffee and Crust, Level 5

22 November to 31 December 2019
Open daily from 11am to 9pm

Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Festive Counter, Level 1
6 to 31 December 2019
Open daily from 11am to 7pm

For orders or enquiries, please call +65 6831 6320/6272 or email festivedesk.orchard@meritushotels.com.

Sorry for the hiatus! Been up to a lot of things in my personal life such as a new career and travels. Like Travel Frog (旅かえる / Tabikaeru)!


Morganfield’s Rib-Tastic Christmas Feast!

That said, it’s already December! Having already endured *a month’s worth* of repetitive jingles in almost every store you go to, it’s time for Christmas!

How about having some ribs for Christmas? Indulge in a gastronomic feast with your loved ones at Morganfield’s! They’re bringing back perennial favorites together with a new line up of meaty showstoppers, which will make for the perfect centrepieces for your festive table.

This year, the team has brought together their three stars for your Christmas table: From the sweet and savoury Orange Marmalade Glazed Whole Gammon Ham ($179.90++, serves 6-8), to the melt-in-your-mouth whole rack of Barbeque Beef Ribs or succulent slow-roasted Roast Beef Ribeye (each $219.90++, serves 4-6). Mmm-erry! Be sure to order 3 days in advance before you leave Ho-Ho-home!

That’s not all; the Morgan’s Christmas Feast ($149.90++, serves 4) platter is also back. Featuring their Christmas special edition items, such as the Cranberry & Hazelnut Sticky Bones, tantalizing Crackling Pork Roast, savoury Gammon Ham slices and much much more! To end your meal on a sweet note, order the homemade Black Forest Lava Cake made with luscious flowing dark cherry chocolate ganache (it’s really a rich taste of Cocoa, just like a certain childhood breakfast cereal!)

Need a swig to wash it all down? There’s the Somerset Summer Punch for you swashbucklers, or a Christmas Fruit Tea (non-alcoholic) for the designated Drivers. Don’t drink & drive kids!

This special Christmas menu is already available now till 3 January 2019.

Feast to a Rib-Tastic Christmas at Morganfield’s, Home of the Best Ribs in Town now!

We’ll be holding a giveaway on our social media till 9 Dec 2018. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Morganfield’s also have lots of regular on-going promotions, so check them out here before you head down.

Takeaway Menu

Can’t get out of home, or having a feast for the ages? Morganfield’s will bring the halls to your deck!

Simple head down to their website (morganfields.com.sg/christmas/) and order their Christmas menu to takeaway (actual takeaway is via oddle ! Don’t forget that some items like the Whole rack of ribs will take 3 days to advance-order, so get them early and in time for your party with copious amounts of alcohol (or other non-alcoholic options for our teetotaller friends)!


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181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central
Singapore 238896
Reservations: 66341828
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Cake Avenue Bistro

Cake Avenue to many, is probably synonymous to its bespoke cake designs, such as the unicorn cakes and designer cupcakes; basically any elaborate design you want on/of a cake, they will be able to do their magic. Recently, they have expanded their operations from their cosy store along Lorong Kilat (near Beauty World MRT station) to also include a full-service bistro with American and Italian cuisine.

Cake Avenue Christmas Menu

I was invited to sample their 2017 Christmas menu just last week, which will be available from 25 November (today) all the way till Christmas! In true Cake Avenue bespoke confectionery fashion, Chef ET has come up with a range of Christmas-themed desserts, from the conventional Yule Log, macarons and cookies, to the adorable entremets and a signature reindeer cake. They have also created a menu of savoury dishes which include braised lamb shank, chicken lasagna, and a selection of canapés.

Diner Dessert Menu

We also were treated to a new addition in their menu, to introduce their bistro to customers: the Diner Dessert series. At first glance, they look like your normal run-of-the-mill western diner food, such as burger and fries, nacho chips, alphabet tomato soup, and meatballs. But on closer inspection, they’re actually creatively designed with cakes, ice cream and the likes. For example, the “Diner slider and fries” were actually dark chocolate ice cream ‘patties’ sandwiched between vanilla butter cake ‘buns’ and topped with raspberry ‘ketchup’ and passionfruit ‘mustard’, served with warm cake ‘fries’. Such deceptive, so confuse. Nevertheless they were delightful to take pictures and enjoy after!

Sweet Deals!

From now till Christmas, Cake Avenue’s Christmas menu will be available for dine-in and takeaway in a few value-for-money festive packages! They’re pretty good for a small to medium gathering such as your office parties or pot lucks at your BFF’s place. Do give at least 3 days notice if you would like to order these special menu items though. Check the whole list out here and call/message/email them to make your order early!

More Information

Cake Avenue
33 Lorong Kilat
Kilat Centre
Singapore 598132
Email: sales@cakeavenue.com
Phone: 6877 9008 or  9666 2022 (Whatsapp)
Operation hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 8.30pm
Closed on Mondays
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They are Halal-certified!

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