For many of us, the term “cooking” may simply involve cracking an egg and adding it into your 2-minute Maggi noodles. But with Christmas just around the corner, the pressure gets real when we’re invited to parties and potluck dinners – and we don’t have the slightest idea of what to bring to the dinner table.
While not all of us are blessed with Gordon Ramsay’s cooking talents, we can still be a good guest and dabao food to the party. So if you’ve got a get-together coming up and it’s too late to pick up your Beginner’s Cookbook, here are 10 fuss-free foods for you to takeaway instead!
You can never go wrong with desserts. Show your guests that you’ve put some thought into the Christmas theme with Da Paolo’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Christmas Tree ($58), an aesthetically pleasing and of course – edible pine tree topped with cookie presents and icing.
Santa’s Sled Marshmallow Cupcake
If that isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet cravings, you can also order the Assorted Christmas Cupcakes with designs so beautiful they can pass off as Christmas ornaments. One cupcake is priced at $5.90, but order 4 and you can get them at $22!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-45 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Delivery Contact: 6265 4850
Image credit: Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
Even when the host tells you there’s “no need to bring anything lah”, it doesn’t feel right to show up at a party empty-handed. While you may low-key rejoice over the fact that you don’t have to contribute a large turkey to the dinner table, the Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory’s Assorted 30 Pieces Cookies Gift Box ($38) works as a simple door gift to show your appreciation.
Image credit: Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
After one bite, you’ll remember why Japanese snacks + cheese have always been our one-true-pairing with the cookies’ sweet and savoury flavours like Salt & Camembert, Honey & Gorgonzola, and Porcini & Gouda!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-73 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11AM-9.30PM, Daily
Delivery Contact:9248 8476
Binge-watch X’mas movies with a cup of The Coffee Academics’ globally-inspired coffee of the month – the Berlin Toasted S’mores ($8). Creatively displayed in a 250 ml beaker with chocolate and biscuit bits at the rim, the latte is also topped with toasted marshmallows.
With a light texture and subtler taste, the coffee is also less jelak compared to those you’d get at Kopitiams, making it an easy-to-drink caffeinated treat!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-12 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 9AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 9AM-10.30PM, Sun 9AM-9.30PM
Delivery Contact: 6266 0560
For all the fitspo people at Christmas parties, you can create your own salad ($4.99) at the Raffles City Market Place and choose from a wide range of toppings and dressings such as cherry tomatoes, spiral pasta, or honey mustard.
If you’d like to have some meat with your greens, you can also get the Freshly Roasted Combo Meals from $3.99 with steak and salads.
For very last minute takeaways, head to the Sushi Counter where you can order sushi or sashimi and have them prepared for you on the spot within 30 minutes!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-01 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 8AM-11PM, Daily
Delivery Contact: 6336 2676
Known for their European cuisine and hearty meat dishes, Marché Mövenpick is the go-to restaurant if you plan on achieving a satisfying food-coma.
Besides being available at multiple locations islandwide, the restaurant also offers delivery and drop off catering so you can get the food sent to your friend’s house without any hassle!
Crispy Pork Belly with Apple Sauce
Save yourself the “I’m on a diet” excuse and get the Crispy Pork Belly with Apple Sauce ($27.90++) with juicy chunks of meat accompanied by new potatoes, braised lentil and leafy greens.
Christmas Wonder with Amaretto
For added Yuletide cheer, order the Christmas Wonder ($16.90++) – a sweet, pastel-pink alcoholic beverage that will taste and look good on your Instagram feed!
Note: Free House Cocktail (U.P $16.90++) with minimum spending of $80 in a single receipt. Terms and conditions apply.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-17A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 8AM-12AM, Daily
Delivery Contact: 6337 9433
In the case of a DIY-roasted chicken attempt gone wrong, you can still save the party and dabao the Marinated Oven Roasted Chicken ($40) from German restaurant Brotzeit.
Marinated with spices and served with roasted seasonal vegetables, the chicken is juicy, extremely tender, and easy to slice.
It also comes with a bowl of potato wedges and chicken sauce for you to dip or pour over the chicken before consuming. Either way, you’ll be eating it to the bone!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11.30AM-1AM, Thur-Fri 11.30AM-2AM, Sat 10AM – 2AM, Sun 10AM-1AM
Delivery Contact: 6883 1534
From 6pm on Christmas Eve, Salt Tapas and Bar is offering a value-for-money promotion where you can choose 5 tapas for only $50++. The dish is great for sharing and comes with a free pavlova – an Australian traditional X’mas dessert with meringue, berries, and rose water cream.
Westholme Wagyu brisket sliders
Most of the tapas are light bites that can be eaten with your hands, such as the savoury Flatbread “Taramasalata”, and the juicy Westholme Wagyu brisket sliders. With these unique dishes, you’ll be adding more variety and flavour to the dinner table!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 12PM-10 PM, Fri 12PM-11PM, Sat 12PM-10.30PM, Sun & PH 12PM-9.30PM
Delivery Contact: 6837 0995
If there’s going to be Vegetarian guests at your party, look no further than Sufood – a vegetarian restaurant that serves meatless Western cuisine. This yuletide, Sufood is getting creative with the Christmas Pizza ($16.90), a pine-tree shaped pizza with a “watermelon star” on top.
Even if you’re not a fan of broccoli – or vegetarian food – you’ll love the combination of toppings such as mushroom, cheese cubes, truffle and tomatoes, and a crispy “charcoal” crust. Don’t underestimate the size of the pizza – it may look small but it easily fills the stomachs of 3 people!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-3PM, 5.30PM-10PM, Daily
Delivery Contact: 6333 5338
Head to Poulet and treat your friends and family to their signature Christmas dish – the X’mas Christmas Platter ($38.90) with truffle oil infused chestnuts and sauteed mushrooms.
While the roasted chicken is relatively affordable, it is not any less delicious and is suitable for smaller groups of 4 people. It also comes with roasted vegetables and fries as sides!
For dessert, we were instantly drawn to the Red Velvet in White Chocolate Dome ($12.90). Just like the name suggests, the dish consists of a red velvet cake encased in a white chocolate and is served alongside vanilla ice cream to end your Christmas meal on a sweet note.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-65/66 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-10PM, Daily
Delivery Contact: 6336 3119
Dark Rum Tiramisu Log Cake
No Christmas meal is complete without a yule log. At $72, you can order Cedele’s Dark Rum Tiramisu Log Cake with dark chocolate cream, rum mascarpone, and buckwheat almond cake. Another popular pick is the Chocolate Matcha Cake ($63) – a sponge cake with chocolate truffle and green tea cream.
If you want to bring more than just dessert, you can order their platters according to the number of people at your party, starting from the Joyous Platter at $280 for 8-10 people. You’ll then get to choose any 1 from each category of meat, salads and dessert!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #03-28A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-9.30PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-10PM
Delivery Contact: 6337 8017
Having a feast or planning a party doesn’t have to take too much effort. With these foods from Raffles City, you can still contribute good food to the table without breaking a sweat in the kitchen!
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