Okay, yes, it’s 2016 already. But I had all these pictures of christmas food on my laptop, so I was like, well, why not… A CHRISTMAS POST!
Christmas was in Singapore this year. We used to rotate between London, Singapore and Sydney, but Singapore got cut out of the mix somewhere 10 years ago. So this was the first Singapore christmas we’ve had in the longest time. Huzzzzzzah!
My first question when Dad told me we were having it in Singapore was “Who’s cooking?”. His reply was “Well…. We thought you would”. Alrighty then. I guess I was cooking.
This whole spread was of course not all my doing. Boy and I can rock up a killer roast, but my timing skills aren’t really on point and I’m kind of all over the place. Also, since I don’t eat meat anymore, my meat-cooking skills aren’t at the highest.
My Dad discovered that at The Tanglin Club, we could pre-order some christmas dinner to pick up on christmas day. How cool is that? So at 2pm, we picked up our turkey, gravy, stuffing…
We also got some terriyaki salmon from them. Om nom nom.
My pride and joys came in the form of cheesy cauliflower…
A little roasted carrots and crumbled feta…
The most beaaaautiful roasted parsnips (insanely good).
I also made some brussel sprouts, but I wasn’t too happy with them. I need to learn how to nail these, in America they’re always so incredible.
I did pretty well with the sweet potato mash though, considering we didn’t have a proper masher. When there’s a hungry Bianca, there’s a way.
My Aunt, Tracy, also whipped up a couple of dishes. Say hello to some broccoli…
Beautifully crispy potatoes…
And, oh hello sauteed potatoes!
What an insane spread for not actually that many people.
Coffee wanted to get involved too. She trolled for any droppings.
I was hoping we’d play loads of games like last year, but we were a bit too busy eating and drinking and chatting.
I also got preoccupied with our christmas crackers, which actually had surprisingly good gifts this year. Cork screws, etc. Of course I had to get the shitty little frame. I’m gonna put a picture of my face in it and give it to Boy. Merry Christmas.
No matter how much we suffed ourselves, it was dessert time, and dessert time was happening whether we liked it or not.
We made gingerbread houses and gingerbread men the day before. Check these beauties.
This bad boy was mine too.
Hamish went to heat his up in the microwave for himself. He styled this guy a little differently.
And, of course, we weren’t lacking dessert. Cheese and fruit started us off.
Christmas pudding was also necessary.
Add whisky and fire.
Tracy also mentioned how she was craving some flourless chocolate cake. Ming knew exactly where to get one.
When we were younger, we’d go to Pietrasanta in Singapore because we were friendly with the owner. She remembered how insane their flourless chocolate cake they sold there was. So we drove down and picked some up for christmas. Great call.
What goes well with chocolate cake?
On our trip to Haagen-Dazs, we may or may not have also gotten some chocolate fondue.
And by that, I mean we did.
Holy shit. There was so much food, we didn’t even make it to the Christmas Cake.
It lived to survive another day. I hope everyone got as fat and drunk as we did!