Along with the log cake and turkey, the festive ham is another must-have dish during Christmas. The huge chunk – usually pork but may also be chicken or turkey – is either wet or dry cured and may or may not be smoked. There are many variations of ham available and all are generally considered acceptable for Christmas. There have also been deviations from the original honey-glazed hams. Some restaurants and hotels have rolled out hams with a local flair for instance, and I’ve aimed to list some of the noteworthy ones down below.
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Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
The “Char Siew” Glazed Pork Ham (S$98) is one of the popular Christmas staples over at Baba Chews in Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong. If you want your ham to have a slightly more familiar and local taste – look no further than this nicely smoked chunk of meat. The 2kg piece also comes with XO crab meat fried rice and char siew sauce on the side.
Dates: 1st December 2021 to 25th December 2021 (orders can be made now)
Delivery: Free delivery with minimum S$50 order
Meat Mekanik is a supplier of different types of meat and they sell their hams year-round. They have a number of halal-certified pork-free hams including their Honey Chicken Round Ham (S$28) and Smoked Turkey Ham (S$28). The ham is 1kg in weight.
Delivery: Flat delivery fee of S$1.49 per order
Master Grocer is a butchery and deli selling various types of meat. Their Honey Glazed Ham (S$11.95) which is delivered chilled weighs 800 grams and is smoked and cured with brown sugar and less salt
Delivery: Free with minimum S$60 order / S$8 otherwise
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Sheraton Towers Singapore is offering 2 types of ham for Christmas 2021. The Honey-Glazed Boneless Ham (S$188) weighs 3kg and comes with roasted potato, festive vegetable, and pineapple raisin sauce. The Honey Lychee-Glazed Semi Bone-In Gammon Ham (S$268) on the other hand is a new recipe with a slightly fruity aroma bringing sweetness to the meat. This 5kg ham also comes with roasted potato, festive vegetable, and pineapple raisin sauce.
Dates: 25th November to 25th December 2021
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s Honey Glazed Boneless Gammon Ham (S$168) weighs 3kg and is good enough to feed up to a dozen people. It also comes with roasted potatoes and vegetables as sides. Alternatively, keep it for a few days and you can use the leftovers to turn into other dishes with the help of creative recipes.
Dates: 1st December 2021 to 2nd January 2022 (orders can be made now)
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InterContinental Singapore’s Honey Baked Pork Ham (S$118) weighs 2kg and comes with Pineapple Chutney as sauce.
Dates: 22nd November to 25th December 2021
The Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel’s Honey-glazed Champagne Ham (from S$228) is probably the most luxurious ham to get for this Christmas as it’s marinated with the aforementioned sparkling wine. The ham also comes with winter fruit compote, roasted butternut squash, braised endives, caramelised pineapple, Granny Smith apple sauce and truffle jus. The ham also comes in 2 versions – one weighing 4 to 5kg and another at 6 to 7kg, making this one of the biggest ham available for Christmas this year.
Dates: 2nd December to 27th December 2021
Furama Singapore City Centre
Furama Singapore’s Honey Baked Turkey Ham (S$40/78) suits those who prefer a pork-free alternative to this Christmas treat. Available in both 1kg or 2kg options, the glistening white-meat version of this classic comes topped with pineapple sauce and mustard plus root vegetables and roast potatoes on the side.
Dates: 1st December 2021 to 2nd January 2022
Those looking for an English-style roast will enjoy the clove-scented whole Gammon Ham (S$168), painstakingly made in-house from raw gammon or the hind leg of a pork– cleaned, boiled and baked with juniper berries, raw cloves and other aromatics, then glazed with sweet Canadian maple syrup for the perfect balance between savoury and sweet. The sweet and savoury theme continues even with the accompaniments such as grilled pineapple and a rosemary-apple sauce.
Dates: 22nd November 2021 to 2nd January 2022
Delivery: S$15 delivery for purchase of 1 item, free delivery for purchase of 2 items or more
Da Paolo Gastronomia
Da Paolo’s glistening Honey Baked Ham (S$168) is studded with cloves, glazed with honey and slow baked to perfection. It weighs 2.7kg and is good for 4 to 6 persons. This sweet-savory creation comes with browned butter apple sauce on the side.
Dates: Now to 31st December 2021
Delivery: S$20 per order; free delivery with minimum order of S$350