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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Yeo

Feast at Ellenborough Market Café during the Festive Season

Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court Hotel has been the stalwart of authentic Peranakan cuisine over the past two decades. The hotel celebrated its 20th anniversary in late October this year and was officially re-opened after a massive 18-month makeover. The signature restaurant restaurant, Ellenborough Market Café now dons a new look with cream and aquamarine accents. The cuisine at the restaurant remains unchanged and is still deeply rooted in Peranakan tradition with a selection of some local and international favourites. 


Festive favourites at Ellenborough Market Café

From 15 to 31 December 2017, Ellenborough Market  introduces a medley of popular festive favourites and Western delights. What is noteworthy this year is the signature roasted Szechuan flavoured tom turkey prepared by Executive Chef, Louis Tay. Last year, the sambal turkey received overwhelming response, therefore the culinary team decided to introduce turkey with a twist again this year to cater to adventurous diners.


Roast turkey


The flesh of the turkey is succulent, juicy and tender and complements well with the Szechuan sauce which is mildly piquant with a hint of lemongrass.


Pumpkin soup with fresh crabmeat


I also love the pumpkin soup which abounds with fresh crabmeat, the flavourful and rich oxtail stew and the honey baked ham with pineapple glaze. For those who desire traditional turkey, the roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce is also available.


Tempting durian pengat


Other tantalising items and perennial favourites to look forward to include the seafood on ice, wok-fried black pepper slipper lobster, chilli crab, fried carrot cake and of course, not forgetting the all-time favourite – durian pengat.


Signature log cakes


A festive meal is not complete without delectable treats such as stollen, Christmas pudding fruit cake, bread and butter pudding and of course log cake. The two new flavours this year are the noisette chocolate yule log and the strawberry yoghurt yuzu yule log. The former is luscious and divine with rich hazelnut cream, hazelnuts, crunchy almond and fluffy chocolate sponge while the latter is tantalising and refreshing with strawberry yoghurt yuzu mousse, crunchy white pearls and almond sponge.


The interior


With Santarina and Angels 

Ellenborough Market Café is definitely the place to dine if you are looking for a unique feast which includes a blend of both the East and West. For reservations, please call 6239 1847/ 1848 or email


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