Thursday, December 5, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at nydc! See special treat for readers too

Christmas at nydc - an immersion in warm, cheery fun!

This year is flying by real fast. Christmas is less than a month away. And nydc has come up with some goodies for the festive season - Big Plates, Small Plates, and of course desserts and drinks.

I was totally bowled over (yes, pun all intended) by Gingy's Butter Rum Bath (above). It's an Elephanccino™ in which you get to soak a very cute gingerbread man cookie. Look at him just melt and luxuriate in the warmth of his butter rum onsen topped with whipped cream.

And there was another item that really knocked my socks off. It's crispy and spicy! You'll see.

nydc's Christmas 2013 theme revolves around Santa
This year, the theme revolves around Santa, and his little helpers. These are mini log cakes (S$6.80) which are perfect for individual indulgence. Holly Choco Log (left) which is a dark chocolate coated buttery chocolate cream centre log while Jolly White Choc Cheese Log has a cream cheese centre underneath a white chocolate coat. Both also available as full size logs (S$48).

As a special treat for Camemberu readers: Get a Free Mini log cake (any flavour) with any order of 1 Christmas big plate and 1 christmas drink (no min spend required). Just mention “Holly Jolly Christmas at nydc” or flash this blogpost on your mobile device! More details at end of post!

Elves’ Salmon Logs (S$9.80)
Elves’ Salmon Logs (S$9.80)
These are really clever and look like Nordic sushi. Crepe rolls with smoked salmon and cream cheese, and garnished with dill. Pink peppercorns add to the festive look, like holly berries.

Elves’ Mini Meat Munchies (S$9.80)
Elves’ Mini Meat Munchies (S$9.80)
If fish is not your thing, tuck in to these instead. Meat loaves on toast, topped with either brandied cherries or cranberry jam.

And for the mains (big plates), we have something for hearty appetites!

Santa's Wagyu Steak Frites (S$28.80)
Santa's Wagyu Steak Frites (S$28.80)
Judging from Santa's big belly, he'd need a good-sized steak. That's what you'll get here. I think it's Australian wagyu, of a leaner cut, so it's very beefy and not too fatty.

Merry Merry Mixed Grill (S$26.80)
Merry Merry Mixed Grill (S$26.80)
This has a bit of everything for people who like variety. Grilled king prawns, beef sirloin, sausages and crispy lamb ribs alongside salad, fries, grilled pineapple and a pepper dip sauce.

When this dish came, all I could smell was the alluring spice mix of the crispy lamb ribs. Oh my!

Awesome crispy spiced lamb ribs!!!
The awesome crispy spiced lamb ribs! Wow factor, check. Oh, the heady crunch of spiced batter yielding to tender and juicy lamb meat within. It's not too gamey, so even those who don't like lamb may take well to this. Me, I love it. It's so good we asked for extras.

This is an expensive item too. You'd normally only find this in higher end restaurants.

But I really really really hope they make this a permanent small plate item! Four pieces, just right for snacking.

Traditional Cornish Hen (S$16.80)
Traditional Cornish Hen (S$16.80)
Instead of turkey, nydc decided to serve Cornish hen. The smaller bird is sweeter and more juicy, something you won't get sick of when every other place is touting turkey. It's served with cornbread stuffing, a caramelised pineapple ring, red cherry, Brussels sprouts, carrots and giblet sauce.

For desserts, you get your Christmas favourites served in fun ways.

Gingy's Butter Rum Bath Elephanccino (S$8.80) - Gingy is available separately at S$4.80 per piece
Gingy's Butter Rum Bath Elephanccino (S$8.80) - Each Elephanccino comes with a warm Butter Rum bath and an nydc Gingerbreadman for dunking! You can get Gingy on his own too at $4.80! He’s cute.

Tutti Frutti Mudpie (S$11.80)
Tutti Frutti Mudpie (S$11.80)
Oh, this is their ice cream version of fruitcake, which I much prefer. Ice cream densely packed on a graham crackers base, liberally sprinkled with multi-hued gummies on top. It's a happy sight.

Fruity Joyous Delight (S$26.80, 500g)
Fruity Joyous Delight (S$26.80, 500g)
As for the actual fruitcake, they have it too, but only for corporate or staff orders (of 20 boxes or more). It sure looks good laden with festive fruits and nuts. If you're interested, please email for more details.

Individual orders for log cakes can be made three days in advance. Download the Order Form here and drop by any outlet to place your order. Their Early Bird promotion just ended but if you are a SUTL Life Member or Citibank Cardmember, you still get to enjoy 10% off all log cake orders.

Christmas Carollers' Cheer (S$8.50)
Christmas Carollers' Cheer (S$8.50)
It's fresh strawberries, bananas, strawberry cheesecake ice cream and milk with a hint of mint!

Jolly White Choc Cheese Mini Log (S$6.80)
There are several promotions going on from now til 31 Dec 2013.

Christmas Set: Enjoy a ‘Mudpie of the Day’ on the house when you order 2 Christmas Big Plates and 2 Christmas Drinks!

Mini Logs Bundle: All good things come by... Half a dozen! Buy 5, get 1 free Mini Logs!

And they're having a 12-day giveaway from 14-25 Dec 2013 - the first 12 customers who spend S$80 and above will get a gift from Santa's sack each day!


A Free Mini log cake (any flavour) with any order of 1 Christmas big plate and 1 christmas drink (no min spend required). To redeem: Just mention “Holly Jolly Christmas at nydc” or flash this blogpost on your mobile device to enjoy! Feel free to share this with your friends or family.

Fans can only utilise 1 promo code per visit (i.e. all offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts, privileges, promotions or vouchers).


Bugis Junction, #02-47/48
200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6333-3161
Sun - Thurs, PH 11.30am to 10pm
Fri, Sat; Eve of PH 11.30am to 10.30pm

Holland Village, 30 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277688
Tel: +65 6469-2998
Sun - Thurs; PH 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat; Eve of PH 11.30am to 11pm

Wheelock Place, #02-19
501 Orchard Rd,
Singapore 238880
Tel: +65 6736-3253
Sun - Thurs; PH 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat; Eve of PH 11.30am to 11pm

Thanks to nydc for the invite.

Photos taken with the Canon 5D Mark III kindly loaned by Canon Singapore.


  1. Hi Catherine,

    Nice to stumble into your blog. I'm a Sinagporean living in Australia and like to keep myself update of what Singaporeans do and eat...

    Are you related to nydc? You seems to write a lot about them in your blog.

    Happy to follow your blog for friendship and more and hope to hear from you too :D


    1. Hi Zoe, thanks for visiting the blog. No, am not related to nydc but they've done some interesting changes to their menu of late. Hadn't been back in a long time, but it has good memories for me in the past when I was still studying.


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