4 Favourite Christmas Appetisers With Singapore Twists — Less 30 Minutes Prep Time! [Recipes Included]

The festive spirit is starting to fill our atmosphere, and you are excited to host your annual Christmas dinner at home for your family and friends. You’ve planned all the details for this upcoming soiree, the decorations, the table set-up, the menu, and all others, but wait..the appetisers! Yes, how can you forget that pre-dinner canapé spread of yours? 

You can brush your worries away now because Megafurniture is now your culinary Santa as we’ve prepared 4 favourite Christmas appetisers recipes that are very simple and easy-to-follow. And what’s the ultimate catch for these Christmas appetisers? It won’t take you more than 30 minutes to make it, and they are all thoughtfully infused with local flavours. So, it’s Singapore in every bite.

Easy-To-Make Christmas Appetisers: A Singaporean Twist

1. Singapore-Styled Deviled Eggs — A Favourite Christmas Appetiser Inspired by Grandma’s Deviled Egg Recipe

Step up to this favourite Christmas appetiser — the Singa-style Deviled Eggs. Why is this considered hype, especially this holiday season? This Christmas appetiser is so easy to make (it will only take you less than 30 minutes). It also possesses a blend of flavours that can satisfy the taste buds of every Singaporean. So,  this isn’t your grandma’s deviled egg recipe (sorry, Grandma!), because it’s a classic deviled egg with a Singaporean twist.

Curious much? Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for you.

No. of Servings: 12 halves


6 large eggs

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp light soy sauce

½ tsp sambal oelek

1 tsp lime juice

¼ tsp sugar

2 tbsp finely chopped green onion

1 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro leaves) 

A pinch of salt

Garnish: a sprinkle of white or black sesame seeds, and a small slice of chilli (optional)


  • Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Cover with enough water [Tip: There should be at least 1 ½ inches above the eggs]. Heat on high until the water begins to boil, then cover to turn the heat low, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove eggs from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes before rinsing them in cold water. Rinse it continuously for 1 minute.
  • Carefully peel the eggs under cold running water.
  • Slice the eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in an icing bowl. Mash yolks with a fork and add mayonnaise, sesame oil, soy sauce, sambal oelek, lime juice, sugar, green onion, coriander and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Evenly spread the yolk mixture into the egg whites with a spoon. You can also use piping bags for this.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and add a small chilli (optional) slice.

2. Charcuterie-Board Mix Singapore Style [minus the board]: Quick and Easy Christmas Snack

Let’s get your tastebuds roaring with delight with this Lion City-styled Charcuterie Board Snack Mix. Of course, without the board. You don’t have to spend so much time doing its plating because all you need is a simple mixing bowl for this favourite Christmas appetiser. This holiday appetiser is perfect to impress your relatives and friends during your dinner get-together.

Let’s see how we can create this fiesta of local flavours in a bowl. Here’s a simple recipe for you.

No. of Servings: estimated 8-12 servings, but it still depends on how it is served.


Cured Meats: Sliced salami, chorizo, or bakkwa

Cheese: Cheddar cheese, Swiss, Brie, or other Asian-inspired cheese varieties

Nuts: Cashews, peanuts or almonds

Dried Fruits: Dried mango, lychee, longan or raisins

Crackers/Breadsticks: Select from local stores

Pickled Items: Pickles, olives, or even achar (local pickled vegetable mix)

Extras: wasabi peas, sesame sticks, or dried seaweeds for an Asian twist.


  • Cut the cured meats and cheeses into bite-sized pieces. Chop larger nuts or dried fruits if necessary.
  • Combine meats, cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, and crackers/breadsticks in a large bowl. Mix gently.
  • Add pickles, olives or achar. (Tip: You can keep this separate until serving to maintain the crispness of other ingredients.)
  • Add a sprinkle of dried herbs or spices for extra flavour. Add breadsticks or crackers before serving if stored.

3. Million Dollar Dip: Favourite Christmas Appetiser Of All Times

This favourite Christmas appetiser, the Million Dollar Dip, is like the Marina Bay Sands of appetisers. It is a lavish, flavour-packed entree that will surely wave in Singapore this holiday season. And what’s the cherry among all the cherries? You can make this quick holiday snack in an estimated 5-10 minutes (not counting the waiting time when refrigerating it). Sounds exciting and easy, right?

Are you now triggered to include the million-dollar dip in your holiday menu? Here’s a simple recipe for you:

No. of Servings: 10-12 servings


1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped green onions

½ cup real bacon bits (or cooked bacon, crumbled)

½ cup silvered almonds

Garlic powder, to taste

Black pepper, to taste


  • Combine the mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, bacon bits, and slivered almonds in a mixing bowl.
  • Add garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Mix well until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dip for 2 hours or overnight to enhance flavours or let it blend.
  • Serve the chilled dip with your choice of crackers, chips or vegetable sticks.

4. Shrimp with Honey Garlic Sauce — Simple Holiday Appetiser

Here’s another favourite Christmas appetiser that will surely put your relative at the edge of that dining chair when they taste it — the Shrimp with Honey Garlic Sauce. This simple holiday appetiser has a lively flavour, so lively that it could start doing a lion dance on its own.

Are you excited to cook this easy Christmas appetiser in your induction cooker? Below is its easy-to-follow recipe:

No. of Servings: 


1 pound (450 grams) large shrimps, peeled and deveined

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tbsp olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup honey

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)

Red pepper flakes (optional)

Chopped parsley or green onions for garnishing


  • Lightly season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and opaque, usually about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant. [Do not burn the garlic].
  • Add the honey, soy sauce, and lemon juice to the pan, stirring well to combine. Add some red pepper if you want it spicy.
  • Return the shrimp to the pan and toss to coat in the honey-garlic sauce.
  • Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until the shrimp is well coated and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if desired. Serve it hot.

With these 4 favourite Christmas appetisers, you’ll be a few steps away from turning your Singapore Christmas dinner into an unforgettable feast! And if you are looking for new kitchen gadgets that could be your reliable partner in preparing all these delightful, holiday quick snacks, look no further than the kitchen appliances of Megafurniture.

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