You'll have to check back in to see what I'm going to do with the turkey. I think it's supposed to be cooked Peking duck-style. Other barbecue places will do this same thing, but you have to bring in a turkey. Here, they provide the turkey for you. (Much thanks to the super-nice random Chinese guy who helped translate and asked the cashier the exact details for me!) Anyway, so it'll be an 8 to 12 lb turkey with a side of sticky rice.
When I mentioned this to cousin Q's parents recently, they were quite dismayed. They said last year's salt rub and butter turkey would be much better than anything I can get from the barbecue restaurants. But then his mom said she'd make two com ga Hai Nam (Hainanese chicken rice) so even if the turkey ends up a flop, we'll be amply fed with good poultry. :)
The oldest '87 told her middle sister I made the best turkey last year and is quite sad that I'm not making it again. After making five turkeys, I've found that really is the easiest and best recipe. Geez! What are you waiting for? And if that's not enough, you can then follow it up by making the leftovers into shichimenchou (Japanese turkey ramen).
Or you can try my Orange Juice Brown Sugar Turkey Brine.
If you don't have any family or friends and still want a turkey dinner, might I recommend last year's oldie, but goodie, -- Thanksgiving Dinner for 1 :( -- my review of 9 frozen turkey dinners.
So what kind of turkey are you planning this year? Are you a traditionalist about Thanksgiving?
Yum Cha Cafe (inside the San Gabriel Superstore)
1635 San Gabriel Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
1 year ago today, Punjab Indian Grocery Store - Alhambra.