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Phres
17-12-2009, 12:06 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200

Sentinel
17-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Why not roast it yourself - its a lot of fun for the family!

I am not a Christian and I don't celebrate Christmas but we are roasting a turkey for X'mas Day! Hey, pass me the cranberry sauce....

bslee
17-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Lots of recipe's on the internet.
PM me if you'd like to hear my simple and easy recipe and it does taste like it was prepared by some world class chef... (me no world class chef ya!)
But I've to say you do need a good quality convection oven to get a great even roast...or use someone else's???
Personally I don't fancy turkey but do the same thing with chicken. Oh did I forget?... The roast also have own made stuffing.
Yes, the internet have recipes for that too, and I modified the recipe to suit my own taste, mostly minus any pork based ingredients and substituted with some other meat, where applicable.

kuma
17-12-2009, 12:40 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200

Cold Storage got Offer, see today's Star but I think, its more that RM200

bslee
17-12-2009, 12:47 PM
Question to any who may know. Is there available FRESHLY slaughtered turkey now. I remember decades ago, ada, Ada dad's friends presented live turkey, but became my pet instead.

coleslaw
17-12-2009, 12:53 PM
doubt you can get a roasted turkey for under 200...

zinglicious
17-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Question to any who may know. Is there available FRESHLY slaughtered turkey now. I remember decades ago, ada, Ada dad's friends presented live turkey, but became my pet instead.

I was beeen approached by one dealer offering turkeys from Malaysia! 3 years back, I was offered 1/2 price of turkeys from China before Makro was closed down. Nowadays, the bulk supply of turkeys are from Australia.

IMHO, the best turkeys for baking for Christmas with stuffings are still from Amerika Syarikat. - Bee using those before going to USA while at Ipoh. Sold more turkeys than Parksons

Leojuly
17-12-2009, 02:39 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200

Corus Hotel (formerly Ming Court Hotel) in Jln Ampang.

Throughout December 2009
Normal price RM240++ Now only RM190++

Relish our popular 4 kg Roast Turkey with 200g
chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce.
For just an additional RM10++, 250g Christmas stollen
and 200g mashed potatoes will be yours
for this special occasion while stocks last!

For reservations please call : 03-2161 8888 ext 123 or email to fnb@corushotelkl.com

Leojuly
17-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Turkey flesh must be savored in thin slices and not in chunks. I do hope you have got ready a sharp meat knife to cut the turkey flesh as thin as possible in slices. Too chunky the turkey meat will spoil the juicy taste.

Merry Christmas to each and every one in USJ forum celebrating the festival.

kwchang
17-12-2009, 05:54 PM
Why not roast it yourself - its a lot of fun for the family! ....
I don't know about you but a lot of people do not have an extra large oven. Do you know how big a turkey is?

I remember my cousin trying to roast a turkey once. We were all finishing the Christmas dinner and he was still hovering over his turkey that barely made it into his large oven....and later I heard him complaining that the turkey was not properly cooked. In the end he had to cut it up to re-roast in pieces.

patrick
17-12-2009, 05:58 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200

Why Turkey? Usually very dry and not very delicious. Besides being pricey. Why dont you order a chicken instead from Zinglicious instead? Malaysian style mah...!!! ;-)

I just had Turkey dinner at Westin's prego last nite and though tasted not bad, nonetheless was also a tad dry.

bslee
17-12-2009, 06:13 PM
Thats one reason why I never do turkey roast. I don't have the right oven. Mine is a much smaller table top one by Tefal, bought 10 years ago at Parkson Subang for around Rm400+ (sale) I think. I've been successful with roast chicken and smaller cuts of lamb, thats about it.
My Tefal oven have good performance but I've to repair it a number of times for electical faults. I use it till its beyond repair and afford another bigger better one, IF I can justify using it often enough.

jan tomaswaki
17-12-2009, 06:15 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200
A frozen turkey cost RM22per kg .Can get in Jln Sg Besi Jalan 2. I rather have roast duck

SpAwN^
17-12-2009, 09:15 PM
Hi Phres, i recommend this place its in PJ. Its only priced at RM168.00

Check it out here,matey! (http://malaysianfoodguide.com/2008/12/23/christmas-take-away-roast-turkey-santini/)

fRaNkY
17-12-2009, 09:16 PM
Try Zings, Cold Storage and San Francisco steakhouse(midvalley)

I only like turkey wings.... extra big one! :D

Jey
17-12-2009, 10:17 PM
I normally get the big drumsticks only. Easier to cook and easier to hold and eat. Usually share 1 drumstick with wife and its quiet filling. :D

currymee
17-12-2009, 10:22 PM
Why Turkey? Usually very dry and not very delicious. Besides being pricey. .... dry.

I agree with Patrick on this one ... really need a good gravy or else, very dry meat. I stopped taking turkey for Xmas about 10 years ago and switched over to roasting chickens instead ... :D

bslee
17-12-2009, 10:25 PM
I agree with Patrick on this one ... really need a good gravy or else, very dry meat. I stopped taking turkey for Xmas about 10 years ago and switched over to roasting chickens instead ... :D

Giant USJ still sells a chicken gravy instant powder mix made by Knorr. A tablespoon or two in hot water and you get instant gravy. A quick fix?
I consume this but cook the gravy further adding mushrooms and the chicken roast oil to it. Yummy!

zinglicious
18-12-2009, 12:57 AM
Why Turkey? Usually very dry and not very delicious. Besides being pricey. Why dont you order a chicken instead from Zinglicious instead? Malaysian style mah...!!! ;-)

I just had Turkey dinner at Westin's prego last nite and though tasted not bad, nonetheless was also a tad dry.


Americans serve turkey on Thanksgiving Day and not on Christmas!
I encourage cooking Chicken because the last 3 years I could not get the USA turkeys due to the authorities on halal issues. The turkeys sold ranged from Russia ,China and Australia. And as I said earlier on, even Malaysia bred turkey. And the price of the turkey shot up so much.
On the taste of turkey as compared to chicken, it is like comparing prawns and lobster. I have taste tons of lobster in USA and my verdicts is still lobster - The reasons is depending how you cook it! The lobster though may not be that sweet but with the thick shelled, when you baked it, you protect it from being too dry and at the same time, the shell produced unique aroma!Turkey is not neccessary to too dry but if you roast it the usual way you do with chicken - habislah. But if you know the technique of doing it, the result may be different. The turkey is being done basically as a spectacular centerpiece in party.
Anyway, the chicken that I baked is just as huge as the small sized turkeys and more affordable. And they said big chicken usually is less tender than small ones - well, just ask those who have taste it at the book exchange last sunday. Even Jan's son walloped half of it! :eek: :D :eek:
Sometimes, it is not the song, but the singer :D

currymee
18-12-2009, 06:45 AM
Zing,

Really? Honestly, I have not tasted a really good turkey before - is there a good way to roast turkey and it will retain all its juices and not dry out? - how? Do you wrap the turkey in foil during the whole roasting proces and only open up from browning in the last 20-30 minutes? That is what one quoi-loh in UK told me once. After so many expensive failures in the past, I gave up on roasting turkeys for Xmas or any other day .... :(

zinglicious
18-12-2009, 12:18 PM
Psst, just for you only I tell you this secret -
I dont use the foil and the way you did it under cooking book instruction. What the professionals do are vastly different from the usual practice. Moreover, not every kwai loh are professional cook - and not every cook can be as good as Gordon Ramsay! And sometimes Gordon Ramsay cant produce the same quality of dishes unless he is in a real kitchen with the professional gadgets.
I can bet you as a Chinese, you cant do a fried rice with a "wok hei" feel. Simple dish, but it is not surprising it is one of a zinglicious signature dish!Moreover, it is with no MSG sumore! Another equation is doing just coffee - you cannot make the same coffee like me even I sell it my blended coffee If you could do that, I can make you a partner :D :cool: :D

bslee
18-12-2009, 12:33 PM
Shouldn't use any foil with birds or meat cuts for roasting. Imagine your Kenny Rogers chicken cooked in aluminum foil, You go eat lah.. I don't think you'd enjoy it. Basic seasoning is usually salt and pepper for most meat, of course you can add on other herbs or spice as suggested by many recipes found. Corrent oven temperature is paramount for any roast.

kreati68
18-12-2009, 04:59 PM
I am having a Christmas Party (1st time) and would like to order a roast turkey. Any recommendation where to order? Preferably below RM200

Mydin is sellling roasted turney for RM168/-. You can also contact this person for home backed turkey- shoba_fernandez@yahoo.com

tupai
18-12-2009, 05:50 PM
To each his own dish.

The xmas turkey is a western traditional dish. The giant turkey is carved up (in thin slices NOT chunky ala asian style!) and dollops of cranberry/whatever sauce is then like lace over the white tasteless meat. The stuffings is part of the garnish ditto potatoes,vege etcetcetc.

There is usually a home cooked Xmas turkey but my contribution can come in roasted chickens and roasted ducks during the eve's dinner. My contributions to the family potluck are an almost guaranteed sapu-habis...

the turkey? ahhahaha, as always, left over for cold cuts, to go with sandwiches the next day. :)

turkey? terrible meat, if u asked me. Gimme the paramount roast duck anytime!

Yang Bo-Chiak turkey latotupai :p

patrick
18-12-2009, 07:13 PM
To each his own dish.

....turkey? terrible meat, if u asked me. Gimme the paramount roast duck anytime!

Yang Bo-Chiak turkey latotupai :p

Couldnt agree with you more!! Give me duck or chicken any day!! Zing, I am coming to try your Christmas chicken!!

tupai
18-12-2009, 07:25 PM
Couldnt agree with you more!! Give me duck or chicken any day!! Zing, I am coming to try your Christmas chicken!!


AHHHH! I 4got about Zinglicious' Xmas chicken! Big one sumore...like the Betong Giant chicken 3kg or more?? Great stuffings too!

I enjoyed that Zing's baked chicken on that Book Xchange day :D
Guarantee u its a godzinglous better than the Xmas turkey :p

Yang Bertuah 2sample Zing's chicken latotupai :)

zinglicious
19-12-2009, 02:17 AM
My chicken has had surprised a lot of people with its sheer size. My suppliers usually are to glad to see me year end because I paid top money to the top weight chicken which nobody wants! My condition is simply makes sure they have enough stock for me!
Usually people associated chicken with low weight being sweeter and juicy. But any mean Chef can tell you there are many ways to skin the cat alive oops, I mean cook chicken. For instance, if you use fillet to simmer your soup, it could not gives you the Zing or boney sweetness to make your soup flavorsome.
I remember those days back, Parksons Ipoh Garden has been selling those turkeys too and cheap as well, until I started to sell turkeys too. I think thier turkey sales zoomed down so much until the Fresh Manager offer me special prices for uncooked turkey at 50% for the New Year. Not sure you guys have been buying those baked chicken sold at tesco or carrefour , they are cheap, too. Sometimes sell for below RM10 compared to mine which is as high as RM80. :D
Rule #1, big or small doesnt matter
Rule #2, it depends how you kill or cook it
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zinglicious
19-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Couldnt agree with you more!! Give me duck or chicken any day!! Zing, I am coming to try your Christmas chicken!!

Sure you dont wanna the triplex sensation lobster which is on the six courses menu , ah? Or the tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seed with poppy seed to give you the high 5? Or the Chilean Seabass which the is one tof the top gourmet selling fish in USA? Or ....a gigantic turkey Lollipop which I guaranteed you to be as tender as the sub 1 kg chciken? or....... :confused: :confused: :confused:

LMei
21-12-2009, 11:43 AM
Why Turkey? Usually very dry and not very delicious.

I agree with Patrick on this one ... really need a good gravy or else, very dry meat.
Oooh my mum makes the best roast turkey each year and it's never dry. And after that leftover turkey is kept in the fridge, then mix with mayo and makes the best turkey sandwich. :D

That's why I only eat turkey at home ;)

Fang Su
21-12-2009, 11:58 AM
Oooh my mum makes the best roast turkey each year and it's never dry. And after that leftover turkey is kept in the fridge, then mix with mayo and makes the best turkey sandwich. :D That's why I only eat turkey at home ;)

Same as you. I like roasted turkey and I like it cold - thinly sliced. By the way you can buy very good roasted chicken (big fat ones) at the van parked in USJ2 at the field near the bungalows. I think it is selling for RM36 per bird.

zinglicious
21-12-2009, 03:54 PM
Though there is no orders from the forumers on the Christmas turkeys, I have 2 turkeys insisted by a customer who had tasted it last year. I still prefer baking chicken, though. better value for money and easier job for me.
But I would be giving a giganticTurkey Lollipop Lava which is as big as my arm to a forumer as one of the Christmas bonus for the catered food on Christmas diatas rumah simply because he never liked turkey! :D

It would be nice if the forumers can post the turkeys pictures to see which is the sexiest turkey in town.

Me ? I would do it only after Christmas because I dont wanna to get bananas for self advert. Then I would have to baked Christmas Turkey with Banana stuffings :D