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tansu Oct 13, 2009 01:20 PM

Any turkey in Sapporo?, I have seen turkey legs for sale but no (pre-cooked) whole turkey.
I will take a (pre-cooked) frozen ham as usual, but cannot take frozen turkey and cook it - no oven.
Any other suggestions for restaurants/food? will be there two weeks.

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    Ninisix Oct 18, 2009 07:51 PM

    The only recommendation I can give you is the catering service of the department stores Isetan et Mitsukoshi.
    They do have restaurants which work for them and quality restaurants also. You can try to contact them for a refrigerate cool pack ‘’takkyubin’’.
    With the transportation, difficult to do the stuffing part of a similar paultry.
    This choice will be expensive, but it is a great idea to bring thanksgiving to Sapporo.
    PLEASE don`t forget your hand made corn bread.

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      tansu Oct 22, 2009 12:13 PM

      Decided to take a frozen pre-cooked turkey with me.
      Still interested in restaurant idea's. maybe eel, ramen?

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        mi66 Oct 29, 2009 06:14 AM

        costco... Any department store will kill the taste for the price

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          tansu Nov 15, 2009 11:05 AM

          Leaving from Atlanta tomorrow, taking 150 lbs of "souvenirs" including 3 costco hams, 1 smoked turkey breast, and 1 butterball turkey and only 50 lbs of clothes for Thanksgiving in Sapporo and next day in Tokyo. I got to be nuts.

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            lost squirrel Nov 15, 2009 08:03 PM

            A crazy (wo)man after my own heart, enjoy your holidays.

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              steamer Nov 15, 2009 10:56 PM

              Enjoy the holidays and let us know what happened at customs ...

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                tansu Dec 8, 2009 11:14 AM

                No problems at customs (check-in luggage)
                3 hams big sucess in sapporo, otaru, and tokyo.
                smoked turkey breast - what you would expect, not good but no oven in sapporo.
                frozen butterball - I nuked it because I was unfamiliar with the japanese convenction oven and no meat therometer, but tokyo relatives enjoyed their first tasted of (dry)turkey.
                I am afraid they may expect this every visit.

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                  lost squirrel Dec 8, 2009 07:47 PM

                  microwaved from raw to dry? Yikes!
                  Hopefully the next visit you can properly cook it.

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                    kamiosaki Dec 9, 2009 05:44 AM

                    Just out of curiosity, not affiliated, is there a reason why ordering from The Meat Guy wasn't an option?

                    I've been looking for an excuse to order a bunch of stuff from him, as well as this place: http://www.bomprecomercado.com/

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