Sam Woo Turkey
I saw a poster at Sam Woo Sepulveda accepting pre ordered Thanksgiving Turkey for about $40. Has anyone ever tried it from previous years (other branches included)? Or, any suggestions on "chinese style" turkey from other restaurants in SGV or chinatown will be appreciated.
CBS Seafood in Chinatown is selling Thanksgiving turkeys, don't think it comes with any sides. Not sure of the price, but I'm sure it's competitive.
700 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
I'm also looking at getting a turkey from Sam Woo or some of the other Chinese BBQ places in Chinatown or the SGV. From looking at reports online, it seems some of them are cooked like Chinese Roast Duck. However, it appears that there is some high risk of the white meat coming out too dry. Some reports have the BBQ restaurant providing the turkey and others have BBQ restaurant cooking for a fee the turkey you provide.
Does anyone have good personal experience with this and with specific location recommendations? If it's too dry and I have a house full of people, it will be too late to recover....
Many years ago I had maybe the best turkey I've ever had, from a Chinese restaurant in Danbury, CT (don't remember the name -- long since gone, I have to assume) that prepared it "Peking Duck style".
If anything, ipsedixit's description of Sam Woo-style turkey sounds even better.
always been curious, likewise. the description, as ipsedixit posted, definitely looks very tantalizing. my only concern has been the ride home. even the delectable duck sam woo sells just doesn't taste as great...
cool. i was going to start a thread on asian turkeys, but you kinda beat me to it. hope others reply with more places....
anyways, i've had turkey from sam woo a long time ago when they were open in rowland heights. now they're leung kee (horrible and highly not recommended). anyways, back then, it was pretty good. although like a lot of their bbq stuff, (cooked like their roast duck) it is on the greasy side. you can buy with or without sticky rice.
i know the sam woo in sg on las tunas offered turkeys the year before. i would have gotten from there, but they've gone drastically down over the year so i don't know anymore if it'd be really tasty.
i saw that the bbq restaurant across from lee's sandwich and wendy's on valley in sg advertise that they are doing turkeys but i don't know how good they are. never been there, always just drove past. sorry i can't provide a name. i'm trying to find it on yelp, but that ain't workin for me. anyone know?
someone told me that mission 261 offers turkey. not sure nor how good. someone?
btw, has anyone gotten the turkey from the 99 ranch in either rowland heights or sg? i'd like to know how it was since some mentioned from the other locations.
re: Professor Salt
I ended up ordering my Thanksgiving turkey from the deli inside 99 Ranch Van Nuys.
Everyone in the family including myself were very satisfied with it. It reminded me of the roasted duck available in chinese delis minus the fat. The turkey was tasty and came with sticky rice stuffing that got its fragrance from bamboo leaves, star anise and soy sauce. The gravy, I thought was too sweet. For $40, it was well worth it.