Winner Winner, Turkey Dinner
Chow down on the best of Hong Kong's Thanksgiving offerings.
Home on the Range There’s no question that Blue Butcher knows their meat, so expect them to have one of the tastiest birds in town; this year, they’re touting Hunter Valley free-range turkeys, raised in Australia and fed rich organic grains to enhance their flavor. We like the flexibility of ordering a whole or half portion ($1,880/980), although we’ll probably just opt for the whole bird and save leftovers for next-day turkey sandwiches—arguably the best part of Thanksgiving. The turkey is available Nov 26-Dec 30 (pre-orders starting now), and comes with a pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Order at least 48 hours in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 2613-9286. 108 Hollywood Rd., Central, bluebutcher.com.
Peking Turkey We may be partial to all-American Thanksgivings, but if anyone could pull off a “hipster” alternative, it’d be fine-dine Chinese restaurant Mott 32. Expect roasted free-range turkey carved tableside and served Peking-duck style with pancakes and a trio of sauces, including chef Lee Man Sing’s “secret turkey sauce.” Two other dishes round out the turkey feast—a turkey and “five shade” salad combining fresh fruits such as dragon fruit and melon, and the minced turkey served with water chestnut, mushroom and bamboo in a crisp lettuce cup. The menu starts on Nov 16 for $1,880. Order 72 hours in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 2885-8688. B/F, Standard Chartered Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd. Central, mott32.com.
Where the Turkey Blooms Lily & Bloom has consistently done one of the best turkey dinners in town, and this year is no exception. The kitchen is serving up a veritable Thanksgiving feast, with each “Heritage Turkey”—organic and antibiotic-free—sourced by chef Billy Otis, a Chicago native. For $320, you’ll get a serving of turkey with the quintessential sides—creamy mash, collard greens with bacon and roasted chestnuts, sweet potato mash with candied pecans, homemade cornbread and brussels sprouts with a brown butter vinaigrette. Planning your own Thanksgiving bash? You can order a 4kg turkey complete with three sides to take home for $1,880. Thanksgiving offer available from now through Nov 28. 5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2810-6166.
Man Against Meat Hankering for a nostalgic taste of the holidays back in the States? Look no further than Stone Nullah Tavern. Deemed a “religious rite” at this Wan Chai institution, chef Vinny Lauria is revamping all the Thanksgiving classics with a menu that sounds truly mouthwatering: black pepper and bourbon gravy, cranberry marmalade, chili honey butter with homemade biscuits, caramelized onion and apple stuffing, four cheese casserole, and a choice of garlic-butter-roasted turkey or southern fried turkey. In true Joey Tribbiani fashion, it’s time to pull out the maternity pants and prep for a serious case of the meat sweats. Available on Nov 26 for $548 per person (plus $198 for free-flow packages). Call 3182-0128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, facebook.com/stonenullah.
Tried and True It may not be the fanciest eatery in town, but for classic comfort food (and good ol’ American-sized portions) you can’t go wrong with Dan Ryan’s. Their turkey menu this year starts with a smooth pumpkin soup followed by the main event—a juicy roasted bird with all the fixin’s: giblet gravy, candied yams, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Top it off with apple or pumpkin pie and you’ll have plenty to be thankful for over the holidays. Available on Nov 26 for $398 per adult, $208 for kids. Reserve at any Dan Ryan’s location, windy-city.com.hk.
DUCK-Yeah! Screw the cronuts, cruffins and cake-uh-ffins (that’s a cupcake + a croissant + a muffin, we imagine)—comfort food haven Restoration is bringing back perhaps the only foodie hybrid worth getting excited about: the infamous turducken. For any of you who haven’t had the gastrogasm of tearing into this beauty, it’s a whole chicken stuffed inside a whole duck stuffed inside a whole turkey. Bring this baby home—if you can manage to carry it—for $2,700. Alternatively chow down on the restaurant’s turkey menu ($598, Nov 25-29)—but without a turducken in sight. Order turducken two days in advance through Nov 27. 1/F, 63 Wyndham St., Central, 2536-0183, facebook.com/restorationhk.