By: Melissa Stevens
Love a traditional turkey dinner at Christmas with all the trimmings? You may not be home for Christmas but you can still recreate a classic festive feast in Hong Kong with a range of options to source ingredients. If you want to cook yourself, most major supermarkets stock plenty of yuletide goodies, or you can order turkey already prepared from a variety of outlets. Here’s some suggestions.
Looking for a place to get a Christmas turkey, along with some other luxury treats for entertaining? Many of Hong Kong’s major supermarkets stock turkeys during the festive season. Some, such as City’super, ThreeSixty, the Great Food Hall and Oliver’s The Delicatessen, also stock sets with the bird and trimmings.
Epicurean butcher, deli and grocer Feather & Bone is stocking fresh turkeys from Jamie Oliver’s Jimmy’s Farm, in the UK. They are HK$1,000 and can be picked up in store or ordered online (stocks are limited). The Clearwater Bay store has cooked turkeys with trimmings for pick-up, too, or you can “build your own Christmas feast” in a special section on the website. featherandbone.hk
Premium food distributor Waves Pacific is bringing Diestel Turkey Ranch birds from California to Hong Kong. These organic frozen turkeys can be delivered straight to your doorstep within two days throughout Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and select areas of New Territories from HK$650 upwards inclusive of delivery. jousun.com
BRICK LANE has a Christmas party menu available for home delivery between 1 December to 15 January. You can choose from three sets of different sizes, depending on your gathering, and you can also customise your set, choosing from dishes such as a whole roast turkey, ham, salads and sides. Priced from HK$1,980 to $3,980. bricklane.com.hk
Blue butcher and meat specialist is offering festive package with a Hunter Valley free-range turkey, presented deboned, with homemade sausage and apple stuffing, and with cranberry sauce and gravy. The package comes with two side dishes and a dessert of maple, chocolate and pecan tart. It costs HK$1,880 and is suitable for four to six people. It can be ordered for delivery with 24 hours’ notice on Deliveroo. email@example.com
CRFT-PIT is offering a Christmas set at HK$2,488, for catering at home to around six to eight guests. The set is a southern Christmas feast that can be delivered completely ready-made or chilled to reheat. It includes a hickory-smoked spatchcock turkey and side dishes. Available 18 to 25 December; last order date, 15 December. crft-pit.com
Eclipse Hospitality Group has a turkey delivery service. With two packages starting from HK$1,180, the set will include a carved or whole-roasted US turkey (approximately 5kg) with the choice of several festive sides. Orders must be submitted five days prior to pick up or delivery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catering companies are another option to take the stress out of hosting an event. Invisible Kitchen has a range of party packages for delivery. The Essential Christmas party menu is HK$225 per head for a minimum of 15 people and features five buffet-spread options, plus a choice of one dessert. Delivered cold in self- serve trays with disposable utensils. invisiblekitchen.com
HABITU is also offering catering packages and cooked turkeys. They have three catering menus priced from HK$1,188 to HK$2,988, as well as a vegetarian menu for HK$1,570. You can also order a 5kg roasted US ranch-raised young turkey for HK$980, served with rosemary, its jus and strawberry rose chutney. habitu.com.hk
Other options to consider for turkey are the city’s many clubs, if you’re a member. You can also order a turkey from some top hotels; the Mandarin Oriental will deliver a cooked turkey with trimmings to your door, for example, and it also has a variety of hampers. mandarinoriental.com
This article first appeared in the Dec/Jan edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.