Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 4, 2006
On a normal day in Mid-Valley there would be no difficulty eating at this restaurant, but today was Christmas Day on a Sunday, and Mid-Valley was so packed that my friend jumped out of the passenger seat of the car, walked to the restaurant, fetched the turkey and condiments, and got back to the car before it reached Mid-Valley. He'll admit that he felt very funny carrying it and he's never seen so many people staring at him, but mission accomplished!
It arrived at our house and the nine of us were ready with our knives, and I was praying that the turkey wasn't going to give us food poisoning. I have to admit that I checked it very thoroughly before eating it, but with that first mouthful and I was convinced it was the best turkey I've ever had!
And this from an Englishman who lives in the town where 50% of the poultry for the country is processed. It wasn't the turkey itself that made it wonderful. Don't get me wrong, it was a good turkey, but it was the preparation--they'd done everything perfectly to make a succulent turkey, with wonderful stuffing and vegetables to complement it wonderfully. (They were an added bonus.)
So if you're in KL over Christmas, this is the place to go for Christmas dinner. You can either go to the restaurant or take the turkey away. It was fabulous, and I can't wait to get my turkey next year. My compliments to Chef Lee, who made it for us!
From journal Around Kuala Lumpur