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Where to Get Chinese-Style Turkey in the SGV

Turkey, Sam Woo BBQ
Turkey, Sam Woo BBQ
Clarissa Wei

Among the many options you have for this year's Thanksgiving turkey is heading to the San Gabriel Valley, where you can enjoy a Chinese take on the most American of holidays by ordering a Chinese-style turkey. Imagine roast duck or soy sauced chicken, only done with a turkey. The turkey first goes into a soy sauce–based brine and is then roasted. Instead of stuffing, sticky rice is served on the side. Depending on where one goes, the rice may have some combination of dried shrimp, Chinese sausage, mushrooms, egg or cilantro mixed in. Some feature a sweetened oyster sauce–based gravy.

We've compiled a list of places where you might get one. Might, because some have limited numbers of turkeys available and they're going fast. Most places require orders to be placed at least a day in advance and some do not take orders over the phone. We suggest phoning, paying a visit and placing your order as soon as you can.

ACC Chinese Fast Food: 15-17 lbs. $35 + tax, 18-20 lbs. $45 + tax, must order 3 days in advance. 38 S. Palm Ave., Alhambra, 626-281-8577.

Capital Seafood: $45. 755 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, 626-282-3318.

Full House Seafood Restaurant: $48. 1220 S. Golden West Ave., Arcadia, 626-446-8222.

Monterey Palace Restaurant: $39.99 + tax. 1001 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, 626-571-0888.

99 Ranch Market: 39.99 + tax. Comes with 1.5 lb. box of sweet rice. 140 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, 626-307-8899.

Ocean Star Restaurant: $39.99 + tax. 145 N. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 201, Monterey Park, 626-308-2128.

Ruby BBQ Food: $43.00 with tax, must order 2 days in advance, $20 deposit per turkey. 9567 E. Garvey Ave., El Monte, 626-279-6854.

Sam Woo BBQ: 43.99 + tax, must order 1 day ahead. 937 E. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, (626) 286-3118; 514 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, 626-281-0038.

Sham Tseng BBQ Shop: $43.99. Will cook a turkey you bring in for $1.80 per lb., 634 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, 626-289-4858.

U2 Café and BBQ: $52.95. Comes with minced beef fried rice and a calendar. 1200 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, 626-282-0122.


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U2 B.B.Q.

1200 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801-5234

626-282-0122

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Full House Seafood Restaurant

1220 S. Golden W. Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007-7484

626-446-8222

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Sam Woo BBQ

937 E. Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776-1600

626-286-3118

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ACC Chinese Fast Food

38 S. Palm Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801-3101

626-281-8577

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Monterey Palace Restaurant

1001 E. Garvey Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91755-3030

626-571-0888


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