How does the turkey taste?

turkey - turkey dish
@youless (87603)
Guangzhou, China
November 17, 2012 9:34am CST
Please don't joke but I have never eaten turkey before. Some people tell me that actually the turkey is not so delicious. However, when I look at the turkey dish, I can't believe it It is just so attractive for me The Christmas is coming and it seems that the turkey is the main course for it. So please share me your thoughts about this dish.
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15 responses
• United States
18 Nov 12
First I would Never laugh at you! Turkey has a milder taste than chicken. Chicken has more richness. I hope you get to try turkey. Chicken is a good substitute if turkey is too expensive.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 12
I know a friend will not laugh at another friend
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• United States
19 Nov 12
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@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
25 Nov 12
In my opinion, turkey has a stronger flavour than chicken and what's more, it has a flavour all its own...it tastes nothing like chicken. The flavours come out best when the chicken or turkey is roasted.
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@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
25 Nov 12
Trying to describe the taste of turkey is like trying to describe colours to a blind person. How would you describe the taste of Durian or papaya? How would you describe the taste of fish to someone who has not tasted it?
@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Nov 12
Durian is so soft with bad smell. It is not so sweet and juicy.
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@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
26 Nov 12
LOL. That does not tell me how the Durian tastes. It tells me nothing about the taste or flavour. Lot's of fruit is sweet and juicy and a bad smell is also meaningless...what sort of smell? I have tasted durian, so these questions are rhetorical.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Hi youless, i love turkey. However, turkey meat can be a little hard. Normally i eat turkey once a year during end of the year near Christmas time. =) Try it out, who knows you may love it. Hehe... Enjoy, and have a happy year end. =)
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 12
I will try to see where sells turkey here
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 12
Same like you, i only enjoy eating turkey once a year. It is expensive in my area here...
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 12
Yeap, that is true. Turkey is also expensive in my are too! So, i can eat it all the time, otherwise i will be broke.. But i love turkey...it's nice, and eating turkey during year end is the best!
@AmbiePam (46873)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Really? That's interesting. Do all Chinese not eat it or is it just you in particular. I like turkey okay, although it's not my favorite meat. It tastes good unless you get turkey that is dry. You definitely want turkey that is moist and juicy.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Since turkey is not so common meat here. It is not easy to find it in the market or supermarket. But sometimes you may find it in a few restaurants.
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@AmbiePam (46873)
• United States
18 Nov 12
Do people in China eat a kind of meat most Americans don't?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
17 Nov 12
It depends on your personal tastes to be honest. I like my turkey cooked a certain way, and meat isn't delicious to me. I need to be in the right mood and mindset to eat meat or else it just turns me off. Why have you never tried turkey?.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Here the turkey is not available. It is hardly to find it.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
24 Nov 12
Oh! Thats too bad, we have it readily available here on all holidays and in the deli at most grocery stores.
@peavey (15808)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I love turkey and roast one at least once each year. I can't tell you what it tastes like, though, you'll have to try it for yourself. It doesn't really taste like chicken, although it's close. The secret to a good turkey is to cook it at a low temperature for a long time. Too often, people try to get it done too fast and roast it at too high a temperature. That dries it out. I always get one a lot bigger than we need so there will be lots of leftovers!
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
This is a good experience to cook turkey well
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
slow cooking seems to be the key.
@ElicBxn (60427)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Turkey is one of those easily ruined meals. If you over cook it, it tastes a lot like cardboard, dry and hard. Those big, fat, farm raised turkeys really don't have a lot of flavor, that's why they are often injected with stuff, both to add flavor and to try and keep them moist.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 12
Now I understand why some people say turkey is not delicious. As it needs to be cooked by a professional chef.
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@ElicBxn (60427)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Doesn't need to be a chef, just needs to be paid attention to. the roomie's mom does pretty well on the turkey, but then she over cooks the ham
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 12
Youless, the turkey is not as nice taste as the chicken. If you ask me to choose, i always prefer to eat chicken. Whenever we want to eat turkey, we usually order from the nearby shop. We don't want to cook turkey at home because it is really hard to cook it deliciously. For us, cooking turkey really needs some expert knowledge.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 12
It is unbelievable to hear that.
• Indonesia
18 Nov 12
I've never eat turkey, in fact not much of people I knew eat turkey. Turkey are imported meats and not popular here. I never like to cook such huge amount of meat. My family are trying to limit our meat consumption. I guess someone says it tastes like chicken, I really don't know.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 12
Perhaps turkey is not so popular in Asia?
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
My dad has turkeys on his poultry. And he prepares turkey every Christmas. I love turkey. It taste delicious and the meat is juicy. Truly, yummy! :-)
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
I am so hungry now
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
i never tasted also a turkey because here in the Philippines it is not common for us to eat such thing in some part of our country maybe yes.. though it is not common here i wanted to taste it because i heard a lot of good feedbacks about it..
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Yes, this meat is not so common in China, too.
@wolfie34 (26877)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov 12
Personally I find turkey a very dry meat, it lacks moisture, so that is why the traditional sauce for turkey is cranberries, which gives the turkey a better taste on the palate, either that or apple sauce. We only have turkey once a year on Christmas Day, I much prefer pork myself.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Perhaps the turkey is big and therefore it is not easy to cook it well.
@celticeagle (115494)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov 12
Have you ever had chicken or something like it? Turkey is sort of like chicken. Hot turkey with its juice on it and some mashed potatoes is so delicious. Add alittle cranberry sauce with a bite and it is such a good flavor. Sandwiches the next day are delicious as well.
@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Chicken is common here but it is not easy to find the turkey in the supermarket or market.
@MandaLee (3694)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Youless, It is important to keep the turkey moist. Please don't overcook it. Turkey is served on Thanksgiving. In my opinion, turkey tastes very similiar to chicken. Have a good weekend!
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Yes, any meats shall not be so dry. Otherwise its fresh juice will be gone.
@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 12
It taste good if it is roasted with the right ingredients. I have only eaten it once cooked by a hotel chef and the taste was good. It is not on our Christmas menu so we don't get to eat turkey on Christmas here.
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@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 12
Perhaps I can only eat it in the restaurant, too. But this dish is still not so common.