Turkey and… lamb kebabs?

6 Dec

Yum! (Full disclosure - this is a US turkey)

For the last several years I have been blessed that my good friends have thrown a Thanksgiving party at their house.  Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family and eating too much.  Since turkey is very rarely seen here in China and apartments don’t have ovens, it also typically involves ordering a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner from one of the many restaurants and grocery stores that provide such services.

This year, similar to the last two, my friend Mike (also an ND alumni), sent me a note inviting the two of us for turkey.  This year however, he said he was throwing a larger get-together and it would be at a karaoke bar near his house.  Li and I were running a little late, so by the time we got there, the party was in full swing.  True to form, Mike had ordered one of the “turkey dinners”, but since there were so many people there, there was also a full selection of typical KTV fare – boiled dumplings, popcorn, lamb kebabs, hot soups and other chinese snack foods.  The rest of the group had focused on the more familiar food, so we filled up our plates with mashed potatoes, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and green beans and perched in the back of the room while the rest of the group sang.

A large proportion of the group was Mike’s coworkers whom we didn’t know, but I knew that in any good KTV gathering each person must sing at least one song.  After finishing my turkey, with help, I selected Abba’s “Dancing Queen” and led the room in a series of twirls.

It was not a traditional Thanksgiving, but sure was a lot of fun.  May your holiday season be as happy!


3 Responses to “Turkey and… lamb kebabs?”

  1. valerie December 6, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Do you have video of this karaoke performance to share on your blog? 🙂

    • gkm2011 December 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

      No, sorry – it was a one night only gig! You’ll have to come back to China for the encore.


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