Thanksgiving @ The Ritz-Carlton KL

Thanksgiving is a day which should be celebrated with gratitude in our hearts – thanking God for all that we have in our lives. The Thanksgiving holiday is rooted in western traditions – sort if like a harvest festival but actually nearly all cultures celebrate this festival. For instance south Indians celebrate it as Pongal in the month of January, while the north Indians celebrate it as Holi in the month of March.


carve it baby!

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving at the Ritz Carlton is a snazzy affair. The spread is incredible and we are happy we got the chance to celebrate this day with friends and loved ones!


not one, but several thanksgiving turkeys!

I just learned from a Chef friend that the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopa) is native to North America and was a staple in the Native American diet. It was imported to Europe in the early part of the 16th century by the Spaniards via Turkey (the country!) It was confused in those early times with the Guinea fowl which also arrived via Turkey, and both birds were called turkeys in those days. When it was assigned its latin name in the 18th century, the name turkey still stuck!

Turkey is most associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas, and today, turkey has been recognized as a lean substitute for red meat. Growing up as a kid, I remember that my sister and I would jostle for the wishbone from the breast of the turkey to make a wish 😛


I read somewhere, that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve is the biggest myth of all time.. There is nothing to fear, but the fear of dry turkey itself..

Well, I’m just thankful that at Cesar at the Ritz-carlton, the turkey turned out super moist and succulent. Roasted in all the right parts, yet tender and perfectly white, in others. I went for half leg, and half breast meat each time, so that I had the best of both worlds. The stuffing was superb as well, along with some bloody addictive truffle mash and buttery peas. So, with these guys around, I don’t really need to disprove the myth now, do I?


the elegant yet comfy Cesar, at the Ritz


not just traditional turkey at the buffet but also a great spread of seafood and other delectables





peas, carrots, brussels sprouts, soup, roasted pumpkin and truffle mash!


one helping is never enough!


different folks, liked their turkey served with different sides! We were really getting creative with our food!


thanksgiving pudding, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate cake.. you name it, they served it!

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