Thursday, June 16, 2011

Turkey Point

Gobble gobble! KL's first turkey specialist restaurant is now cooped up in Sri Petaling, serving a smorgasbord of singular turkey recipes all year round.

German-style 1-kilogram jumbo turkey drumstick. An awe-inspiring behemoth that could be mistaken for a pork knuckle at first sight. Fairly tender, a bit bloody near the bone, with crisp, flavorful skin that we couldn't get enough of. Still, the flesh is more than sufficient to feed three famished customers (!).

Turkey curry with turkey rice. Another hit; the turkey in this preparation tasted eerily similar to pork, soaked in a spicy, savory curry that was all-out addictive. We loved the fluffy, fragrant rice too, reminiscent of chicken rice in the best possible fashion.

Turkey burger. Not bad; a reasonably juicy patty that could pass off for chicken. Turkey Point imports its meat from Australia and is a pork-free outlet.

Turkey sui kow. A tad less tasty than the ones at the best yong tau foo outlets, but still an interesting change from the norm. Well-prepared enough, with a pleasant crunch.

Stewed turkey spaghetti. The pasta was middling, but we enjoyed the thick, creamy topping of tender turkey mingling with carrots & potatoes.

Roast turkey breast with cranberry sauce. Not as dry or bland as some Christmastime buffet versions, but not something that we'd fight each other over either.

Malacca Nyonya-style turkey. Another one that we could have sworn was pork, smothered in a sauce that boasted a homemade feel with overtones of tomato & chili.

Turkey Point Cafe,
77-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9057-5185
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39 comments:

  1. I gotta try their turkey burger n d rest of the western dishes :)

    Thanx 4 d heads up :D

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  2. ulric: they've also got swedish turkey meatballs, which we forgot to order this time! the menu is just too darn wide! :D

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  3. This is really, truly bizarre! But I'm all up for novelty, will mosey over for a gander. Or a turkey, in this case!

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  4. man whats next?? pork, turkey, how about ostrich?

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  5. A variety of styles...tats how I like it :D

    Veal...I had the most awesome grilled veal steak with a thin layer of melted mozzarella on top in Perth 10 years back...still hankering for a repeat experience :D

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  6. i love turkey! it is a good source of serotonin. ;D

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  7. To be honest, the only win that night (for me) was the turkey curry with turkey rice... which I kept referring to as the pork curry cos it tasted exactly like pork! :P

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  8. Turkey pretending to be pork? Wow. Gotta go check it out - my curiousity is piqued! :)

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  9. was gonna say.. you're starting to look a little loose around the neck. must be your new friends.. the ones you hang out with :P

    Uncanny resemblance to pork knuckle la.. the turkey leg. Was it succulent enough? I mean, i suspect turkey would turn out dry,no?

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  10. 1 KG is epic, how to finish laa. i remember having the drumstick at state fairs back in US, never able to finish half of it. lol

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  11. Not a big fan of turkey drumstick because it's hard to cook thoroughly due to its size/thickness. Haha.

    Seems daring to have such restaurant in Sri Petaling. Nevertheless, just hope they survive since there are dozens of eateries in that area.

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  12. min: oooo, if you have the time, call them up to ask for the special recipes that you'd need to order in advance (including turkey boiled in chinese herbs) :D
    joe: i still want human flesh! hopefully cannibalism will be the next craze. ok, probably not =)
    ulric: veal, veal ... you're making me crave some too! there's a good veal osso bucco at bangsar's garibaldi, if i remember correctly ... served with saffron risotto! :D
    michelle: ya, ppl insist that eating turkey is healthier than chicken, rite (less fat too, supposedly). not sure we need more serotonin in our diets though! =)
    lfb: heheh, maybe that's because you were still recovering from illness. and we all know how sick people's taste buds don't function properly! :D
    j: heh, i'd have been even more impressed if the turkey tasted like beef! guess it's a more versatile meat than most of us guessed! =)
    ciki: eeeks, sounds like i should go cold turkey then, to regain my former appearance. heheh :D but ya, thankfully, turkey leg was not too dry, maybe because it was cooked kinda medium-well instead of well-done. oooh, and it came with some brown dipping sauce to add more moisture =)
    ky: ya, this was the first time i've eaten a drumstick that needed to be shared. they offer the drumsticks here in three sizes though: small, medium and large. we chose large because we were curious! :D
    chong: phew, thank goodness i've never had to cook a turkey before! =) ya, this place seemed quiet on a weekday. only five occupied tables. but if it hits big, they could launch a franchise! :D

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  13. Wait, this seems a little bit weird. TURKEY SUI KOW?!!!

    I can accept the burger, and the other stuff though.

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  14. j2kfm: heheh, but i guess in the end, meat is meat, so any recipe that substitutes one meat for another meat shouldn't be too different. but ya, the other dishes here are not too surprising: there's also turkey salad, cheese-baked turkey chop, BBQ turkey wings =)

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  15. No..no...not veal osso bucco...a veal steak covered with melted mozarella *drools*

    Seriously...parking here is atrocious :(

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  16. ulric: ahhh, that one i haven't seen in KL! a few other italian places do deep-fried breaded veal cutlets, but that can be hit-or-miss. sounds like you're a real veal-lover! :D oh ya, i had to park in an open-air lot further away, even though it was already late in the evening, and the office workers in the area had left for the day =)

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  17. Nope... it's cos their turkey tastes like pork lah. That's not a bad thing ma... I LOVE pork! :D

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  18. lfb: we should start a quest to seek pork that tastes like turkey! :D

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  19. But. But. But turkey don't really taste like anything much... hence the need for sauces and gravies and curries... :P

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  20. lfb: i like my meat to be a bit saucy. ahem :P

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  21. lfb: is your head in the gutter again! by golly, i think it is! :D

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  22. Now this is a first - a turkey specialist restaurant! What's the thinking behind it: healthy, cos it's a lean bird? Cheap, cos turkeys aren't as popular as other poultry? Interesting nonetheless!

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  23. hungry female: heheh, we were too bashful to interrogate the manager, but they seem to be touting the novelty factor and the health benefits. prices are OK; a stomach-busting meal here should cost below RM30 per person =)

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  24. Tat's it...I remembered the name...Veal Steak Parmigiana...had it in an Italian resto near to d famous Corica's Apple Strudels in Perth...hehehe

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  25. Ulric: okie. Veal Milanese can be found in KL, but veal parmigiana ... hmmm, I can't recall ever seeing it here. Actually, I suspect I've only ever eaten it abroad too (unless it's just my imagination, heh). I haven't been to Perth yet =)

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  26. Never liked eating turkey cos it's drier than other meat and a bit tasteless. It was always so cheap to buy in the supermarkets in UK. But looking at this post, looks like the curry, German style and Nyonya style might work for this bland meat.

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  27. Baby sumo: heheh, I think I never had the chance to try turkey until I was in my late teens. But yeah, it never really lived up to my childhood expectations. But I really enjoy the stuffing that's used for celebratory roast turkey recipes! :D

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  28. Turkey sui kow...that's a first! I've never heard of this. I want the Nyonya turkey curry. Have to try this...or get rif's mum to cook it for me. :P

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  29. Bangsar-babe: heh, I'm waiting for turkey char siew! I guess since chicken char siew is available, a turkey version should be no prob =) hope you get the nyonya turkey stew real soon! :D

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  30. Turkey cha-siu sounds like a good idea! :P

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  31. pureglutton: heheh, though i guess it'd be pricier than pork char siew :D

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  32. hAHHA.... to be honest, once i read that part on turkey curry tasting like pork, i kept scrolling dwn to see if there were char siew pau! ;p

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  33. Tng: haha, the varieties could be limitless! Turkey dim sum, turkey glutinous rice dumplings... :D

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  34. this is really interesting and that turkey in the first pic is really cute!

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  35. eiling: heheh, yeah, i should have taken a photo posing with that turkey! :D

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  36. I like the owner with his single minded concept, just turkey. It's so easy for us to remember them. I was not aware Sri Petaling has such a interesting cafe. What do you think if this cafe were at SOHO? A modern setting interior? :)

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  37. river: ya, 90 percent of the menu is turkey, but they also have a few other dishes (fish & chips, lamb chops) for anyone who really hates turkey, heheh :D actually i think this cafe would be nice in a shopping mall as well, where families with kids and teenagers can enjoy the food and pose with the turkey statue, heheh. it seems like a very casual place :D

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