Turkey is delicious. At least, I think it is. I love eating turkey breast meat with the skin on, smothered in turkey gravy, along with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. To me, that’s Christmas dinner.
The following day, we can eat more turkey! And having a turkey sandwich with barbecue sauce is great on the third or fourth day. It makes my mouth water. Amazing leftovers.
However, here in Japan, whenever I talk about Christmas dinner, people always say they’re eating chicken. Then, when I mention that I always ate turkey in Canada, they immediately say that turkey doesn’t taste good. They don’t understand how I can eat turkey. I think the problem is that they have such little experience with turkey in Japan, that they don’t actually know what it tastes like. And those who have tried to cook it don’t really know how to cook it so that it isn’t dry. It’s difficult to roast, as the breast meat becomes pretty dry if it’s not properly cooked.
But then, a lot of people in Japan prefer dark meat over white meat on chicken. Chicken breast is very cheap in Japan, which surprised me.
What do you think? Do you like turkey? And do you prefer white or dark meat? Gravy? Let me know in the comments below.