This is way weird. I am absolutely sure I wrote a post about turkeys but I can’t seem to find it on my blog. So, here is a re-post.
This is the non-halal turkey from France.Ã‚Â The brand is Ronsard but they only have a French website. I bought one yesterday for RM16 per kilogramme. The turkey is 5.6 kg and costs about RM80. Bought it from a frozen food supplier in Kelawai Road (contacts in the comment section). We also bought almost one kilo of salmon suitable for sashimi (eaten raw).
I do not know how European turkey differs from American. My guess is no one is able to tell if that turkey speaks French or American. LOL.
The frozen food supplier told me the difficulties they have in importing turkeys, beef and even lamb because of the strict religious restriction placed by our country. He is annoyed that Middle-East countries can import and eat those meats but our local religious department doesn’t recognise the halal certification from the suppliers overseas.
After I bought this turkey, I went to Cold Storage and found some halal turkeys. Do you know how much it cost? RM39.90! OMG, a turkey costs over RM200! Fuwah, I wonder who is desperate enough to spend that kind of money?
If you are celebrating Christmas and want the added novelty of serving turkey, you better run to your local frozen food supplier and see if they still have stock. Erina told me to watch out for the expiry date on the turkey because some of them were imported and stored for too long and they can smell ‘waxy’. Do get it from trusted suppliers.