A Chinese-American Thanksgiving Turkey

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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Most Americans sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey and bread stuffing with all the trimmings. In my house we had a Chinese-American version of this very American feast. I have since learned that many of my fellow Chinese-Americans enjoyed versions similar to my mother’s turkey. Ours was usually stuffed with a glutinous-rice mixture, which Chinese cooks usually used for chicken. Most often the turkey was steamed first, then roasted briefly to make the skin crisp and to give the