“I think we’re going to need to have chicken for Thanksgiving this year,” our roommate told us, faces twisted in dismay. A Thanksgiving traditionalist, she had been adamant about cooking the meal at home for friends rather than head out to any of the many restaurant/take away options other people have outlined.
“Turkey’s just too expensive! Everywhere I look – Cityshop, Carrefour, home delivery services – it’s something like 400RMB for a measly 8 pounder. If I’m spending 400RMB on the part of the damn turkey I’m planning to eat, I won’t have anything left for sides.”
“Did you look on Taobao?”
“… No… they have turkeys on Taobao?”
“They have everything on Taobao,” we smirked, before helpfully showing our poor tenderfoot friend to the Taobao Field Guide. “They’ve got 6 kilo Norbests for 365RMB, Jennie-o turkeys for 42RMB per kilo… and heck, if you think you can kill your own, they’ll give you a live one for its weight times 18RMB.”
She crinkled her nose. “That last option sounds fowl.”