Bring Your Own Turkey – 2022

Our Bring Your Own Turkey event has come to a close for 2022! Thanks to all who made it another popular success! To get a jump on this event in 2023, always keep watching our Events Listing page toward the start of November!

As an anticipated annual event, Sun Wah BBQ prepares and roasts customer-supplied Turkeys in a manner similar to our Hong Kong Style Roast Duck with additional aromatics for the insides like our bean paste, house-blended 5-spice, cilantro, shallots and ginger..

Sun Wah BBQ was open Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2022 with alotted pick-up slots starting at 9:00am and continuing until 4:30pm. We followed a 100 turkey limit (combined total) to acheive smooth operations throughout this day.

How do I submit my own turkey?

With the event being concluded for 2022, no additional submissions are accepted.

How do I obtain a restaurant-supplied turkey?

All provisioned turkeys for 2022 have been sold. Keep watching our Events Listing page for next year’s BYO announcement.

Sun Wah's Turkey Service
Sun Wah BBQ’s Annual Turkey Service

What’s in store?

Sun Wah BBQ will be exceptionally busy throughout our limited Thanksgiving hours. The rear kitchen will be at full throttle creating entrees for carry-out and dine-in. Every available roasting chamber will be creating our signature Chinese BBQ items in addition to the turkeys. The front kitchen will be keeping up with noodle soup & congee orders. The carry-out counter will be orchestrating orders and expediting take-outs. Even the bar area will be entertaining walk-in patrons who didn’t follow our advice about advanced reservations.

For BYO Turkey patrons, arrive around your designated pick-up time and look for the area set aside for the BYO event. Identify yourself and pay for any remaining balance. The freshly roasted turkey should be waiting for you, but please be amenable to delays during certain time slots. We will be doing everything we can to minimize delays. The turkey will be packed in a transport box to prevent it from rolling around inside your vehicle. A pint of au jus gravy from the roasted drippings will accompany each turkey. Additional pints are availble for $8. All turkeys are sent out whole so that carving can take place at home.

Reheating instructions

BYO and supplied turkeys are ready to eat throughout this day. If reheating is desired:

  • Preheat a conventional oven to 375ºF (190ºC)
  • Remove turkey completely from the transport box (and additional packaging) and place on a roasting pan.
  • Roast in oven for no more than 30-45 minutes. Do not overcook!
  • Remove from oven and let turkey rest for 5 minutes before carving.
  • Don’t forget to bring out the au jus gravy.
  • Enjoy!

Beyond the turkey

Many BYO patrons will be ordering additional menu items for a full-fledged feast. In anticipation of a packed Thursday, consider placing carry-out orders by no later than Tuesday, November 22nd to indicate it’s being picked up on Thanksgiving. It’s likely that more than one guest will have a craving for Beef Chow Fun, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Honey-Pepper Short Ribs, Baby Bok Choy, Hot-Sour Soup, or Egg Rolls.