Thanksgiving in Indonesia

Chef Marco carves the turkey

Chef Marco carves the turkey

At least we got the date right this year! Last year, we had some confusion about when Thanksgiving occurred, the five Thursdays in the month complicating matters. This year, we got it right and, as a result, the Goodies Thanksgiving buffet was a success.

Our new chef, Marco from Italy, did a great job preparing the meal, which included

My turkey dinner

My turkey dinner

Southern deep-fried turkey, potato wedges, peas and onions, cranberry sauce, baked apples and gravy. The turkey was awesome and the dinner was a welcome reminder of home. Hope there’s some leftovers for lunch today.


We had a few Americans present for the buffet and a lot of Chinese-Indonesians and expats from other countries, not all of whom were there for the turkey. Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, of course, which also is Ladies Night at Goodies and ladies 8-ball tournament night.


creme caramel

About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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