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Airline Food-The good, the bad and the ugly

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6 minutes ago, shain said:

@chefmd How were the cocktails? I'm flying with United this weekend.

Really good especially the Smoky negroni.  

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2 minutes ago, chefmd said:

Really good especially the Smoky negroni.  

 

Thanks! That's good to know, I like a good negroni, never had one with mezcal.

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Flying to Tokyo, there was an option for Asian meal.

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and regular meal for DH

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2 minutes ago, shain said:

 

Thanks! That's good to know, I like a good negroni, never had one with mezcal.

I like it too.  Also my first time for mezcal and I liked it a lot.  They used Del Maguey Vuda

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On 11/19/2018 at 12:35 AM, ElsieD said:

Nor have I, but then I'm usually in the cheap seats so no access to these clubs/lounges.

My husband travels a lot for work so ve use miles and upgrades to go on vacation.  Especially for long flights.  

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Thanks for the info and pictures! EWR is my “Home” airport so I will definitely check the new lounge out. 

 

Your DH’s meal looks really good too. 

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Another doozy C/O United. I ate the salad. And then I remembered the romaine recall and really hope I don’t get sick. 

 

 

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Flying back home to Washington DC from Tokyo Narita airport.  I had high expectations for ANA lounge, but alas, it was sad looking.  One of the sandwiches was labeled “potato”, it had mashed potatoes between slices of bread.

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United club at Narita had better food by comparison.

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7 hours ago, chefmd said:

Flying back home to Washington DC from Tokyo Narita airport.  I had high expectations for ANA lounge, but alas, it was sad looking.  One of the sandwiches was labeled “potato”, it had mashed potatoes between slices of bread.

 

 

 

Kind of a quasi-pierogy, I suppose. :P

Actually, out in Alberta pierogy pizza is a thing. Mashed potatoes, bacon bits, caramelized onions, etc. I've never had one myself, but I can see how it would work once you get past the actual idea of it.

 

Hmmm. Google tells me this is fairly common in the American midwest, as well, especially around Pittsburgh. So I guess this isn't news to a lot of you.

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Reporting from further back in the plane 😉  I can say that the food in steerage continues to not be so good.  Here is British Airways to London in "World Traveller Plus" (basically, premium economy).  I ordered an Asian vegetarian meal.  Behold...

 

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So on the left, well, I am not sure.  It kind of tasted like falafel, but with curry sauce.  To the right, okra and cauliflower curry.  Naan and a random roll.  Dessert was galub jamun.  This meal was basically inedible with way too much salt but I was not hungry having eaten before getting on the plane so no big deal.  

 

On the way back, I switched to a lacto-ovo vegetarian meal out of consideration for the people around me who might not like curry scent.  I did not think of that for the flight over.  Here it is:

 

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This is the same vegetarian meal they offer in business class, though I am sure it is presented in a nicer way.  It's supposed to be ricotta gnudi.  Note the burned left side.  I saved the calories and made an omelet when I got home 🙂  

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I stick to Pringles and G & T ')

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