I was just thinking of how hungry I am not right now. It’s best that I feel this way when discussing airline meals specifically originating in the US or China. Here’s an improbable idea for airlines from those two countries: if you’re choosing to feed us, just give us food vouchers for airport vendors with the least offensive odors. Bonus points if you introduce a device that shocks seatmates when their feet enter your foot compartment. Unrelated? Sure. But not undesirable.
Anyhow, this is one of those unusual moments when I have both a photo of the flight that I took and the meal from said flight. In mid-2009 after briefly living in Beijing, I decided to visit Busan, South Korea (부산 busan)–
Based on previous experiences flying in/to China, right before boarding I ate bibimbap at a Korean restaurant. Considering where I was flying to, that might have been a waste, but there was nothing else that looked the least bit approachable, including the “drinking water” machines mainly used to refill thirsty thermoses.
So, did I gamble well?:
Starting clockwise with the upper-left, we’ve got a soy sauce-stewed (酱卤 jiànglǔ), vacuum-sealed egg, a delicious wet nap, liquid neon sugar posing as fruit juice, a portion of what I mentioned in the title of this post (aka congee), and a roll frozen in time. Darn, now where’s that donkey sandwich stall when you need it?
In other words…so glad I chose to eat beforehand.
Can your most recent airline meals favorably compare with this?