CX unveils new "signature Chinese dishes"

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  1. uggboy
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    || CX unveils new "signature Chinese dishes" ||

    Tasty good news!:)
     
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    I recently flew HKG-JFK-HKG and tried the new dish on the menu. I ordered the braised pork belly and for the first time, I returned the dish and asked to change for a different meal. The dish was too fatty, soggy and not tasty at all. I like the new J seat, but the food offerings are pretty mediocre if not plain bad.
     
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    Too bad, but thanks for the update.
     
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    Unfortunately mediocre and/or bad food and/or service isn't uncommon on CX J the last couple of years which is becoming a hit & miss thing.
     
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    Somehow the idea of special chinese food on a plane just eludes me..... since the essence is fresh ingredients quickly stir fried in a very hot wok ....just before serving :) Reheated just doesn't do it for me :(

    OTOH I guess I will just have to plan on a lot of champagne for my upcoming flight - if the food isn't good.
     
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    Some Chinese food is like that, but not all. In fact, far from all: slow cooked pork belly, braised minced pork, braised beef and curry chicken (all mentioned in that article) are all dishes that don't fall into that category.
     
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    Yes, there are certainly some exceptions, but I have yet to have a chinese meal on a plane that came close to one in a (good restaurant) ;) OTOH they are often better than the "western" meals.
     
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    CX's western meals are nothing to write home about.
     

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