inflight dining

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  1. RedTape
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    Condor is starting SEA-FRA service 2x weekly for the summer season...Curious, I checked to see what they serve on the outbound flight to Germany.

    Gourmet flying at its best: As an appetizer, we treat your taste buds to a fresh young leaf salad garnished with smocked salmon strips and crisp radish in sour cream dressing. As your warm main course, we serve tender pork medallions in Port sauce accompanied by Mediterranean vegetables and potato squares. A selection of cheese and a fresh roll as well as whole-grain bread adds a touch of lightness to the meal. This meal is rounded off with a refreshing yogurt-mouse-slice with marinated citrus fruits and a melt-in-your-mouth sweet delicacy.

    I don't mind a smock on my salmon (after all, its just a dressing), but that dessert kinda scares me!
     
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    JKF--IST F class
    It was seriously an ENDLESS meal. The lounge serves made-to-order meals and if you don't get enough, you will be stuffed!


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    Caviar - and I asked for an extra one
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    "Small appetizers"
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    desserts - we literally got the whole dessert cart on the table.
     
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    HKG-JFK F class

    I actually got better food on the plane.
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    Wonton Noodles soup
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    My favorite pork bun, I had like 2 orders of these
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    the expected
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    Chicken served chill, with the chinese herb soup
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    pork belly
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    Chicken and chinese sausage in a pot
     
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    yes, but did you get a refresing yogurt/mouse slice with marinated citrus fruit? No. Your meals weren't scary at all.
     
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    haha that sounds scary, I don't know how they could marinated fruit - with what though? but i think German do make some good yogurt.
     
  6. I travel business class and like to see the food on trolly before choosing as the fancy words on the Menu sometime are deceiving
     
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    Everything sounds better in French than in English, especially with American Airlines less than stellar food in J.
     
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    This is scary. Beyond the smocked salmon (I thought smocking was something that used to be done to kids clothing, a sort of fancy gathering on the outside?), I don't like the idea of warm rather than hot pork and I'm concerned if pork is the only choice, since many people don't eat pork for religious or other reasons. I don't think of cheese, a roll, and whole grain bread as adding lightness, whatever that means. The dessert sounds frightening to me. My bottom line: what was someone smoking when they wrote this menu?
     
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    Salmon
     
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    I'm trying to imagine citrus fruit in yogurt. Wouldn't it curdle?
     
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    :cool: :p :D
     
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    My fear is that the strength of the citrus would overpower the delicate, almost silk like, flavour of the mouse.
     
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    A pic is needed of the dessert :p. Over the last month, done lots of F flight with some great meals. TK was at the top. TG did decent as well.
     
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    The main problem is as always that this is a bad translation from German. A warm main course rather than a hot one is perfectly normal and the yogurt-mouse-slice is a perfectly normal Kuchen there. In fact I really like them.

    A couple of times I've had free meals in resturants in Germany because I've offered to correct their english menus for them. Some of the translations are hilarious. There was one place where the fish had obviously mutated as they were serving loin of salmon!
     
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    The best part of reading translated menus are the mistranslations! What does mouse taste like? I mean a yogurt-mousse slice would be nice, but vermin really isn't to my taste.
     

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