April 1, 2005

Too Much Airplane Food

POST #    1627

As a child, I would never eat on an airplane. I would get airsick most of the time anyway, so it didn't make sense to eat all that bad food on the flight. All I would usually need is a can of Planters Cheese Balls and some food on the stopover. Times have changed. It seems like airplane food has improved (somewhat, at least), I no longer get airsick, and I eat the food now.

In my absurd travels in the past week, I was served all the "food" pictured above. A flight to San Francisco, then another to Shanghai. On the return, Shanghai to Chicago. Nice of them to stuff me so full while I'm strapped into my seat.

- Pancakes with sausage: pancakes were very dry and absorbent, leaving me to want more syrup; sausage was surprisingly good.
- Oven roasted chicken and cheddar: also dry, but I had mustard which seemed to make things tolerable.

- Meatloaf, potatoes, peas: meatloaf was dry (sensing a theme) but surprisingly decent; potatoes were horrible; peas okay.
- Instant noodles: not much to say about those, are there? nice of them to provide some trans fat for the flight too.
- Ginger beef: ginger beef (?!?!?) was eh; rice in these meals tend to get stuck to the containers because of the heat, which isn't good; not bad, but really not great meal.

- Chicken: decent, taste and good vegetables with it.
- Instant noodles: see above
- Noodles: most horrible meal all week - foul tasting and everything - I really regret getting this selection.

Oh, and I'm well aware that the pancakes and sausage kind of looks like shit and butt cheeks.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 10:12 AM



I love the instant noodles on the long flights because they are reliable at the very least. And of course the airplane wants to make sure you're at least full and sleepy so you don't bother the attendants. The real question is how were the movies on the flight?

Now I have a ramen craving. Damn you, Tien!

Posted by: Jen at April 1, 2005 11:20 AM

and those instant noodles had little dried tofu things in them.

movies: finding neverland, bridget jones, the incredibles, save the last dance (or whatever the jlo/gere movie is called), taxi, finding neverland. i'm sure there were more as those are from all my flights. oh, and after the sunset.

i watched neverland, sunset, and the incredibles (about 3 times).

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 1, 2005 12:33 PM

Heh. That first photo. The sausage and pancakes have a funny look to them, if you know what I mean. Uh huh huh.

Posted by: Adam [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 2, 2005 6:34 PM

Glad to see you've returned to your old ways of making this site a food-log. Well done, though I can't say the airplane food looks appetizing.

Posted by: yp at April 3, 2005 10:12 AM

I also flew United to Thailand/Tokyo and ate all the same food! I liked the noodle bowl and the green tea.

Posted by: Heather at April 5, 2005 4:04 PM

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