Airline food has always been an experience that I've found fascinating! Small compartmentalized food experiences, hermetically sealed, and ready to be "enjoyed" at 40,000 feet! Below are my food mishaps on the way to Melbourne.
The first meal of my flight, and an important choice: Chicken/Rice or Beef/Potato.
The KitKat is a nice touch, albeit the dressing of (no)choice was French.
Second meal of the flight: Breakfast. This time I had the choose of chicken noodle or sausage omelette. (Given the choice of airline eggs or anything else, I will always pick the other option) I found it novel that the roll associated with the meal was dependent on which dish selected: the only time this happened during my travel meals. (Above you see the Chinese style roll; all other meals came with a western style dinner roll)
Beef noodles for dinner (no Kit Kat this time, but it's replacement was tasty)
Of all the mediocre airline meals I had on my way to Australia, this was the best: Breakfast pork noodles. By this time in my journey I was roughly 2 hours from landing, and eager to choose my own culinary destiny!
An unexpected element of pan-Pacific flights was the amount of turbulence that we encountered; not violent fits of shaking, but a persistent mild jostle. The best part of it all was everything time we entered a fit of turbulence there was a bi-lingual automated message that went over the intercom. No longer was it the captain assuring his passengers that this fit of turbulence is temporary, but the same bi-lingual dulcitones of a recording. We live in the future indeed.
2 hours early at LAX today as I head down under to Melbourne via Taipei. The international terminal is a ghost town, which is surprising. I miss the constant buzz of world travelers shuffling about; it makes for great people watching.
Italian is part of my heritage (from my father's side), so as a change-up to the normal Christmas fixin's, my mother decided to hand make gnocci, and prepare an elaborate spread of Italian food for Christmas dinner. Everyone was delighted at this surprising shift in tradition!
Late night Chinese food trumps tacos, In n Out, and all other heirs to the late night food throne. If you're ever in San Diego (or many other locations world wide): Sam Woo is the answer. I recommend their Salt and Pepper Squid!
On my flight from SFO to LAX, Delta was kind enough to give the passengers a healthy snack by Lūvo consisting of: hummus, celery/carrots, sunflower seeds, and some gluten free crackers.
Before I left on my trip, I had made a joke to my roommate about airline snack boxes, and how the snacks were always out of place: like hummus.
The hummus was delicious and the coincidence was hilarious!
When your friend insists he cooks you a burger in the middle of the night, you don't say: No. It was fantastic too!
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My friend Carrie made this incredible whole salted fish for a friend's birthday meal. What phenomenal dinner showmanship!
Last night's rain was perfect weather for grilling steaks and playing board games. Tonight we tested out a bleak game named Tomorrow!