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Unusual Food In Meals/snacks On Flights  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13202 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4045 times:

Several years ago, when a person I worked with was going to a Ufa, a city deep into Russia to adopt a child from there, she had to travel by Areoflot or some domestic Russian airline to and from Ufa and Moscow. She was warned not to eat the 'sausage' in the meal on such flights as it was supposed to be made from horsemeat (or who knows what). Have any of you out there ever seen 'unusual' foods, that is unusual to Euro/American tastes served in meals/snacks during flights?

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

When I use to work for a Tour Operator and we chartered Allegro for some of our Mexico flights, for a short period of time they served a tuna snack with individual cans of tuna and crackers and such, can you imagine the smell in that plane. That was short lived as we demanded they switch what they were serving out customers.


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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Horse meat is considered a delicacy in France and Belgium. Not that uncommon.
Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Pickled Herring for breakfast on flights to/from Finland on FI anf KL, I am sure that some people like that for breakfast, but oh the smell on a 6:00AM flight.  Smile

User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

What about caribou, muskox and Arctic char on First Air flights....and this is good!

Cheers!

[Edited 2005-07-12 23:16:23]

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):

Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

They aren't normal at all.

AAndrew


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

It is much more regional than that. Moose meat is common in Alaska. Good luck finding it in the southern US. In Florida and Louisiana, alligator meat is very common, nothing exotic. In Florida ostrich meat is also common.



a.
User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 5):
They aren't normal at all.

Well, in such a large country, of course it depends on what region you're in. If you live in hunt country it's definitely normal. My wife's from Minnesota and she says they used to eat deer all the time.



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
Horse meat is considered a delicacy in France

Everything that moves is considered a delicacy in France.Snails,frogs, horses....

Mike



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

A very timely thread as I was jusrt thinking the same myself after flying with SAA from Jo'burg to London last week.

In business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 5):
Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):

Deer and moose are considered normal in North America, yet in Brazil they're as exotic as snake and alligator.

They aren't normal at all.

AAndrew . . . I guess that's perspective . . . and your statement displays your ignorance.

Not only is moose quite normal in Alaska, so is caribou,

And Walrus

And whale

And Salmon

And Halibut

And Deer is quite normal in season in your neighborhood . . .Pennsylvania

And Iowa

And Illinois

And Kentucky

And . . .

You see . . . the more you know . . .

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich.

Great place for Ostrich on Curacao!


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
n business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.

My local Tandoori serves an Ostrich curry (Jaipuri I think) - I've never been tempted to try it though! Maybe I will.

Got served some interesting stuff on LAN Chile/Peru, Varig, and Aerolineas Argentinas. Best not to ask what it was exactly. Meat is meat as far as I'm concerned though insects, grubs, worms etc are a different matter entirely. Llama is nice though I didn't eat it on the plane.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 11):
though insects, grubs, worms etc are a different matter entirely.

I did get a cockroach in business class on BA/Comair last week between Cape Town and Jo'burg on BA/Comair last week. fortunately it was crawling up the wall rather than sitting on the plate !!

Don't know whether it was on a frequent flyer upgrade ticket or not.....



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Most unusual snack ever served to me on a flight, albeit many years ago, was an orange (yes, just the plain fruit) and black tea on a SU flight from LHR to SVO.

Flying with Air France once, they served something that looked like a lean steak but was too red and had a different texture. The F/A assured me that it was steak but I am still convinced it was horse meat.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich. Common in SA I believe, but not something you often get in the UK - and I've certainly not seen it on a flight before.

Ostrich was stocked at our Sainsburys superstore for a while, but discontinued due to lack of demand. Not surprising for the UK.



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Ostrich is widely available in the US and is very tasty.

Also, we have a chain of Restaurants owned by Ted Turner (of CNN fame) called Ted's Montana Grill that serves buffalo in burgers, ribs and steaks. It is also very tasty.


User currently offlineGhostRider From Pakistan, joined May 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

In Texas, too, Deer is very, very common....alligator as well.....and in some areas, Wild Boar. Just make sure you soak everything in milk first, man do I hate that "gamey" taste.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 14):
Ostrich is widely available in the US and is very tasty.

What does it taste like? And please don't say chicken... *everything* unknown tastes of chicken!

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 14):
Also, we have a chain of Restaurants owned by Ted Turner (of CNN fame) called Ted's Montana Grill that serves buffalo in burgers, ribs and steaks. It is also very tasty.

Buffalo is pretty easily obtainable in the UK despite no buffalo roaming around.

I decided to redefine most of the world's steak as simply beef after I visited Argentina. Steak from there makes everything else taste like rubbish. When you can eat steak with a butter knife and prefer no accompaniements like sauces or pepper because you want to savour the full flavour of the steak, then you know you're on to a winner!

Geoff M.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3628 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Great place for Ostrich on Curacao!

Thought I was the only one who knew about the Ostrich farm in CUR! Spent a month in CUR in 2002 and ate there numerous times, some of the best meals I have ever had.



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3627 times:

A friend had veal and fish together in a meal in C class on an IB flight from BCN-LHR *shudder*


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3621 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 16):
What does it taste like? And please don't say chicken... *everything* unknown tastes of chicken!

It tasts kind of like a mild beef actually, it really has it's own flavor. consistency of Turkey more or less.

Quoting GhostRider (Reply 15):
alligator as well

the restaurant chain Joe's Crab Shack has alligator on the menu in most of it's restaurants. I know I can get it Tennessee.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In business class our starter was ostrich

I have had that here in the UK, with my sis crying nxt to me lol

Only reason was at the time she was in one of her veggie phase's, and i was eating this buger, with a pen full of em outside. Strange, can neverrecall eating meat with the animal it came from right outside


User currently offlineBa299 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

The happy meal instead of the crew meals in CAI....

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