LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13856 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5022 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?
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4989 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4812 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.
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.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4652 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.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4639 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.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
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!
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