And we are back! We had a fantastic time in Japan and I have many, many food tales and a gazillion photos.
We flew to Japan on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, mostly so I could stop there and hang out with my mum on the way back. It was really nice to have that time there (even though it was stinking hot and busy).
On our first flight, from Melbourne to Hong Kong, we were served dinner and breakfast.
Dinner was a choice between braised shredded pork with preserved vegetables in light soya sauce and steamed rice or pan-fried basa with tomato, parsley and lemon myrtle sauce, mashed poatoes with green peas. There was also a vegetarian pasta choice.
I had the pork. It was okay. Nothing amazing but still edible.
Alastair had the fish. His meal looked like it was the better choice.
There was also coleslaw with salami and a little lamington for dessert.
There was no choice for breakfast – it was a croissant, a pastry, a muffin, fruit, and yoghurt. A bit too much sugar for my liking.
It was a short flight from Hong Kong to Japan, and we were served lunch. Thank goodness too, because we hadn’t eaten. This was Alastair's lunch, and for the life of me I cannot remember what it was. Chicken? With rice?
And my lunch - fish with rice. It was fine.
On our way home, from Japan to Hong Kong, Alastair and I both choose the chicken (with rice, natch!). Note the little Tim Tam for dessert!
After a busy stop over in HK, we then headed home to Melbourne. On the flight back home, we were served dinner and breakfast. For dinner, Alastair choose the fish with potatoes. This looked pretty good. Better than my choice...
Which was pork strips with rice. It was okay, but it was pretty similar to all the other meals on Cathay Pacific thus far!
There was an ice cream for dessert. No lamingtons this time.
And breakfast was similar to when we flew out to Japan. There was a warm bread roll thingie with mushrooms and cheese, a muffin and a little pastry. The bread thing was quite nice but I found the muffin too sweet and couldn't stomach more than a bite of the pastry.
All in all, economy food on Cathay Pacific? Pretty average, with the meals being mostly uninspired. The price of being in cattle class, I suppose! Ho hum. Fortunately the food we ate in Japan was a million times better - stay tuned for more!