Review: Japan Airlines Lunch

by gigi on March 24, 2008

To kick-start Jenkins and my China/Hong Kong adventures, what better place to start than to go over the airplane food we ate on our way there? :) We flew on Japan Airlines and our travel agent scored us seats on the upper deck. It’s not first class but we were in a smaller area so it was quieter and seemed more roomy. :) Let me say that the service on Japan Airlines is excellent and the food was also better than I expected!

We had our choice of a couple of entrees for our lunch: chicken or fish. Jenkins got the last chicken dish so I had the fish. Jenkins felt that the chicken actually wasn’t as filling as mine even though the rice for the fish was a bit overcooked.

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My lunch also came with a couple of sides: some Inari sushi and a pasta salad.  I wasn’t too impressed with the pasta salad but my inari was actually quite tasty.  The bean curd wasn’t overly sweet or watery and the rice had the right amount of vinegar.

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For dessert, I had a coffee cream cake.  I wasn’t too crazy about this but my brother really liked it.  You can also see my tomato juice in the picture below.  I always like to order it on the airplane because it seems more filling.  :)

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Japan Airlines also has a “Sky Oasis”, which is a tray full of goodies that you can help yourself to during the flight.  I assume this is for long distance flights only and it has both drinks and food available.  I grabbed a bunch of different cookies and crackers for Jenkins, my brother, and me to try.  I really liked this self-serve option because you didn’t feel like you were bugging the attendants for food all the time.  :)

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Our next meal consisted of tuna sandwiches with some fruit/veggies and a cookie.  The sandwich actually tasted ok although I wished that there was more fruit and veggies included.

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Overall, I was very pleased with both the food and service on Japan Airlines and would definitely consider flying with them again.  I forgot to take a picture but at the beginning of each flight, they also provide you with fresh towels to freshen yourself up.  :)

Summary:
Food: [rating:2.5]
Service: [rating:5/5]

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