5.203 Vesper


27 (Sun) July 2014



at Selman’s

(Flughafen München)

-München, Bavaria, Germany-


Mission to Spain + Holiday (Day 8 of 9)

In transit.  Layover in Munich, on my way to Hong Kong, on my way to Manila.  From Monday to Friday last week, I attended a 5-day workshop food law in Getxo.  With W and DJ tagging along, we stayed an extra couple days for fun in Barcelona.  Now heading home.

W and DJ are returning to Korea, so they left earlier on a different flight.  I took them to airport then came back into town to squeeze the most out of a couple extra hours.

I had just enough time for a quick look at the Picasso Museum and lunch.


Just passing by on the way to the museum, the name of place caught my attention.

Bilbaoberria is a Spanish restaurant.  As the name would suggest, the establishment specializes in pintxos.

While it didn’t look like much from the outside, Bilbaoberria offered the most impressive array of pintxos that I encountered on the entire trip.

Having eaten pintxos everyday for the past week, I couldn’t resist one last bite.  It was all good.  A fitting final meal in Spain.


Over the course of 11 days, through a combination of personal and professional travels, I will be in 9 localities across 5 countries, eating and documenting at least 1 meal in each of them.

Today is Day 9 / Locality 7 / Country 2.

(For additional posts, see 11/9/5.)


Incidentally, KE and I had agreed to forego business class travel when proposing this duty travel, hoping the reduced costs would facilitate approval, given that the workshop was outside of our region and not in direct support of a Member State.  For me, it was also easier to fly economy class with W and DJ in tow.

Which is why no airport lounges have been featured on the trip.  Or business class in-flight meals.

Selmans is an international restaurant/bar.  Located in Munich Airport, inside the terminal.  Offers a variety of dishes from various cuisines, both western (e.g, pastas) and eastern (e.g., stir-fries).  Most items are pre-made and on display, reheated and/or plated upon order.

In Germany, vesper is a light snack eaten between lunch and dinner.  Can be anything.

The food was blah.  Wanting to keep the experience German, I ordered the vesper platter, the only ostensibly German dish on the menu.  Consisted of wurst (smoked sausage), leberkäse (meatloaf), and obazda-kugel (cheese), plus a mayo-mustard sauce, pickle, and orange slices.  As noted in the recent post on Frankfurt, I have yet to be impressed by authentic German sausage.  Oh well.


On Lufthansa Flight 0730, Munich to Hong Kong.

Chicken in Black Bean Sauce (2.0): curious that a German airline would offer a Chinese dish on the way to Hong Kong.

(See also FOODS.)

(See also PLACES.)

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