7.125 TEKASM 5 : VOML


9 (Mon) May 2016

Vegetarian Oriental Meal


by Korean Air

on Flight KE 622

-Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean-

with the family

Children’s Day Holiday + Annual Leave, Day 5 (see previously 7.124 Nobu, No No).

In Seoul.  Arrived today.  On extended leave to take care of various administrative matters in preparation for the family’s move to the Philippines in a couple months.  Going back to Manila, by myself, on Sunday.

Some kind of soy meatball in a soyish glaze.
Whereas oriental vegetarians deserve to suffer this kind of ick, I shouldn’t have to.

TEKASM (Try Every Korean Air Special Meal).  Flying often as I do on Korean Air, I’ve grown weary of the standard food offerings, certainly the bibimbap (see most recently 7.025 Bibimbap), even the meals on business class (see most recently 7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet).  Recently, I discovered that Korean Air offers a range of “special meals” available upon advance order.  I’ll attempt to try every one, 20 in all.  Though anticipating that the food won’t be all that special, it’ll be about the exploration, better to be surprisingly blah than predictably meh.

The Vegetarian Oriental Meal was crap.

5 down, 15 to go — with every new instalment worse than the one before, this is quickly becoming the lamest project in the “Try Every” series; I may have to consider cancellation.

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The masochistically gluttonous “Try Every” series :

  1. TERRP (…Restaurant in Robinsons Place) — complete (85) (5.247 KFC : Original Recipe Fried Chicken…)
  2. TEITY (..Item at Tao Yuan) — complete (36) (6.095 DONE)
  3. TERNWPPD (…Restaurant in New World, Pan-Pacific, Diamond) — complete (10) (6.081 Lobster, Baby.)
  4. TERSK (…Restaurant in St Kilda) — complete (6) (5.339 Roasted Squid)
  5. TEKREM (…Korean Restaurant in Ermita/Malate) — complete (45) (6.207 Dok + Ok)
  6. TEIBR (…Item at Bistro Remedios) — cancelled (10) (see most recently 6.359 Kangkong Lechon)
  7. TETRITSA (…Thai Restaurant in the International Terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport) — in process (4) (see most recently 6.069 Spicy Stir-Fried Shrimp & Seafood with Basil)
  8. TERSP (…Restaurant in Serendra Piazza) — in process (4) (see most recently 7.122 I Got Big Game)
  9. TEKASM (…Korean Air Special Meal) — in process (5) (see most recently 7.108 Seafood Meal)

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