9.330 Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce

9.330

1 (Sat) December 2018

Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce

(sautéed vegetables, steamed rice)

3.0

aboard Turkish Airlines – TK 85

-Manila en route to Istanbul-

solo

Mission to Lebanon, Day 1.

In Beirut.  Here to attend a Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – Monday to Tuesday.  Follow-up to the meeting in Jordan a few months back (see most recently 9.268 Malabar Grouper).  As focal point for the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (see most recently 9.231 Boodle Fight), I’m here to help WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office – which covers North Africa and the Middle East – set up their own forum, aimed for launch sometime in mid-2019.

 

As always, I am grateful for and respectful of the opportunity to travel, especially via business class, including lounge access.  Any comments here, even the negative ones, are simply relative to other business class experiences, not complaints per se.

BEST IN CLASS – an on-going ranking of dining experiences on business class flights:

  1. Qatar Airlines: MNL > DOH > DME (5.279 Assorted Hot Mezzah); DME > DOH > MNL ( (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns)
  2. Singapore Airlines: MNL > SIN > BNE (6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta); BNE > SIN > MNL (6.243 Ggongchi Kimchi Jjigae)
  3. Turkish Airlines: MNL > IST (8.046 Grilled Seafood Selections); GVA > IST (8.051 Fresh Herb Baby Chicken); IST > MNL (8.052 Köfte + Piliç); MNL > IST > GVA (9.050 Grilled Seafood Selection); GVA > IST (9.055 Grilled Lamb Chop); MNL > IST (9.330 Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce)
  4. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: GVA > AMS > ICN (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  5. Asiana Airlines — MNL > ICN (2.036 Shin Ramyeon…); ICN > MNL (6.048 Ssambap); MNL > ICN (6.305 Chicken Congee); ICN > MNL (6.321 Ssambap); ICN > MNL (8.261 Ssambap)
  6. Etihad Airways: MNL > AUH > AMM (6.154 Shakshouka); AMM > AUH > MNL (6.160 Zaalou-Crusted Chicken Breast); AUH > AMM (9.261 Prawns Machboos); AMM > AUH (9.267 Dukkah-Spiced Salmon); AUH > MNL (9.268 Malabar Grouper)
  7. Korean Air: ICN > NAD (5.175 Prestigious Repast); MNL > ICN (6.021 Bibimbap); MNL > ICN > NAD (6.101 Coconut Carrot Cream Soup); NAD > ICN > MNL (6.111 Asparagus Cream Soup); ICN > NAD (6.314 Bibimbap); NAD > ICN (6.319 Seared Seafood…); MNL > ICN > JFK (7.032 Manhattan); JFK > ICN (7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet); ICN > MNL (7.041 Gom Tang); MLE > CMB > ICN (9.191 Grilled Beef Tenderloin); ICN > MNL (9.193 Roasted Halibut with Dill Cream Sauce); MNL > ICN > NAD (9.284 Feta Cheese with Sliced Fig and Parma Ham); NAD > ICN > MNL (9.287 Spicy Squid & Bean Sprout Stir-Fry with Rice)
  8. Thai Airways: MNL > BKK > DEL (7.306 Fried Black Cod …); DEL > BKK > MNL (7.313 Braised Pork Balls)
  9. Philippine Airlines: MNL > MEL (5.335 Chicken Tausi)
  10. Deutsche Lufthansa: ICN > MUC > GVA (6.307 Chicken in Cream Sauce)
  11. Cathay Pacific Airways: HKG > MNL (5.182 Har Gao)
  12. Fiji Airways: NAD > HKG (5.181 Sliced Roast Lamb)

AMM = Amman // AMS = Amsterdam // AUH = Abu Dhabi // BKK = Bangkok // BNE = Brisbane // CMB = Colombo // DEL = New Delhi // DOH = Doha // DME (Domodedovo) = Moscow // GVA = Geneva // HKG = Hong Kong // ICN = Incheon // IST = Istanbul // JFK (John F Kennedy) = New York // MEL = Melbourne // MLE = Male // MNL = Manila // MUC = Munich // NAD = Nadi // SIN = Singapore

Ninoy Aquino International Airport – PAGSS Lounge

Renovated – though still kinda the same, as far as food is concerned.

 

BEST IN LOUNGE – an on-going ranking of dining experiences in business lounges:

  1. TURKEY: Istanbul Ataturk Airport – Turkish Airlines Lounge (8.052 Köfte + Piliç) (9.056 Pide)
  2. SINGAPORE: Singapore Changi Airport – Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta)
  3. JORDAN: Queen Alia International Airport – Petra Lounge (9.267 Dukkah-Spiced Salmon)
  4. NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – KLM Crown Lounge (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  5. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Abu Dhabi International Airport – Etihad Airways Lounge (6.154 Shakshouka)
  6. AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Airport – Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.242 Scallops)
  7. JAPAN: Haneda Airport International Terminal (8.202 Clam and Spicy Tofu Stew)
  8. JORDAN: Queen Alia International Airport – Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge (6.159 Memories of Hummus)
  9. THAILAND: Suvarnabhumi Airport – Royal Silk Lounge  (7.306 Fried Black Cod …)
  10. MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur International Airport – AirAsia Premium Red Lounge (9.183 Grilled Y/F Tuna Steak)
  11. GERMANY: Flughafen München – Lufthansa Lounge (6.307 Chicken in Cream Sauce)
  12. RUSSIA: Moscow Domodedovo Airport (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns)
  13. INDIA: Indira Gandhi International Airport (7.313 Braised Pork Balls)
  14. KOREA: Incheon International Airport – Asiana Business Class Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (5.363 Past + Sandwich for the Elite)
  15. KOREA: Incheon International Airport – Korean Air Prestige Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (6.090 Shin Ramyeon BLACK)
  16. KOREA: Incheon International Airport – Star Alliance Lounge (2.036 Shin Ramyeon…)
  17. SRI LANKA: Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport (9.191 Grilled Beef Tenderloin)
  18. MALDIVES: Velana (Male) International Airport (9.191 Grilled Beef Tenderloin)
  19. KOREA: Incheon International Airport (Terminal 2) – Korean Air Prestige Lounge (9.016 Probably the Best Mul Naeng Myeon)
  20. PHILIPPINES: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 1) – PAGSS Lounge (9.330 Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce)
  21. UNITED STATES of AMERICA: John F Kennedy International Airport – Korean Air Lounge (7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet)
  22. SWITZERLAND: Geneva International Airport (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  23. CHINA: Hong Kong International Airport (5.182 Har Gao)
  24. PHILIPPINES: Ninoy Aquino International Airport – MIASCOR Lounge (4.272 Chicken Curry…); (6.305 Chicken Congee)
  25. FIJI: Nadi International Airport (5.181 Sliced Roast Lamb)

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