10.042 Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Thigh

10.042

16 (Sat) February 2019

Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Thigh

with a smokey capsicum and onion sauce, roasted herb potatoes and mixed greens

2.0

aboard Fiji Airways – FJ 392

-Hong Kong to Nadi-

solo

Mission to Fiji, Day 1.

On my way to Suva.  Attending a series of planning sessions – Monday to Thursday – in preparation for the Fifth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health, which will be held in Fiji in August 2019.  This is the second such mission in advance of the Fifth Meeting (see previously 9.286 Kokonda with Grilled Prawns).

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

  1. TURKEY: Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkish Airlines Lounge (9.056 Pide)(8.052 Köfte + Piliç)
  2. SINGAPORE: Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta)
  3. NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, KLM Crown Lounge (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  4. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Abhu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways Lounge (6.154 Shakshouka)
  5. AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Airport, Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.242 Scallops)
  6. JAPAN: Haneda Airport International Terminal (8.202 Clam and Spicy Tofu Stew)
  7. CHINA: Hong Kong International Airport, Club Autus Lounge
  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. GERMANY: Flughafen München, Lufthansa Lounge (6.307 Chicken in Cream Sauce)
  11. RUSSIA: Moscow Domodedovo Airport (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns)
  12. INDIA – Indira Gandhi International Airport (7.313 Braised Pork Balls)
  13. KOREA: Incheon International Airport, Asiana Business Class Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (5.363 Past + Sandwich for the Elite)
  14. KOREA: Incheon International Airport, Korean Air Prestige Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (6.090 Shin Ramyeon BLACK)
  15. KOREA: Incheon International Airport, Star Alliance Lounge (2.036 Shin Ramyeon…)
  16. LEBANON: Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, LAT (Lebanese Air Transport) Lounge
  17. UNITED STATES of AMERICA: John F Kennedy International Airport, Korean Air Lounge (7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet)
  18. PHILIPPINES: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3 Lounge
  19. SWITZERLAND: Geneva International Airport
  20. CHINA: Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific Lounge (5.182 Har Gao)
  21. PHILIPPINES: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MIASCOR Lounge (9.330 Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce) (4.272 Chicken Curry…)
  22. FIJI: Nadi International Airport (5.181 Sliced Roast Lamb)

The itinerary took me through Hong Kong International Airport, where I had to spend 7 hours in the Club Autus Lounge – not bad.

Following the layover, once on board Fiji Airways, the food was perfectly acceptable and perfectly meh, in line with prior experiences.

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Salomon Gravlax with Apple and Fennel Salad, Balsamic Vinegar Caviar (2.25)
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When I asked for a double shot of Scotch, this is what I got.

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. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines — GVA > AMS > ICN (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  3. Asiana Airlines — MNL > ICN (2.036 Shin Ramyeon…); ICN > MNL (6.048 Ssambap); MNL > ICN (6.305 Chicken Congee); ICN > MNL (6.321 Ssambap)
  4. Singapore Airlines — MNL > SIN > BNE (6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta); BNE > SIN > MNL (6.243 Ggongchi Kimchi Jjigae)
  5. 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); ULN > ICN (10.061 Stock Soup of Bone and Stew Meat)
  6. Etihad Airways — MNL > AUH > AMM (6.154 Shakshouka); AMM > AUH > MNL (6.160 Zaalou-Crusted Chicken Breast)
  7. Thai Airways — MNL > BKK > DEL (7.306 Fried Black Cod …); DEL > BKK > MNL (7.313 Braised Pork Balls)
  8. Philippine Airlines — MNL > MEL (5.335 Chicken Tausi)
  9. Deutsche Lufthansa — ICN > MUC > GVA (6.307 Chicken in Cream Sauce)
  10. Cathay Pacific Airways — HKG > MNL (5.182 Har Gao)
  11. Fiji Airways — NAD > HKG (5.181 Sliced Roast Lamb)

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

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