Lets get one thing settled, being a foodie is not easy.
And as if the weight gain and food moods aren’t enough already, fate thought throwing some travel anxiety into my biological mix would be fun. *meh*
Well this only means one thing unfortunately,that the meals served in airlines can play a critical role in contributing to the afflictions of my taste receptors and the emotional meltdowns that come with it. Not only does the peculiar smell of the trolley always contribute to my air sickness, my taste buds have always been very sensitive to the rapid change in altitude.
Fun fact: According to the The Fraunhofer Institute, a research organization based in Germany, the cabin pressure affects your taste buds and the in-flight food might taste similar to what food tastes like when you are suffering from flu.
Fighting gravitational force isn’t that easy after all??
Unfortunately the number of decent meals that I have had on board are not enough to be even called a list and the rare occurrence of such incidents have definitely managed to make a mark in my life. *tears of joy*.
I would cut the International Airlines some slack because it is unfair to judge a meal that was designed and prepared under the pressure of pleasing ethnically diverse palettes, which leaves very little room for experimenting with the ingredients.
But when it comes to our local airlines, the meal that has consistently proven to be no.1 out of the two favorites that I have iiizzz *drum rolls*
“Shaheen ki Birrryaaaniiii”—-(and I think I just explicitly spelled out the airline’s contingency plan in case they fail to achieve their monetary goals.)
Yes, this genuinely appetizing biryani that Shaheen Airline serves tastes better than a lot of biryanis that I have tried under normal circumstances with full control over my gravity situation.
Thank you Shaheen for paying attention to what the majority of the nation considers as their favorite food and not further complicating things for our pressurized taste buds.
If you already feel your salivary glands acting up, then hold onto those juices for my second favorite.
Remember when I said it is unfair to comment on meals served in International flights, well did I mention its unfair only if you were not paying a 8900 percent mark up on it!?!
My second favorite is only an insignificant condiment squeezed in Emirate’s meal tray, but trust me it gives you a burst of flavors and saves your taste buds some disappointment.
The airline goes easy on the spices but their mango pickle is a life saver and deserves credit for helping the bland constituents of the tray pull together a comforting meal for our buds.
So next time you decide to
- fly with Shaheen
Board the plane with a growling tummy, stuff yourself with biryani until you feel the need to unfasten your seat belt and do not keep any dinner or lunch plans immediately after you land.
Refuse to take the meal tray at your own risk because you will surely regret once the plane fills up with the aroma of the biryani and your mouth fills up with gushing waters.
- fly with Emirates
Look for the travel size dosage of happiness in your tray, and in case you do not find it, do not bother getting your taste buddys in a pickle. Get it??