This week’s Meal of the Week is an investigation. I need some help identifying what exactly I was served onboard a late-night flight from Yerevan, Armenia to Istanbul.
Armavia was once the flag-carrier of Armenia but is now defunct. I flew with them on a historic route from Yerevan to Istanbul in 2013. If you’re familiar with the historic tensions between Turkey and Armenia stemming from the Armenian Genocide, this route was nothing short of amazing. The two nations do not even have diplomatic relations.
Perhaps to disguise this, the flight took off in the middle of the night and returned from Istanbul before the sun rose. A meal was served after takeoff.
At the time, I wrote the meal “appeared to be a hoof with one or two bites of meat.”
While sorting through pictures the other day, I stumbled upon these pictures again. It renewed my quest to find out exactly what I was eating.
As near as I can tell, it was either a hoof or bone marrow (the object was very hard). I’m sorry I do not have clearer pictures or pictures from angles, but can anyone recognize this? It is certainly not a wing.
There is an Armenian dish called Խաշ (Khash)…could this be it minus the sauce? I don’t think so…
Any help would be appreciated to finally put this mystery to rest!
You can read my full flight review here.
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