Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
The title actually says it all. I never expected to be eating sushi and chicken katsu at 8:00 in the morning while flying from Germany to Iraq on Lufthansa. But that’s exactly what was served.
Frankfurt to Erbil is a 4-hour, 30-minute flight. That makes it too short for longhaul service and too long for shorthaul service. While I wouldn’t call it a “Goldilocks” dilemma, Lufthansa responded by offering an interesting no-choice menu from around the world.
The mix of dishes can only be described as eclectic.
The hot dish included scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, and beans. I’d say British Airways does a much better English breakfast, but this wasn’t bad.
Another dish included pastrami, chicken katsu, cucumbers, Brie cheese, strawberry marmalade, and butter.
Next to it was was sushi with salmon and a single slice of grilled bell pepper and zucchini. Soy sauce on the side.
Then dessert, which included an apple tort with vanilla cream, raspberry sauce, and a chocolate straw.
Fresh squeezed orange juice, tea, and choice of bread as well.
It made for quite a diverse breakfast…
Lufthansa tries too hard, it seems to me, to be creative. I would have been happier with a larger portion of eggs and some Vollkornbrot (whole grain bread, which Germany–as a nation–makes beautifully) or pretzel bread.
In any case, Lufthansa wins here for most interesting breakfast…