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.
Would you eat an airline egg dish if you didn’t know what it was? I did on Ukraine International Airlines and I didn’t regret it…even when I discovered it wasn’t actually eggs I was eating…or maybe it was?
It was about three years ago and I was traveling from Istanbul to Kiev. The flight departed early in the morning and breakfast was served after takeoff.
No menu was offered, but a flight attendant took breakfast orders immediately after takeoff. The choices were eggs, specifically a plan omelette, or cheese blintzes. I ordered the omelette.
Now keep in mind, I had just flown from Los Angeles to London to Cairo to Beirut to Istanbul without a break, so I was rather sleepy by this time.
The tray arrived. It included bircher muesli, sliced melon and grapes, a croissant, and the “omelette”…
I looked at the dish and thought, that’s a strange-looking omelet. It doesn’t even look like eggs.
Clearly the fatigue was at work because it simply did not dawn on me that these were a thin crepe-like pancake filled with cheese…a blintz; the other choice. Ot maybe it was eggs? I still don’t know.
The cheese was mild, the pancake egg-like, and I finished the dish having thought I had eaten weird eggs. Even the bitter taste of the powdered coffee did not help me discern the taste.
I wrote the trip report immediately and even then it did not dawn on me that I may have eaten blintzes, not eggs. Now I’m just confused. What do you think it was?
You can read my full trip report here.