Friday, October 28, 2005

Economy Class Dinner on Finn Air to Berlin

Sweet and Sour Pork

This was rather pathetic. When the flight attendant announced that we were having sweet and sour chicken for dinner tonight, I had to stop and think to myself, "Did she say sweet and sour chicken? Is that like the nasty faux-Chinese stuff you get in the US?" Something was really strange considering that we were flying from Helsinki to Berlin, and we were getting neither Finnish food nor German food.

Well, it was indeed sweet and sour chicken in that nasty red sauce. What was even more peculiar was the chicken itself, as it was diced so carefully small and clean that it felt like a robot had created this. It came in a tin so small that it could have been mistaken for a children's meal, and - oddly - the rice featured wild brown rice in it, thus debunking the whole Chinese-American sweet and sour chicken thing. This was so odd...

Stockmann at Helsinki's airport

On a side note though, check out all the cheeses on sale in the refrigeration case at the Stockmann at Helsinki airport. I didn't buy any, but it all smelled good (kinda like the shop in Rome). Here, they of course had other Finnish things, liked smoked fish, reindeer, and elk meat.