Flew ORD-IST in economy. Tasteless, high-density meatballs---chicken may be boring but mystery meat is worse. ('Ground' beef is common in Turkish cooking, of course, but the stuff in Turkey is frequently chopped rather than ground, and much tastier. Of course there are also disgusting kababs in the tourist areas.)
Before landing, an omlette so rubbery it made squeaking noises against my teeth as I tried to eat it. I soon stopped eating it.
Will the food be better on my return flight, with ex-IST catering? Is it a good idea to request SFML or FPML?