Chicken Leg? A new low for 77W F LHR-MIA

Old Jun 19, 19, 8:45 pm
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Chicken Leg? A new low for 77W F LHR-MIA

Booked in F in a 3 Class 77W London-Miami
Meal choices are:
  • Choose later Choose
  • Asian-style Beef Cheeks Asian-style Beef Cheeks selected for LHR to MIA
    soy chili glaze, sugar snap peas, rice
  • Braised Chicken Leg Braised Chicken Leg selected for for LHR to MIA
    red wine sauce, truffled spelt
  • Seared Sea Bream Seared Sea Bream selected for for LHR to MIA
    salsa verde, potato mash, Jerusalem artichokes
  • Gnocchi Primavera Gnocchi Primavera selected for for LHR to MIA
    nut-free pesto, fresh vegetables
Does anyone think a chicken leg is appetizing or an appropriate entree?

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Old Jun 19, 19, 8:59 pm
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1. Eat in the Lounge before the flight.

2. Scroll down for the Diabetic Meal.

3. If #2 above looks bad, order another scotch, then sleep.

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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:10 pm
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"He can't have zee duck! He can have zee cheecken."

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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:16 pm
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What is wrong with chicken legs as a main course? of the options listed, it seems the most appealing to me
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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:19 pm
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correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe chicken legs are the absolute cheapest kind of meat you could buy at ~$.75/lb... sound very cheAAp to me.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:21 pm
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Some people prefer dark to light meat.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:28 pm
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Cathay Pacific pre-flight dining could be the answer to all your chicken leg grievances.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 10:34 pm
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That time when an option on the menu makes someone upset.... order something else!!!

FTR, I'm a vegetarian, so I really have no clue about the fanciness or lack thereof of chicken leg.That said, one of my favorite restaurants in the world serves Banh mi for 3.25 USD, so taste > fanciness.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Gino Troian View Post
correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe chicken legs are the absolute cheapest kind of meat you could buy at ~$.75/lb... sound very cheAAp to me.
Might be cheap, but due to the high fat content, it reheats better in the aircraft ovens. Breast meat can sometimes be tough and dry (for some).
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Iím not a meat on the bone type person and a chicken leg just sounds low brow for some reason.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
Iím not a meat on the bone type person and a chicken leg just sounds low brow for some reason.
it sounds ghetto
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Old Jun 19, 19, 11:42 pm
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Well I hope it's a whole leg quarter at least, including the thigh.
Otherwise, it's just pathetic. Even if two legs (drumsticks).

Still, it's pretty lame, not because of cost (and yes, that's a US-centric phenomenon where the dark meat is less desirable and cheaper than white meat), but because it's difficult to eat on the bone.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 11:56 pm
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Just type "braised chicken leg" in google images, they look really good...If you can't handle the exotic sophistication of the AA F cuisine, maybe get something from the J menu?
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Old Jun 20, 19, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
What is wrong with chicken legs as a main course? of the options listed, it seems the most appealing to me
Yes, I would imagine that it does. I tell you why it would not do for me. Itís cheap meat masquerading as something fancy by the addition of truffled something else in the dish.

Were it a chicken leg stuffed with porcini or practically anything that might be something worth having. Frankly if this is what they are serving in F , what in Heavens name are they serving in J?

Me Iíd have the fish as itís lighter.
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Old Jun 20, 19, 12:45 am
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The price of the item is of less concern to me - none of the other options sounded appealing at all - fish would rate lower than just mot eating - then again I would not be expecting a high quality from AA anyway

Chicken is a meat that I do eat regularly - I have nothing against chicken
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