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Alternatives to the QR J breakfast monotony

Old Oct 6, 19, 11:17 am
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Alternatives to the QR J breakfast monotony

For those that tire a little of the QR breakfast choices of Arabic breakfast, egg and chicken sausage or porridge I decided to order a special meal for a flight this morning with very good results.

I ordered a hindu special meal and it was essentially curried chickpeas with potato and a paratha filled with lamb. Was delicious.

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Old Oct 6, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Schwann View Post
For those that tire a little of the QR breakfast choices of Arabic breakfast, egg and chicken sausage or porridge I decided to order a special meal for a flight this morning with very good results.

I ordered a hindu special meal and it was essentially curried chickpeas with potato and a paratha filled with lamb. Was delicious.

Interesting, thank you!

When did you fly? I'm flying out of MAN soon & might give that a go if it's still current.
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Old Oct 6, 19, 3:38 pm
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The one thing I dislike about QR is their omelettes
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Old Oct 6, 19, 6:31 pm
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Lamb in a Hindu meal?
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Old Oct 6, 19, 10:12 pm
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Good suggestion. So you pre-order it and then tell the FA that you want it as breakfast, correct?
Will try the same later!
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Old Oct 6, 19, 11:28 pm
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Lamb in a Hindu meal?
Maybe it was a Beyond Lamb?
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Old Oct 7, 19, 12:04 am
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That looks so much better...
I've taken to just having the yogurt and granola and bread. Would be nice to have a substantial meal for those flights where breakfast is the "main" set of options.
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Old Oct 7, 19, 12:37 am
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Lamb in a Hindu meal?
Non-Vegetarian Hindu Meal (HNML) - This meal is prepared according to the requirements of the Hindu religion. This meal is non-vegetarian and prepared in an Indian style and mildly spiced . It may contain: Lamb, chicken, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products. Does not contain: Beef, veal, beef sauces, and beef extracts.
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Old Oct 7, 19, 4:22 am
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Is mononity a real word?
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Old Oct 7, 19, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by impeymac View Post
Interesting, thank you!

When did you fly? I'm flying out of MAN soon & might give that a go if it's still current.
This was ex-DOH yesterday so no idea if it would be tbe same.

Originally Posted by quinzinho View Post
Good suggestion. So you pre-order it and then tell the FA that you want it as breakfast, correct?
Will try the same later!
The special meal also came with a starter, fruit etc. The FA let me choose what aspects of it I had. I also had things from the regular menu.

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Is mononity a real word?
Excellent point.
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Old Oct 7, 19, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by Aston100 View Post
Lamb in a Hindu meal?
Originally Posted by mr_botak View Post
Non-Vegetarian Hindu Meal (HNML) - This meal is prepared according to the requirements of the Hindu religion. This meal is non-vegetarian and prepared in an Indian style and mildly spiced . It may contain: Lamb, chicken, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products. Does not contain: Beef, veal, beef sauces, and beef extracts.
As mr_botak has referenced, not all Hindus are vegetarian - not even a majority may be vegetarian.

A good read:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43581122
If you go by three large-scale government surveys, 23%-37% of Indians are estimated to be vegetarian. {Note: India is ~80% Hindu per official statistics.} By itself this is nothing remarkably revelatory.

But new research...

Taking all this into account, say the researchers, only about 20% of Indians are actually vegetarian - much lower than common claims and stereotypes suggest.
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Old Oct 7, 19, 10:20 am
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I'm a creature of habit, so once I find something I like, I'm perfectly happy to have it repeatedly. Right now, I'm pretty well sold on the Al Safwa French toast washed down with LGD. Seriously, though, there's generally more variety in AM and AS than onboard; though IMO the onboard food is of a higher quality.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
I'm a creature of habit, so once I find something I like, I'm perfectly happy to have it repeatedly. Right now, I'm pretty well sold on the Al Safwa French toast washed down with LGD. Seriously, though, there's generally more variety in AM and AS than onboard; though IMO the onboard food is of a higher quality.
And for the majority of passengers departing from an outstation, on a short layover or who don’t want to pay $150 for some French Toast?

I’m not sure Al Mourjan is any more varied than onboard, it’s the same poor quality breakfast buffet every time. In any case, as a self-confessed ‘creature of habit’ I’m not sure you fully empathise .
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Old Oct 8, 19, 6:08 am
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I like this idea especially when flying East and you don't want to eat late and end up having breakfast at 5pm local time

So you can order a special meal for one leg? I've always been afraid that ordering one would automatically trigger a similar meal for all flights on a ticket.
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Old Oct 8, 19, 7:16 am
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I like this idea especially when flying East and you don't want to eat late and end up having breakfast at 5pm local time

So you can order a special meal for one leg? I've always been afraid that ordering one would automatically trigger a similar meal for all flights on a ticket.
Yes, that is fine. The QR website will allow you to select each leg separately.
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