Cheese omelet – Air New Zealand

Beef casserole - Air New Zealand
Tater tots, tomato, fruit, yogurt, coffee. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL), Air New Zealand

Airline breakfasts are never good, and this was no exception. The omelet had that weird dry and spongy texture, and the tater tots were super dry too. I didn’t even try the yogurt.


Pre-flight snacks – Porter Airlines Lounge

Pre-flight snacks - Porter Airlines Lounge
Shortbread chocolate chip cookie, coffee, water. Complimentary
Porter Airlines Lounge, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

I like that the gate area at this airport has complimentary drinks and snacks. I think more airlines should do this. It’s super convenient and people were actually respectful about not taking too much food.

Hot and sour soup – Fami-Li-Hood Kitchen

Hot and sour soup - Fami-Li-Hood Kitchen
Fami-Li-Hood Kitchen, Mutianyu Village CHINA

I liked this soup. It was warm and hearty and tasted great especially with snow falling outside. It was more vinegar-y than those I’ve had in the U.S., but I liked it that way. Overall, it wasn’t too different from the U.S. versions I’m used to.

Hot and sour soup - Fami-Li-Hood Kitchen
Individual bowl.

Coffee - Fami-Li-Hood Kitchen