While we economy class “scuzz” on Air China get nuclear indigestion from expired beef biscuits, senior government officials are rumored to be living it up with a special dish of braised flounder in bean sauce. Foreign Policy reports:
Air China, it turns out, amidst the promotions and advertisements common among most airlines, once offered a dish on its business class menu “specially created for senior government officials.” The menu, passed from a friend who kept it after a flight and who asked to remain anonymous, is a few years old. It’s unclear whether they still do this — Air China did not respond to a request for comment, and an Internet search for the phrase “this entrée is specially created for senior government officials” in English and Chinese did not return any results.
It’s also unclear what’s special about braised flounder in bean sauce, but it’s certainly better than the sesame beef pastry wrapped in tinfoil that stewardesses would gingerly place on my tray table on many of my Air China flights.
If it is true, this likely won’t over well with the Chinese public who weren’t all that thrilled with officials eating “fancy food” during the 2008 milk scares.
Here’s hoping Xi Jinping will go all anti-extravagance on their ass like he did with that “peasant-hating,” lobster-gobbling Hebei official. Or just give us some of that flounder on our next Air China flight. It sounds really good….
The special menu