Before I forget the details about everything I ate on my trip, I'll post my log as quickly as I can.
Starting with my in-flight food from Chicago to Shanghai.
I had the pleasure of flying first class.
Everyone knows airline food sucks. It is usually reheated mush meals and sterilized side dished designed to both appease all pallets and keep people from running to the restroom.
The decreased cabin pressure affects our taste physiology. Less pressure means there is less osmotic force pushing ions through our taste buds. The result: things taste bland.
So food is typically pumped with excessive salt to compensate. Major airlines have hired skilled chefs to come up with ways of using natural flavorings in place of salts. They also design the first class meals so the in-flight staff can reheat and combine ingredients so the meals taste as good as they would on the ground.
Before takeoff, a mimosa, just because I can.
Grilled Chicken-Caesar salad (not bad... chicken a bit spicy). Glass of a California Riesling.
Mango Mojo Pork Tenderloin, rice and asparagus (very good)
Fresh raspberry sundae (really good), and Icewine (way too sweet).