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JAL has been doing some cross-promotional deals with some Japanese food chains for their in-flight meals for some time now. The first item that caught my eye was from Monocle magazine where they ran a little blurb about JAL serving up an Air Mos Burger for a limited time in 2011. What you say!?! Burgers in Space - or at least in the air! Since then, they have introduced other types of appealing and nicely presented food for their passengers.
Right now as part of their JAL Premium Economy International flights they are partnered up with Soup Stock Tokyo to bring you some more fabulous looking meals for a limited time. Soup Stock Tokyo Website.
There is also a yummy looking Chinese pork bun "meat bun air?" meal running right now that was jointly developed a famous and popular Yokohama Chinatown restaurant. I love the translation from Google that comes through as: Please look forward to! "Hot! Plump" of meat bun with plenty of feeling of the season prior to arrival destination.
http://www.mos.co.jp/english/). This burger meal had you assemble your own in-flight burger with lettuce, buns, hamburger patty, teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise from a hot kit. My favourite thing about this "air burger" is the fact that it come with a double-sided instruction sheet that tells you how to assemble your teriyaki burger in detail. See a closeup of the meal and the instructions at Flickr here.
Other Tokyo Excess Japanese Pop Culture Links
- Cup Noodles - Nissin Pop Culture
- Kaiju (Monster-sized) Burgers
- Pocky Pop Culture
- Coffee Please, Not Tea - Tokyo Coffee Shops, Hario & Canned Coffee
- Gyudon From Yoshinoya and Sukiya and JAL Air Beef Bowl
- JAL Inflight Food (they even did Air MOS Burgers)
- The Konbini Song and Lawson Evangelion Tie-ins
- Giant Robot Toys - Macross, Godzilla, Gundam
- Alien Art - Haniwa & Dogu Figures (Jomon & Yayoi Periods)
- Japan's Amazing Love of All Things Cat
- Kowloon Walled City and Gunkanjima Island. Even showed up in the James Bond movie Skyfall.
- Emoticons and Densha Otoko
- Hello Kitty and Pokemon Airliners
- Japanese Super Science