New York Post By Yaron Steinbuch December 19, 2016
This meal is fit for members of the mile-high club.
A Qantas business flier en route from Sydney to Brisbane got an eyeful when a flight attendant delivered her afternoon snack of six dumplings and something very phallic.
Neither her tray table nor her side dish was in the upright position — but the mysterious shriveled veggie took food porn to new heights.
“I asked the server what it was … and he told me that it was a root vegetable,” she told news.com.au. “I asked him to pass me my phone so I could take a photo … I never take photos of food but this was too funny to pass up.
“He blushed and was very apologetic, I don’t think he had ever seen anything quite like it … the lady next to me was cracking up,” she said on condition of anonymity.
The puzzled passenger left the blackened rod untouched — but scarfed down the dumplings and described them as “delicious.”
She later posted her penile pic on Facebook.
“Is that food, or in-flight entertainment?” one user asked.
“Did you ask for a stiff drink to accompany it?” another inquired.
“Definitely a root vegetable they couldn’t serve on Virgin,” a third added.
Food connoisseurs finally agreed that the salacious serving was almost certainly eggplant.
The Qantas domestic business class menu is developed in conjunction with Neil Perry, a chef with Aussie restaurant group Rockpool.
“The cornerstone of good cooking is to source the finest produce,” the site says under its Qantas section.
“Rockpool Consulting endeavours to deliver above and beyond in-flight, bringing restaurant quality to the skies with one eye always cast on consistency, seasonality and quality of food.”
In a statement, Qantas described the innuendo-infused meal as: “Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings with Chilli Black Vinegar and Soy Dressing. The dumplings are accompanied with steamed Japanese Eggplant, which is used commonly in Asian meals. Based on this picture, we may look at renaming it Dumpling Surprise.”
The woman, who planned to fly Qantas to LA next week, laughed off the episode, tellingshe has “high hopes” for her next in-flight meal.