Eyebrows were raised, and perhaps stomachs were turned, after China Eastern Airlines allegedly offered “imported dog food” as an option on its business class menu.
A photograph of the in-flight menu was uploaded to Facebook by Conrad Wu, who asked, “China Eastern Airlines Business Class menu, what exactly is it?”
The post drew varied reactions from the public. One commented that it must be an indication of how the airline treats its passengers: like dogs.
Another commented that with the surge of pets traveling in business class or in the cabin with owners, it would not be surprising if the menu really did offer dog food.
The unappetizing dish was classified under the airline’s appetizers, written as “Imported dog food / Okra.” Other dishes offered were Smoked pepper beef / vanilla shrimp.
It is also interesting to note that one of the soups on the menu was a “Corn Dragon Bone Soup”.
Restaurants in China are known for their interesting English translations, with some dishes described as “roasted husband” and “human skin”, among many others.
AeroTime has reached out to China Eastern Airlines for clarification on the menu.