Is Japan Airlines serving sharkfin soups in its lounges?

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Taylor

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 19 Mar 2016

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Hi all.

I was reading a travel article about Airline Lounge food and they mentioned that JAL serves Sharkfin soup in its home base lounges. I for one think its appalling and is enough not to fly with them. Has anybody else come across this?

Thanks, Taylor

sid

Member since 07 Jan 2011

Total posts 119

Where was the article?

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

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If that's true then that is disgraceful.

PDC311

Member since 16 Nov 2018

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QFP1

Member since 05 Mar 2015

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Article by a blogger sharing a photo from a reader, blogger hasn't even bothered to check with the JAL if this is in fact true: https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/05/06/shame-on-japan-airlines-shark-fin-soup-served-in-first-class-lounges/

jason.ng174

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Member since 07 May 2019

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I was at the Haneda First Lounge last week but didn't see it, albeit I was there in the morning.


Although the author mentions this point, I don't think real shark fin is generally served these days for reasons including community expectations as well as the exorbitant cost, so it is usually an imitation made of flour. Of course I can't provide certainty on the matter but assuming it is imitation, the only reason they use the contentious name is to capture the flavour of the soup which is pretty unique

koji

Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club

Member since 11 Jun 2018

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You have your right.

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

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Shark fin soup is yummy, moreover, I hope every Australian realise that Sharks kill people, especially on our Australian shores.
Therefore, if we eat them all, sharks will never appear in Australia ever again, and every swimmer and surfer, will be safe, forever.

dommey

Member since 19 Jun 2014

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Shark fin soup is yummy, moreover, I hope every Australian realise that Sharks kill people, especially on our Australian shores.
Therefore, if we eat them all, sharks will never appear in Australia ever again, and every swimmer and surfer, will be safe, forever.

Please read https://www.sharksider.com/every-shark-disappeared%E2%80%A8/

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 249

Shark fin soup is yummy, moreover, I hope every Australian realise that Sharks kill people, especially on our Australian shores.
Therefore, if we eat them all, sharks will never appear in Australia ever again, and every swimmer and surfer, will be safe, forever.

Negative votes for what is clearly a bad taste joke? PC gone mad.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Shark fin soup is yummy, moreover, I hope every Australian realise that Sharks kill people, especially on our Australian shores.
Therefore, if we eat them all, sharks will never appear in Australia ever again, and every swimmer and surfer, will be safe, forever.

Negative votes for what is clearly a bad taste joke? PC gone mad.

Just because someone feels like telling a bad taste joke, doesn't mean others need to support it.

As for the subject at hand, it would be nice for the blogger to have approached JAL for a response.

Last editedby hutch at May 08, 2019, 08:31 PM.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 249

Shark fin soup is yummy, moreover, I hope every Australian realise that Sharks kill people, especially on our Australian shores.
Therefore, if we eat them all, sharks will never appear in Australia ever again, and every swimmer and surfer, will be safe, forever.

Negative votes for what is clearly a bad taste joke? PC gone mad.

Just because someone feels like telling a bad taste joke, doesn't mean others need to support it.

As for the subject at hand, it would be nice for the blogger to have approached JAL for a response.

Last edited by hutch at May 08, 2019, 08.31 PM.

Definitely not suggesting “support”, which implies a positive vote, should have been provided.

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 91

Shark fin doesn’t taste much different to glass noodles. It has no taste and it’s the broth that makes it tasty. People only eat it because it’s a ‘delicacy’. Thus not worth the strain on resources.
Last editedby David at May 09, 2019, 10:37 PM.

brettepi

Member since 10 Jul 2017

Total posts 86

They are serving whale blubber porridge for breakfasts too

brettepi

Member since 10 Jul 2017

Total posts 86

If that's true then that is disgraceful.

I dont see how it is worse than eating any other fish/animal

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