2022 Year of Meals in Airports

Finally travels around the region as more and more cities opened their borders for business and leisure, which meant that I was spending more and more time in airports.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

There used to be a nice Thai restaurant in the departure area that served good stir-fry Thai cuisines that included my favourite Lad Na, a Thai-Chinese rice noodles that has been wok fried and then smoother with a sticky sauce made ferment yellow bean sauce (taujio). The shop was no longer opened and the spot was renovating.

The only eatery opened was the Japanese restaurant that is operated by the Oishii chain that served affordable and rather ordinary Washoku.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)

The choices were really limited to fast food and a few stores still opened in the food court. You have to stay outside the immigration to have slightly more choices.

When I first returned back in March, there was only a Vietnamese restaurant opened. And thankfully, the pho was not bad.

Los Angeles Terminal 7 (LAX)

The international departure is back in business! Most of the shops were opened, although some have closed permanently due to the pandemic. The Southwest terminal had limited choices, but there’s a California Pizza Kitchen.

And they serve their signature tandoori chicken pizza and with a little more you can opt for the cauliflower pizza crust. Regretted that option.

Denver Domestic Terminal (DEN)

Airports in US are mostly fully functional except for overcrowding and short of airport staff. The Denver domestically terminal has most of the eateries operating on the second floor, including their Wolfgang Puck’s airport restaurants. I went to a local sports bar instead.

The food ws typical American pub grub. Not worth the calories.

Hanoi Domestic Terminal (HAN)

The domestic terminal in Hanoi was really chaotic. But there were many choices for local food. As there was no airport lounge, they gave us vouchers that can be used at the pub.

One more pho before leaving Hanoi. And I have to say it was really delicious.

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