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1 hour ago, BillHoo said:

I'll look for the honey stung chicken on Anthem this month.  Is it served hot and fresh out of the fryer, or is it sitting under heat lamp and already kinda, less crispy?

 If it's not there, do you think I could request it in the WJ or MDR?

It used to be on room service menu.  If it is available at WJ, it's at one of the buffet stations ready to go.

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1 hour ago, BillHoo said:

I steer clear of fish curries.  Especially Tilapia - On fish farms, they eat their own poo!

 

Well, that's news to me! I just read about them after seeing your post and see that they're plant eaters (algae, some "bottom plants" and other vegetation) and not bottom-feeders, so this would be a big surprise to me. That said, I've found the flavor of Tilapia less and less appealing over the years and generally don't order it any more. Maybe I've been getting some of those poop-eating farm-bred fish of late! :52_fearful:

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8 minutes ago, JLMoran said:

Well, that's news to me! I just read about them after seeing your post and see that they're plant eaters (algae, some "bottom plants" and other vegetation) and not bottom-feeders, so this would be a big surprise to me. That said, I've found the flavor of Tilapia less and less appealing over the years and generally don't order it any more. Maybe I've been getting some of those poop-eating farm-bred fish of late! :52_fearful:

I  bet they're LOADED with mercury, too!

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11 hours ago, bcarney said:

I didn't ask for anything specific.  They offer a vegetarian and meat-based curry each evening, and after the second day they started to bring me both each evening.

 So they are available every night, even though they are not listed on the menu?

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1 hour ago, JLMoran said:

Well, that's news to me! I just read about them after seeing your post and see that they're plant eaters (algae, some "bottom plants" and other vegetation) and not bottom-feeders, so this would be a big surprise to me. That said, I've found the flavor of Tilapia less and less appealing over the years and generally don't order it any more. Maybe I've been getting some of those poop-eating farm-bred fish of late! :52_fearful:

 I know I try to always eat wild caught seafood.  I don't know if it's better for me, but I feel better about eating it.

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3 hours ago, rjac said:

I  bet they're LOADED with mercury, too!

Actually, in the Wikipedia article about Tilapia that I was reading, it said that they're one of the lower mercury-containing fish. I guess because they eat plants and not other fish, so no chance for buildup.

Now, if that poop they're eating happens to be loaded up... bring on the CHUDs!!

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13 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Actually, in the Wikipedia article about Tilapia that I was reading, it said that they're one of the lower mercury-containing fish. I guess because they eat plants and not other fish, so no chance for buildup.

Now, if that poop they're eating happens to be loaded up... bring on the CHUDs!!

How did the discussion go from eating something people seem to love so much to this? :4_joy:

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On 6/5/2017 at 5:31 PM, JLMoran said:

Well, that's news to me! I just read about them after seeing your post and see that they're plant eaters (algae, some "bottom plants" and other vegetation) and not bottom-feeders, so this would be a big surprise to me. That said, I've found the flavor of Tilapia less and less appealing over the years and generally don't order it any more. Maybe I've been getting some of those poop-eating farm-bred fish of late! :52_fearful:

Generally, I hear they are fed a vegan feed pellet.  The fish eats the pellet which is not completely digested as it passes thru them and comes out.... as a pellet that smells somewhat like a vegan feed pellet to the other fish who are all crammed together in a pen and say "What the heck!  I'll give it a try!"

So then, the Tilapia fish are harvested and served at places like cruise buffets and passengers see Tilapia on the menu and say "What the heck!  I'll give it a try!"

https://lakewaytilapia.com/Tilapia_Myths.php

Myth: Tilapia eat poop.
Fact: Tilapia are plant eaters; they do not eat poop unless they are being starved.
Truth: The rumor that tilapia prefer poop stems from an episode of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel in which the host, Mike Rowe, visited a fish farm that raised hybrid striped bass. Mike unknowingly exposed the cruelty of the farmers, as they starved their tilapia into eating the wastes of the more valuable bass. Some time later, after a public outcry, the farm reported that the tilapia were only being used as "cleaners" and were never intended for human consumption. Still not nice, but whatever.

Other investigations into the tilapia farming practices in Honduras, Vietnam, Indonesia and China, have reported that it is not uncommon for fish farmers to starve tilapia into eating hog manure. Surprisingly, this practice does not have to be disclosed when the tilapia filets are imported for sale in US grocery stores. This is actually true of all imported fish. To be safe, you should only eat fish raised in the United States.

By the way, we use the word "starve" loosely to mean "not supplying any legitimate aquatic species food source". Tilapia have very strong strike and graze instincts, and will "nibble" on just about anything that enters their water, including fingers and toes.

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On June 5, 2017 at 2:41 PM, BillHoo said:

I'm not too keen of veggie curries (is dahl makani considered a curry? I do like that).  I like a good goat, mutton, or lamb curry.  West Indian Beef curries are also great.  chicken curry is OK.  I steer clear of fish curries.  Especially Tilapia - On fish farms, they eat their own poo!

 

I love curry and always seek it out in the small side section where it is served in WJ.  Alas, usually there is only one offering and very often it is veggie.  I've found that cruises with lots of Brits have more curry dishes offered, in both the MDR and WJ.   I also really like grilled tomatoes for breakfast.  So.... you Brits come on down and get aboard Liberty sailing out of Galveston on July 16.  I'm counting on you to save me from the mundane!  I'll even eat your baked beans for breakfast, but not the blood sausage.

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10 hours ago, cruise-y said:

I love curry and always seek it out in the small side section where it is served in WJ.  Alas, usually there is only one offering and very often it is veggie.  I've found that cruises with lots of Brits have more curry dishes offered, in both the MDR and WJ.   I also really like grilled tomatoes for breakfast.  So.... you Brits come on down and get aboard Liberty sailing out of Galveston on July 16.  I'm counting on you to save me from the mundane!  I'll even eat your baked beans for breakfast, but not the blood sausage.

You are among many other folks on these boards that really enjoy the curry selection.

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11 hours ago, cruise-y said:

I love curry and always seek it out in the small side section where it is served in WJ.  Alas, usually there is only one offering and very often it is veggie.  I've found that cruises with lots of Brits have more curry dishes offered, in both the MDR and WJ.   I also really like grilled tomatoes for breakfast.  So.... you Brits come on down and get aboard Liberty sailing out of Galveston on July 16.  I'm counting on you to save me from the mundane!  I'll even eat your baked beans for breakfast, but not the blood sausage.

Speaking of Brits... Has anyone seen English Bacon onboard at the WJ or MDR?  Ahhh.  Bacon and Honey Stung Chicken would be bliss!

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2 hours ago, BillHoo said:

Speaking of Brits... Has anyone seen English Bacon onboard at the WJ or MDR?  Ahhh.  Bacon and Honey Stung Chicken would be bliss!

I have, but only when sailing from England or when there are a lot of British passengers onboard. I've never seen Canadian Bacon, though. ;)

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Pea Meal bacon is Canadian Bacon, made from Pork Loin.

English or British Bacon is more like a thin cut pork chop from what I hear. (that's why I want to give it a try!)

As opposed to American style bacon which is from the pork belly flaps.  (made a killing on pork belly futures when I bought some commodities shares in the 80s shortly before the fast food burger joints unveiled BACON CHEESE BURGERS on their menues as a new and exotic food item).

Then, there's Buck Board Bacon, made from pork butts or pork shoulder - just as good, but not easy made into uniform slices.

I also enjoy from the italians... Guanciale, "hog jowls" in the US, or just jowl bacon.  Kinda tough, better to flavor beans.

Now that would be an interesting buffet item - The Bacon Bar or Bacons of the world!

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15 hours ago, BillHoo said:

English or British Bacon is more like a thin cut pork chop from what I hear. (that's why I want to give it a try!)

 

Probably nobody cares at this point, but I have eaten a lot of British bacon and it is really more like a cross between Canadian bacon and American bacon.  It is like very thin, salty, dry ham but with some threads of fat.  I like it much better than either American or Canadian bacon.  I wouldn't compare it to a thin pork chop.  I have seen it in the WJ on occasion.  If you travel to Europe or South Africa it is the only bacon you will be served.

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On 6/15/2017 at 9:49 AM, Matt said:

You are among many other folks on these boards that really enjoy the curry selection.

Ha!  I just read this comment on another site (article about buffet etiquette, but topical).  I'd be quick to choose, "Sorry dear Tilapia.  You stay here and listen to the nice men playing in the band.  I'm taking Lamb on the lifeboat.  Will be back for you.  Promise! <snick!>"

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1514

"Scott Michael · Tulane Medical School
Sorry, but the ones who treat the choice between tilapia or lamb curry like they were choosing which one of their twins got to go into the lifeboat on the Titanic and which one stays on the deck drive me nuts!! I don't ask, I just go around them. Look, it's just a meal not a life choice, get your food move on and come back later if you need to. If you can't make up you mind in a few seconds for WHATEVER reason, the problem is yours not mine. I think it's disrespectful to the people behind you to linger over the buffet whenever there is a crowd."

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8 hours ago, BillHoo said:

Ha!  I just read this comment on another site (article about buffet etiquette, but topical).  I'd be quick to choose, "Sorry dear Tilapia.  You stay here and listen to the nice men playing in the band.  I'm taking Lamb on the lifeboat.  Will be back for you.  Promise! <snick!>"

http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1514

"Scott Michael · Tulane Medical School
Sorry, but the ones who treat the choice between tilapia or lamb curry like they were choosing which one of their twins got to go into the lifeboat on the Titanic and which one stays on the deck drive me nuts!! I don't ask, I just go around them. Look, it's just a meal not a life choice, get your food move on and come back later if you need to. If you can't make up you mind in a few seconds for WHATEVER reason, the problem is yours not mine. I think it's disrespectful to the people behind you to linger over the buffet whenever there is a crowd."

Those are the same people that hem and haw over the menu at McDonald's! For crying out loud, they've had the same basic menu for 50yrs! It's only a meal choice. It's not "Sophie's Choice!" Especially on a cruise. If you don't like it, just get something else!

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I saw no honeystung chicken on Anthem 6/22 to 6/27.

And yeah, last cruise night, I was annoyed at a woman who was standing in front of the caribbean food selections at the WJ, her plate resting on the steel bar while she was eating shrimp from her plate for 4 minutes as he 14 year old child wandered around her.  She saw people waiting to get to the selections, but would not move.  Wasn't even looking at the caribbean food.  Just standing there with vacant eyes eating shrimp.  Shrimp wasn't even at that bar!!!

 

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7 minutes ago, BillHoo said:

I saw no honeystung chicken on Anthem 6/22 to 6/27.

And yeah, last cruise night, I was annoyed at a woman who was standing in front of the caribbean food selections at the WJ, her plate resting on the steel bar while she was eating shrimp from her plate for 4 minutes as he 14 year old child wandered around her.  She saw people waiting to get to the selections, but would not move.  Wasn't even looking at the caribbean food.  Just standing there with vacant eyes eating shrimp.  Shrimp wasn't even at that bar!!!

 

People like that fall into the PITA category and should not, I repeat NOT, be afforded any social amenities (hello, how are you, enjoying the cruise, etc) but should be dealt with the same rudeness they openly display! PITA stands for pain in the ass, got no use for them at home and definitely not on a cruise ship. 

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