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I don't mean "jello" but rather than so many desserts with whipped cream, foams, etc use gelatin to stabilize them.  They look pretty, all nicely layered and hold up for days. 

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1 hour ago, JRG said:

The votes have been tallied.     The precious grab and go hoagies have been voted off the menu.  

 

Please extinguish your torch and head back to camp.

 

The Tribe has spoken.

 

Seattle has spoken - they feed me cheaply and easily. Why stop a good thing?

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28 minutes ago, LynnTTT said:

 

I don't mean "jello" but rather than so many desserts with whipped cream, foams, etc use gelatin to stabilize them.  They look pretty, all nicely layered and hold up for days. 

 

Got it. 🍰

 

Roz

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33 minutes ago, LynnTTT said:

 

I don't mean "jello" but rather than so many desserts with whipped cream, foams, etc use gelatin to stabilize them.  They look pretty, all nicely layered and hold up for days. 

 

Lol...those  are my pet peeve, too!  Seems like for a short period there, all the cruise lines were doing the gelatin thing.  But apparently the customers weren't buying it, because the desserts are pretty good again.  I bake a lot, so I'm like Inspector Clouseau -- I can detect the cheap gelatin technique.

 

And you want jello -- I swear that one time they put out jelled gelatin colored with green food color as their own version of mint jelly with the lamb.  No joke!   I won't even mention the cruise line on that one, because it was such an egregious one-off.

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Some of the appetizers in the MDR are exceptional.  We had a great Tuna Carpaccio on the Rotterdam.  This was room service.  

 

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7 hours ago, JRG said:

The votes have been tallied.     The precious grab and go hoagies have been voted off the menu.  

 

Please extinguish your torch and head back to camp.

 

The Tribe has spoken.

 

Correction! or head to Extinction Island, your choice :classic_cool:

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On 3/1/2019 at 10:29 AM, OlsSalt said:

 

The virtue of the Grab and Go sandwiches, besides being very fresh and delicious, is no lines and no waiting.  Only delay is surveying them all to make your own best choice. They have cut samples on the counter shelf above them so you can see the insides. 

 

Nothing tacky about the speedy service feature at all. Grab a little bag of potato chips as well from the same station. Take that sandwich anywhere you want to enjoy it now or later. They have been a great addition to the HAL bill of fare.

 

Hungry and lines in the Lido- hit the Grab and Go station. They picked the perfect name for this option.

 

Sounds like a lot of carbs to me.....😂

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On 2/27/2019 at 8:46 PM, AncientWanderer said:

They often offer a "crisp" of some kind in the MDR for dessert -- peach, berry, apple, etc.

The banana crisp is the best.   The others could not compete, IMHO.  YMMV

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I think a lot depends on the ship.    Bread pudding on the Zuiderdam this spring was excellent.  Addictive.   Last year on the Nieuw Amsterdam I kept wondering "what's all the fuss about?  this tastes like cardboard"

 

Pavlova in the PG on the NA last year was too hard and crispy, and only found in the PG.   The Zuiderdam got it right, both in the PG, Neptune Lounge, and in the Lido.

 

Someone mentioned liver and onions.   I have not seen it yet, and wish I had.  Yum.

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Eurodam and Oosterdam:

 

❤️❤️❤️

 

MDR:

Soups, soups, soups, soups!!!

Rolls! Especially the ones covered in seeds! (Doesn't matter which seeds!)

NY strip

Indonesian dinner (special order)

Vegetarian entrees, especially mushroom puff pastry

Baramundi

Fried plantain

 

Lido Market:

 

Salad bar

Small plates, esp roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetable grab 'n go sandwiches

Prosciutto and butter grab 'n go sandwiches

Smoked salmon

Made to order pasta

 

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Liver and onions.  I always “wait” for this—my favorite meal in MDR.

 

used to love the cold soups of any variety.

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The creme based soups definitely, discovering them on an Alaskan cruise and have a bowl with each meal now.

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Most people think this is crazy, but I love the liver and onions.  Liver can be difficult to prepare properly (or so I hear as I DO NOT cook!), but HAL's is done perfectly everytime.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Sailor Taylor said:

NY pizza anyone?

 

On Nieuw Statendam, the NY Pizza/Deli provided excellent pizzas, sandwiches, and desserts.  

 

 

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14 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

 

On Nieuw Statendam, the NY Pizza/Deli provided excellent pizzas, sandwiches, and desserts.  

 

 

cool!  I hope they are available on Zuidy too.  😋

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Breakfast Sticky Buns in the Lido.  Very dangerous, but so delicious.

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1 hour ago, Sailor Taylor said:

cool!  I hope they are available on Zuidy too.  😋

 

Unfortunately the Zuidy does not have the NY Pizza deli but they do have pizza in the Lido Market.

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