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Old 12-31-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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What is the best train food you have eaten.

For me, its the Classic Madras breakfast while traveling From Chennai to Bangalore Via the 7AM Shatabdi express. We were served Vada, 2 idlis, chutney, sambhar, and Chennai style filter coffee .
Ah, that was a very satisfying train meal I will never forget .

The Ahmedabad shatabdi Business lunch (posted on my profile) comes a close second.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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I had a very nice dinner on the Coast Starlight train in California.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The Empire Builder, about three years ago.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Red beans and rice on the "City of New Orleans" on our way from NOL to Chicago.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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On a Polish traiin, I was in a compartment with several girls traveling with the Lithuanian track team to a track meet. They brought their own meal wrapped in newspaper, and started eating before the train left the station. They invited me to join them, there was plenty -- carp in a tomato sauce, several cooked vegetables, and some wonderful Russian bread, all finger food, no plates nor utensils. A woman who can throw the discus 60 meters has an impressive appetite.

In old colonial East Africa, the finest restaurants were owned and operated by the railway. I ate some awesome food in them, but never on the train.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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I had travelled on two trains, the Indian Pacific (East-West) and the Ghan (north-south) that cross Australia.

The food was delicious. The highlights were their eggs florentine, shredded blue swimmer's crab over French bread, and grilled barramundi (a succulent, light white fish).
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Usually breakfast because I'm so hungry. I remember a dinner once on the Southwest Chief of lamb shanks that was really very good.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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One day, I would love to eat breakfast on a European train journey. Any idea on what they serve.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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I had a very nice dinner on the Coast Starlight train in California.
Second that
Surprisingly good Amtrak food on Silver Meteor and Star a few years ago- all 3 meals daily were pretty good
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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oh well, why not. Vilnius to Warsaw, 1968 Soviet era, shared a compartment with the Lithuanian womens track/field team going to a meet in Gdansk. Lovely girls who could put the shot 20 meters. Before we even left the station, they were opening (and offering me) their babushka-packed lunches of newspaper-wrapped carp in messy tomato sauce and potatoes. None of us could stop laughing, mostly at my German. (Elnina will know what I'm talking about.)
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