Is Japan Airlines serving sharkfin soups in its lounges?

By Taylor | May 07, 2019, 12:35 PM
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
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By sid | May 07, 2019, 01:53 PM
Where was the article?
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By russell | May 07, 2019, 02:40 PM
If that's true then that is disgraceful.
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By PDC311 | May 07, 2019, 02:57 PM
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By QFP1 | May 07, 2019, 03:00 PM
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/
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By jason.ng174 | May 07, 2019, 03:18 PM
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
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By koji | May 07, 2019, 03:58 PM
You have your right.
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By CityRail | May 07, 2019, 04:50 PM
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.
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By dommey | May 07, 2019, 04:56 PM
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/
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By Steve987 | May 07, 2019, 07:09 PM
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.
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By hutch | May 08, 2019, 08:30 PM
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.
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By Steve987 | May 08, 2019, 08:47 PM
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.
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By Aidan | May 09, 2019, 09:58 PM
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 edited by David at May 09, 2019, 10.37 PM.
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By brettepi | May 13, 2019, 09:59 AM
They are serving whale blubber porridge for breakfasts too
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By brettepi | May 13, 2019, 10:00 AM
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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By Aidan | May 18, 2019, 10:33 AM
If that's true then that is disgraceful.

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

The difference is the fish is not taken on board and killed. They grab the sharks cut off the fins and throw the sharks back in the water. All for something that is tasteless and only has texture.

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