While Qatar Airways has eliminated à la carte dining in the main dining room of the Al Mourjan Lounge in Doha, sandwiches are still available for order in the patisserie in the lounge.
I love sandwiches. Love them. I think sandwiches are the greatest culinary invention in the history of the world. So when a lounge offers freshly-prepared sandwiches and paninis, I will usually indulge.
When I visit the Al Mourjan lounge in DOH I don’t even bother going upstairs to the restaurant…I head straight to the deli.
The sandwich menu changes from time to time, but it usually looks like this–
Each of my last three visits I have tried a different sandwich. One was much better than the other two.
Sandwich #1: Cajun spiced chicken in ciabatta
Horrible. The chicken was so dry I only ate half the sandwich. I could not taste the cajun spice or the sun-dried tomatoes in the mayonnaise.
Sandwich #2: Caprese sandwich
Cold. The cheese, bread, and tomatoes were all cold. Like the cajun sandwich, the basil mayonnaise had no hint of basil.
Sandwich #3: Deli lamb
Winner. Served perfectly warm and the lamb meat was brimming with flavor. This sandwich is a winner.
I’ve found a winner and I’m going to stick to it: the deli lamb sandwich.
What is your favorite sandwich in the Al Mourjan lounge?
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The Norwegian Salmon sandwich. I LOVE it.
You’d think with the near slave wages of the Indians and Filipinos that Qatar hires, they can get better food in the J lounge.
They blew their money on that bizarre architectural horror of a lounge, there was none left for better food. DOH was studied last year as a modern design failure at my cousin’s art school. Most of these bloggers are like a cat in a cardboard box when they get let into these lounges. Matthew is right that the lamb sandwich is one of the few actually edible things in the lounge but it’s still not good. I prefer almost any decent J lounge to this one. Asiana lounge has even worse food but at least it’s a quasi-pleasant space designed for humans and I can go to MOS Burger when I’m hungry.
Don’t know where you get the near slave wages nonsense. The staff are provided accommodation, one meal, and transport to the workplace.
My maids son has been working there for 2 years. He’s managed to save enough money to take my Maid and her husband on their first trip abroad.
It WOULD have to be the lamb, given that it’s a meat I thoroughly detest. I suppose it’s not surprising, though, given that it’s a specialty in that part of the world.
Why do you detest lamb?
I honestly don’t know how it started, but there’s just something about the taste I can’t tolerate. It’s not just lamb, either; it’s anything sheep or goat related. Mutton, sheep’s milk, goat cheese – can’t stand any of it.
. I have the same problem with jackfruit and ladynfinger. Can’t stand those things.
This is the silliest post ever, but I love it!
Not surprised that while in the Middle East a lamb sandwich will win over a cajun chicken and a caprese one. I would have gone for the lamb in the first place.
Finally a post that adresses grave concerns instead of this premium cabin nonsense ! 😉