Hospital food

Philippines
April 21, 2007 2:58am CST
What can you say about hospital food? Have you tried some? How did you find it? Were the dishes too bland, too salty or what? When I was confined in the hospital years ago, I remember that they served me yogurt, one cup of rice and a chicken curry dish that tasted a bit bland. As much as possible, I think it'd be better if your relatives bring you food cooked from home.
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@freak369 (4929)
• United States
17 Dec 16
There's a huge difference between what gets served to patients and what they offer in the cafeteria. I am so sick of hospital food because they repeat the same menu every two weeks
• Malaysia
5 Oct 07
Yeah, hospital food is not as good as home cooking. I guess the main reason is because they don't have a budget for a more interesting menu or maybe they intended the meals for sick people so they reduce the salt, sugar and all. Lol. I had been hospitalized once and I just ate the hospital food if nobody brought me any. My tummy was operated so I didn't have the mood to think about food and how they taste. I just eat to survive, that's all. I really hate hospitals actually. But to think about it now, if given a choice I would not want to eat hospital food because they are not appealing at all.
• United States
23 Apr 07
I worked in a hospital for 7 years, and I have to say I did not like most of the food. I usually chose to have the sndwich bar or the salad bar. Breakfasts were not so bad, but the main meals of the day seemed to always consist of chicken. I like chicken but not every day of the week.
• United States
23 Apr 07
I just got out of the hospital. I was there for 4 months. Yuk ! I think I lost about 27 pounds from not eating . lol It is terrible.
@colega17 (312)
• Romania
21 Apr 07
Ohhh . . . I hate hospital food . . . I think it is very unhygienic and the taste is horrible . They usually don't put salt or condiments in it because some patients are not allowed to eat salty food . And I don't like the way it looks either . So I prefer my own home made food :) that my family or relatives bring . . .
• United States
21 Apr 07
is been awhile since i was in a hospital-but at the time the food was awful. they'd give you cold hamburgers with nothing on it,not even ketchup.thin,tastless soups,and ferina for breakfast (yuck!) my mom said it has improved though-last time she was in,it even smelled good.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
Everyone says that hospital food is disgusting. But I actually love it and best of all I didnt have to cook it.
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I never liked hospital food. They are too pale and bland and doesn't taste good. In fact, just by looking at it makes me lose my appetite.
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have worked in a few hospitals and the food differs from one place to the other, it all depends on the cooks. The place I'm at now has wonderful food! I will say it is a little bland and could use a little more salt but they have to do it that way for different diets, and you can always say could I have more salt.