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Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: A Bistro 'Brekky' on Virgin Australia

Where: Australia
June 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM | by | ()

We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.

Eggs on a plane often sounds just as scary as "Snakes on a Plane," and we usually recommend avoiding rubbery, egg-like substances that very rarely turn out nice. Virgin Australia has however eschewed the traditional cheese-filled omelets or scrambled egg substitute for a bistro-style offering that is not only delish, but making us rethink the importance of breakfast on a plane.

Our recent morning flight from Sydney to Brisbane offered a zucchini fritter and chicken sausage with baked beans in a zesty tomato sauce. The fritter was light yet moist and flavorsome but wasn't too heavy for the 90-minute flight; closing our eyes and letting our imagination take over, it could almost have been from a cafe in Bondi. Almost.

The purple tray also offered a warm croissant and a substantial fruit salad not simply poured from a can. A bowl of pineapple, honeydew and watermelon was bright and fruity and hit the spot alongside the bold flavors of the main dish.

There's more to a hot breakfast than oddly tasting eggs and fatty sausage, and Virgin's Aussie outfit has nailed the fresh options that people might actually enjoy with this meal tray.

[Photo: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]

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