Tag: amazing airline meals

View All Tags

/ / / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Chicken with Abalone on Singapore Airlines

Where: Singapore
January 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

Can we actually get lucky twice and score some tasty grub at 36,000 feet for a second time on the same airline? In short, yes. The Last time we were wowed by some delicious business class meals from Singapore Airlines, we were on the (then) world's longest flight, but the airline has delivered once again on a slightly shorter route.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Qantas' Trans-Tasman Dinner Service

Where: Australia
December 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

Down Under at Qantas, much thought has recently gone into revamping their menus for both domestic and international premium cabins. On our recent flight in Business Class from Auckland to Brisbane, we picked up on these tweaks and enjoyed our meals more than perhaps ever before on the flying kangaroo.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: KLM's Local and Sustainable 'From Holland' Menu

October 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

The months of October and November are very special in KLM World Business Class on intercontinental flights from Amsterdam. It's now that, for the past four years, the airline has celebrated the "From Holland Festival," a time of hyper-local onboard offerings to highlight Dutch heritage and specialties.

It's thanks to this festival that, on our KLM flight from Amsterdam to JFK last week, we ate the best beef entree we've ever had on a plane. It was tender, flavorful and not gray! It's no wonder, too, since the "braised beef accompanied by potato mousseline with onions, carrots, green asparagus and mushrooms" is a dish by Onno Kokmeijer, Executive Chef of Ciel Bleu restaurant (with two Michelin stars!) at The Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Lobster Thermidor on Singapore Airlines

Where: Singapore
September 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

Beef Wellington. Sole Meunière. Lobster Thermidor.

Though these entrees still emerge from kitchens at nicer restaurants on the ground, they've been gone from aircraft galleys since the days of brown fedoras and pillbox hats in the overhead bins. That is, unless you're lucky enough to be flying in a premium seat on an airline that still prints a multi-page menu on silky paper stock and cares enough about individual tastes to collect passenger's meal orders in advance.

We specifically speak of Singapore Airlines and their Book the Cook program, an option available to all Business, First Class and Suites passengers out of Singapore and other select international airports, provided they've indicated their choice more than 24 hours before departure.

Recently we flew on the all-business-class A340-500 service from Singapore nonstop to Newark. To prepare for the "longest flight in the world," we went online to check our itinerary details and chose a "Book the Cook" meal, the advantages of which include a much larger selection of meal choices and the guarantee that we'll get what we want and not what's left.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: A Healthy Lunch on United

July 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM | by | Comment (1)

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.

For some, spending a few hours on a plane could be a dream and for others, an absolute nightmare. Fortunately for us, we're firmly in the former camp. Recently we flew United from Chicago-O'Hare to San Fransisco and were pleasantly surprised with the meal that was slid in front of us during our flight.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Korean Bibimbap on American Airlines

Where: Seoul, Korea
May 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

16 hours in the air is nothing to take lightly. That's three mealtimes, plus several naps, plus a movie or two and some general spacing-out-while-staring-at-clouds time. Thus, when it came to our nonstop in Business Class from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Seoul, South Korea yesterday on American Airlines, we knew we had plenty time to enjoy filling up on food.

AA 27 was actually the very first flight by AA to Seoul, a momentous occasion on which we'll go into deeper depth next week. Still, because it was an inaugural to South Korea, it would be the first time American has offered the Korean dish of Bibimbap on a flight. How could we pass it up?

While our seatmate tucked into his chicken order, the flight attendant presented us with a printed "How To" sheet on properly mixing the ingredients together, as bibimbap is actually rice with a plethora of colorful additions (carrot, zucchini, cucumber, shiitake, spinach, egg, tender beef bulgogi and pepper paste to taste). Even though this was an airline meal, presentation and quantity didn't suffer in the least.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: The Fijian Platter on Air Pacific

Where: Fiji
April 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

We are not too shy to admit our love for the new Fiji Airways branding and livery. Now, we can give praise to the Air Pacific name's in-flight service with their homage to traditional Fijian cuisine at 36,000 feet.

As we told you before, Fiji is kind of a melting pot of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and the food is just as much a reflection of that ethnic makeup.

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: The Halal Chicken on Turkish Airlines

Where: Turkey
March 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM | by | Comment (1)

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.

While it's extremely rare to find an airline with as large a variety of vegetarian meal options as Turkish Airlines, we already opined on this at length last month. Now let's get to the meat of the matter, literally.

All meat served on Turkish Airlines is halal, so clicking the box to request the "Moslem Meal" is redundant. As we recently discovered, even flights as short as our 4-hour trip from Madrid to Istanbul (on a brand new 737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior!) see passengers presented with printed menus and entree choices (even in Economy, where we were).

Our choice on TK 1858: Grilled Chicken Medallions with mustard curry butter, ratatouille, tomato rice, french green beans in olive oil, and plum cake. (The other option was "Tas Kebab," or traditional beef stew in tomato sauce).

more ›

/ / / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: The Antipasto Platter on Qantas

Where: Australia
January 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

As much as we love home cooking and hearty food when traveling, it's rare but always refreshing to hear some lighter options listed by the flight attendant when announcing the flight's meal choices. Hence our surprise when were offered an antipasto platter featuring Jamon Iberico on a recent Qantas domestic flight. The Red Roo has enhanced their food offerings on domestic flights and this is, no doubt, one of those enhancements.

more ›

/ / / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: The Beer-Glazed Meatloaf on Virgin America

November 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

If you had to pick a last meal what would it be? Wait, no, let us guess. It's meatloaf, isn't it? We knew it!

Ok, so it's probably not meatloaf cause who actually likes meatloaf? At least that's what we thought before flying Virgin America's First Class from JFK to SFO a week ago.

Since we weren't super into the other meal option (Goat Cheese Tortelloni), we didn't really have a choice between the Black Star Beer-Glazed Meatloaf and anything else, but we're glad we didn't as the meatloaf was not just surprisingly yummy, it was downright delicious! And please keep in mind this is coming from a former 10-year vegetarian.

more ›

/ / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: British Airways' Filet Mignon

October 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM | by | Comments (2)

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.

British Airways has put forth a lot of effort to revamp their service and reputation lately, even completely overhauling their menus to include an homage to British-y home classics.

more ›

/ / / / / /

Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Delta's Vegetarian Lasagna

September 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM | by | Comments (2)

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.

It should come as no surprise that the majority of our favorite, tasty airline meals occur in First or Business Class, and this dinner on a Delta B737-800 is no different. What is different however, is that it's a tasty and filling vegetarian option. Surprise!

The flight: cross country from SEA to JFK. Our friend, who enjoys crazy high Medallion status with Delta, was upgraded to First (there is no Business Class) but passed the seat to us (thank you again). Ah, lovely 1A.

more ›