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Best Meal You Have Had On A Flight  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

Hello guys and girls  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As the topic states , whats the best meal you've had on an aircraft? Post pics of the meal if you have.

As for myself , SA352 CPT-JNB A340-200 ZS-SLB Business Class (Upgraded). Included a spicy samoosa , some sausage , biltong (South African delicacy , similar to beef jerkey) and a massive cookie to finish it off  Laugh out loud



-SA006  Big thumbs up


Proudly South African
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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5872 times:
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For me it has to be Upper Class (Upgrade from Premium Economy) on Virgin Atlantic (LHR - SFO), had a large and varied menu to choose from when ever you felt hungry, you shout, they bring it, all on china plates, with proper cutlery.


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

Upper Class on VS for me too, although I got upgraded straight from economy, skipped premium, and went upper class  Wink/being sarcastic. Food whenever you liked, all superb!

Geoff M.


User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 3000 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5861 times:
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Cathay Pacific CX829, YYZ-YVR-HKG, August 2004.

It was chicken in some tomato sauce, the most tastiest meal I've ever had on a flight. I've noticed that CX's Chinese selections are not very tasty, but their western options are very good.

Second place is Skyservice from YYZ-NAS in March 1999, Shepherd's pie.

Third place is Korean Air Business class SEL-ANC-YYZ in 2000. It was steak, and it was very juicy, and delicious, especially the sauce. But, the omlette they served on the same flight was simply awful.



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User currently offlineVSIVARIES From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 108 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Flew SQ once from London to Brisbane with a quick stop in Singapore.
Travelled 'Raffles' class (Biz) on the upper deck of a 744.
Made you feel like a king and it was more or less a 24 hour eating and drinking marathon!

I would rank SQ no.1, emirates no.2 and Virgin upper class no.3 out of my x/p.

B/R
Richard



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

CO, HNL-GUM in BF. I think the crew tried to fatten us up for slaughter all the way. Excellent menu, food, service. 10s across the board.

Also, back in the day, LH 436 FRA-ORD on a B742.


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

BA's breakfast in First is to die for - I believe it is (at least partly) freshly cooked on board. Magic...


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User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5555 times:

United Airlines once on Business Class struck a deal with Tony Romas and served their ribs with a chocie of any of the sauces including the 'Carolina Honeys' sauce which was AMAZING!!

you could see all these businessmen in like suits and stuff on the upperdeck using their hands to chew down 2-3 plates of these ribs... since many of the ladies didnt' want it, all the men just downed the plates of ribs.. EXCELLEN!! and the bathroom had a line (a first in business) to clean the extra oily hands.. hehee thats the best meal ever

tim



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User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5548 times:

AirDolomiti for sure...


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

In First/Business, the best meal ever was on Lauda Air Amadeus Class VIE-KUL-SYD - personalised menus, incredible food, prepared by a chef in the forward galley, with hors d'oeuvre trolley for each meal, hot soup (potato and cream soup with truffles mmmmmm !), exquisite main course cooked to order, wonderful Austrian desserts, Viennese coffee and chocolates - 4 meals on the flight, I was so stuffed I couldn't eat any of the 4th meal service.

In Economy, the best meal I ever had was on Air Caledonie, between SYD and NOU - HUGE meal, four courses, on china, great wine, great service - fantastic.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

A bag of peanuts on AC and a warm bun on LH. Thats about the best i have had.

All others have been ok to piss poor.

As fo photos, why waste disk space on crap.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5497 times:

for me it was 1996 on Avianca from FRA to BOG Clase Ejecutiva.

First starter great Russian Caviar with dishes, great salads, for entree Steaks, Fish with rice, potatoes and so on...
Than pastries and fresh fruits and cheese...

and the snack before arriving BOG was a very tasty Lasagne, best Lasagne what I ever eat....

Don´t think I will get a better food in an airplane in future...

saludos
Avianca



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User currently offlineJetboyflyhi From France, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5479 times:

The best meal on a Flight I ever had was when I had Salmon the night before that my Beloved prepared. Had it in the Icebox all night the next morning I made a summer salad with the Salmon, brown rice(boiled), green and red bell peppers, red onion, sweet corn, fresh leaf spinach, roma tomatos,water chestnuts and topped with a wonderful vinaigrette. LOL. WARNING! Dont eat airline food it has more preservatives than Michael Jackson's face.


Chicken or Beef?
User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

Of what I can remember, it's actually a Britannia flight between ARN-LCA, we got Salmon. Very good, best thing I ever had on a flight. That was in 1998.

/Christian



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User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Lauda Air - OE-LPA B772.. MUC-MIA. Best ever really fresh.

Also SQ CPH-SYD and back was really great, lots of everything but legroom!  Smile



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

On an AS flight last summer SEA-ORD we had BBQ Chicken over rice & beans with a side salad, cookie, and a slice of cake. Best meal on an airplane ever. I think our food got mixed up with some YX food  Big grin. LOL.


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User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

I have flown US Envoy class many times, and although it is an excellent meal with excellent service, I have to say the best "meal" I had was this little cheese sandwich on a LH flight from MUC-FCO and FCO-FRA...it absolutely astonished me that this little, simple sandwich could actually taste good, therefore that is my favorite meal.


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User currently offlineFokkerVII From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

For wine: SAA
Food in business: VS
Food in economy: VS

Biggest surprise: NW on a DC-10 AMS-Minneapolis. Lots and lots of salad!

Best name: Alitalia in coach: the AliSnack!!


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5339 times:
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My best meal was in 2000 while flying NZ from HLZ-WLG on a Saab340. It was a salad roll, filled with everything and different dressings. Very filling.

User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

CO BF to OGG from IAH. The 5 course meal was spectacular. I loved the pate and cavier. The fruit platter was exotic and the desert was make your own sundae!
SR



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User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Hi,

The best meal I had was on First Choice in 04, on return we were given Sausages in a vegetable Potato mash with Red wine/onion gravy,
A cabbage, spinach and mushroom pastry, a bread roll, crackers and a Chocolate sponge pudding. Very nice indeed!

There a picture on this website: http://www.airlinemeals.net/indexMeals.html

*On the Airlines panel click First Choice.
*Its the meal at the very top.

Cheers Ryan


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

The best meal I've had was on a short 1,5-hour flight from Madras to Bombay on Jet Airways last year. 5 delicious courses, all served with elan on china. And the Tiramisu was the best I've ever had! Here's the menu:


Carrot Soup
Coconut Soup
*****
Mustard Sausages and Vegetables with a Mint-Mayonnaise Dressing
Tofu in Chili Sauce with Fortune Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables
Thai Green Curry with Cinnamon Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables
Black Pepper Chicken and Aloo Methi with Steamed Rice
Palak Paneer and Aloo Methi with Steamed Rice
*****
Garlic Bread, Soft and Hard Rolls, Naan, Roomali Roti, Papad, Pickles
*****
Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
*****
Tiramisu
Ras Malai
Fresh Fruit
Chocolate
*****
Cheese and Fresh Fruit
*****
Tea, Coffee, Decaf, fresh fruit juices and all kinds of other non-alcoholic beverages)


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

I am sure that I already posted my best meals on a flight, but either I am senile (!) or possibly there has been a similar post recently.

Two meals are memorable but, sadly, from airlines that no longer exist.

The first meal was on Wardair Canada flying LGW to Toronto stopping at Montreal en route. Starter was a crisp, fresh and delicate Caesar Salad served with a selection of breads. Entrée was Chateaubriand (you were given a choice of rare or medium-rare) served with Pommes Dauphinose and fresh haricots vertes. It was probably the best Chateaubriand I have ever tasted. This was followed by coffee and hand made chocolates. A few minutes later they brought out a trolley from which you could select from about five mouth-watering gateaux. The meal was served on Wedgwood China with real linen, and a carnation on ladies' trays. Two hours after this filling lunch, a lavish tea was served – sandwiches, scones and cream, gateau. By the time the meal finished, we were almost ready for landing at Montreal. A quick hop from Montreal to Toronto and yet more food was served (but sadly I cannot remember what). And this was a charter flight, not first class. Wardair's service and food was superior to that in first class of the scheduled carriers.

The other meal was on a Dan-Air schedule flight from Inverness to LHR. Dan-Air had taken the route over after BA pulled out due to mounting losses. Dan-Air was keen to retain local connections and on this particular flight, the 7.15am from Inverness to LHR, they served the first grouse that had been shot at the beginning of the shooting season. It had been cooked by the best chef in Inverness and delivered straight to the aircraft to be served as breakfast to the passengers.



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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5243 times:

Oh, that is an easy one for me. By far the best I ever had was in good old CP's business class FRA-YYC-YVR! Man, I have never seen such a business class again (well, I haven;t seen many anyway, but this one was outstanding). Part of the meal experience was an incredible flight attendant, who appeared to be old'ish and very grumpy, but had the driest humour I have ever seen. Across the aisle from me was a guy from India, and he accepted everything the F/A offered out of politeness. And the F/A made it a sport and offered him chocolates again and again and again, and that poor fellow accepted and ate them all... And he quite successfully attempted to fill up my colleagues with champagne - it was a blast! I loved that guy! Big grin

Cheers
micha


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