I honestly have no idea which region airline food might fit into (maybe create another forum category), but I guess this is the closest section. And I figured just the airline for the region would be a good starting point for any others that want to chime in on their flights.
The only caveat about airline food is that I think we should all agree upon is that its not exactly the most delicious and you probably shouldn’t base a flight on the food (well maybe if you flew something above economy…).
Per my amusement, I shall bring a few pictures I took while I was flying from SFO to HKG on economy.
As the San Francisco flight that I took was a night flight (departing around midnight), we have only a light supper and breakfast for our meal choices. Supper is usually served around an hour into the flight and breakfast was about 1-2ish hours before landing.
I typically try to go for the respective carrier’s cuisine (say UA for more American items) but I am not a huge fan of curry so I decided to go with the pan fried salmon, green beans, and the red skin mashed potatoes.
The potatoes were uhm… mashed into a puck but was somewhat edible. The green beans were a bit bland but the salmon was actually relatively good (it wasn’t completely dry). I actually liked the smoked scallops with the cucumber salad. The bread roll was warm so as far as that goes, it was decent. The Haagen-Daz ice cream was quite nice and they even included a little block of chocolate for our meal.
But one of the best things on Cathay is their little cup noodle snacks. You can pretty much order them whenever you feel like, but the cabin crew did come around with them in the middle of the flight if anyone was still a little peckish. If you wander around the cabin, snacks were also provided in the galley areas.
For breakfast, I went for the chicken and mushroom congee. The congee was actually quite nice for an airplane breakfast, a little salty but nothing that would disturb your stomach and it was served piping hot. The muffin was a blueberry muffin and well was rather cakey. The honeydew was fairly sweet considering I was flying around March and the strawberry yogurt was well yogurty?
Overall I can’t quite say the meals were stellar but I’d still say quite edible on my Cathay Flight.
Bonus item to buy from their in-flight catalog:
I suppose that would be stopped by US customs but that does sound wonderful…