He might be too enthusiastic, he might be weak, and he might be overactive. But he's trying to be part of this world of flying. He never die out his passion. Learnt himself that he's going for his dream, and Flying is every pilot's soul. He wants to be a pilot no matter what, because he likes to fly. Outgoing as well to meet all friends throughout the whole world. And that he is me :)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Airline Meals

Airline meals, I bet all passengers are quite look forward on the foods that provided by the airlines. Indeed, a lot of kids especially may like to try foods on the flight as they are sometimes tasty, beautiful designing and creative. However, there's quite number of unidentified secrets about the airline meals.
First and foremost, airline meals are basically frozen and reheated meals served on the flight. Frozen meals are packed in the trolleys served by Airline Catering such as LSG SkyChefs, Brahim Catering etc and the trolleys are placed tightly and secure in the galleys for cabin crews to serve for you. Cabin crews may heat before flight or during climbing phase of the flight, depending on the flight sector which aircraft is operating. That's when passengers start to realize their tummy to prepare the intake of foods. Please be advised that cabin crews are quite busy and hectic enough to prepare foods for the flight. I strongly advise readers not to disturb them while they are preparing the foods and drinks for you. However, crucial questions and enquiry about safety and health, you have the priority to be served.
Secondly, airline meals are basically more oily to keep the food more long lasting. Long flights which is more than 4 hours or more, such as Singapore to London etc, they are to be made such that the meals will keep passengers stuffed for more than 5 hours or more. However, nutritional value on the food must not be lost as this is crucial to all the passengers on the certain flight. Therefore, there will be quality assurance manager to keep those food safe and sound for you. On the other hand, chefs are mandatory to be hygiene and clean enough to serve the foods onboard. What if the infection happens to pilot but not passengers? What if the infection happens to passengers which cause dead on board? Therefore, quality must be there to keep passengers safe and sound.
Thirdly, you may notice most of Economy Class passengers are served with aluminium foil wraps and plastic forks and spoons. Aluminium foil wraps are basically help cabin crew to heat up the foods faster, convenient and efficient to serve for passengers. On the other hand, the aluminium foil are light which helps airlines to reduce fuel burn and easy disposable into rubbish bins. Same goes to plastic forks and spoons nowadays. Metal cutlery are no longer served onboard on Economy Class as it may pose unnecessary threats, increasing weight for carrying the metal cutlery onboard and some of them may bring back those cutlery for "souvenirs".

Airline Meals can be a proper meal in terms of breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper, refreshments or snacks. It depends on the route you have traveled, the airline you are selecting and the status of the airline, whether is a premium or budget. Normally, airline meals will be served if there's cabin crew on board, which is a mandatory requirement for those flight with 20 passenger seats or more. More importantly, airline meals aren't cheap since quality assurance is there.

Today, I'm going to share to all readers about the meals I had ate before. The pictures are taken in different flights and illustrations may vary or subject to change with the current meal you had eaten. Some of the foods are pretty nice and superior. Enjoy~

Malaysia Airlines
Low Fat Meal, Steamed Salmon with Potatoes

 Chicken Briyani with Rice
  Steamed Fish with Rice
Nasi Lemak
 Roti Jala with Chicken Rendang

Low Fat Meal too, but Steamed Chicken with Potatoes :)

 Nasi Lemak too, but Chicken Rendang and Prawn Sambal
 Vegetarian Lacto Meal
 Asian Fried Rice with Chicken Satay
Of course in the previous years, such ice creams have been distributed. :P

 Business Class Meal
 Salad Prawn
 Butter, Peppers and Salts~
 Pan Fried Red Snapper Fish
Garlic Bread

Snackbox are introduced on MASWings flights.
 Vegetable Kuih
Muffins and Sandwiches
For Airasia, you need to book the foods and drinks before you fly on the aircraft for more varieties. Their Menu may change over a certain period of time. Therefore, I suggest you had your visit to their Airasia website before you choose any selection. Remember, pre-book meals must be booked 24 hours prior to departure. Save your budget from buying expensive foods onboard with limited choices. 

Roast Chicken with Black Pepper Gravy

 Bukhara Chicken Briyani
Skyrider Meal, Chicken Nuggets Meal
Chicken Satay Wrap
Vegetarian Soy Meat Curry

Airasia X
Chicken with Rice
Gunpao Noodle
 Gunpao Rice
Seasonal food, Dim Sum during Chinese New Year/ 
Malindo Air
Malindo will give some light refreshment, however to satisfy for your hungerness, pre-booking your meal is required when you book the ticket. Since Malindo Air is a hybrid airline, so you can book your food online or on the spot, but subject to availability too. 
 Light Refreshment, which is free
Rice with Fish Curry, which is a charge of RM15.

 Mini Chicken Curry Puff
Banana Cake

Those pictures were taken in real flights and I hope you enjoy viewing the airline meal pictures. Thank You for reading :)


형준손 said...

For those who read the 'frozen' part, do not fret as the process used to freeze meals are not as you might think. The meals are loaded into a special machine which is quite big, taller than an average person and then a process called flash freezing is performed. The flash freezing is powerful enough to freeze the food in a short amount of time to make sure the food does not fall into the dangerous temperature zones for bacteria to grow before it is completely frozen.
But rest assured, the quality and safety of the meals are never compromised :)

Michael CYK said...

Good Comment , I learned something today :)