Thursday, July 30, 2009

Malaysia Airlines In Flight Food

I get a lot of emails requesting me to write a review on Malaysia Airline's in flight food but I never got around to do so even with me flying with the airline quite frequently. Just earlier this month, I was flying MAS again, and for once, I acted all jakun taking the pictures of my food and the plane. ( I'll have a review of the service in another post!)

If my memory serve me right, these "lunch box" theme was started two years ago. It started with the plan of serving passengers with light meals - sandwiches, and curry puffs with the hope to cut some cost as they were facing financial difficulties then. But we Malaysians are so exposed with nasi lemak and the likes , so needless to say, it gained a very negative response. They are now back to serving hot meals, but still sticking with the same theme.

The lunch box came with everything for a full course meal, the appetizer being the small bun (that has shrink over the years), butter, the main course and fruits as desert. You'll also get a small pack of snack - it varies on different flight and I was rather unfortunate on this particular flight to get this chocolate biscuit. =( Hot drinks, juices and soda will be served seperately.

Now, I know everyone is very interested to know about the food. It's slightly blur because the plane was shaking as it was raining outside. I tried taking a few repeat shots but it still turn out blur and the man beside me were starting to think what is wrong with me. Heh.

I'm quite exposed to the food by MAS and most of the time I think they tasted average with all the right flavors and passed the edible line. This particular one is Nasi Tomato with Chicken Kurma (that's what the stewardess told me). I'm a bit puzzled with the latest news saying this was one of Tun Abdul Razak's favourite food and would only be available on 1st of August. But i've eaten it already ?

And to be honest, I was rather grateful they had changed the cold sandwiches to a hot meal. I had the chance to sample the sandwiches and curry puffs numerous times and most of the time, I left more than half of it untouched.

But if you're flying on a short distance, meaning to say an hour flight or less, don't expect to get a lunch box. You'll be served a packet of peanuts and a cup of juice of your choice. I am not very much a peanut person (hehe ;p) but MAS has got the best salted peanuts! Seriously!

Now, Malaysia Airlines, can I have a free flight? :D

Related Post :

Me, flying Malaysia Airlines Business Class (Golden Club)
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge
Air Asia In flight food


Mike Yip said...

so the lucky, get to fly....

I've yet to try their latest in-flight meals to comment myself :D

Melanie said...

Mike Yip : hahahah bought cheap cheap only the ticket!

Moharri said...

Hi Melanie..
If you are served the meal before it is launched, it is actually on trial run to gauge passengers' acceptance..