You don’t hear as many jokes these days about airplane food as you did years ago when airlines served a hot meal – to all passengers – on just about every flight lasting more than 1.5 hours.
But airline food remains a popular topic and I’ve been assigned the task to come up with a “top 10” list of the world’s best airline meals for my CNBC blog, and I’m looking for your help.
I certainly have my own favorites, as shown below, but my palate isn’t quite as refined as many foodies out there (I avoid seafood and anything with mushrooms).
Have you been amazed by an airline meal? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Either leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have pictures, I’d love to see them, too. Which airlines excel at in-flight cuisine?
Here are the top 5 airline meals I’ve enjoyed to date:
- Pan-fried chicken in green peppercorn sauce with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley from Singapore Airlines’ “Book the Cook” menu on my JFK-Frankfurt flight:
- Pan-fried fillet of beef in three peppercorn sauce with russet potatoes and veggies from Singapore Airlines’ “Book the Cook” menu on my Frankfurt-JFK flight:
- Korean bibimbab (steamed rice, veggies and minced beef mixed with hot pepper paste and sesame oil) and soup on my Asiana Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Seoul:
- Braised beef with pumpkin puree, snow peas, baby turnips and soy beans on my Virgin Australia flight from Perth to Sydney (and it wasn’t as purple as it appears below… the cabin lighting didn’t afford a decent pic):
- Tomato and saffron chicken with green olives, peas and cous cous on my Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Perth:
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