Malaysia Airlines inflight meals
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Food on Malaysia Airlines is free, plentiful and just about good. Malaysia Airlines food reviews are often very positive. All meals on Malaysia Airlines are prepared in strict compliance with halal.
Even on short haul flights you will get a choice of two hot meals, regardless of the time of day. Note that alcohol is not served on flights of less than three hours duration: in effect all short haul flights.
Economy Class Malaysia Airlines food London to Kuala Lumpur on the A380 is always remarkably good, with three hot choices for both meals, and you can now pre-order your meal. In Business Class there is a choice of 26 meals, with extra in Business Suite (First) class.
On long flights, there should be three choices, and you get a printed menu, however these are frequently not loaded.
Remember if you are travelling with a child you must order Malaysia Airlines Childrens Meals or there will be no special meal for them.
Business Class: Malaysia Airlines Longhaul inflight mealsThere is a new 'Chef on Call' menu for Business Class on Malaysia Airlines,and after it's early chaotic implementation is now starting to work well. You can either book online, or you have to phone Kuala Lumpur to book meals, with the special code for the dish you want - you need to look up the code online. Chef On Call is available on flights from Kuala Lumpur to London, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Osaka. There is a range of 25 meal options consisting of Malaysian favourites, Chef’s Recommendations, Light Choice and Healthy Choice. Bookings can be made through reservations or through the Malaysia Airlines website note that you are required to give at least 24 hours notice for your order. You can book up to one Chef on Call meal per sector except for London where you are eligible to book two meals.
On evening flights out of Kuala Lumpur, the Chef on Call meals are not served as you leave - all you get is snack. Instead, after breakfast is served, just before landing, your booked meal is brought to you. This means you can get Steak and Wine at 8am in the morning, just before landing. Great, it is not.
Malaysia Airlines Chef on Call meals
Beef Cheek with Polenta and VegetablesBeef Cheek with Polenta mashed potato, complemented with jus, peas puree and tomato.
Two asparagus sheers.
Hot breakfast pancakes
Lamb on the boneLamb on the bone, in gravy, with potatoes and carrots.
This is the famous Chef on Call booked to order meal.
It would be great, if it wasn't served at 8am in the morning!
Lamb rib on pasta conchiglieA rib of lamb, with gravy.
On a bed of stuffed pasta conchiglie.
It's quite nice to get a decent lamb rib, even though this is quite unusual.
It is also good to get pasta conchiglie, stuffed with obergine. Rare though it is.
But to put the two together. Words fail me.
Malaysia Airlines Business Class a la carte meals
Cheese Toasted Sandwich
Malaysia Airlines doesn't hold back with it's Business Class meals - this is the famous Cheese Toasted Sandwich for breakfast.
Fish SandwichA halibut and cheese sandwich, on thick sliced baguette.
Why? Just, why?
Meat Pie FloaterA non descript meat pie, on peas
This is the main evening Business Class meal on long haul flights out of KL - amazing.
Miniature prawn flan
Chicken SatayThree chicken Satay skewers, with peanut sauce.
No choice, little quantity, for the evening snack to Sydney.
The dessert after the main course. A fruit muffin. With a chocolate stick.
Breakfast Croissant and banana bread
Tropical fruit plate
Yoghurt with raspberry
Chicken SataySix chicken Satay skewers, with peanut sauce.
This is the only food on board in the evenings from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. No choice, little quantity.
The only evening desert on board, and only offered on request, if you know to ask.
Continental BreakfastCroissant, fruit, and cereal.
You need to know to ask for milk, and for jam from the croissant.
Mulberry crumble pie
It is extraordinarily hard to find mulberries anywhere, let alone get enough to put into a crumble, and then make a pie of it.
Malaysia Airlines Childs Meals inflight foodRemember you need to book a Child Meal in advance, or it will not be loaded onto the flight, even if you have a child on your booking.
Longhaul Economy Class - Malaysia Airlines inflight foodThere is usually a choice of three meals on board, however it is now rare to get the printed menus handed out. Often, you'll just be asked 'Asian or Western' which is the only hint as to what you will be served.
Nasi LemakMalaysia’s favourite breakfast dish of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, and pandan leaves served with chicken rendang, sambal and traditional accompaniments.
A fried egg.
Unusual getting this at 11am out of Heathrow, but quite good, if spicy.
Chicken curryA classic oriental style chicken dish served with steamed rice and mixed vegetables.
Halal BiscuitsMidflight snack, 8 hours in.
Cheese SandwichOn demand snacks.
Oddly, 12 hours into a longhaul flight, you are woken up with the bar trolley, and your wakeup snack. A packet of peanuts.
Cheese & Beef pastaPenne pasta with beef and cheese sauce. Salad with beancurd.
Melon balls. A cold roll. Butter. Water
A toughly revolting concoction, with little to recommend it.
Odd that Malaysian wrap up their rolls in a plastic wrapper - maybe they don't trust how clean their planes are.
Vege Option pastaPasta with cheese & tomato sauce, beans, and an unknown fruit.
A tub of Salad. A roll. Chocolate bar.
I think this picture says it all - don't go for the VLML Veggie option on Malaysian.
Even the Salad is basically just a bunch of leaves.
SnackA plain muffin.
Yoghurt. Chocolate bar.
After 12 hours on a plane on the way to KL you do kind of expect, well, something. And sure enough, this is what you get two hours before landing.
There is really little to recommend here.
Shorthaul Economy Class - Malaysia Airlines inflight food
Spaghetti BologneseA tub with heated Spaghetti Bolognese, having a layer of lamb mince and tomato sauce, over spaghetti. One olive.
Sponge cake. A tub of water.
This is quite a suprise. After all it looks like an airline meal from the 80s, and indeed it is. However it is a delight to get not only a hot meal on a short one hour flight, but also a choice. This arrived piping hot, and avoided the normal problem of pasta on planes - that it congeals at the bottom of the tub. I was rather bemused as to the reasoning behind the olive however.
The sponge cake desert is a little odd however. It is dry and tasteless.
Chicken with potatoesA tub with one heated undertermined part of chicken (with skin) 4 roast potatoes, six slices of carrots, eight chunks of lemon.
An apple flan. A tub of water.
This is terrible. A really bad dinner, tough, tasteless, and with no flavour. The chicken isn't bad - although it would be nice to assume the chef didn't just slice a chicken into eight bits and then broil it. It has no flavour - but that's not the main problem. The potatoes themselves are unbelievably tough, but as nothing compared to the carrots. They are hard boiled to the stage where no indent can be made on them with the provided knife. But worse is to come. The chunks of lemon. Lemon as a garnish would be fine, but a pile of it? Yuck.
The apple flan is however very good - the best bit on the tray.Next: Malaysia Airlines Drinks on board >>>
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