Most airlines had major budget cuts but these ones did not let their food take a hit; these dishes served on airplanes are almost too good for a fold-out tray table.
Miso for breakfast
If you fly from Taiwan to Fukuoka on Eva Airways, you’ll wake up to this delight: a tray full of goodies including miso soup, a side salad, a plate of pastries, cured meat and vegetables, rice, a small side of cold seafood items and a dessert.
Eggs done perfect
Guests on Swiss Air enjoy this delicately prepared leek omelet. Anything egg on an airplane is usually dry, but this omelet is smothered in delicious leek sauce and cooked to perfection.
Eggs, Hong Kong style
Cathay Pacific passengers flying from Taiwan to Hong Kong wake up to this hearty breakfast of poached eggs, sausage and roasted vegetables accompanied by a croissant and fresh fruit.
Just an appetizer
This is only the first course of a multi-course meal! Guests of Eva Airways flying from Osaka to Taiwan enjoy a lobster and scallop appetizer, accompanied with toasted and buttered bread.
Delectable Dim Sum
Since it’s normally served out of carts in traditional dim sum restaurants, why not get it off an airplane cart? Passengers of ANA Narita going to London enjoy fresh dim sum from the sticky pastry variety to tasty seafood items.
Full French Course
Air France passengers flying from Saigon to Paris are treated to this meal of rolled white fish in a buttery sauce accompanied by whipped potatoes and roasted vegetables. On the side is a plate of assorted French cheeses and a baguette.
Lufthansa has always been known for great food, and this dish is no exception. Passengers flying from Frankfurt to Manchester enjoy vitello tonnato, a traditional Italian dish of cold meats in a mayonnaise sauce. Along with this diners enjoy smoked salmon, artisanal bread, coffee, buttermilk mousse with kiwi sauce and fresh blackberries.
Passengers flying on Emirates Air from Karachi to Dubai indulge in mutton in a creamy cashew sauce, rice and cottage cheese curry and of course delicious naan bread.
Lufthansa makes our list again with this beef filet, covered in a herb crust and served in port sauce with roasted potatoes, beans, shimeji mushrooms and bell peppers.
Tray of sweets
Those with a sweet tooth will love the dessert served on Air Canada from the U.K. to the U.S. This tray features a chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream, a plate of fruit (and not the filler kind like cantaloupe, but the good stuff like mango and watermelon), cheese and crackers.