AirAsia’s Meals Among the Best I Have Had in the Sky

On the 8-hour AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur – Sydney flight I plunked down for advance purchase of two meals that turned out to be delights.

Seth’s Runway Girl Network piece on Thai AirAsia meals gave me some guidance on the options, which do differ by flight. Also, the online preorder dishes differ from in-flight purchase options so plan ahead.

You can choose up to 3 mains it seems for any length of flight. I chose Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak  (not pictured, picture lost) and Kamal’s Mee Goreng Mamak.
AirAsia X Mee Goreng Mamak

Bold Southeast Asian flavors work well in the sky, and even with having the Mee Goreng Mamak for pre-arrival, it is the only Asian fried noodle dish I can remember in-flight that was not awful mush. The noodles were firm and springy. The Nasi Lemak was a treat with bonus packet of crisp peanuts and crunchy tiny fish for topping.

Pre-order meals are around US$5 and come with a bottle of water. In-flight purchase is a dollar or two more with no water. Water is not provided free on AirAsia. A meal is the entree only, no tray of salad or dessert. You can upgrade to set meals or add side items separately.

When I think back of airplane entrees over the years, from economy to business class, I can think of few that rival the taste of AirAsia.

Readers, have you tried AirAsia’s meals? How do you rate them?

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  • Jay

    you obviously like the taste of house lizard?

  • Alex

    Really? The food on Airasia is worse than regular street food. And the portions are ridiculously small. I guess we all have different taste buds and to each his own….

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Jay – grilled, not broiled.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Alex – I would take street food over most any airplane food. Except maybe that JAL business class box of little morsels.