Lately, on a few of our Thai airways flights, we tried some of their special meals. Overall, the meals were good and consistent all through like most airline special meals.
Below are some of their (Economy) Special Meal reviews –
The Fruit Platter Meal (FPML) – Sector BLR to BKK
Whenever we have a late-night flight, I often choose this meal because it is light, and the fruit choices are varied.
In this sector, the main plate had half an apple, 10 mini red globe grapes and half a portion of nagpur-orange. One of the side bowls had chunks of musk melon with a lemon and the other had a mix of kiwi, pomelo and pineapple. This plate was served with a bread roll, a margarine chiplet and a bottle of water.
Overall, if you love fruits, this was a decent platter. I recommend it if you don’t want to have anything major after indulging in that airline lounge snack before boarding your flight!
Oh, and the exact same meal was served in the BKK to BLR sector as well. Great!
I just didn’t want the bread roll (pity I didn’t return it!)
The Raw Vegetarian Meal (RVML) – Sector BLR to BKK
My husband had this meal when I had the Fruit Platter.
This is a remarkable meal if you are in mood for salads. The presentation seemed fantastic like a plated salad – very well done!
The main plate had long and thin cut strips of carrots and peppers over a bed of lettuce. The meal came with a mustard based salad dressing as condiment which was a perfect accompaniment. There were two side bowls; one containing muskmelon, pineapple and pomelo and the other containing sliced English cucumbers and tomatoes over red coral lettuce. All this salver came with orange juice, bread roll, margarine and a bottle of water.
My fruit platter sadly didn’t have the orange juice like this one!
The Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML) – Sector BKK to NRT
This meal for sure tasted yum amongst many other VOML meals I have had before. The quantity and variety was a concern though!
The core dish had main course and sides assembled together. It had noodles served with Asian vegetables, mushrooms and pan seared tofu. The combination and taste seemed close to a plated fancy meal. For dessert, there was a beautiful square array dragon fruit, muskmelon, pineapple, papaya and some black grapes. Even though it didn’t count as dessert to me, I fully enjoyed it! All this was served with a soft croissant, chiplet of margarine, a cup of tropical mixed fruit juice and a bottle of water.
As it was a long leg flight, we got a snack sandwich (Tomato and cucumber) for VOML just before landing.
I longed for a proper sugary dessert after the main meal!
The Strict European Vegetarian Meal (VGML) – Sector BKK to NRT
When I had the VOML, my husband had this European Vegan meal. I, for a fact, exchanged my VGML for his VOML.
This meal wasn’t exactly bad – but was slightly boring in taste. I felt the VGML in other flights were better and so was it on other days in other sectors of Thai. The core plate had couscous sautéed with green peas and almonds and was accompanied by a peach halve. This came with sides of English veggies and greens. For dessert, there was a bowl of unappealing cubes of dragon fruit, muskmelon and pineapple. All this was served with croissant, margarine, a cup of tropical mixed fruit juice and a bottle of water.
If it is a long leg flight you can expect a sandwich or a roll in the second half. In this flight, the VGML had a tomato and cucumber sandwich just like the VOML.
The main VGML meal tasted average to our liking and there were no proper desserts in this either!
The Western Vegetarian Meal (VLML) – Sector NRT to BKK
The main dish was a very good meal in itself. It was pasta in red sauce and a lot of mozzarella on top. Side bowl was a salad of cucumber, sweet corn and tomato over a bed of lettuce. There was another bowl of Soba noodles with a hint of wasabi on top. All this was served with a bread roll and a condiment of soy sauce (probably for those noodles). Dessert was a fruit bowl of muskmelon, pineapple and grapes.
The highlight of this meal was the pasta!
The Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML) – Sector NRT to BKK
Here, the core dish had white rice served with steamed English veggies. There was no much difference in the sides when compared to the VLML. The same side bowl salad of cucumber, sweet corn and tomato over a bed of lettuce. The other bowl had Soba noodles with a hint of wasabi on top. The meal came with a bread roll and a condiment of soy sauce (probably for those noodles). Dessert was a fruit bowl of muskmelon, pineapple, watermelon and grapes.
Quite a colorful meal!
The Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML) – Sector BKK to BLR
This meal was undeniably diverse to any other VGMLs I have had before. I liked the focal dish which had two halves of bell peppers (green and red); one stuffed with pilaf and other with some baked cheesy stuffing. All this was on a bed of some Okra sauce! Wow! It must have taken them a while to plate it for economy! For sides, there was a salad of cherry tomato, asparagus and some other vegetable. Dessert bowl had fruits again; Pineapple, grapefruit, muskmelon and grapes. The platter came with a bread roll and a bottle of water.
An unusually tasty VGML!
Note – Ensure to place your meal request online or on call 24 hours before boarding your flight.