5 Interesting Ways to Make your In-flight Meal Taste Better

The dining experience on a plane can be best summed up by this sentence: Eating on a plane is like having dinner when you have a bad cold. Need we say more? Here are 5 tips to make the best of the situation.

  1. Leave your Linkin Park playlist behind and listen to some Sergio Mendes while eating your in-flight meals. It has been scientifically tested that background sounds can influence our eating experience.  It seems people lose their sense of taste when listening to white noise, loud music or the drone of aircraft engines.
  2. Some condiments that were suggested by our in-house Travel Planners include: dehydrated meat floss, seaweed, wasabi, kimchi, truffle salt, fried onions, horseradish and well, these two may possibly get us banned on board but…salted fish (also known as giam he) and spicy dried shrimp floss (also known as hei bee hiam).
  3. You know how personalised candies are all the rage now, and you get them at weddings and birthdays, but always end up uneaten. Recycle them by chopping them up and using them in desserts and hot drinks. Stir it into hot coffee and cocoa, letting it melt before drinking or sprinkle them over cakes.
  4. Make a special request for your meals such as the vegetarian or kosher options.  These meals may taste better as it is not mass produced. However, even if it still tastes bad, the upside is, you’ll be served first before everyone else.
  5. If all else fails, the best choice for your meal should always be the stew, the fried rice or the fatty fish as they are able to survive the harsh conditions of the aircraft. Try not to go for pasta, noodles, chicken breast or anything deep-fried. Alternatively, bringing a cup of Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Cup Noodles works too!

Lastly, check out http://www.airlinemeals.net/ for reviews of the meals that you may potentially get on your next flight. Enjoy!