Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Italian food on a low-cost Asian carrier? I’ve got to hand it to Air Asia…the chicken lasagna pleasantly surprised me.
Ambrosial (adjective): exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
I was flying from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur and the flight departed at 11:45pm. I know…I’m strange. I should have just used the 4.5 hour flight to try to sleep.
But I wanted to sample the buy-on-board food offered by Air Asia. Furthermore, it was less than $4 (ordered and prepaid on the Air Asia website). Even if I ended up not being hungry, it was worth it to reserve a snack in case I was.
After takeoff, flight attendants first distributed pre-ordered meals. Everything is a la carte on Air Asia, but meals come with a bottle of water.
Lifting off the foil cover, the smell of melted cheese and tomato sauce wafted up. It looked good..but how would it taste?
Turns out, very well. It was not like I was eating homemade lasagna in Italy, but as far as airline lasagnas go, it was certainly one of the better. In fact, I probably would have eaten at least a couple additional helpings had it been offered.
So in short, the lasagna is safe on Air Asia X. Maybe next time I’ll branch out and try something different, but this turned out to be a very good choice.
Air Asia thinks its food is so tasty it plans to open up a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur to serve its buy-on-board meals. That’s the impetus for this article. And I’ve got to say, I’d be willing to try several Air Asia dishes.