plane-food

Garuda Flight GA879, Seoul to Jakarta

One of the best meals I have ever had on a plane!!

Gado Gado as a starter, which is an Indonesian vegetable salad served with peanut sauce, accompanied by fried tofu and shrimp crackers here…

Brenebon soup, quite possibly THE BEST single dish I have ever enjoyed at 40,000 feet…

A traditional Indonesian beef rib soup with mountain vegetables and beans…

Accompanied by green pepper sambal and lime…

I never order fish on flights (bad “Airplane!” movie memories) but went with the roasted halibut in a spicy gulai Padang sauce…

Served with jasmine rice, baby corn and green beans… boy, was this delicious!

For dessert, it was mango ice cream with poached pear and green tea brulee…

And here was our mid-flight lunch…

Roast chicken over nasi goreng, which is Indonesian fried rice…

And three skewers of satay; beef, chicken and lillet, which is fish…

Served with a tangy chilli and lemongrass “chutney”…

What really knocked my socks off though was that the “chef” on the plane came out and personally explained every dish and its origin! Crazy!!

Genius discovered at the Delta Sky Club just now: Nutella + Biscoff cookies = better than you would think, and I’m assuming you think “pretty damn good.”

So we have a stash of both for the plane.

Get the Pan Am Experience at Air Hollywood

(All images courtesy of Air Hollywood.)

In my favorite movie Almost Famous, the main character, William’s, older sister leaves home and becomes a stewardess. Anita Miller is the definition of cool so I always imagined she was actually a Pan Am girl. With a lifelong deathly fear of flying, I don’t know why the Pan Am life appeals to me so much.

Food Network Magazine recently had a tidbit about Air Hollywood’s Pan Am experience that immediately piqued my interest. The Los Angeles airline production studio hosts a nostalgia-inducing four-course dinner - the Pan Am way.

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