Flying Cathay Pacific: What’s Better – Lounge Food or Airplane Food?

Airlines & Flying, Food Chronicles

Eating Cathay Pacific Food on Flying Day

It’s a common thing to hear: Plane food sucks. That is more or less still true these days; however, with Cathay Pacific, you can still have a proper meal on flying day.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Food

Cathay Pacific offers lounges in airports around the world. While the hot and cold dishes are hit and miss, the Noodle Bar must not be missed. Do take note that each airport has varying qualities of the wonton noodle soup and the dan dan noodles. Hong Kong, as it is the home of Cathay, makes the best followed closely by Japan.

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Wonton dumpling made of pork and shrimp with thin noodles and a vegetable in clear broth. Note, however, in SFO the taste of the dumplings were tough and too meaty. Hong Kong, Japan, and Manila have quality tasting wonton dumplings

 

Cathay Pacific Airplane Food

Whether you have a short flight or a long haul flight, your trip will include at least a snack. In Economy, that entails a pocket wrap with a cookie and juice (or something similar); in Business Class and First Class, you will have a complete meal inclusive of fruit and dessert. Note that during breakfast service, there is no alcohol in the drink carts.

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First Class meal service. For Business and First Class meals, you can expect bread, fruit, a main course choice of Western or Asian flavors, and a little dessert. In recent years, the meals in all cabins have not been as quality nor tasty as they were in the past

 

What’s Better

If you only want one meal during your day of flying, fill up at the lounge. The Noodle Bar, sometimes the hot dishes, and the drinks are far tastier than in flight. The meals inflight are greatly hit and miss, and you might actually find yourself eating the whole tray simply because you are so hungry by the time meal service rolls in.

 


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