Here are some pictures of the airplane food on my flight to and back from Taiwan to the US.
So basically my role was just to bring my things and show up. It was my first time flying as a vegetarian so I had no idea how the food thing worked with airlines. I’m just used to flying domestic and getting peanuts or pretzels lol. The tickets were also booked by the company so I didn’t know that I was supposed to request special meals.
I dropped the bomb onto the flight attendant while up in the sky flying over the Pacific Ocean that I was a vegetarian lol. They weren’t prepared for that so I ended up getting cold nasty leftovers. Blech! Totally my fault though. I’m lucky I even had anything to eat.
This is my first meal. So soggy, bland, and cold It’s not congee, but it’s not steamed rice either. The only think edible was the bread… I was supposed to get a second meal during that flight but I was asleep. You sleep, you don’t eat
Here is the food at had in the VIP lounge at the Taiwan airport. Ahhh finally nice hot normal food! I think I had a redbean bun and a custard bun.
The food on the flight back was MUCH better. I notified the people at the desk this time about my dietary needs. You don’t have to notify the airline too far in advance about special meals; you just have to tell them before the plane takes off lol.
First meal on the flight back. Noodles, bak choy, some patty. Not bad! A lot of the frozen Asian vegetarian food sold here in the US like the fish I like to use or ham is imported from Taiwan so Eva being a Taiwanese airline, had pretty decent vegetarian food.
And some more noodles with fake meat stuff.
It was also my first time flying international as an adult so this may have existed but I wasn’t addicted to shopping then to care But I thought it was cool that you can go shopping while on the plane. Look through the catalog, pick what you want.
And the flight attendant rings you up. Sweet!
I’ll be flying United Airlines from the US to Australia this year so I’ll do an airplane food post on that trip too. This time I indicated my food restrictions while booking the ticket