Korean Air – Do They Serve the Best Airplane Food? (video)

(If you can’t see the video, watch it here: http://youtu.be/8ND3a0rpfIw)

You’ve probably eaten a lot of bad airplane food.

But have you had good airplane food?

I’ve taken Korean Air a few times now, and I’d have to say their food is some of the best airplane food of any airline I’ve ever flown.

Normally, when you fly with Korean Air, you have the choice of a few Western dishes, or the “Korean meal” as they call – which is bibimbap – the awesome Korean rice salad mixture.

You should choose the bibimbap, which is one of my favorite Korean dishes.

Of course, you can’t compare food at a restaurant on solid ground to airplane food – it’s not going to compare – but for airplane food, I think Korean Air does a great job.

Any other airlines with good food?

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  1. says

    I like this idea of documenting airplane food! I used to work for Asiana Airlines (the competitor of Korean Air ) as a cabin crew and that chilli paste in a tube is called “ko-ju-jang” (sounds like) , and passengers always ask for seconds or 3rds of it when Bibimbap is served.
    Malaysia Airlines has awesome food on board too. (just not the snacks) I like their Nasi Lemak its really pretty good (of course as you said not comparable to the real deal on ground) but pretty fly for plane food.
    The best is their Satay service (but only on business class) which has won awards. lamb, beef and chicken satay is served as an appetizer before meals. chunky satay peanut sauce too, which is the best :)

    • says

      Hey Jean, thank you for the feedback, my first time ever to document airplane food. Thanks for the tip, now I know how to order more of the bibimbap sauce!

  2. min ha soe says

    I really want to try kimchi soup! Mmmmmmmm i bet its soo good. Im a forgien exchange student and imma go to korea! Thx u for showing these recommendations and again thx u! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) oh and hopefully i will meet big bang!

  3. Kate says

    Hey mark! I really enjoyed that video!
    I am thinking about flying with korean air this summer and the bibimbap looks amazing!
    Do you know if this specific dish is always served? Like on every flight or is it served only once in a while?
    Because I read an article where they said that there are other korean dishes as well.. But I really want to try the bibimbap since it got many good reviews and everyone is hyping it hahaha

    • says

      Hi Kate, good to hear you’re thinking about flying Korean Air. I’m not totally sure, but in my experience just about every flight has offered it to me, and at least the flights leaving out of Seoul (when they have re-stocked in Seoul). Just to let you know, their bibimbap of course is not to be compared to a version at a real restaurant, but it’s very good when comparing it to most airline food!

  4. Sophia says

    Korean Air is not the flagship carrier of South Korea and by the looks of it, that Bibimbap you’re eating doesn’t look authentic neither tasty to me. I know we have different taste but in my opinion and according to online surveys, Asiana Airlines serves better airplane food. :)


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