The best in-flight pasta I've ever had in the economy class!
Following the previous post on a long-haul KLM international flight, I'm now going to write on two meals, each on a slightly more than three hours flight between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.
KL Meal #1
Coleslaw with Greens - Taste: 8/10
At first glance, I thought the appetiser was just a bed of uninspiring lettuce leaves without seemingly any salad dressing at all. Only upon scooping a portion of it that I saw the creamy coleslaw underneath. It was a refreshing dish with a nice balance of flavours to begin the meal.
Vegetarian Conchiglie with Tomato Sauce - Taste: 9/10
There was only one choice for the main course, which turned out to be a dish of shell-shaped pasta sans meat. It was amazing as the pasta was al dente, and the tomato sauce was rich, blending the beans and olives well with its palatable sweet and sour temptations.
The bread wasn't dry, but perhaps it could be a bit softer.
Plain crackers and matured cheddar cheese were served.
I asked for the ubiquitous orange juice. The usual choices were available, though probably not alcoholic drinks.
KL Meal #2
Vegetable Frittata with Mushrooms - Taste: 8/10
Those who have read my previous post would understand me saying, "Wow, frittata (Italian omelette-like dish) again!" It turned out that the one served during the long-haul flight was slightly better as it retained more moisture after cooking, but the one shown above was pretty delicious as well. The mushrooms were bursting with natural juice.
Raisin Muffin - Taste: 8/10
I enjoyed the buttery muffin that had about five to six raisins embedded within it, which I found to be just nice. I don't really like eating a cake that has too many raisins or sultanas as they usually affects the original flavour of the cake itself.
The bread was crispy, but the outside was a bit too hard. The strawberry jam given was too runny for my liking. In fact, it actually spilled on my jeans.
Orange, grapefruit and kiwi cubes were offered. While all of them were juicy, I found a piece of grapefruit to be bitter.
Nothing could beat a cup of chilled orange juice for breakfast, right? Afterwards, the flight attendants went up and down to serve coffee and tea.
Taste: 8/10Ambience: 7/10
Even though IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) wasn't available, the seats on both flights were definitely better than the one I had to rest my butt on the long-haul flight. Pika's advice: Should there be enough seats and your economy class ticket is eligible for an upgrade, KLM offers a system where you can bid for a business class seat. Check out their website!
*No separate price given as meals are included in the ticket price.
Have a nice meal,