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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

THA: Bangkok Airways [Economy, International, Short-Haul]

Colourful curry chicken dish!

As a regional airline based in the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok Airways has been living up to its slogan: "Asia's Boutique Airline" with its good service. Founded in 1968 as Sahakol Air, it has consistently been ranked by Skytrax as a 4 Star Airline till date.

I did my research prior to flying the route from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, Laos, noting that there would only be one choice for the onboard meal. As such, I decided to request for seafood meal, so that I'd have more things to write.

PG Meal

Local Style Salad Taste: 7.5/10

The mainstream meal featured a dish of local style salad as an appetiser. Mixed vegetables, majority of which were cabbages, were bathed in a kind of gravy with a noticeable hint of peanuts. It was somewhat similar to gado-gado (Indonesian salad dish topped with peanut sauce), but not as heavy.

Curry Chicken with Rice Taste: 8/10

While the gravy could be slightly thicker for my liking, I found the curry chicken had a lot of flavours going on. The accompanying mix of white and brown rice was cooked well, while the long beans still retained their crunchy texture.

Yam and Coconut Cake Taste: 8/10

An airy and fluffy yam-based cake made a good end to the meal. Its light sweetness was balanced by the mildly salty layer of jellified coconut cream on top. It certainly went well with tea.

Shrimp Salad Taste: 8/10

The seafood meal showcased fresh shrimp salad for appetiser. I enjoyed the interplay among the succulent shrimps, crunchy cucumber slices and juicy tomato slices. The dressing, which came with garlic bits, was refreshing.

Fish in Tomato Sauce with Potatoes Taste: 8.5/10

I didn't regret requesting for the special meal as the fish main course tasted even better. The fish was juicy, smothered in thick tomato sauce that was robust with its sweet and sour taste. It was accompanied by potato cubes, carrots and spinach.


There were only a slice of papaya and cantaloupe each. Sadly, they weren't sweet.


Alcoholic drinks were offered, so I opted for red wine and a cup of hot tea after that. Honestly, I didn't expect that they'd prepared slices of lime to give a bit of a zing to the tea.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Despite having no IFE, I'd love to fly with Bangkok Airways again. Pika's advice: Even though the shorter routes only offer one choice of meal, you can expect two choices in the Economy Class on the longer ones (e.g. Bangkok to Male, Maldives).

Bangkok Airways

Economy Cabin
Airbus 319 (Twin-Jet)

*No separate price given as meals are included in the ticket price.

Have a nice meal,


Karsten Aichholz said...

What are your thoughts on the launch food? I think their universal launch access for all passengers is pretty neat, though in the business class lounge they even cook meals a la carte.

Cliff Anderson said...

Hi, there! I do have an entry on the lounge food: http://cliffy-goes-dining.blogspot.sg/2017/02/tha-bangkok-airways-international.html

The economy class lounge serves snacks, which I found to be more than decent that day.

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