Passengers share pictures of the worst plane food they have ever been served
DOCTORS can transplant
entire faces, cars can drive themselves… but airlines still haven’t
worked out a way to make plane food taste nice.
Choosing an in-flight meal that tastes halfway decent is still the aviation version of Russian roulette.
Thankfully, passengers these days have camera phones to document the less-than tasty offerings.
From dodgy cooked breakfasts to stomach-churning sarnies – some of these meals barely look edible.
Gordon Ramsay thinks that plane food is so disgusting that he
never touches it.
Even though he owns a restaurant at Heathrow Airport called Plane Flood… AND he used to advise Singapore Airlines on their in-flight meals as part of their Culinary Panel.
In an interview this Refinery29 earlier this year, he said: “There’s no f****** way I eat on planes.
“I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board."
Instead, he loads up on some fancy food at a deli or wine bar in the airport before he boards the plane.
He said: "A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears with some Parmesan cheese. “I’m like a pig in s***.”
Gordon is no stranger to criticism of plane food.
Last year The Sun revealed that his own Plane Food restaurant
at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, has been rated average, poor or terrible by
almost 750 customers on TripAdvisor.
The Scottish chef, who is famous for transforming struggling restaurants in TV shows such as Hotel Hell and Kitchen Nightmares, received a flood of bad reviews about the service, food and prices.
But according to the experts, there are certain items on the menu that can are just about edible.
The trick, according to Fritz Gross, director of culinary excellence at LSG Sky Chefs Asia Pacific, is to always pick the stew or casserole as unlike chicken or pasta, they don't dry out or overcook when reheated.
Fritz told CNN: “We can simmer it and reheat it over and over
and it will still be a stew.”
When it comes to pudding, there’s only one option there too – go frozen.
Aviation website Inflight Feed’s creator, Nikos Loukas, told Insider: “Ice cream is really good - it tastes the same in the air as it does on the ground.”
The Sun UK