Korean Air is a South Korean airline headquartered in Seoul, it is the national flag carrier of South Korea and one of the largest airlines in Asia.
Korean air is a two-time winner of the prestigious Mercury Award for their inflight meals. One of the most popular meals on Korean Air is the Bibimbap which is served in First, Business and Economy class. In economy class passengers can expect to dine on items such as Bibimbap, bibim noodles, Gondreabap, assorted mushroom with rice and spicy stir-fried octopus with rice are served.
On flights to China and Japan the airline will also offer a local option, as well they provide a snack service on long flights that offer samgak kimbop, cup ramen, pizza, and makkoli rice cakes.
You can read the Inflight Feed review of Korean Air business class right here.
Korean Air is expanding its inflight meal options with a new Korean-style vegan meal option, inspired by traditional temple cuisine. The new meal is made using a variety of fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients, and is available to pre-order on all international routes departing from Korea since Mar 2023.
The following meals can be booked for flights departing Seoul:
- Baby Meal: Baby food and baby juice for infants under 24 months old.
- Child Meal: Bulgogi stir-fry, cheese spaghetti, barbecue chicken, or croquettes for children aged 24 months to 12 years.
- Korean Vegan Meal: Traditional Korean meal without meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, or eggs.
- Vegetarian Meals: Lacto-Ovo, Vegan, Hindu, Jain, Oriental, and Raw Vegetarian meals without meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products.
- Special Diet Meals: Low Fat, Diabetic, Low Calorie, Bland, Gluten-Free, Low Salt, Low Lactose, Muslim, Hindu, Kosher, and Seafood meals.
- Fruit Platter Meal: Fresh platter of fruits.
- Allergen-Free Meal: Meal free of common allergens.
To book your special meal, click here.
Passengers should expect meals that are of a similar standard to a high-class
Expect items such as Bibimbap, Korean-style Dongchimi noodles, fresh crab marinated in soy sauce, Kalbi-jjim (braised beef short-ribs), Bulgogi with rice. Meals are paired with wines from as far as France, USA, Italy and Germany, and the airline also offers Perrier-Jouet champagne from France.
In First Class, Korean Air passengers will experience the airline’s Farm to Fly program. The airline owns a farm on the island of Jeju which provides rib eye steak, beef ribs and chicken dishes from the Jedong pastures in Mt. Halla.
Other options will include Jedong Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, organically grown paprika and cherry tomatoes. Expect traditional Korean meals, such as Bibimbap, nutritious pumpkin rice, and Korean style dongchimi noodles.
The inflight menu will consist of several courses served, including appetisers, a main course with side dishes and dessert. Wines come from as far as Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Alsace regions of France, as well as California, Italian, and German wines.