3.5Overall Score

On yet another inflight meal mystery tour we take a trip from Singapore to Phuket with Air Asia but this was no direct flight! On purpose, we booked our flight via Kuala Lumper in order to pre-order meals on the first and on the second flight. We have always heard great things about the meals on Air Asia so surely it’s going to taste great? Right? Here’s our Air Asia meal review. 


At the time of booking our flight tickets we pre-ordered the following dishes for our flights:

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur- Sweet and Sour Fish with Flavored Rice and the famous Chicken Satay.

Kuala Lumper to Phuket- Nasi Lemak and to drink we pre-order the famous Mat Kelapa (coconut drink!)


Our first flight is rather rushed, but we have enough time to sample our meals as we are served first because we pre-ordered the meals.


The packaging’s great and the photos of the meals look great on the outside.  But once you open the meal you realise that the photography on the outside doesn’t match what’s inside.

The chicken satays have seen better days, as though someone threw them together quickly, and the taste ain’t great. The meat is tough and rubbery and we decide it’s time to move onto the next meal. Our sweet and sour fish is no better and we begin to wonder why we thought the meals on Air Asia would be so good? We transfer in Kuala Lumper and wonder if the second set of meals aboard our next flight will be any better…..


Everyone raves about the Nasi Lemak on Air Asia so our expectations are somewhat high. Along with the Air Asia Nasi Lemak, we ordered the Mat Kepala (a young coconut drink) to wash everything down with. Our Nasi Lemak doesn’t look appetising at all, the egg doesn’t look too good, and the rest of the meal didn’t look appetising at all. After about two mouth fulls, it’s time to put away the dish and stick to our Mat Kepala.

The silver lining in this story is the Air Asia Mat Kepala it’s simply amazing, sweet, fresh and something quite unique to drink inflight. If you do have to pre-order something at least try the Mat Kepala!




We always do and see the positives in every inflight meal we eat however this time Air Asia your meals are not of the same standard of other airlines that sell inflight hot meals. Would we eat on Air Asia again? Perhaps not…

About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.