Korean air meals are sure to impress the airline is a two-time winner of the prestigious Mercury Award for their inflight meals. One of their most popular dishes inflight is the Bibimbap which is served in First, Business and even Economy class. In economy class passengers can expect to dine on items such as bibimbap, bibim noodles, Gondreabap, assorted mushroom with rice and stir fried spicy octopus with rice are served. On flights to China and Japan the airline will also offer a local option, as well they offer a snack service on long flights that offer samgak kimbop, cup ramen, pizza, and makkoli rice cakes.

For the Inflight Feed review of Korean Air meals in business class from 2015 go here.

SPECIAL MEALS 

Special meals require 24 hours notice and the following list is available for flights from Seoul only. Special meal offerings may vary depending on where you are flying from so best to check with the airline directly, or via the manage your booking function.

Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal, Vegetarian Vegan Meal, Vegetarian Hindu Meal, Vegetarian Jain Meal, Vegetarian Oriental Meal, Diabetic Meal, Low Fat, Low Calorie Meal, Bland Meal, Gluten Intolerant Meal, Low Salt Meal, Low Lactose Meal, Moslem Meal, Hindu Meal, Kosher Meal, Infant Meal, Baby Meal, Child Meal, Seafood Meal, Fruit Platter Meal and Birthday/Honeymoon Cake.

To book your special meals click here.

BUSINESS CLASS

Passengers should expect meals that are of a similar standard to a high-class hotel. The airline uses high-quality ingredients with dishes created by first-class chefs. Options include selected Western, Chinese and Japanese options as well as Korean menus that are paired with quality wines. 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 offeres Perrier-Jouet champagne from France.

FIRST CLASS

In First Class Korean Air passengers will experience the airlines Farm to Fly program. The airline has their own 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, pumpkin nutritious 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, and California, Italian, and German wines are also included depending on your destination.

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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.