Due to the current pandemic, disposable cutlery is provided for all passengers. Inflight meals that are typically supplied locally in other ports are being loaded in Korea instead. This applies to all flights from Korea to China, Taipei, Japan and Southeast 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.
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. Special meals are available only on flights where inflight meals are served; some special meals are not available on short-haul flights. Special meals require 24 hours notice and the following list is available for flights from Seoul only.
The following meals can be booked for flights departing Seoul.
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 meal, click here.
To learn more about Korean Air special meals, check here.
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 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.