This time I did it right. Unlike last time when I crossed million miler and came back from Japan and did not choose the Asian meal, this time I pre-selected the Chinese meal for my way back from my trip to Hong Kong earlier this month. I was really looking forward to it as Delta, most times, does in-flight meals very well.
The other reason I was really looking forward to the return trip was that we had the exact same OUTSTANDING Delta crew that we flew in with including those on the flight deck. They encouraged me to take a cockpit shot and I agreed (yeah, ya feel like a kid when you do this – good times)! On to the point of this post the Chinese meal.
It started good with a small (2 shrimp) but tasty appetizer. I could have had a few more.
Then we had the soup and salad course. All were good but not really noteworthy either.
Then we had the main course. I really was expecting, I don’t know, more. It was fine but just nothing like the amazing meal on the way from the USA.
I went with the ice cream Sunday for dessert and it is a stock good item from Delta in business class.
Lastly we had the pre-landing meal. Like on the way over when you have something that has been sitting on a jet for 12-ish hours and then re-heated your expectations are not that high. I took a few bites and was done.
I hope this quick review comes across as intended. The meal was fine but just not what I had built it up to be coming from Asia. The service was amazing by the Delta folks (as almost always it is) but when I next visit Hong Kong I don’t think I will default pre-order or choose the Chinese meal option.
What has been your experience with Delta meals coming from West going East? – René
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