In September last year, I had the opportunity to spend my holidays in Europe and it was fantastic! The only downside was the long flight from Sydney to Rome.
This time we decided to go via Cathay Pacific, and as I know some people are super curious (I’m one of them) to know what the airlines serve on their flights, I’ve decided to create this blog. This one is a very special one, as I got the Gluten Free special meal for all the way from Sydney to Rome!
Cathay Pacific flight from Sydney to Hong Kong – Gluten free meal
We departed from Sydney around lunchtime, so for this specific flight, we had two main meals: lunch and dinner.
I’ll be honest here, my lunch was disappointing. I know, what could I aspect from airline meals?
Anyways, fish was dry and blend, that gluten free bread was the worse thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. Like a piece of styrofoam. Positive points for salad and fruits, they were fresh and tasty.
Flavour wise, dinner was a tad better (still a lot to improve). The chicken was moist and tender, but missing some seasoning, same for the rest of the items on the plate. Here you see again the styrofoam bread that I gave a pass, to not mention the canola oil margarine (disgusting).
Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Rome – Gluten free meal
Now, time for my meal on the second flight. This was an overnight flight, so I had dinner and breakfast served.
For dinner, was served chicken, with roasted potatoes and some vegetables. This time dinner was fine, however, we can see again the same styrofoam bread, plus something that I believe is a flan but 100% tasteless.
Breakfast was ok, egg and beef tasted nice, yogurt and fruit were ok. That styrofoam bread keeps coming back to my life. LOL
Both flights served beverages and peanuts before every meal and ice cream for dessert after mains.
As I said, I decided to get the gluten-free meal for these flights. I deeply regret my decision. Bellow, I added photos from the menus available for both flights in case I didn’t get the special meals.
I know, they are airline food, you can’t expect too much, but they seemed much more interesting than my gluten-free one.
You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Italy, Rome or Florence.