Then someone told me about the “Asian Vegetarian” option. I decided to give it a try on this flight back to Buenos Aires, and I was not disappointed!
While my fellow passengers awaited their rubbery chicken or worse-than-frozen dinner pasta options, the boys and I got our meals. (Special order meals are delivered first, another bonus to this little trick!)
My main course, a steamy helping of seasoned basmati rice with two tasty curries (an aloo and a paneer), was accompanied by a side of fresh fruit (real fresh fruit, not the “fruit salad swamp” one usually gets with airplane meals!) and a crisp carrot and pepper salad. I was very impressed, and wolfed down my meal with gusto!
This is a little secret I am glad I learned, and I’ll certainly avail myself of this option again on future travels.