Singapore Airlines Non Carbohydrate Meal – Review with pictures and video.
Singapore Airlines Non Carbohydrate Meal
For my recent trip to Japan I opted to fly with Singapore Airlines and booked the Singapore Airlines Non Carbohydrate Meal. I’ve been strictly following the low carb keto diet for over 6 months, so was thrilled to find that the airline offered what I thought would be low carb friendly meals.
In this post you’ll see every meal and snack for my journey from Melbourne, Australia to Singapore and then on to Osaka, Japan plus the return trips too.
Most meals started with a pre meal snack of a pouch of peanuts and a drink. I went for either water or peppermint tea as you can see above.
Meal 1 – Melbourne to Singapore – Dinner
This was the first proper meal of my journey and my first look at what is included in a Singapore Airlines Non Carbohydrate Meal.
The result? A mixed tray including a roll and fruit which is clearly not low carb. (The only low carb friendly fruit I consume are berries, and then only about 4 or so a day.)
The hot dish included carrots, green beans and a piece of fish covered in a tomato sauce. I ate the accompanying side salad and green beans only, since I’m not a huge fan of eating fish on a plane. (That’s my own personal preference, others may enjoy fish on a plane.)
Meal 2 – Melbourne to Singapore – Late Night Snack
The pasta may have been gluten free but it certainly wasn’t low carb! I opened and then quickly closed this meal and didn’t touch or taste any of the included elements.
Following the above meal was a stopover in Singapore where I found a 7-11 store and bought some strawberries to snack on. Thankfully I had also packed a HUGE bag full of snacks which helped me through my journey. (You can read about my low carb travel essentials here.)
Meal 3 – Singapore to Osaka – Breakfast
The flight from Singapore to Osaka boarded at around 1am local time. So, no meal was served until breakfast – shortly before landing in Osaka.
The breakfast was mostly low carb friendly – an omelette served with vegetables. It was a tasty meal and the best so far.
Flights Japan to Australia
After a couple of unforgettable weeks in Japan (more posts coming soon…) it was time to fly home – again with a stopover in Singapore. This time we spent a couple of days in Singapore, so each flight left around lunch time.
Tokyo to Singapore – Lunch
Most of this meal was unfortunately inedible. The only element I consumed was the green salad.
Singapore to Melbourne – Lunch
The final leg of my journey saw the most flavourful and low carb friendly meals of the journey. Starting with the above chicken dish for lunch, which was accompanied with a tasty tuna salad and jelly. I was unsure whether the jelly contained sugar or sweetener, so decided not to chance it and so didn’t sample any of it.
Singapore to Melbourne – Late Afternoon Snack
Probably the tastiest meal of the journey. The snack included a well cooked fish dish (I broke my not eating fish on a plane rule because it smelt so good) and a selection of vegetables.
Singapore Airlines Non Carbohydrate Meal Video Review
Here’s a video of the meals on the trips from Melbourne to Osaka, hit play below or click here to watch on YouTube.
Overall it really was hit and miss with the meals. Some elements clearly not non or low carbohydrate by any stretch of the imagination. The final meals of my journey gave me hope that low carb friendly meals are indeed possible on a plane.
For future flights I will be booking the Non Carbohydrate meal, while also taking along plenty of snacks. Just in case!
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