I ordered a special meal on Philippine Airlines, and I chose the gluten-free meal on my flight from Los Angeles to Manila. For a long-haul flight on Philippine Airlines, this consists of 2 full meals and a snack. Here’s what I got for my gluten-free meal.
For dinner, I had beef cooked in tomato sauce with squash and rice. I also had an asparagus and tomato salad, and fresh fruit for dessert. The regular meals were a choice of fish or chicken, and blueberry cheesecake from Goldilocks for dessert. My gluten-free dessert was fresh watermelon and pineapple.
For my snacks, I was given more fresh fruit. A LOT of fresh fruit, like grapes the size of ping pong balls, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and pineapple. The rest of the passengers got Goldilocks cake slices.
For breakfast, I got bacon, an omelet, more squash, and garlic rice. The others got a choice of chicken tocino with rice or veal sausage and bacon. I was happy that my gluten-free meal had a light amount of meat, compared to the regular meal…I can’t eat too much meat in the morning. And then they gave me even more fresh fruit, including this giant banana.
I was happy with my gluten-free meal on Philippine Airlines. Not only was it gluten-free, but in fact, it seemed that the selection was healthier over all. It helped that the pre-made cakes were replaced by fresh fruit. Special meals are also served first, before the service for the rest of the passengers, so there’s also an advantage in ordering a gluten-free meal on a flight.
If you want to order a gluten-free meal on Philippine Airlines, contact them no less than 24 hours before your flight.