My Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Sometimes an airline meal can be ugly, not exactly as described, but still incredibly delicious. That was the case with my chicken fajitas on Virgin Atlantic on my recent journey from Los Angeles to London.
Virgin Atlantic May Not Have Served Chicken Fajitas, But The Slop Was Delicious
Dinner was served after takeoff on our 10-hour journey to London Heathrow. Choices were described as an Asian noodle dish or chicken fajitas. When I think of fajitas, I think of a sizzling skillet with meat and vegetables crackling.
Instead, I was served what can best be described as a casserole with Spanish rice, chicken chunks, and peppers topped in melted cheese. That’s not fajitas, but it was a surprisingly satisfying supper.
Earlier, I had enjoyed a Texas BBQ dinner (mouth-watering brisket), so I was not even all that hungry, but for purposes of this review (and let’s face it, because I never turn down “Mexican” food…), I ate it. Not bad at all and frankly better than many premium cabin meals I have been served this year.
If you would like to read my full flight review, you can do so here.
> Read More: Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Economy Class Review
While the chicken fajitas were not really chicken fajitas, the late-night snack was respectable for an economy class meal and the perfect blend of salt, fat, and carbs that quickly induced slumber.
Virgin Atlantic’s meal service is still not what it was prior to the pandemic (cost savings under the false pretense of protecting your health), but the “chicken fajitas” are recommended.