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Old Jan 12, 19, 7:26 am
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Worst Vegetarian meal and crew behavior in Singapore Airlines business class

Being a vegetarian I have been booking Indian Veg meal every time I fly SQ. But sadly I have to hungry as SQ has the worst Veg meal. Twice I have been served stale vegetables which were smelling and most of the times boiled vegetables with rice. I am into healthy food but I am not sick to be served such a meal. On complaining to the crew in business class one Mr Velu commented that this is what we serve if you donít want to eat I will clear it. Feedback to SQ feedback/ compliant has gone unanswered and no one has bothered to reply.

The standard of SQ is really getting worse wether food / crew attitude / FF program. No worth wasting money on one of the most expensive airlines to fly.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:48 am
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Being a vegetarian I have been booking Indian Veg meal every time I fly SQ. But sadly I have to hungry as SQ has the worst Veg meal. Twice I have been served stale vegetables which were smelling and most of the times boiled vegetables with rice. I am into healthy food but I am not sick to be served such a meal. On complaining to the crew in business class one Mr Velu commented that this is what we serve if you donít want to eat I will clear it. Feedback to SQ feedback/ compliant has gone unanswered and no one has bothered to reply.

The standard of SQ is really getting worse wether food / crew attitude / FF program. No worth wasting money on one of the most expensive airlines to fly.
​​​​​​Probably Air India or Jetairways can serve better indian vegetarian food.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 10:01 am
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Hard to take these sorts of 'complaints' seriously ...
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:18 pm
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Being a vegetarian I have been booking Indian Veg meal every time I fly SQ. But sadly I have to hungry as SQ has the worst Veg meal. Twice I have been served stale vegetables which were smelling and most of the times boiled vegetables with rice. I am into healthy food but I am not sick to be served such a meal. On complaining to the crew in business class one Mr Velu commented that this is what we serve if you donít want to eat I will clear it. Feedback to SQ feedback/ compliant has gone unanswered and no one has bothered to reply.

The standard of SQ is really getting worse wether food / crew attitude / FF program. No worth wasting money on one of the most expensive airlines to fly.
Veg meal can be defined as just boiled or steamed veggies and rice in other regions. Unfortunately many airlines donít customise it to the region but we can hardly blame them given the cost pressures.

You Can use the new facility to select your veg options from the menu if you fly J or F. If you fly Y, Iíd suggest you select from the onboard menu rather than selecting veg meal option while booking ticket.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Vvkant View Post
Being a vegetarian I have been booking Indian Veg meal every time I fly SQ. But sadly I have to hungry as SQ has the worst Veg meal. Twice I have been served stale vegetables which were smelling and most of the times boiled vegetables with rice. I am into healthy food but I am not sick to be served such a meal. On complaining to the crew in business class one Mr Velu commented that this is what we serve if you donít want to eat I will clear it. Feedback to SQ feedback/ compliant has gone unanswered and no one has bothered to reply.

The standard of SQ is really getting worse wether food / crew attitude / FF program. No worth wasting money on one of the most expensive airlines to fly.
Just eat some meat. Eating Ďunhealthyí on a flight isnít going to kill you.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 3:07 pm
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Have you tried the book the cook menu options? There should be vegetarian options.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Vvkant View Post
Being a vegetarian I have been booking Indian Veg meal every time I fly SQ. But sadly I have to hungry as SQ has the worst Veg meal. Twice I have been served stale vegetables which were smelling and most of the times boiled vegetables with rice. I am into healthy food but I am not sick to be served such a meal. On complaining to the crew in business class one Mr Velu commented that this is what we serve if you don’t want to eat I will clear it. Feedback to SQ feedback/ compliant has gone unanswered and no one has bothered to reply.

The standard of SQ is really getting worse wether food / crew attitude / FF program. No worth wasting money on one of the most expensive airlines to fly.
Never seen Indian Veg option anywhere. It is called Asian Veg (AVML) option. It could be Indian style but does not
have to be...
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Old Jan 12, 19, 4:14 pm
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Which route?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:00 pm
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Never seen Indian Veg option anywhere. It is called Asian Veg (AVML) option. It could be Indian style but does not
have to be...
I'd start with Singapore Airlines' website, which describes the AVML as "Vegetarian Indian Meal (AVML)" as do most airlines in the continent. The idea of an "Asian vegetarian meal" is a hilariously western concept.

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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Beltway2A View Post
I'd start with Singapore Airlines' website, which describes the AVML as "Vegetarian Indian Meal (AVML)" as do most airlines in the continent. The idea of an "Asian vegetarian meal" is a hilariously western concept.
I stand corrected then but I think this is an exception since most of the airlines have AVML described
as Veg food that could be spicy but Indian is not mentioned. AVML on most Indian routes on all
airlines is Indian style but is not guaranteed on non-India routes is my observation....
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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:20 pm
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I stand corrected then but I think this is an exception since most of the airlines have AVML described
as Veg food that could be spicy but Indian is not mentioned. AVML on most Indian routes on all
airlines is Indian style but is not guaranteed on non-India routes is my observation....
What airlines are you referring to? AVML refers to the Indian (or sometimes Hindu) Veg meal on SQ, TG, CX, KE, BR and other airlines actually in Asia. VOML is the "oriental" meal.

OP, did you perhaps order a Jain meal?

Edit: Though funnily enough AI and 9W offer a special meal that they call an "Asian Vegetarian Meal (AVML)." I'd shudder to think about what's in it that they can't offer as a regular veg option.

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Originally Posted by Beltway2A View Post
What airlines are you referring to? AVML refers to the Indian (or sometimes Hindu) Veg meal on SQ, TG, CX, KE, BR and other airlines actually in Asia. VOML is the "oriental" meal.

OP, did you perhaps order a Jain meal?

Edit: Though funnily enough AI and 9W offer a special meal that they call an "Asian Vegetarian Meal (AVML)." I'd shudder to think about what's in it that they can't offer as a regular veg option.
I have two sample descriptions for you (AVML) from ANA and AA...No mention
of Indian food...
https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/internat...flight/spmeal/
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...-allergies.jsp

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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:23 pm
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Hard to take these sorts of 'complaints' seriously ...
I know he's had 1 post but I've had the same exact experience. Rice with boiled vegetables, no curry in Business Class. Horrible meal. And was met with a similar attitude. And Singapore Airlines did not respond. So can relate.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 10:38 pm
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I sometimes pre-order vegetarian meals on SQ, and have never had any issues.

If you're travelling business class, use the Book the Cook option to select your veggie meal.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:33 am
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I dont assume that the airline meal is going to be something I will eat, so I eat before,
If the meal , mostly pasta (being vegetarian myself) I may nibble, just out of being bored.
BA both to and from India has some very tasty Indian options...(actually look forward to see what they have each time I fly)
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