Air Asia Vegan Meal Options (Review + Photos)

Does Air Asia provide vegan meals on their flights? Yes, they do!

I recently took a flight with Air Asia, from Manila to Seoul.

I’ve flown with Air Asia many times, but this was the first time I pre-booked a meal with them.

Compared to recent years, Air Asia vegan meal options are now plenty!

Keep reading to see my vegan meals during my last flights with Air Asia.

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Does Air Asia Provide Free Meals on Flights?

No, you will have to pay additional fees when booking your ticket.

In-flight meals are not complimentary.

What Are the Vegan Meal Options on Air Asia?

Air Asia vegan meal options will depend on where you’re flying from.

You can go to www.airasia.com/aa/inflight-comforts/en/gb/hot-meals.html and select your area from the drop down to see which Air Asia vegan meals are available. It also lists the allergens.

Meals cost around $4 USD depending on where you’re flying from and which country operates the Air Asia flights.

Here are some examples of the Air Asia vegan meals:

D7 Flights (Malaysia)

Pak Nasser’s Plant-Based Nasi Lemak

Screenshot of Air Asia Vegan Meal - Pak Nasser's Plant-Based Nasi Lemak Malaysia

FD & XJ Flights (Thailand):

Plant-based Thai Panang Curry with Rice

Screenshot of Air Asia Vegan Meal Thailand Plant-based Thai Panang Curry with Rice

QZ Flights (Indonesia):

Braised Vegetables and Mushroom Rice Bowl

Plant-Based Nasi Rendang

Screenshot of Air Asia Vegan Meal Indonesia Braised Vegetables and Mushroom Rice Bowl
Screenshot of Air Asia Vegan Meal Indonesia Nasi Rendang Plant-Based

Z2 flights (Philippines):

The Vegetable Rice Bowl below is not on their online menu, but when you book online, they do have this option. The plant-based sisig with mayo option is not vegan sadly.

Screenshot of Air Asia prebook meal order - Vegan Vegetarian Meal Philippines to South Korea

Air Asia Vegan Meals Review

Manila, Philippines to Seoul, South Korea, 2023

I chose the Vegetable Rice bowl, and here’s what I got:

Vegetables and tofu on a bed or rice. The seasoning was pretty good and not bland. But, the portion is on the smaller size, and I was hungry after, so make sure to bring snacks.

Air Asia Vegan Meal Vegetable Rice Bowl cover
Air Asia Vegan Meal Vegetable Rice Bowl with tofu on a bed or rice

How to Request a Vegan Meal on Air Asia

You can request a special in-flight meal with Air Asia during your booking. There will be a section titled “Santan Value Meal” to add your meal:

Screenshot of Air Asia prebook meal order - Vegan Vegetarian Meal Philippines to South Korea

You won’t see the special meal request on your confirmation emails, but you can you go back to your booking on AirAsia.com to confirm.

To book a special vegan meal on Air Asia after you book your flight, look for your booking on their website and then prebook a meal.

When Can You Request a Special Meal on Air Asia?

You can request your vegan meal up to 24 before your flight.

From their website:

“Pre-book your meals through our website at least 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure.”

When Do You Get Served Your Vegan Meal?

Special meals generally get served first, and early. Sometimes you’ve finished your food before others are even served! (I personally wait until my row gets served before I start eating, just a cultural thing. Unless I’m really hungry.)

So I always breathe a sigh of relief when a flight attendant either comes up to me at the beginning of the flight confirming my seat and vegan meal, or when they come up to my row with my vegan meal early. Phew!

That being said, don’t change your seat since the special meal is assigned to your seat number.

If there are lots of seats and you want to move, make sure to tell them first that you’re moving and if it’s possible to serve your vegan meal at your new seat.

Meals are generally served an hour or two after landing and before arrival.

Thumbs Up for Air Asia Vegan Meals

Of all the budget airlines in Asia, Air Asia has added the most amount of vegan meals within Asia, and at decent prices.

I look forward to trying the other vegan meals on future flights with Air Asia.

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