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Korean Air Launches Vegan Inflight Meals Inspired by Traditional Temple Cuisine

Korean Air introduces a new range of vegan inflight meals across all international routes departing from Korea. Now travelers can enjoy a variety of vegan inflight meals inspired by traditional temple cuisine made with fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients. 

The launch of the Korean-Style vegan options responds to the growing vegan population and environmental concerns around carbon emissions, said the carrier.

Korean Air vegan meal options
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Korean cuisine dishes

Different Korean vegan dishes will be served depending on the route and season.

For passengers in all classes, Korean Air chefs created dishes such as steamed barley rice with burdock, roasted shiitake mushrooms, mung bean jelly salad, and roasted tofu with plum salsa sauce.

Prestige and first class passengers can additionally enjoy other creations, namely ginkgo nut porridge and roasted yam with soybean paste.

Many airlines now offer vegan and plant-based meals as demand for plant-based food rises. Eurowings Discover became the first German airline to integrate Beyond Meatballs into its in-flight menu. In February, Heura and Iberojet, the Spanish / Portuguese charter airline, announced a collaboration to add a 100% plant-based lasagne dish to its onboard menus.

“Korean Air will continue to introduce a variety of meal options, including Korean cuisine, to provide passengers with a rich inflight experience,” said the company in the announcement.

Customers can pre-order the Korean-style vegan meals through Korean Air’s website, mobile application, or service center up to 24 hours before their flight’s departure.

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