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SQ LPP 28th November 2008 07:54 AM

A Reference for Special Meals Available On Board Singapore Airlines
 
For easiness in referring back to the question of special meals, here are the list of what special meals are available when flying Singapore Airlines and a brief description which I copied them here from SQ website in this link.


Special Meals



For passengers with special dietary requirements due to medical or religious reasons, we offer a wide selection of special meals that will meet your needs. Please place your order at least 24 hours before the flight departure through our reservations office or your travel agent. You can also make a Special Meal request when you purchase your tickets online through our website.




Special meal menus



Religious Meals
Medical Meals
Infant & Child Meals
Other Meals



Religious Meals

  • Kosher Meal: Pre-packed and sealed; contains meat
  • Muslim Meal: No alcohol/pork/ham/bacon
  • Hindu (Non-Vegetarian) Meal: No beef, veal, pork, smoked or raw fish but can contain other types of meat.
  • Vegetarian Meals:
  • Raw Vegetarian Meal: Only fruits and vegetables
  • Asian Vegetarian – Oriental: No meat of any sort; can contain dairy products; cooked Chinese-style
  • Asian Vegetarian - Indian (non-strict): No meat of any sort; can contain dairy products; cooked Indian-style
  • Indian Vegetarian: (strict; suitable for Jain) No meat of any sort; no onion/garlic/ginger/all root vegetables; cooked Indian-style
  • Western Vegetarian (non-strict; ovo-lacto): No meat of any sort; can contain dairy products; cooked Western-style
  • Western Vegetarian (strict): No meat of any sort; no dairy products; cooked Western-style



Medical Meals

  • Bland Meal: No "irritants" (e.g. black pepper, chilli powder, caffeine, cocoa, alcohol)
  • Diabetic Meal: No sugar; limited salt
  • Fat Free Meal: No fats/fried foods/dairy products; preferred cooking styles are poaching/boiling
  • Fruit Platter Meal: Fresh fruits only
  • Gluten Free Meal: No wheat/rye/barley/oats in any form
  • High Fibre Meal: Contains items with high roughage (e.g. fruits/vegetables/wholegrain products/legumes/nuts); avoid white flour products/refined cereals
  • Low Sodium, No Salt Added Meal: Avoid naturally-salted/sodium-added processed foods (e.g. Baking powder/soda, MSG); no salt added during preparation
  • Low Calorie Meal: Limited fats/sauces/gravy/fried items; limited sugar-rich items
  • Low Fat/Cholesterol Meal: No animal fats but poly-unsaturated fatty acids allowed; limited fats/sauces/gravy fried items; no butter/cream/whole milk cheese; only lean meat allowed
  • Low Fibre/Residue Meal: Limited fibrous items (e.g. fruit/legumes/vegetables/wholegrain products)
  • Low Purine Meal: Avoid food with uric acid; Lots of fruits/vegetables recommended
  • Low Protein Meal: Limited meat and recommended protein weight less than 15 gm; limited eggs/dairy products/salt
  • Non-Carbohydrate Meal: No starch and carbohydrates in any form
  • Non-Lactose Meal: No lactose/dairy products (e.g. milk/milk solids/casein/cheese/cream/butter/margarine)
  • Soft Fluid Meal: Mainly sieved/soupy items
  • Semi Fluid Meal: Mainly pureed/minced/easily digestible items (e.g. pureed vegetables/potatoes/fruits, minced/homogenized meat, porridge/congee)
  • Ulcer Diet Meal: Contains easily digestive plain poached/broiled foods (e.g. white meat/fish); no acidic food/fruits
  • Nut Free Meal: Please contact our Reservation Office for the necessary arrangement



Infant & Child Meals

  • Baby Meal: Suitable for infants less than 1 year old; 1 jar each of main course, vegetables, and dessert
  • Post-weaning Meal: Suitable for infants between 1-2 years old; more substantial than Baby Meal; easy to bite/chew and digestible
  • Child Meal: Suitable for children between 2-7 years old; less substantial than adult meal; easy to bite/chew with items attractive to children



Other Meals

  • Seafood Meal: Meat used must be fish/other seafood only
  • Oriental Meal: Meal is cooked Chinese-style
  • Japanese Meal: First Class and available from Singapore and selected stations on selected routes only

SQ LPP 28th November 2008 07:58 AM

Changes effective 1 June 2009
 
In line with IATA’s new guidelines for meal definitions, some changes to the special meals available to all customers will take effect from 1 June 2009.

From 1 June 2009, these special meal options will cease to be available :
(i) High Fibre Meal
(ii) Low Protein Meal
(iii) Low Purine Meal
(iv) Oriental Meal




PPS Club members’ current special selection reflected in their account profile will still apply till 31 May 09.



A new PPS Club Meal Preference Form will also be available and all new submissions of meal preferences must be made on the new form, from 1 June 2008.



The new PPS Club Meal preference form can be downloaded by PPS Club members by logging in and clicking on ‘Customer Service’, followed by ‘Download Forms’.




Source: Singapore Airlines website (link)

slacker 3rd December 2008 04:53 PM

Asian Vegetarian - Indian (non-strict)
 
Not sure if this is the right thread to post:

I am interested in try trying out this meal in place of my usual ovo-lacto vegetarian. Wonder what is usually given as the 'salads' and deserts, especially ex-SIN? I do like Indian main meals, but not some of their deserts and appetizers.

LightSpeed 5th December 2008 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slacker (Post 76779)
Not sure if this is the right thread to post:

I am interested in try trying out this meal in place of my usual ovo-lacto vegetarian. Wonder what is usually given as the 'salads' and deserts, especially ex-SIN? I do like Indian main meals, but not some of their deserts and appetizers.

A typical example of an AVMLI salad - mix of chickpeas, lettuce, raisins with a tomato-based sauce topping. On other occasions, I've noticed a corn, tomato and coriander mix. Both usually very good.

Typical desserts: rasmalai, gulab jamun or kulfi (links below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasmalai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulab_jamun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulfi

slacker 6th December 2008 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LightSpeed (Post 76965)
A typical example of an AVMLI salad - mix of chickpeas, lettuce, raisins with a tomato-based sauce topping. On other occasions, I've noticed a corn, tomato and coriander mix. Both usually very good.

Typical desserts: rasmalai, gulab jamun or kulfi (links below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasmalai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulab_jamun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulfi


Hi LightSpeed, thanks a lot for your reply :5thanks: It's very informative, and make my decision easier. Gotta decide by this Sunday.

Also, any idea what's usually served onboard as the main meal in EY?


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