Woman's naughty in-flight meal goes viral

  • 19/12/2016
Qantas says they might rename the dish "Dumpling Surprise" (News.com.au)
Qantas says they might rename the dish "Dumpling Surprise" (News.com.au)

A passenger on a Qantas flight travelling from Sydney to Brisbane was greeted with a meal that gives a new meaning to the term "food porn".

The woman, who was travelling business class, chose dumplings as her in-flight meal. But when it arrived, she got a little bit more than she bargained for.

Her meal of six dumplings arrived with what the flight attendant described as a "root vegetable".

The woman told News.com.au she quickly grabbed her phone to take a photo.

"I never take photos of food but this was too funny to pass up."

"[The attendant] blushed and was very apologetic, I don't think he had ever seen anything quite like it ... the lady next to me was cracking up."

She then went on to post the image on Facebook, much to their amusement.

"A root vegetable is one way to describe it ... I think you inadvertently just joined the mile-high club," one commented.

"Is that food, or in-flight entertainment?" another said.

"Did you ask for a stiff drink to accompany it?"

"Definitely a root vegetable they couldn't serve on Virgin."

Qantas was contacted by News.com.au and they said they might consider renaming the dish.

"The dish pictured is Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings with Chilli Black Vinegar and Soy Dressing. The dumplings are accompanied with steamed Japanese Eggplant, which is used commonly in Asian meals.

"Based on this picture, we may look at renaming it Dumpling Surprise."

While the woman did leave the eggplant untouched, she said the dumplings were "delicious".