"Dinner" came not too shortly after takeoff, around 2pm EST. The choices were chicken or beef, both boasting generic Asian sauces and shrimp salads. Mind you, this is economy class, so there were exactly three shrimp per person and the cocktail sauce came in a little packet.
"Lunch" was more like a midnight snack, arriving around 10pm EST when we had been flying for quite some time. Many who spent the first hours of the flight talking excitedly about trip plans (yea, we're talking about you loudmouthed teenagers in row 21) were finally calming down, and this cheese sandwich, apple and Milano cookie set finally filled up tummies enough to send everyone into dreamland.
"Breakfast" arrived around 2am EST, or 3pm Tokyo time. Eggs or rice were the choices, and we figured since we'd be consuming plenty rice while in Tokyo, that we'd enjoy the plane's artfully omelet-shaped egg patty. Luckily it wasn't until this meal that we remembered that whole report about how in-flight meals are constantly ripe for food poisoning. Just like they always say not to watch movies about airplane crashes before taking a trip, it's also wise to ignore FDA warnings...unless you plan to pack your own in-flight lunch.