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Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Chicken with Abalone on Singapore Airlines

Where: Singapore
January 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | ()

We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.

Can we actually get lucky twice and score some tasty grub at 36,000 feet for a second time on the same airline? In short, yes. The Last time we were wowed by some delicious business class meals from Singapore Airlines, we were on the (then) world's longest flight, but the airline has delivered once again on a slightly shorter route.

What was a roughly 4-hour flight between Singapore and Hong Kong was just as much a culinary journey as a journey with an exotic menu complimented by SIA's famous "Book the Cook" menu.

After reviewing a long list of main dishes, we finally decided to try something different and go for the braised chicken with abalone and Asian vegetables. Why abalone, you say? Because with its strong flavor, it could be just be perfect thing to counter the tastebud-neutralizing cabin environment. The result was just that: a bold flavor that wasn't overpowering, yet still comforting, delicious, and local from the region.

Even though business class and up have the option to "Book the Cook" or choose from a large menu, on such a short flight the starter is static regardless of main dish: a fresh marinated prawn with bocconcini with grilled vegetables and basil pesto. For dessert, we had the Häagen-Dazs strawberry cheesecake ice cream and berry compote, leaving just enough room for a cup of SIA's special TWG tea.

Note the nice touch of the chocolate art on the dessert matches the design of the Givenchy silverware on the meal tray.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]

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