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Combined 2019 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

Combined 2019 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

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Introduction

Welcome to the 2019 version of the combined AA meals thread, focusing on international. To help give us a clear picture of your experience, remember to include routes, times, meal designation (breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack/refreshments/none), and if you want, seat number. Photos are welcome and very helpful. Those are guidelines, but of course, the format/style is all yours. Of course, discussion of improvements and/or cutbacks, questions, and thoughts are also welcome.

Format Sample
This is a format you can use when introducing your meal report. This is just a sample format; deviations are expected and are okay. However, if the flight is taken on a 777 in Business, please clearly indicate if you're in 2- or 3-class Business. If you want to see other examples of past formats, check out historical Int'l meal threads - or just post the same way you've always done.

AA2: JFK-LHR: 7pm
Dinner
777 (3-class)
Business Class

(from here, share the menu, experiences and/or photos)

Historical Meal Reports
In the mood to enjoy a throwback? Enjoy reading international meal threads from years past! For the 2019 Domestic Meals thread, click here.
Thanks to MrAndy1369 for starting this and the domestic meal threads for 2019 and defining guidelines.
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Old Jul 13, 19, 4:25 pm
  #181  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post


Any recommendations?
The wife is having the Salmon, but I am a little in between what to choose.
The chicken sounds reasonable, but not so spectacular. Should i take my chances and choose on board? Or is there a big difference between pre-booked mails and choose later/onboard meals??
There is no difference in meals between what’s available to pre-order and what’s available on board. The only difference is that by pre-ordering in advance, you have a much better* chance of getting what you wanted vs. having it run out by the time the FA gets to your seat to ask for your choice.

*it’s not a 100% guarantee though as occasionally, my selection fails to make it to the FAs meal sheet.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post


There is no difference in meals between what’s available to pre-order and what’s available on board. The only difference is that by pre-ordering in advance, you have a much better* chance of getting what you wanted vs. having it run out by the time the FA gets to your seat to ask for your choice.

*it’s not a 100% guarantee though as occasionally, my selection fails to make it to the FAs meal sheet.
So the same meals as pre-ordered are also available on board? No other meals.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
So the same meals as pre-ordered are also available on board? No other meals.
yeah same meals. But if you wait to order on board, you may not get your first choice. Just pre-order especially if you are seated towards the back of J
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Old Jul 14, 19, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
Amsterdam - Dallas Fort Worth July 2019 on the 772Lunch meals
  • Choose later Choose later selected
  • Braised Beef Braised Beef selected
    horseradish sauce, sweet potato mash, brown butter, creamed Savoy cabbage
  • Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken selected for
    tomato marinara sauce, roasted Schupfnudeln, cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • Honey and Soy Marinated Salmon Honey and Soy Marinated Salmon selected for
    teriyaki sauce, edamame, grits, broccoli
  • Potato Korma Curry Potato Korma Curry selected for
    dal makhani, basmati rice, sautéed spinach, paratha bread
Just this had on MAD-DFW AA157. Pre-order acknowledged. The entire meal was average. I had the chicken which was a decent piece of chicken breast. the broccoli stuffing was forgettable. the rest felt like a microwave dinner. Even the ice cream sundae toppings tasted cheap and overly processed. Friend had the salmon said it was overdone which made it inedible. I noticed someone having the Potato Korma and it looked decent.

FA working my side worked hard and was friendly. Purser and Galley SlAAve phoned it in and were generally disinterested. How hard it is for the AA FAs working International J to actually follow SOPs, be friendly and maybe even call pax by their name?
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Old Jul 21, 19, 11:17 pm
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LAX to HND next month. Suggestions?

Hi everyone.

Do you have any suggestions on these meal choices. I didn't see them posted by anyone else. I'm thinking short rib or ravioli. I'm not adventurous enough for the Japanese meal.
  • Braised Short Rib Braised Short Rib
    potato gratin , morel jus, roasted sweet potato, asparagus
  • Seared Red Snapper Seared Red Snapper
    white wine risotto, lemon beurre blanc, glazed sugar snaps, pepper medley
  • Parmesan Ravioli Parmesan Ravioli
    butter roasted tomato roma sauce, parmesan, arugula
  • Traditional Japanese Meal Traditional Japanese Meal
    Dainomono: Japanese Style Braised Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Black Cod with Summer Vegetables

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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:17 am
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Got these for an upcoming LAX to SYD and return:

LAX to SYD

Beef Short Rib Beef Short Rib
smoked mashed potato, spinach, dill pickles, bbq sauce

Roast Chicken Roast Chicken
potato gratin, asparagus, mushroom cream sauce

Pan Seared Sea Bass Pan Seared Sea Bass
white bean ragu, broccolini, grilled lemon

Mediterranean Plate Mediterranean Plate
falafel, eggplant baba ganoush, feta orzo, artichoke


SYD to LAX

Slow-cooked Lamb Slow-cooked Lamb
liquorice gravy, haricots verts

Five-Spice Pork Belly Five-Spice Pork Belly
sautéed kale, carrot and star anise purée, Sean's cider gravy

Thai Red Curry Thai Red Curry
shrimp, jasmine rice, bok choy

Pappardelle Pasta Pappardelle Pasta
pumpkin and sage sauce, roasted pumpkin, pistachio


Thinking about either Short Rib or Mediterranean Plate on outbound and either Pork Belly or Curry on the return.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 12:16 am
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AA 192 HKG-LAX July 2019 Business Class

July 2019
American Airlines Flagship Business
AA 192 Hong Kong to Los Angeles

Menu
Welcome Aboard
Warm Mixed Nuts

Small Plate
Silken Tofu
Smashed cucumber, black garlic confit, heirloom cherry tomatoes

Salad
Seasonal Greens
Your choice of key lime vinaigrette or Chinese vinaigrette

Main Plates
Black Angus Beef Fillet
Sun-dried tomato butter, potato gratin, roasted carrot and asparagus, lemon and thyme gravy

Cantonese Roast Chicken
Fried rice with Asian vegetables, baby bok choy, spicy garlic salt, Emperor sauce

Seared Sea Bass
Stir-fried Hokkien Noodles, grilled pumpkin

Pan-Fried Rice Rolls
Matsutake mushrooms, sweet and spicy sauce

Steamed rice is available upon request

Dessert
Traditional Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, seasonal berry toppings, whipped topping, chopped pecans

Black Forest Cheesecake

Hand Selected Local Cheeses
Fourme D’Ambert, Tomme de Savoie
Served with accompaniments

Mid-Flight Snacks
Beef Sliders
Herb and cream cheese sauce
Condiments available upon request

Mezze Plate
Hummus, baba ghanoush, feta cheese, olives, pita

Help youself to a variety of sweet and savory snacks located near our galley

Brunch
Starters
Mixed Berry and Flax Seed Smoothie
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Pain Au Chocolate
Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Selections
Traditional American Breakfast
Scrambled eggs, unsmoked British bacon, roasted potatoes, herbed tomato

Continental Breakfast
Fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, granola

3Cls, HKG-DFW/LAX, Lunch/Dinner-Snack-Light Meal
73PM243 07/19 221C078-3

Wine List
Bubbles
Collet Brut Art Deco 1er Cru Champagne NV

White Wine
Nals Margreid Chardonnay Alta Adige
Lange Classique Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Red Wine
Substance CS Cabernet Sauvignon Washington State
Chateau Lauriga Le Mas Cotes du Roussillon

Dessert Wine
Quinta do Noval LBV Port, Portugal

BC Hong Kong Wine List
760W002 07/19

PS. Thanks for my cousin for the menu. She told me that the Silken Tofu appetizer was downright nasty, and her daughter and father agreed with her. However, they said the sea bass main course was excellent, despite the small portion.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Aero137 View Post
Follow up on actual meals

AA22: DFW-CDG
Dinner
787-9
Business Class

SMALL PLATE

Hickory Smoked Carrots
Goat cheese, sunflower seeds, dill buttermilk dressing


SALAD

Seasonal Greens Salad
dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Pecorino cheese


MAIN PLATES

Horseradish Beef Short Rib
twice-baked potato, haricots verts, thyme and red wine reduction

Whole Grain Honey Mustard Baked Chicken
roasted polenta cake, honey glazed carrots, snap peas, blistered cherry tomatoes

Panko Crusted Prawns
roasted rainbow carrots, zucchini noodles, peach and ginger chutney


Four Cheese Spinach Ravioli
creamy parmesan sauce, blistered cherry tomatoes, portabello marinara, basil oil

DESSERT

Traditional Ice Cream Sundae
vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch, seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream, pecans


Gourmet Cheese Plate
smoked Gouda, aged white cheddar, jalapeño pepper jack, grapes, strawberry halves

Passion Fruit Mousse Cake
flaky butter crust

BREAKFAST

Quiche Lorraine
chicken sausage with sundried tomato and mozzarella, paprika potatoes

Fresh Fruit Bowl
granola, Greek yogurt



WINE LIST

Collet Brut Art Deco 1er Cru Champagne NV
Nals Margreid Chardonnay Alto Adige
Ch teu Mezain Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux
Substance CS Cabernet Sauvignon Washington State
Santa Vittoria Barbera Piemonte
Quinta do Noval LBV Port, Portugal




I was underwhelmed by the meal. The carrots were decent, but the prawns were quite overcooked (the chutney made it a little more palatable).

The champagne and sundae were good (I wish I would have tried the mousse, but didn't even see it until writing this post). The fruit plate in the morning was actually good too (normally, I find the fruit to be under-ripe).

I failed you all on the return flight (AA135 LHR-LAX). I had a long layover and filled up at the lounges (QF lounge in T3 is the real hero here). I did have the "set-up" (so everything but the main). Salad was spinach, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and sultanas with balsamic vinaigrette. Small plate was shrimp over guacamole, served with a smokey sauce (don't remember what it was exactly), and was decent.

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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:22 pm
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I’m flying MIA to EZE in a couple of weeks. I was able to select dinner, online, for MIA-EZE AND EZE-MIA. Do you only have the option to preselect dinner and not the pre-arrival meal?
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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by CLTRob View Post
I’m flying MIA to EZE in a couple of weeks. I was able to select dinner, online, for MIA-EZE AND EZE-MIA. Do you only have the option to preselect dinner and not the pre-arrival meal?
that is correct. You will be given 2 choices on board
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Old Jul 28, 19, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by CLTRob View Post
I’m flying MIA to EZE in a couple of weeks. I was able to select dinner, online, for MIA-EZE AND EZE-MIA. Do you only have the option to preselect dinner and not the pre-arrival meal?
Pre-arrival will be breakfast. Usually there is an EGG option (omelette, fritata, quiche, etc) and a FRUITS & YOGHURT option.
You will be given the choice to select them upon boarding, including the possibility to skip it altogether to maximize sleeping time.
Yet, even if you decided to pass on breakfast the night before, they will serve it if you are awake (and hungry) when they are working the service (approx. 1.30hs before arrival).
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Old Jul 28, 19, 9:26 pm
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AA908 - EZE/MIA - 26/Aug.2019
Business Class

PDB of OJ, Proseco or still water.
Drinks from the cart with warm nuts for starters.
Then the following menu:



I went for the SEAFOOD/FISH option.



Blandest meal I've ever had.
The greens on the salad were quite withered.
Neither the fish nor the sauce had any flavor.
The veggies were a bit bitter.
I ended up eating the shrimp (which was just ok, would have loved more of the grilled pineaple) and 3 cubes of cheese from the salad.
Ice-cream for dessert was quite low quality (including the cookie crumbles).

I passed on breakfast and prefered to try my luck at the MIA Flagship Lounge (good choice as I had one of the best omelettes ever!).

Normally I don't have much of an issue with airplane food, but this was a big disappointment.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:56 am
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What are the meal times for Y on the DFW - HKG AA 125 flights?
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Old Jul 31, 19, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by dll View Post
LAX-SYD in J, July:
  • Beef Short Rib, smoked mashed potato, spinach, dill pickles, bbq sauce
  • Roast Chicken, potato gratin, asparagus, mushroom cream sauce
  • Pan Seared Sea Bass white bean ragu, broccolini, grilled lemon
  • Mediterranean Plate falafel, eggplant baba ganoush, feta orzo, artichoke
HKG-LAX in F, July:
  • Peking Surf and Turf, wok-seared beef filet, prawns, water chestnuts, spinach noodles, sweet Peking sauce
  • Seed-crusted Filet of Cod, kale and sun-dried tomato basmati rice, asparagus, Genovese sauce
  • Pan-fried Rice Rolls matsutake mushrooms, sweet and spicy sauce
  • Forbidden Rice Breaded Chicken mapo tofu, seared rice cakes, choy sum
Thinking about ordering a special meal on HKG-LAX, none of those options sound very appealing.
What’d you end up getting on LAX to SYD? I have the same menu coming up.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 11:16 am
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Flying MIA - EZE at the end of the month (11pm departure)

Any recommendations? Or should I just skip dinner and go straight to sleep and rely on the Flagship Lounge at MIA for dinner?


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