Hawaiian Airlines first class meals

Old Aug 27, 18, 5:59 pm
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Hawaiian Airlines first class meals

Looking for recommendations for Hawaii to mainland flight. For current period looks like my choices will be
First Course
  • Mama Gooch's Hiyashi Chuka Noodle Salad
  • Smoked Shrimp Dip with crostini
Main course
  • Short Rib Beef Stew with Coconut Ginger Brown Rice
  • Tofu Hekka with Long Rice Noodles
TIA!
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Old Aug 28, 18, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by stravels View Post
Looking for recommendations for Hawaii to mainland flight. For current period looks like my choices will be
First Course
  • Mama Gooch's Hiyashi Chuka Noodle Salad
  • Smoked Shrimp Dip with crostini
Main course
  • Short Rib Beef Stew with Coconut Ginger Brown Rice
  • Tofu Hekka with Long Rice Noodles
TIA!
I actually really like this menu cycle and have had all of the above. My preference is to start with the noodle salad and have the short ribs as my main.
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Old Aug 28, 18, 11:57 am
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I just had that menu experience on my flight a couple of weeks ago. That menu is the current June-November Hawaii to Western US lunch/dinner menu. For my outbound flight I tried the shrimp dip crostini appetizer and beef stew main dish.

My recommendation is the chuka noodle salad and beef stew. The shrimp dip crostini was delicious, but it was very hard to eat as the shrimp "dip" was more of a scoop of diced shrimp that was very flakey. It needed more of a binder like maybe mayo to keep it together. It would not stay on the crostini as you eat it making a mess. Plus the crostini was very hard so it made the overall dish with the flakiness of the shrimp dip very messy.

The beef stew was absolutely flavorful. One of the best beef dishes I had on HA. I've included some pictures. I try to take pictures of all my inflight meals since I am foodie.



Shrimp dip with crostini appetizer


Beef stew main dish


Chilled pineapple peach pie dessert (Hawaiian Pie Company)
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Old Aug 28, 18, 10:36 pm
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Mahalo (Azj also)!
I'm excited as these look delicious! May I ask about the beef stew--is the coconut strong? It doesn't look like it, but ... Also, how is the tofu long rice?
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Old Aug 29, 18, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by stravels View Post
Mahalo (Azj also)!
I'm excited as these look delicious! May I ask about the beef stew--is the coconut strong? It doesn't look like it, but ... Also, how is the tofu long rice?
You're welcome. To be honest with you, I couldn't tell there was coconut in the rice. Didn't taste any. I could taste a little of the ginger so perhaps that overpowered the coconut. It was Ono either way! I haven't tried the the tofu hekka yet so Azj will have to chime in on that one.

Oh and if you are flying back to Hawaii in F and you get a lunch/dinner service, here is the menu for your return:

Appetizer First Course
  • Watermelon, Baby Heirloom Tomato and Feta Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
  • Coconut Shrimp Noodle Salad
Main Course
  • Slow Roasted Beef with Vegetable Israeli Couscous
  • Farfalle Pasta with Sweet Corn Pesto, Tomato Fresca and Smokey Shiitake Mushroom
Dessert
  • Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake
I had the coconut shrimp noodle salad appetizer and the roast beef main on my return flight. I can share pics of those if you want.

I agree with Azj, I really like this menu cycle. This is one of the better ones HA has had. I think HA offering their Hawaii Featured Chef program and switching to Chef Lee Anne Wong has worked out much better than when Chef Chai Chaowasaree was the executive chef...no offense to Chef Chai though, but I have been liking the dishes put on by Chef Wong better.
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Old May 23, 19, 9:47 am
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Brunch menu for todayís flight HA 21 SEA-HNL



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Old May 24, 19, 5:07 pm
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Only 1 choice - with Mushrooms. I would not be happy about that, don't like mushrooms at all
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Old May 26, 19, 1:31 am
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Thanks for the posts, really like seeing whatís on the menu and the recommendations.

Im really looking forward to my SFO-OGG flight now in July.

Assuming itís the same F menu ?
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Old May 26, 19, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Aidan View Post
Thanks for the posts, really like seeing whatís on the menu and the recommendations.

Im really looking forward to my SFO-OGG flight now in July.

Assuming itís the same F menu ?
Domestic menus will change June 1st.
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Old May 26, 19, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by azj View Post
Domestic menus will change June 1st.
Im sure a more summery based menu to be released.
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Old May 27, 19, 8:04 pm
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Im sure a more summery based menu to be released.
Yes, the menus usually get put onto the website shortly after they change.
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