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Old May 28, 18, 4:24 pm
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What's good on LHR-SIN? Is it me or the menu has gone down the pits?

And for breakfast it is just multirgrain toast and pad thai? (SQ319)
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Old May 28, 18, 7:50 pm
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Some BTC snaps from late May 2018

HND-SIN: Grilled fillet of beef with pesto

This one surprised me. Seasoned just right, and the meat was very tender and cooked a nice medium-rare pink. I cook a lot of beef sous vide and this had a similar texture.

SIN-MEL: Grilled angus beef burger

I expected the burger patty itself to be the main act but it was somewhat bland. Make sure to locate the sweet onions hidden under the lettuce before eating.

ADL-SIN: Classic lobster thermidor

Excellent portion (more than I remember from the ex-SIN variety) but since ADL flights are early morning, I opted to have this for the lunch instead of breakfast. I think this is one you really need to have soon after it's loaded or the cheese hardens too much. Still tasted great.
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Old May 29, 18, 5:29 am
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Just checked in for our flight on Thursday and despite having both BTC'd, our boarding passes state 'No meal selected'. Should I call?

EDIT: Correction, it's the check-in email that states that, not the boarding pass.

EDIT #2 : Called - and it's definitely booked, just doesn't show for me now.

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Old May 31, 18, 11:27 pm
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Ex- SYD lunch
only Boston lobster thermidor is available. Clasic lobster from Australia is not available. How ironic.

What is the Japanese meal?
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Old Jun 5, 18, 2:04 am
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From recent flights in F.

Ex FRA:
  • Boston lobster thermidor: the lobster was just ok. The rice was really bad.
  • Suckling pig with beer sauce: meat was very dry, I ate maybe a third of it. The only part I enjoyed was the cabbage. Disappointing as I went for the German dish thinking it had a higher chance of being good.

Ex JFK:
  • Roast seabass with spinach: Not exceptional, but everything was good.
  • Classic lobster thermider: same thing, not exceptional but good. Doesn't look any different to the J version.

Ex SIN:
  • Kyo Kaiseki: this was a bit of a gamble as a previous experience ex SIN was disappointing, but it was amazing. I know the dish changes over time so I don't know if they have really improved or if it's just a matter of luck.
  • Seared black cod a la nicoise: great veggies, and very juicy fish. Some may consider it a bit undercooked, but I much prefer that to something too dry. In fact I'd say it's the best fish I ever had on a plane. I see they have it in J too where it's probably going to become my go-to dish if the onboard menu doesn't look inspiring.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
Fortunate enough to be flying JFK - FRA - SIN (stopover) - SYD on our honeymoon later this year. BTC just loaded -- trying to decide the best place for lobster along the way.
Definitely not FRA (see my previous post).
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Old Jun 5, 18, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by makrxx View Post
What's good on LHR-SIN? Is it me or the menu has gone down the pits?

And for breakfast it is just multirgrain toast and pad thai? (SQ319)
The lobster was great. I fell out of favour of it ex-Sin after having it a few times where I thought it wasnít too great. After a year I decided to give it a shot leaving Heathrow and I thought it was fantastic.

Breakfast wise, I was able to select sausages and pancakes. I found out afterwards itís normally a kids breakfast but I was able to select it at the time. And it was pretty decent too.
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Old Jun 8, 18, 7:45 pm
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any recent reviews on premium economy ex SIN?
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Old Jun 11, 18, 11:54 pm
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Going IAH-MAN in a few weeks the options that intrigue me are

Beef and Rice Noodles Soup

Hoisin beef and rice noodles(kway teow)soup served with Chinese greens

Braised Egg Noodles with Chicken

Braised egg noodles with chicken and Chinese greens

Thereís a curry also but if thatís Indian style Iíll have plenty in England
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Old Jun 14, 18, 8:31 am
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Hello everyone,
I will be flying from LHR to Sin on the 915am flight in mid July.
When selecting the BTC meal, i am torn between the lobster noodles and the rossini beef.
I would like to know what time do they serve the brunch meal and the breakfast meal ?
(IF there is a big gap between the meals, i might go for the beef dish)
And what happens if you go hungry between the meals ? (I probably won't, but i am curious)
Are you allowed to order more dishes ?
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Old Jun 14, 18, 1:34 pm
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Interestingly the menu looks better for breakfast than book the cook
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Old Jun 16, 18, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by desafinado74 View Post
Hello everyone,
I will be flying from LHR to Sin on the 915am flight in mid July.
When selecting the BTC meal, i am torn between the lobster noodles and the rossini beef.
I would like to know what time do they serve the brunch meal and the breakfast meal ?
(IF there is a big gap between the meals, i might go for the beef dish)
And what happens if you go hungry between the meals ? (I probably won't, but i am curious)
Are you allowed to order more dishes ?
You can eat snacks listed on the regular menu.
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Old Jun 17, 18, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by desafinado74 View Post
Hello everyone,
I will be flying from LHR to Sin on the 915am flight in mid July.
When selecting the BTC meal, i am torn between the lobster noodles and the rossini beef.
I would like to know what time do they serve the brunch meal and the breakfast meal ?
(IF there is a big gap between the meals, i might go for the beef dish)
And what happens if you go hungry between the meals ? (I probably won't, but i am curious)
Are you allowed to order more dishes ?
I've flown on these flights. They would serve the first meal once you get airborne. The second meal would be served 2-3 hours before landing. Here is a flight review from my 2016 LHR to SIN flight, departure was 0925hrs.

Part 1

Part 2
(The meals can be seen here)

In Part 2 of the video above, I slept for about 5 hours after the first meal, woke up, felt hungry and ordered English Tea for snack. You can see this at 2:41 of the video.

On other SIN-LHR or LHR-SIN flights, I have asked for instant noodles. This is one such example -

Here is a review of 2015 flight, LHR to SIN.

Hope this helps.
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Old Jun 17, 18, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by diningdecadence View Post
any suggestions in F out of LHR? all looks a bit meh, but then so does the a la carte menu
Fussy much?
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Old Jun 18, 18, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by Karter View Post
Fussy much?
yes


(that's as much of a response as you deserve) it's a BTC thread for sharing likes, dislikes and photos - if you don't like it - don't peruse it
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