Garlic bread

Old Jun 13, 18, 8:52 am
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Garlic bread

I always used to enjoy TG's hot, crunchy garlic bread in business class. Like the hot towels, it was a nice little touch that Thai managed to do well when others inexplicably manage to do them poorly. Then the garlic bread disappeared for a few years.

On my latest TG flight, it was back!

Is the garlic bread generally available again? (If so, I'm surprised nobody mentioned it.)
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Old Jun 13, 18, 8:06 pm
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garlic bread is/was always available (at least in F and J), but it is not always hot or crunchy
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Old Jun 13, 18, 8:42 pm
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
garlic bread is/was always available (at least in F and J)
It wasn't available on any of my TG flights in J in 2017. (flights to/from NRT, HKG, MEL, PER)
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Old Jun 13, 18, 10:17 pm
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Fascinating, I am pretty sure it was available on every THAI flight I took in 2017/2018 BKK-AKL/OSL/ICN/HKG and vv (and maybe even to/from) SIN. But I'd need to review my photos.

Along with BinSabai's impressions, I have experienced great variability: warm/crunchy, warm/soft, cold/very soft.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 12:10 am
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I guess maybe I was just unlucky? Most of my flights last year were shortly after the samrab setup appeared, so I had assumed they had cut back on bread options with that change. My last TG flight last year was in December BKK-PER and none then either.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 1:11 am
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When offered the bread basket I always fall for the garlic bread, because it looks different from all the various rolls, and because garlic bread can be very nice.
Every time I regret my choice when I find only one side is toasted, and the garlic butter is so meagre. I promise myself I will never choose it again, only to find that the next time I make the same mistake.
I must be either a slow learner or very forgetful.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 3:39 am
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I never really understood people's fascination with garlic bread while flying. Over on the United forum it is the endless complaints that the garlic bread on a given flight is not like the one out of Narita

But mostly it just reminds me of horrible food in places that were hip at the height of the 80's

​​​​But maybe that's just me being picky

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Old Jun 14, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
garlic bread is/was always available (at least in F and J), but it is not always hot or crunchy
So true. When prepared correctly it is a treat. When it isn't, I leave it but am somewhat consoled by having consumed fewer carbs.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 5:37 am
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I never really understood people's fascination with garlic bread while flying. Over on the United forum it is the endless complaints that the garlic bread on a given flight is not like the one out of Narita​​​​​
For me, part of it is that I enjoy garlic bread enough to overlook, or even displace, a mediocre meal. It's a pleasant little constant, though others have reported less consistency than I've experienced.

Meal's not great? Just order more garlic bread! A plain bread roll, even warm, just doesn't fill the void as well.
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Old Jun 14, 18, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by Kremmen View Post
For me, part of it is that I enjoy garlic bread enough to overlook, or even displace, a mediocre meal. It's a pleasant little constant, though others have reported less consistency than I've experienced.

Meal's not great? Just order more garlic bread! A plain bread roll, even warm, just doesn't fill the void as well.
It can at times be a safer choice than some of the meals served by some airlines I probably just have too many negative associations with the concept of garlic bread
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Old Jun 14, 18, 7:02 am
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well garlic bread, despite it's inconsistency is often the best choice among the offered bread types, even in F.
choices of bread is among the biggest weakness of TG's catering
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