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2016 Let's Eat - International GlobalFirst, BusinessFirst, & Business

2016 Let's Eat - International GlobalFirst, BusinessFirst, & Business

Old Dec 31, 15, 10:36 pm
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2016 Let's Eat - International GlobalFirst, BusinessFirst, & Business

This thread is for the following GlobalFirst, BusinessFirst, & Business flights:
  • Trans-Atlantic flights
  • Trans-Pacific flights
  • Intra-Pacific flights, except between Guam and Honolulu
  • Micronesia flights
  • Latin American flights to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela

Don't forget to post the date and route information along with the meal information!

Here's United's official page on this category of Premium Cabin dining:
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...ss/dining.aspx

For the curious folks, the 2015 thread is here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...-business.html

With that, Let's Eat 2016!
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Old Dec 31, 15, 10:40 pm
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Old Jan 5, 16, 6:36 pm
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January US-Mainland China Flights

Stopped by IAD GFL Lounge before taking IAD-PEK flight yesterday.





















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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:44 am
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Boeing 787-9 BusinessFirst
Meal: Dinner, Breakfast

Some new 2016 items I noticed on this flight, new duvet (colors) and headsets.



Menu




Appetizer


Salad - very boring salad, it was just lettuce + cheese...


Main - Spicy Beef


Sundae


Breakfast - Congee
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:56 am
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Salad was supposed to be a Caesar. Glad you could get congee, think they're loading more these days.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Salad was supposed to be a Caesar. Glad you could get congee, think they're loading more these days.
What is that on top of the congee? Looks like croutons??
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Old Jan 6, 16, 5:42 pm
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Do we really need a 2016 edition of this thread? The menus are the same as 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,,,,,,.

Lets hope 2016 finally brings the long-awaited and necessary menu overhaul as has happened on domestic!^

And per the above post, the blanket/duvet is not a new color. Same ol' beige.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by physioprof View Post
What is that on top of the congee? Looks like croutons??
Typical topping for congee. Sorta like croutons.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by physioprof View Post
What is that on top of the congee? Looks like croutons??
Youtiao, a type of fried dough, similar to churros.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Typical topping for congee. Sorta like croutons.
Youtiao, also known as a Chinese doughnut...
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:38 pm
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Seabass was overcooked. The cheese plate was dismal; what happened to the cheese tray offered to Europe? Had to spit the cheese. Ice cream was so melted that I passed. Service was underwhelming. Sitting in row 7 is not a good idea. Does all service come from the very front? Had to beg for a glass of white wine w/ my fish. EZE-IAH is probably one of the worst routes for Biz1st service.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:43 pm
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UA 840 - SYD-LAX (Lunch / breakfast)

Flew in J for SYD-LAX earlier today (or is it yesterday?). I will say that despite the FAs being on the older side (something that definitely was pronounced both on the way there and back - imagine seniority has its perks), the service was very good. The FA servicing our portion of J during meal service gave me multiple pieces of garlic bread and always kept my glass filled with a relatively drinkable pinot noir (2012 McManis Vineyard from California). Very pleased with the service.







Front of the menu + eating options. I slept 6-7 hours in the middle of the flight and missed the sandwich option...not sure if that is really something that I should be sad about missing.



Gravlax wasn't really the greatest - not that fresh, nor with strong smoky flavor either. The horseradish cream helps to offset that a bit. Way too many capers on the plate, though. Salad was very solid, though. You could also get honey vinaigrette as the dressing; I went with a small amount of creamy ranch. Garlic bread was surprisingly good...quite moist. Got myself 3 slices!



My wife went with rack of lamb - I had a bite, was very good - not surprising given the part of the world we were coming from.



I'm generally wary of fish dishes on planes, but this one turned out quite well - nice crispiness on the breadcrumbs, and the fish was pretty tasty too. The veggies were alright, nothing to write home about.



Cheese course, served pre-cut (I feel like on other UA flights, it has been on a cart and cut in front of me). I liked the cheddar, the brie wasn't as creamy as I'd prefer, and the blue cheese was okay (it's not one of my favorites, but I will eat it). The big cracker was a tad on the sweet side; I would have preferred regular crackers to that.



Ice cream sundae to finish. FA mistook 'a little' chocolate syrup and doused it instead. Still a-okay by me.



Omelet on arrival. Bacon and sausage were quite solid, and omelet was pretty standard-issue. Croissant was warm, and I put a good amount of strawberry jam on it.

Overall, pretty decent meal on the plane - nothing to complain about, and the entrees were pretty solid.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by physioprof View Post
What is that on top of the congee? Looks like croutons??
Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Typical topping for congee. Sorta like croutons.
Those are sliced yo-taio, aka "Chinese donut" or "fried sticks". Basically fried dough in elongated shape, and they puff up when fried.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 7:12 pm
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Flew 1/5 (yesterday) ICN-SFO. Upper deck.
The only courses I eat are appetizers and dessert. The ice cream sundae out of SFO on Pacific routes is good because they use a fudgy chocolate sauce. The sundaes out of ICN/NRT/HKG all are bad -- is that Hershey's chocolate sauce? the ice cream was hard as a rock.

And, why can't United serve champagne before the flight? they served prosecco on the ground and Nicholas Feuillatte champagne during the flight.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 7:17 pm
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Prosecco≠champagne
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