2018 Let's Eat - Polaris Business

Old Jan 26, 18, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
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The Asian fusion noodle soup is on the menu. Will post pics/more tim tomorrow.
Music to my ears. Taking this flight next week, and I'm already salivating.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 10:48 am
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Music to my ears. Taking this flight next week, and I'm already salivating.
Is the Asian Fusion Noodle soup the same/similar to the Spicy Chicken Curry Udon noodle ? I had that on my flight from SFO => TPE and that was very tasty.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Comp4k View Post
Is the Asian Fusion Noodle soup the same/similar to the Spicy Chicken Curry Udon noodle ? I had that on my flight from SFO => TPE and that was very tasty.
It seems to change names every month or two, but that sounds like exactly the same meal ("Asian Fusion Chicken Soup" was the original name for it). I think they're struggling to find a name that sells it - it's much, much better than the name.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 2:00 pm
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It seems to change names every month or two, but that sounds like exactly the same meal ("Asian Fusion Chicken Soup" was the original name for it). I think they're struggling to find a name that sells it - it's much, much better than the name.
Haha, forgot I took a picture of the menu, it was called:

Spicy Chicken
Thai-style coconut-ginger broth, udon noodles
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Old Jan 26, 18, 7:59 pm
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It seems to change names every month or two, but that sounds like exactly the same meal ("Asian Fusion Chicken Soup" was the original name for it). I think they're struggling to find a name that sells it - it's much, much better than the name.
On SFO-ICN last fall I originally ordered the beef and the F/A said that she would actually recommend the soup, so glad she did, can't wait to get it again soon.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
It seems to change names every month or two, but that sounds like exactly the same meal ("Asian Fusion Chicken Soup" was the original name for it). I think they're struggling to find a name that sells it - it's much, much better than the name.
My wife was very disappointed it was not on the menu on our return from PVG two weeks ago. She had to settle for a red snapper that was, according to her, disgusting. Good that the FA was refilling the nuts in huge quantities. That ended up being her main dish.
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Old Jan 26, 18, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Comp4k View Post
Haha, forgot I took a picture of the menu, it was called:

Spicy Chicken
Thai-style coconut-ginger broth, udon noodles
that one is tasty, just messy to eat. UA needs to provide spoons with this dish
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Old Jan 27, 18, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by N104UA View Post
On SFO-ICN last fall I originally ordered the beef and the F/A said that she would actually recommend the soup, so glad she did, can't wait to get it again soon.
My last SFO-ICN they had it, but it was under some different name (thai chicken, maybe?) such that I didn't notice it until long after I had eaten the mediocre beef option.
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Old Jan 27, 18, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
that one is tasty, just messy to eat. UA needs to provide spoons with this dish
I've got no qualms about picking up the bowl and slurping it down (quietly). Dead easy in the new seat, but I'm not ashamed to do it in 2-2-2 or 2-4-2 either :-)
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Old Jan 30, 18, 11:01 am
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Menu EWR-DEL Jan 28.

I was in row 2, and when I ordered the spicy chicken udon noodle soup, was told "So sorry, but I am out. I just went to the back of the biz cabin and poached one from them, they have no more." Ordered the turbot and was BLOWN AWAY at how tender and moist and tasty it was. Truly a lovely piece of fish which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Didn't get a chance to see the wines because the FA kept my champagne glass filled the entire time. Desserts were chocolate, mini cherry pies (fantastic crust and nice tart cherries) and mini cheesecakes. I still wish they would bring back the salted caramel pretzel squares, those bad boys (girls?) were damn tasty. FA said it's been ages since she's seen them, so I guess I should let them go...

Attentive and kind service, which isn't always what you get with a Newark-based crew.



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Old Jan 30, 18, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by big V View Post
Menu EWR-DEL Jan 28.

I was in row 2, and when I ordered the spicy chicken udon noodle soup, was told "So sorry, but I am out. I just went to the back of the biz cabin and poached one from them, they have no more." Ordered the turbot and was BLOWN AWAY at how tender and moist and tasty it was. Truly a lovely piece of fish which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Didn't get a chance to see the wines because the FA kept my champagne glass filled the entire time. Desserts were chocolate, mini cherry pies (fantastic crust and nice tart cherries) and mini cheesecakes. I still wish they would bring back the salted caramel pretzel squares, those bad boys (girls?) were damn tasty. FA said it's been ages since she's seen them, so I guess I should let them go...

Attentive and kind service, which isn't always what you get with a Newark-based crew.



You mean, that as a 1K, you would not get your first choice of meal? When I was Platinum they would ask first choice, second choice. Now, as a 1K, they only ask one choice. But they do ask my Platinum wife what her second choice is (except obviously when she flew First Class.)
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Old Jan 30, 18, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by StuckinITH View Post
You mean, that as a 1K, you would not get your first choice of meal? When I was Platinum they would ask first choice, second choice. Now, as a 1K, they only ask one choice. But they do ask my Platinum wife what her second choice is (except obviously when she flew First Class.)
IME, it seems to depend on the load/number of elites on the flight. Even GS are being asked for second choice at times.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
IME, it seems to depend on the load/number of elites on the flight. Even GS are being asked for second choice at times.
I did not realize that. All this discussion about the spicy chicken made me want to order it again on my next trip to Asia (if offered). I guess I have to be prepared to be disappointed. And get ready to give a second choice......
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Old Jan 30, 18, 1:52 pm
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Incidentially, last fall I did board at T-25mins, was handed the menu featuring the spicy chicken - just to be told that by the FA that they were already out of it.
Taking orders like half an hour before departure, when some business class pax are not even boarded yet, flies in the face of the priority meal order policy.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
Incidentially, last fall I did board at T-25mins, was handed the menu featuring the spicy chicken - just to be told that by the FA that they were already out of it.
Taking orders like half an hour before departure, when some business class pax are not even boarded yet, flies in the face of the priority meal order policy.
Agree. Totally unacceptable. I would not have accepted that at all. And GSCS would have heard from me.
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