Now let us focus on the food. I really got to give Singapore Airlines props for regularly updating their menu at least on a monthly basis. Since we flew all throughout December and January, we were so lucky to try a several dishes in all 4 different flights.
SQ918 (SIN - MNL) - Holiday Menu
For our first leg, we took the evening trip and SQ was having an ongoing Teochew Festival onboard which I was so excited to try. There was only one option though for Economy Class which was the Sa Cha Pork which is a delicious dish of stir-fried sliced pork with dried brill fish sauce and served with piping hot steamed rice and veggies. Normally, Paul and I would order different meals to be able to try both options but we both wanted the Teochew option this time. After all, this promotion doesn't happen regularly.
Together with the main dish, we had Pasta and Eggplant Caponata and Ice Cream for dessert. I love how they are now serving Cornetto Ice Cream on board. Yay!
SQ921 (MNL - SIN) - Holiday Menu
After our long holiday break, we had to fly back to Singapore shortly to go back to work. Paul and I love pre-ordering our meals and so we requested for special meals for this leg. To be honest, I somehow regretted doing so after seeing what was on the menu that day: Baby Shrimp with Coleslaw Salad, Buttered Linguine Pasta or Beef Kaldereta, Ice Cream. That just sounded soooo good!
SQ916 (SIN - MNL) - CNY Menu
To be fair, the Non-Seafood Meal was pretty good and I still ate all of the chicken fillet but leaving the veggies and potatoes behind. We also had a heavy meal at the lounge prior to our flight so we were half-full before taking off.
SQ921 (MNL - SIN) - CNY Menu
Learning from the past two flights, we decided to just go with the regular menu this time around. This will be our last SQ flight as the next one will be months after so we just wanted to enjoy whatever was available that evening.
My Wok-Fried Chicken in Sesame Oil and Ginger was just a-okay. Somehow I was expecting it to be closely similar to a Hainanese Chicken but instead it was a very savory, saucy chicken dish with steamed rice and veggies. Not bad but not out of this world amazing though. The salad was also pretty average as I found the green mangoes to be way too sour and the tuna was just the kind that came out of a can.
As you can see, airplane food is really a game of luck. Some flights, you get to be served with a meal that's up to your liking and on another, one that might have fell below your expectations. What I love most about flying and dining at Singapore Airlines is the superb service that we always get all the time. I can't remember the number of times the Flight Attendant would willingly refill my glass of Soda Water or one who gave us packets of nuts upon seeing that we're both enjoying our in-flight movies.
How I wish my next trip would come soon as I can't wait to be back on-board Singapore Airlines.