Food and drink in Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suites – New York Stories #9

This is my review of the food and drink on offer in a Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite.

On Sunday I explained how I booked myself into a Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite for the – admittedly modest – flight from New York to Frankfurt.  If you didn’t see that article I recommend taking a look before coming back to this part.

Today I want to run through the food and drink on offer.  You need to remember that this was an overnight flight with a 9pm departure, and I skipped breakfast by virtue of being asleep!

It’s always good to start with champagne.  No photograph as we all know what champagne looks like.

Life is full of tough choices.  When you board a Singapore Airlines flight, you need to make a call – Dom Perignon 2004 or Krug Grand Cuvee?  To be honest, they would have been happy to let me have both.  In the interests of a good nights sleep, I decided to focus solely on the Krug.  I forced myself to drink it throughout dinner as well rather than moving on to the wine list.

The tough choices continued with the dinner menu.

Where do you start?  Chilled malossol caviar or chilled steamed Maine lobster with cocktail or Thai sweet chilli sauce?

Luckily it wasn’t a problem.  I was allowed to have both.

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suite food 1 review

and then …

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suite food 2 review

Portion sizes were fairly modest but given the time of night it was not a problem.

I skipped the soup options (leek and potato or the intriguing ‘pork broth with snow fungus and black mushrooms’) and the Caesar salad.

There were four main course options:

Seared chilean bass with grain mustard vinaigrette, salad of fingerling potato, fennel and red onion

Seared lamb loin with mint jus, broccolini, grilled zucchini, Spanish onion and bell pepper

Chicken in Oriental black peppercorn sauce, leafy greens, carrot, mushroom and fried rice

Beef kway teow soup (rice noodles in rich beef broth garnished with sliced beef and Chinese greens)

In the end I went for:

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suite food 3 review

…. the chicken.  This wasn’t a huge success but I blame myself for taking the ‘safe’ option due to the time of day.

I also skipped dessert (New York cheesecake, citrus panna cotta, gourmet cheeses or fresh fruits) as I was determined to get at least four hours sleep.  I did, after all, have two more flights to take the following day, one of those with my young kids who would be doing their best to wear me out!

I hope this has given you a taste for the Singapore Airlines Suites product.  I would love to try it again for a longer flight and/or a day flight.  My wife may be in Singapore at a conference next year so I may tag along for a couple of days at the end and try it then.

As I showed on Sunday, if you have a decent pile (or even a modest pile, given that you only need 57,000 for a one-way) of American Express Membership Rewards points then Singapore Airlines is definitely worth considering.

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Comments

  1. How easy is it to find business / first redemption availability on SQ?

    • Very easy if you redeem Krisflyer miles. Difficult if you try to redeem via a different Star Alliance partner, as Singapore restricts availability to alliance partners.

  2. With the AMEX dollar card platinum , will I still get the 60000 MR points if I have the amex plat charge card and ba amex ??
    If not the green is a good option as I think membership is free for a year

    • You SHOULD do. The rules say ‘you don’t get a bonus if you already have an MR account’. However, in reality this should only apply to another IDC / ICC MR account.

  3. I had the joy of SQ Suites from SIN-LHR last year (picked the day flight to maximise time awake). Utterly fabulous, but I will add –

    – They had me tasting both the Krug & DP to tell them which was better! (Suspect they were playing to my ego, fair play them!)
    – Despite only 3 of us in Suites, they ran out of my first choice main (So it’s not just BA!!) The second choice (Chicken) was dry and tasteless. Should have ‘booked the cook’. The other courses were restaurant quality though.
    – Managed to make lunch & dinner combined last 6 hours (by choice!) as didn’t want to sleep (had to take a kip after 3rd bottle of Dom)
    – Forgot to ask for famous SQ teddies for my kids :(

  4. Lady London says:

    Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice in doing such extensive research for us Raffles :-)

  5. Is “chicken bass” some sort of mutant underwater poultry, or is it a typo?

    • Turns out it was Chilean bass … corrected!

      • Ahh – they seem rather keen on all these fishy options – will definitely be booking the cook! (although I wish they provided a little more detail – I did this last time in SQ Business and inadvertently picked a kiddie meal, it wasn’t clear from the description!!)

    • squills says:

      I did wonder about that 😉

      I think I’d have plumped for the lamb but sad days no more corporate lol

  6. Yasminah says:

    Love your website! But not sure why you say ‘pork broth with snow fungus and black mushrooms’ is intriguing. I am English but my mother is Chinese – this sounds delicious Oriental fare. Soup is their superpower. I am sure this is not your intention [to reiterate this blog is fantastic] – but I getting weary of hearing how Chinese/ Oriental food is weird rather than different/ less well known. Safe travels

    • squills says:

      It’s a fair point, I worked in HK for a while and often got taken out to lunch by my HK colleagues. This DOES sound perfectly delicious; they had me eating fantastic steamed won tons by the nearly zillion plus I even had a go at chicken feet, which were OK as it happens.