Singapore Airlines recently announced that it was adding a premium economy class to many of its services. As part of the initial announcement it was advised that one of the offerings of the new class was to be a version of the popular ‘Book The Cook’ service, that is currently on offer in First Class and Business Class.
The Singapore Airlines Book the Cook service is an offering that allows you to choose your preferred inflight meals before you fly. As the selection is booked it ahead, it also allows the ability to choose from a wider range of dishes than is available through the traditional on board meal offering. Between the main meal and breakfast offerings, there are generally ten options to choose from. While a bit variable, this usually includes 8 main meal options and 2 breakfast options.
What’s on offer?
While they may not be the same as meals that are available in the First or Business cabins, the selection does look quite attractive. The actual offerings vary depending on your departure points, and some current examples are outlined below.
The offerings that will be available initially for those travelling from Sydney to Singapore include:
|Lime Sauce Pan Fried Fish Pasta
Fish in a wild lime butter sauce with steamed green beans and pasta.
|Butter Chicken and Jalfrezi Vegetables
Butter chicken served with pilaf rice and curry vegetables.
|Seafood Thermidor Saffron Rice
Seafood thermidor, roasted trussed tomatoes with saffron rice.
|Lamb Shank Korma with Basmati Rice
Indian lamb shank korma with vegetables and pilaf rice.
|Roasted Chicken Thigh in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Roasted chicken thigh in a wild mushroom cream and roast potatoes.
|Fish Fillet with Black Bean Sauce
Fish fillet in a black bean sauce with baby bok choy and egg noodles.
|Beef Carbonade, Fresh Mash Potato and Roasted Vegetables
Beef braised in beer, fresh mash potato and roasted vegetables.
|Szechuan Beef with Vegetables
Szechuan spicy beef service with steamed rice, stir fried carrots and cabbage.
|Stir Fried Char Siew Noodles (only available for Breakfast)
Stir fried egg noddles with Chinese style barbequed pork.
|Apple and Cinnamon Crepes (only available for Breakfast)
Apple and cinnamon crepes with berry compote.
If you are on a flight departing from Singapore that offers Premium Economy, your choices will include:
|Rosemary Beef Brisket
Braised beef brisket in a rosemary sauce. Served with sautéed vegetable medley and mashed potatoes.
|Roasted Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce
Roasted chicken thigh served with creamy garlic sauce and vegetables tossed in butter.
|Seafood Pasta in Creamed Tomato Basil Sauce
Mixed seafood penne in creamed tomato sauce with basil.
|Roasted Chicken Rice
Roasted five spice chicken thigh served with pandan flavoured rice and Chinese greens.
|Spiced Chicken Nasi Biryani
Chicken braised in Indian spices, served with Biryani rice and pickled vegetables.
|Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken (also available for Breakfast)
Malay-style steamed coconut rice with fried chicken, omelette and grilled fish cake. Served with sambal and ikan bilis with peanuts.
|Assorted Dim Sum (only available for Breakfast)
Steamed pork dumpling, shrimp dumpling, chicken glutinous rice with mushroom, served with chilli sauce.
|Minced Pork Congee with Century Egg (only available for Breakfast)
Slow-cooked rice porridge with minced pork, boiled peanuts and century egg.
|Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Scrambled Eggs (only available for Breakfast)
Breakfast pancakes served with maple syrup, accompanied with scrambled eggs and ham julienne.
Singapore Airlines has a dedicated Book the Cook page, where you can view the various menus available on the different routes.