I am currently in Australia and made it home for Christmas and New Year, so far it’s been great. I decided to book Singapore Airlines home and booked a return business class journey from Zurich to Melbourne.
ZURICH TO SINGAPORE
I booked the very last row of seats on the upper deck for myself and my travelling partner, as it consisted of only 1 row of seats. The two middle seats were free; I sat in the A seat while my friend took the K seat, we both wanted window seats, so that was the easiest way to sort out that problem. The two middle seats ended up being free, so we had the small cabin to ourselves, and ended up eating most of our meals there together.
Winter was well underway in Zurich, and during takeoff, there were some breathtaking scenes. I was a little sad to be leaving Europe behind for so long, but I knew I would be back soon enough. We departed late in the morning so I expected a lunchtime service followed by breakfast before arrival.
The inflight service commenced quite quickly after takeoff, drink choices were delivered and the signature satay service started. I loved the satay and wanted more, but with so much food coming my way, I tried to pace myself. The service offers chicken or beef served with onion, cucumber and that very delicious spicy peanut sauce.
The crew came through the cabin promptly and set up everyone’s trays with such perfection. If something looked as though it was out of place, it was quickly adjusted.
My entree of smoked duck breast with apricot compote, mesclun salad and the honey mustard vinaigrette was delivered promptly, it was deliciously fresh and beautifully presented.
Choices for the main meal included: Veal loin with tarragon mustard sauce, pike fillet with white wine sauce, braised lamb or the stir-fried hung pao chicken, with pak choy, carrot, mushroom and egg fried rice.
I opted for the chicken, the presentation was excellent, and the meal did not disappoint. I like that the meals are plated up by the cabin crew, it elevates your dining experience inflight.
I ordered the kids meal for research purposes. SQ is well known for having some great meals for kids, and they have an entire selection for kids who travel in business, first and suites. I didn’t eat the whole thing but did sample it, and it was pretty good.
Not long after I finished my meal, the crew collected most of the items from my tray table and then presented the dessert. It was a Swiss nut tart called an Engadiner Nuttarte, and was served with vanilla sauce. The tart was very simple and not too sweet, while I would have preferred it to be sweeter, it was still excellent.
Once the meal service was complete, all the shades were drawn and people rested. I spent the next few hours watching movies and relaxing and a few hours before arrival, the breakfast service commenced.
The appetiser choices for breakfast were: All-Bran, Bircher Muesli and Fruit Yoghurt I opted for the Bircher. Main course options included: Parsley Cheese Omelette, Belgian Waffle and Braised Chinese Style Beef Noodles.
Initially, I didn’t know how to eat the Yummy Kids meal, however, the crew member quickly explained that you have to tear away at the omelette a little to discover the fried rice, it was served with some chicken nuggets and seemed like a fun meal for kids who want to play with their food.
The Belgian waffle served with a berry compote, mascarpone and maple syrup is served warm. It was delicious but not sickly sweet or overbearing. Not the healthiest of breakfasts but absolutely delicious. The Book the Cook item that my travelling partner ordered was the Swiss Roesti with smoked salmon, chives and crème Fraiche. I sampled the dish, it was fantastic, and it was great to see a local Swiss option available for pre-order.
I completely overate during the breakfast service; there was so much food. The experience was fantastic I enjoyed delicious food paired with fantastic Singapore Airlines service. The polished and attentive cabin crew made the service flow so effortlessly, nothing was ever a problem, and the crew knew how to anticipate my needs.