My flight on SQ11 from LAX-NRT-SIN continued after a short layover at NRT. I knew that there was no way the first leg of this flight could be beat so I accordingly lowered my expectations. I also knew that this leg of the flight is different because of the departure time – it leaves around 9PM and most people usually go to sleep (it would be about 5AM for those flying from Los Angeles like me). The last time I took this flight was in Business Class, and I slept the entire flight and couldn’t even review the food!
- Introduction: Around the World in First Class
- Singapore Airlines Suites on the A380 LAX-NRT (Los Angeles to Tokyo)
- ANA Business Class Lounge NRT
- ANA Suite Lounge NRT
- Singapore Airlines Suites on the A380 NRT-SIN (Tokyo to Singapore)
- Transit Hotel SIN Terminal 3
- KrisFlyer First Class Lounge SIN
- Singapore Airlines Private Room Lounge SIN
- Thai Airways Business Class BKK-LHE (Bangkok to Lahore) and Reverse
- Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore
- CIP Lounge LHE
- Novotel Bangkok Airport
- Thai Airways First Class Lounge and Spa BKK
- Thai Airways A380 First Class BKK-FRA (Bangkok to Frankfurt)
- Lufthansa First Class Terminal FRA
- Lufthansa 747-400 First Class FRA-YVR (Frankfurt to Vancouver)
- Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
I wanted to make sure I stayed awake to at least review the food, and that’s exactly what I did. I won’t cover pictures of the seat, bed, or cabin since it’s unchanged from the Los Angeles to Tokyo leg. I’ll keep this review short so as not to repeat any information in that last review.
Before the flight started, there was another sign to let me know who the suite had been prepared by.
There was also a new day blanket, and everyone was offered a new set of pajamas that were the same as the ones on the first flight.
Singapore Airlines Suites Review (Tokyo to Singapore) – Dinner
The menu was actually the same menu that was provided on the first leg of the flight. I didn’t provide the Tokyo to Singapore menu on that flight so those pages are below. Note the drink menu remains the same.
The meal service started just 30 minutes after takeoff, which is one of the quicker starts. The starter was a satay of two chicken skewers and one lamb skewer with cucumber, onion, and a spicy peanut sauce.
The chicken skewers were delicious but I wasn’t so crazy about the lamb one. They provided way more sauce than was needed and it was good, although not as spicy as I thought it might be. The surprising part about this was that they didn’t bother to actually set the table with a tablecloth before beginning this service. I’m not sure why that is, but I would have preferred to have a napkin with me before the meal.
Next up was the chilled malossal caviar with melba toast and condiments. I also got a choice of warm breads.
I decided to skip the soup and salad and go straight to the main course. I selected the Wok Fried Wagyu Beef in black bean sauce with vegetables and wheat noodles.
The beef was really good, and there was plenty of it also. So much so that I was actually struggling to finish it all but forced it down because it was so good. The vegetables tasted like they should (that is to say, nothing special) and I wasn’t very impressed with the noodles as they tasted more like pasta.
I was falling asleep throughout the entire meal and the serving size of the main course was so large that I decided to skip dessert altogether and go to bed. It looked like I stayed up later than most as many others in the cabin already asked for their bed to be made and had their doors closed.
The flight attendants knew this as well, and as soon as they cleared my table they asked if I wanted my bed made. I agreed, went to the lavatory, and got back to my seat that was already in bed mode.
I was so exhausted from staying up for almost the entire first leg of the flight that I was able to sleep soundly for the rest of this flight. That meant I didn’t get to enjoy another meal, but that wasn’t a huge deal to me since I knew I really just wanted to sleep on this flight.
Next up I’ll have reviews of several lounges at Singapore’s Changi airport. I had a relatively long 15 hour layover before my next flight, so I got to explore all the lounges. I mentioned in an earlier post in this series that my parents were with me on this trip so they actually elected to get a room at the airport hotel in Terminal 3 (the nice one).
Actually, lounges aside, the Singapore Changi airport is so nice that it deserves it’s own review. I didn’t wander around and take pictures of everything there is, but I’ve seen one post that has done this. This post by Viajero Millero has some awesome pictures of the airport and all it has to offer. Besides, you can always click the translate button using Google Chrome if you did want to read it.