Singapore Airlines has an extensive list of Book the Cook (BTC) selections out of Singapore and selected outstations for passengers flying in premium economy, business class, and first class. This allows passengers to pre-select the meal they’d like to have onboard.
If I’m honest, premium economy BTC is basically an economy class meal with more options, and the resulting tray is virtually indistinguishable from a regular economy meal. However, the business and first class offerings can be pretty exciting.
I like restaurant menus that have pictures of the food. I realise this puts me in the same category as a five year old, but dammit, I eat with my eyes. The problem is- Singapore Airlines does not provide photos of what each dish looks like, probably because the appearance can vary significantly depending on availability and seasonality. There are a few scattered publicity photos here and there, but we all know that these aren’t the most reliable of references.
So I thought: why not put together a picture menu showing how the various BTC meals look like IRL? I sent out a call to The Milelion Community (both the Den and Telegram groups) and got a great response. Based on this, I’ve been able to put together a first draft of a Book the Cook Wiki, which will no doubt expand as we get more pictures (send them to aaron at milelion.com)
A couple of things to note:
- This guide now covers both F and J options out of SIN, although the eventual goal is to expand to cover BTC options out of every outstation where it’s available
- Oustations may have similar offerings on their menu (eg lobster thermidor is available out of SIN, JFK, LAX, HKG, ICN, SYD, ZRH and SFO) , but the presentation and taste may be very different due to differences in ingredients and preparations
- I’ve used publicity photos from SQ for some dishes where nothing else is available, but it’s always better to see it in real life! Send your photos if you have them
Thank you once again to the awesome people of The Milelion Community for sending your photos, and keep sending whatever you have. We’ll finish this compendium yet!