Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Whenever I fly United Polaris (longhaul) business class, I try to sample something new. But this week I found something I cannot wait to order again…
Ever since United eliminated the tamale-stuffed chicken breast in business class, I’ve been left in a quandary. I fly United more than any other carrier and while it is rare that I order something I do not like, I have not found a new favorite.
But perhaps I now have courtesy of the Ginseng Chicken Bowl, which may come as a surprise to readers who know my usual food preferences. I tried it for the first time from San Francisco to London earlier this week.
Ginseng Chicken Bowl
Ginseng lemon grass chicken broth, grilled chicken, chick and lemon grass pot stickers, carrots, celery, green onion.
This soup is light and tastes healthy, even if my tastebuds were deceiving me. With cilantro added, it hit the spot unlike any United meal I’ve had in quite some time. Even the pot stickers, which I figured I would skip, were quite tasty, reminding me of Maultaschen, one my of favorite German delicacies.
The Ginseng Chicken Bowl is on the menu for most United intercontinental flights departing the USA this month and usually appears every other month. I do recommend it and look forward to ordering it again.
Have you tried the United Airlines Ginseng Chicken Bowl?