hoons90
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Bibimbap Onboard Virgin America

Tue May 15, 2012 6:10 pm

While browsing Virgin America's website, I saw that they are serving what they call "Korean BBQ Bibimbap" in first class. Found that quite cool, especially seeing that most airlines that serve the dish only do so on flights to ICN; which VX does not fly to.

http://www.virginamerica.com/inflight/first-class-food.html

Has anyone tried it, and how does it compare to the bibimbap served on KE or OZ?
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RE: Bibimbap Onboard Virgin America

Wed May 16, 2012 8:53 pm

I haven't tried the Bibimbap on VX, but I would guess that's its quite good, if not a bit westernized version of the dish - a little more chic interpretation of the dish if you will. I've flown on two flights in F on VX from JFK to LAX and back and I have to say that their First Class catering really knocks all their competitors out of the water. Not going to lie, I actually prefer the Business Class service regiment of UA's PS flights on this run (though I have to say actual quality of food on VX was superior), but given that VX serves the same/similar food on much shorter stage lengths from the West Coast to Texas etc, they really are a cut above the rest.
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hoons90
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RE: Bibimbap Onboard Virgin America

Wed May 16, 2012 11:06 pm

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 1):
I haven't tried the Bibimbap on VX, but I would guess that's its quite good, if not a bit westernized version of the dish - a little more chic interpretation of the dish if you will.

That makes me want to try it even more, as I love Asian-fusion cuisine!

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 1):
I've flown on two flights in F on VX from JFK to LAX and back and I have to say that their First Class catering really knocks all their competitors out of the water.

Great to hear!

I wonder what AA offers in F and C on JFK-LAX. I plan to get a higher tier status with AAdvantage someday, however if the food is lackluster I may reconsider. I've only flown AA in Y and didn't bother to get the BOB on my SEA-JFK flight because I ate before the flight.

Thanks for your input!

P.S. (Slightly off-topic) does EK serve bibimbap on DXB-ICN?
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RE: Bibimbap Onboard Virgin America

Thu May 31, 2012 11:27 pm

I've eaten Bibimbap in both, onboard Korean Air and in Korean restaurants in Madrid/Seoul ...it's a very tasty, nutritional dish and that's why I'd prefer not make a try onboard any non-asian carrier. I had enough eating a Spanish "paella" several times before in some restaurants outside Valence region and onboard non-Spanish airliners and taste is not only a disappointment but even a kick on the stomach.

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 1):
I haven't tried the Bibimbap on VX, but I would guess that's its quite good, if not a bit westernized version of the dish

A dish is like the genuine and original recipe say it is. A bibimbap "westernized" is not a real bibimbap, on the same a "German Paella" (with sausage    ) like I saw once is NOT a paella ...not a good idea add any adjective for the name of a dish.
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RE: Bibimbap Onboard Virgin America

Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:09 pm

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 2):
P.S. (Slightly off-topic) does EK serve bibimbap on DXB-ICN?

You know what, I'm not sure - I haven't done an ICN flight in more than a year!

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 3):
A dish is like the genuine and original recipe say it is. A bibimbap "westernized" is not a real bibimbap, on the same a "German Paella" (with sausage ) like I saw once is NOT a paella ...not a good idea add any adjective for the name of a dish.

I agree, but while it may not be authentic per se, it can still be good. As HOONS90 points out, fusion food can be quite good!
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