I was originally booked on the flight from Los Angeles to Bali with business class on Air China. For some reason, the flight became unavailable and I was contacted by an agent to be moved to All Nippon Airways instead. At first I was confused because I had never heard of All Nippon Airways before but soon I realized it was ANA and I was excited about flying business class on ANA for the first time!
I was headed to Bali, and the first leg of the flight was from Los Angeles to Narita, Tokyo, which is an 11 hour and 15 minute flight. We arrived at the airport early to use the Star Alliance lounge, which is always nice. They had some tasty pho noodles which I enjoyed before my flight (even though I didn't want to spoil my appetite for the delicious flight ahead!)
As always, stewardesses on Asian airlines and super well put together and pretty. The ANA stewardesses were no exception!
I love that ANA's business class amenity kit comes with a facial mist. I still carry it in my makeup bag today!
Before takeoff, we were offered drinks. Since I don't drink alcohol, I opted for the signature drink, the Aromatic Kabosu (Citrus), which includes honey. It was tasty, lychee-like, and super sweet.
Shortly after departure, we were presented with the menu. Of course I opted for the Japanese Kaiseki inspired meal.
The food on ANA was the best food that I have ever had on a flight. It tasted like a fine dining meal at a top restaurant.
Smoked Pork and ham terrine, mango and seafood ceviche, black pepper and bacon-flavored biscotti, part of the Amuse Bouche
This is the Kobachi (Tasty Tidbits): Grilled eggplant and seafood with soy-based vinegar sauce. The eggplant was soft and perfectly pair with the salty burst of ocean flavor from the uni and fish roe.
Otsukuri Course: featuring seared tuna and young yellowtail.
Shusai (Main Course): Seaweed salt-grilled yellowtail with black pepper. Absolutely loved the tofu topped with okra!
I selected coconut cake for dessert. I love that ANA Airways features menu curation for certain items from chefs from the world-famous Patina restaurant.
As a snack I had the IPPUDO rich-tasting miso "DAICHI"ramen, which was absolutely delicious!
I was a bit hesitant to select the fish again for breakfast but I was glad that I did! At first I thought that it might be a bit redundant but it was different from the dinner fish course.
The little bite featured simmered wintermelon with minced chicken in miso sauce. It was very soothing and deliciously unctuous in it's texture. The main fish course featured grilled Spanish mackerel with Tamari soy sauce. The fish was much sweeter than the dinner course and I enjoyed how the rice was wrapped and super sticky, somewhat similar to Thai sticky rice.
Currently ANA Airways is my favorite business class flight to Asia!