I’m an omnivore and probably always will be. One evidence of that is apparently that hope springs eternal and I keep ordering steaks on airplanes, hoping they will turn out nicely. While I am usually disappointed, on a recent United Airlines flight São Paulo to Houston I was pleasantly surprised.
Impressive Brazilian Steak On United Airlines
By the time we took off from Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, it was after midnight. I was tried and my stomach was somewhat full already. My seat was comfortable and I was ready to recline and go to sleep. But as the purser came around to take dinner orders, he offered beef filet as one of the three dinner choices.
In a country known for great beef, I just had to try it…
Due to COVID-19, the entree arrived wrapped. As I gingerly uncovered it, I wondered whether I was just wasting my time.
But it looked tasty…it looked like a filet.
I love green chimichurri sauce and poured it on top of the steak. Not only did a pleasant aroma waft to my nose, but it created a visually pleasing plate (well, casserole dish…) as well.
Then I cut in half, to see how it was cooked.
I was stunned and very pleased to see it was cooked medium rare.
So now it looked good, was cooked perfectly, and had a great sauce…but how would it taste?
I took a bite and smiled. This was the best steak I’ve had on United since I had a similarly tasty filet mignon out of Tokyo in 2018.
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So well done, United. If only the flight kitchen in Brazil could cater all your flights! Then again, my friend ordered the fish when he flew home and spit it out after one bite, calling it sickening.
So if you’re flying on United from Brazil in Polaris Business Class, stick to the steak. It’s delicious.
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.