I decided to fly Business Class on a Philippine Airlines flight from Los Angeles to the USA that year (2007). I enjoyed the nice quiet ride, and the crew took good care of my needs.
Dinner was served about two or three hours into the flight.
Midway through the flight, after I had napped some, I requested the Congee dish listed on the menu as a mid-flight snack.
I've enjoyed congee at traditional Philippine restaurant in Quezon City. Often, for the equivalent of a buck ($1), I could get a bowl full. I've seen make-shift congee stand on sidewalks (complete with one person washing the dishes while another does the cooking and serving at a table made of a sheet of plywood on top of blocks).
Near the end of the flight, breakfast was served. After all, it was early in the morning (before sun rise).