You’ll never taste airplane food the same way again. With AirAsia Zest, you’re actually going to enjoy eating thousands of miles up in the air, and here’s why:
In line with its rebranding campaign, AirAsia Zest launched “Hot Meals” through its AirAsia Café’s inflight menu. Now, you can pre-book your meals when you book your AirAsia Zest flights from Manila or Cebu! With AirAsia Zest, your inflight meals will no longer be composed of some ominous blob of nondescript foodstuff which seems to creep out of some dubious foil packaging.
Last November 20, 2013, AAZ hosted a food tasting party featuring its specially prepared in-flight meals for a lucky few, including TSN!
Before having our treats, AirAsia Zest’s Jonathan Yabut explained just how particular they were about food safety and maintaining food flavor, and they seem to have found the formula to do this in mass production. Food temperature is carefully controlled from preparation until the time it lands on your little airplane table – so no unwanted spoilage or bacteria in your tummy. They blast chill the food and stuff it in thermal bags immediately after it’s prepared, and this process locks in the flavor and the freshness, so even if it is reheated, the flavor is just the same as if it just came off the pan.
This is gourmet airplane food! Customized according to your destination or place of departure, AirAsia Zest has made their way of flying truly the right way to fly — if not the only way. Flying is now all the more exciting! And we got to taste it before it took off the ground (pun intended).
Here are the scrumptious HotMeals, cooked and reheated to perfection:
Junior Cho’s Korean Beef Stew
My personal fave. Braised beef flank in sweet soya and Asian sauce. Gluten free and has no eggs, seafood and dairy product whatsoever.
Maan’s Pasta Arrabiata
A no-meat pasta dish. It’s all about tomatoes, olives and herbs.
Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice
Singaporean style chicken rice, cooked in chicken stock and topped with Hainenese Roasted Chicken. Zero gluten, zero seafood, zero dairy.
Chicken Adobo ala Mariles
a slight variation from your traditional adobo fare.
Healthier – they use chicken breast.
A taste of home-cooked definitely. No gluten, no nuts, no seafood, no eggs and no dairy.
Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak
This won best dish of the night. One of Malaysia’s national dishes, rice is cooked in coconut milk, with Chicken Rendang and Sambal. You get a side of anchovies, peanuts and hard-boiled egg. Also gluten free and does not include seafood or dairy.
Desserts consisted of cinnamon breadsticks, choco banana pound cake, chocolate chip cookies and fudgy brownie bars.
Needless to say, we were all a bit full by the end of the party (lahat yun may katernong rice by the way noh…). We can’t wait to fly with AirAsia Zest soon!!!!
Just log on to airasia.com to book your next flight and go to “Manage My Booking” to select you Hot Meals.
Also, check out what’s happening with AirAsia Zest through their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and get regular updates by following AirAsia Zest on Twitter (@AirAsiaPH or https://twitter.com/AirAsiaPH)