July 5, 2022



Air Asia takes Airplane Meals to Eating places

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MICHELLE DOR WRITES — Airline meals is infamous for not residing as much as what you may anticipate with a pricey airplane ticket. It’s in all probability protected to say that many vacationers dread however endure consuming it, given the boundaries to catering choices 35,000 ft above floor. As well as, our style buds don’t work correctly at excessive altitudes as a result of low air humidity dries our nasal passages and, on the similar time, air stress numbs our style buds.

Not so for Air Asia. The biggest airline firm in Malaysia is so pleased with their in-flight meals, that plans to open a restaurant later this 12 months. Tony Fernandes, CEO of the AirAsia Group, confidently introduced, “We imagine in it a lot that we’re going to begin a fast-food restaurant out of it.”

So how did AirAsia remedy this seemingly common downside? Nicely, by having one of the vital spectacular budgets within the business, for one. And by growing an encouraging motto for its menu: “We satisfaction ourselves in serving a variety of meals that commemorate the cuisines and cultures of the Asian area and past.”

CEO Fernandes and AirAsia’s culinary workforce was decided to replicating a gourmand expertise onboard. They didn’t take quick cuts. The AirAsia culinary workforce often taste-tests meals and wine whereas on board a flight due to the distinction in style. In addition they usually take a look at it in a sealed room designed to duplicate the expertise of consuming within the sky.

Santan—which will probably be the restaurant’s identify interprets, in Malay,  to coconut milk, a preferred cooking ingredient in South-East Asia. Additionally it is the identify of the airline’s in-flight menu, launched in 2015. Some dishes embody Hen Teriyaki, Nasi Lemak a rice dish), and Mapo Tofu (spiced floor meat over rice).


Nevertheless it’s not all in regards to the glamorous gourmand fare.  Give it some thought—all these well being considerations. Do airways apply sanitary preparation? Observe correct refrigeration procedures? And what about passengers including salt to carry out the flavour? Is that this why cabin crews want to carry their very own meals on board? The truth is a flight attendant by the identify of Shreyas P, who claims to have labored for 5 main (nameless) airways states, “Airline meals are very unhealthy, even for those who’ve opted for the uncooked or vegan possibility.”

In-Flight meal supplied by AirAsia

AirAsia’s Nasi Lemak

AirAsia’s Mapo Tofu

If Santan can uphold its fame, maybe different airline firms can enhance their in-flight meals providers as effectively.

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