The Philippines’ Cebu Pacific has revealed a new collection of inflight meals, all of which are halal certified.
As of April 1, 2019, Cebu Pacific passengers will be able to tantalise their taste-buds with these new dishes, freshly prepared with the help of the airline’s culinary partner, Macroasia SATS Food Industries. The refreshed menu comprises a variety of delicious snacks and meals, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean delights, as well options for vegetarian passengers.
Director for inflight catering and sales, Cebu Pacific, JB Bueno declared: “As our earlier menu celebrated Filipino classics, we thought it is time to highlight cuisine from other countries we travel to. We heard what our customers wanted, thus this revamped menu catered to our passengers’ preferences and tastes.”
Bueno added: “Passengers in and out of the Philippines fly with Cebu Pacific for our year-round low fares and extensive route network, but we do hope that with these new dishes, we will be able to give our passengers a more memorable experience.”
The new menu features Beef Bulgogi, a popular Korean dish that is well-loved by Filipinos, while chicken dishes have two new twists – one is served with sweet chilli sauce and the other with Japanese sauce and egg. Meanwhile, those looking for a familiar Chinese dish can indulge in fried rice with dumplings, served with a side of vegetables.
Other options include boneless milkfish covered in a tangy sauce seasoned with Philippine lime (calamansi) and onions, served with yellow rice; Cebu Pacific’s own version of Tofu and Rice Biryani for vegetarians; Chinese Kung Pao Chicken Noodles on a bed of egg noodles; and stir-fried noodles in Korean-style sweet sauce.
Quick bite options on the new menu include the Chicken Mayo Sandwich and the Seafood Quiche, as well as turnovers with meaty chicken sausage and cheese.
The new on-board meals are available for pre-order upon booking a flight or when managing a booking on the Cebu Pacific website.
Bueno concluded: “Our meals being on pre-order also guarantees less food wastage in line with our continuous efforts to keep our operations as sustainable as possible.”