AirAsia Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal

Manila, Philippines — AirAsia wants to bring Korean cuisine to more people as it recently unveiled the new Santan Celebrity Chef series meal.

William Tan, Regional Head of Inflight Food & Beverage, Karlo Sanchez, Head of Ancillary
William Tan, Regional Head of Inflight Food & Beverage, Karlo Sanchez, Head of Ancillary

The airline has added Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken to its inflight menu in a bid to offer “a delectable dining experience” for its passengers to enjoy while on the flight.


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Key Features

When it comes to the meal’s features, it comes with juicy chicken bites. These are glazed in sweet, spicy, and sticky Korean sauce. On top of that, it features crispy fritters. Known for its traditional moniker Dakgangjeong, this Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken meal also comes with vegetables and fluffy jasmine rice.

Cooking Demo with resident Chef Arvin Antonio
Cooking Demo with resident Chef Arvin Antonio

This is a part of the airline’s collaboration with famed restaurateur and Korean TV personality, Chef Hong Seok-Cheon.

AirAsia unveils new Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal
AirAsia unveils new Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal

“This is a dish I enjoyed growing up and even throughout all my TV shoots,” said Chef Hong. “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with AirAsia on this exciting project to bring Korean cuisine to more people.”

Chef Hong's Korean Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet and Spicy Chicken

He went on to say that this special AirAsia’s inflight dish is his childhood much-loved, comfort food.

Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken meal
Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken meal

But, of course, he has incorporated his own signature twist for the said inflight menu, offering passengers one-of-a-kind experience and giving them the chance to enjoy Korean heritage and culture even further.

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Milk Tea Demonstration with Barista Ian Lester Matela

Meanwhile, Karlo Sanchez, AirAsia Philippines Head of Ancillary, said that Korean cuisine is gaining traction among guests. This is the reason why the firm has decided to bring in the talent of the well-renowned chef from Korea along with “the best of Korean food to the skies.”

“Showcasing the flavors of the region at exceptional value-for-money has always been an integral part of our service offering,” said Sanchez.

AirAsia Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal
AirAsia Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal

How much does it cost?

When it comes to its price, passengers of AirAsia Philippines flights will surely be delighted to know that it only carries a PHP140-price tag (carrier code Z2). The firm is encouraging guests to pre-book the Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken. It is also interesting to note that the meal comes with a complimentary drink.

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Using My Bookings via airasia.com, passengers can pre-book Santan Meals, that include Dakgangjeong. Note that guests will take advantage of a wide array of meal options, priority meal delivery onboard, as well as more affordable prices when they pre-book on the said portal.

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Beef Burrito, Tiramisu and Salted Caramel Pudding

AirAsia further notes that Dakgangjeong is available across carrier codes except AirAsia India flights (carrier code I5) and AirAsia Japan flights (carrier code DJ).

You can catch the latest AirAsia news, promotions, and activities via its social media accounts: Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

Also see: AirAsia to fly between Manila and Osaka, Japan

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