AirAsia PH introduces Malagos chocolate-infused meal to its “Santan” in-flight menu in collaboration with celebrity Chef JP Anglo
(Davao City, Philippines) A recent tour of Davao City and Davao Oriental came with an added treat, the revelation of a new flavor that is sure to tickle the fancy of even the most discerning foodie out there.
Starting April last month, AirAsia guests can now savor a delectable Malagos chocolate-infused meal in the airline’s “Santan” in-flight menu. The special chocolate dish was created in collaboration with surfer-chef JP Anglo, a native of Bacolod.
Chef JP showcased the new meal item at, quite fittingly, the Malagos Garden Resort, where the famed chocolate is planted, harvested, and processed.
Anglo showcased his new creation at Malagos Garden Resort’s Koi Cafe. Attending the event were travel writers from Manila, Cebu, Davao, and our neighboring country of Malaysia. At the event, Chef JP revealed the new Roasted Dalandan Chicken with Pimiento meal, to the delight of media guests and airline executives alike.
“I am incredibly excited and happy to share my first dish especially made for an airline. I love it that AirAsia is literally taking Filipino homegrown products and talents to greater heights,” said Chef JP.
Anglo shared that he was inspired by a certain chorizo dish he encountered in Spain when creating the in-flight meal for AirAsia. The dish was infused with a pimiento and a souring batwan agent. Chef JP was also inspired by a chocolate sauce he encountered in that same event.
During the event, guests were served with tasting portions of the chocolatey in-flight meal. Thick bars and slabs of Malagos chocolate were also served to guests, to general delight.
After the new “Santan” in-flight meal reveal at Malagos Garden Resorts, media guests were then treated to a tour of Davao Oriental. A three-hour drive from Davao City, Davao Oriental is an absolute must-visit for nature trippers and travel lovers alike.
Visit the Sleeping Dinosaur, which is found in Mati; so called because the mountainous formation is thought to resemble a sleeping Tyrannosaurus Rex. (it actually does!)
Also, explore the many beaches littering Mati. Think of Boracay, but decades before the pollution and noise of today.
We also explored Dahican beach, which will soon be the next big thing in the Surfing World. Strong waves, a chill environment, and beautiful sands, the millennials will soon be all over this place, to be sure.
After the exploring, we went back to Manila suntanned, with bigger bellies, and of course, munching on AirAsia’s yummy Santan in-flight meals.
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