Cebu Pacific showcases Asian flavors in its new set of pre-ordered meals
From Cantonese classic fried rice to Korean beef bulgogi, Cebu Pacific’s pan-Asian offerings pack plenty of flavor with every bite.
Starting April 1 of this year, all guests aboard Cebu Pacific flights will now have the option to pre-order Chinese, Japanese or Korean meals with a new menu that also includes options for vegetarian passengers—all prepared by Cebu Pacific’s culinary partner, Macroasia SATS Food Industries.
Moreover, as part of the carrier airline’s month-long Super Seat Fest celebration, passengers can avail of these new dishes at Php100 off, applicable to new and existing bookings within April 1 to September 30, 2019.
“As our earlier menu celebrated Filipino classics, we thought it’s 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,” said JB Bueno, Director for Inflight Catering and Sales at Cebu Pacific.
In 2017 Some 400,000 Filipinos took flights from Manila to Seoul as reported by the airline, a figure that represents a steady increase in terms of tourism in Korea over the last five years. Fujian and Beijing remains a top destination for Filipinos, as well, while Filipino tourists to Japan, which include Cebuanos, is growing at a rate of 20 percent annually.
“Passengers in and out 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 [to bring to and fro their trips],” added Bueno.
Among the new lineup included in Cebu Pacific’s Asian menu is the Beef Bulgogi, which is most popularly served in barbecue restaurants in Korea.
Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce and Chicken with Japanese Sauce and Egg are perfect for those craving for a quick Japanese fix. Those looking for a familiar Chinese dish may enjoy the Classic Fried Rice with Dumplings, served with a side of vegetables.
The Fish Steak is an ideal option for pescetarians as the boneless milkfish is covered in a tangy sauce seasoned with Philippine lime (calamansi) and onions, served with yellow rice. Vegetarians, on the other hand, can now enjoy Cebu Pacific’s own version of Tofu and Rice Biryani.
For lighter options, the Kung Pao Chicken Noodles is another Chinese classic, spiced just right on a bed of egg noodles; while the Korean-Style Stir-Fried Noodles use rice noodles and fresh vegetables tossed in Korean-style sweet sauce.
For quick bites, there’s the Japanese Chicken Mayo Sandwich—a triple-decker sandwich with distinctly-flavoured coleslaw on black bread; and the Seafood Quiche—an egg tart perfectly baked with bits of crabmeat and egg, and a crispy outer crust.
Cebu Pacific also showcases Meaty Chicken Sausage with Cheese Turnover, and another that pays homage to the roots of the company—a Cebu-Style Lechon Sandwich, cooked with the finest local herbs and spices.
The new onboard meals are available for pre-order upon booking a flight, or managing a booked flight on the Cebu Pacific website. This practice guarantees that the food is prepared fresh, ensuring a safe dining experience.
“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,” added Bueno.
The new on-board palate pleasers are all Halal-certified, and adhere to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system for international food safety. Moreover, the onboard meals come with nutritional and product information, as reference for an increasing number of health-conscious passengers on Cebu Pacific Flights.