Singapore Airlines gets new customer-picked menu featuring local favourites

29 Jun 2017 by Craig Bright

A new in-flight menu featuring popular local dishes chosen by passengers will be served on select Singapore Airlines flights out of the Lion City throughout this July.

The new menu is part of a collaboration between Singapore Airlines and the Singapore Tourism Board, marking the 24th edition of the Singapore Food Festival and the airline’s own 70th anniversary celebrations. All classes will receive a revamped menu featuring local favourites voted on by passengers, though options will vary depending on class.

Based on the online poll, which was conducted on, Singapore chicken rice was voted the most popular among 13 local dishes. As such, the dish will be available to travellers in suites, first and business class, along with other popular local options such as nasi lemak, fish ball kway teow soup, prawn and chicken laksa, and Peranakan Hokkien mee soup.

These dishes won’t be available to premium economy and economy class travellers, however char siew rice, fried carrot cake, and Hainanese pork chop will be.

It’s worth noting that some of the dishes served as part of the “Popular Local Fare” offering in July must be pre-ordered through Singapore Airlines’ “Book the Cook” service, which it launched in April 2012. The dishes will also be presented at the Singapore Food Festival, which is set to run from July 14 to 30.;

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