Hong Kong Airlines has launched a new in-flight menu for passengers flying in its economy class cabin that features popular local cuisine styled after dishes regularly found in casual cha chaan teng restaurants around the city.
The new meals will be available on all flights departing Hong Kong from Thursday, December 6 onwards, with the exception of its ultra-short-haul services.
Speaking about the new menus, Hong Kong Airlines deputy director of service delivery, Chris Birt, said: “These dishes are Hong Kong favourites and we’re excited to bring the taste of our city on board Hong Kong Airlines flights.
“We believe that Hong Kong-based customers will enjoy our new range of familiar dishes. At the same time, we can’t wait to introduce our overseas customers to these local-style delights to help them explore the diversity of Hong Kong’s food culture.”
Dishes that will make up the new economy class menu include;
- Chicken glutinous rice with sweet and spicy sauce rolls
- Stir-fried Shanghai noodles with pan-fried pork bun
- Assorted dim sum (pork bun, turnip cake, beef siu mai, spinach har gow)
- Satay beef wok-fried instant noodles
- Braised beef brisket with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables
- Pork belly in tomato and onion sauce with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables
- Chicken curry with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables
- Eggplant with minced pork in braised sauce with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables
- Braised chicken in Swiss sauce with steamed rice and seasonal vegetables
- Hong Kong-style Western fried rice
- Minced beef and scrambled egg with steamed vegetable rice
- Stir-fried instant noodles with Hong Kong-style curry fish balls
Dishes will be offered on a rotational basis.
Earlier this year, Hong Kong Airlines revamped its business class in-flight dining options with a menu developed in collaboration with local chef Gabriel Choy, who has previously worked at a number of notable restaurants under celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.