Malaysia Airlines' Japan routes getting new menus from Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s Iketeru restaurant

25 May 2019 by Craig Bright
Malaysia Airlines Japanese menu - Selection of seasonal fruits, Nimono and Zensai

Malaysia Airlines is rolling out a new Japanese menu developed in partnership with the Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s Iketeru restaurant on its flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo and Osaka next month.

The new menus, developed by the restaurant’s executive chef, Masami Okamoto, will be offered to passengers flying in the airline’s Business Suite and business class cabins for a limited time over the summer months running from June 1 until August 31.

The menus won’t be the same for passengers on all flights, however, owing to the different schedules of the flights.

Passengers on Malaysia Airlines’ MH88 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, for instance, will be served a breakfast menu comprising seasonal fruits, nimono (a simmered dish with soy sauce, stock and sake), zensai (appetiser) – pictured above – and a main course of salt-grilled salmon shioyaki and unagi tamagoyaki (eel omelette roll) – pictured below.

Malaysia Airlines Japanese menu - Main course of Salmon Shioyaki, Unagi Tamagoyaki and classic accompaniments

However, passengers on the carrier’s MH70 flights to Tokyo and its MH52 flights to Osaka will get a lunch and supper menu consisting of somen (wheat flour) noodles with goma (sesame) tofu, smoked duck salad and zensai…

Malaysia Airlines Japanese menu – Sōmen with Goma Tofu, Smoked Duck Salad and Zensai

…accompanied by a braised beef brisket with ginger rice main…

Malaysia Airlines Japanese menu – Main course of Braised Beef Brisket with Ginger Rice and classic accompaniments

Business Suite is the new name for Malaysia Airlines’ old first class offering, which was rebranded and given a business class service in December – a move that Korean carrier Asiana Airlines recently replicated.

Malaysia Airlines only offers Business Suites on two of its aircraft, the Airbus A350-900 and A380 superjumbo.;

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