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Malaysia Airlines to serve festive meals during Chinese New Year

21 Jan 2020 by Jackie Chen
Malaysia Airlines Chinese New Year Festive Meals on Business and Economy Class

Malaysia Airlines will offer festive meals to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year on select flights as well as in its Golden Lounges in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

From January 25 to 31, Malaysia Airlines will offer festive dishes for lunch, dinner and supper on select flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and London.

Business suite and business class passengers will be served Yee Sang (a Cantonese-style raw fish salad) with salmon tataki or jelly fish for appetisers; steamed cod fish with red date, ginger and shiitake mushroom; or a choice of vegetable balls with ginkgo nut, braised pak choy with mushroom, served with steamed rice as the main course.

Economy class passengers, on the other hand, will be served Yee Sang with jelly fish with a choice of deep fried fish cube with broccoli mushroom and steamed rice; or chicken with sesame sour plum sauce with “oriental” mixed vegetables and egg fried rice as the main dish.

The special meals will also be made available for flights departing from Hong Kong and Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur on January 25 and 26, the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

Passengers travelling from Hong Kong will be able to enjoy the menu below:

Business Class
Appetiser: Yee Sang with smoked salmon
Main course: Steamed halibut with mushroom, ginger and red dates, choy sum with steamed rice
Dessert: Red bean pudding

Economy Class
Appetiser: Yee Sang with jelly fish
Main course: Sweet and sour fish with pak choy and steamed rice
Dessert: Orange mousse cake

Passengers travelling from Shanghai will be able to enjoy the menu below:

Business Class
Appetiser: Yee Sang with shrimp
Main Course: Steamed bating fish with mushroom, ginger, goji Berries, pak choy, carrot flower with steamed rice
Dessert: Orange mousse cake

Economy Class
Main course: Sweet and sour fish with broccoli and steamed rice
Dessert: Orange mousse cake

Malaysia Airlines Chinese New Year Festive Meals at Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounges KLIA

Passengers visiting the airline’s Golden Lounges in KLIA will also be served festive meals, including Yee Sang and vegetable spring rolls as well as a selection of Chinese style fried rice, sweet and sour fish, Malaysian curry with potato ginger chicken stew with root vegetables and Loh Hon Chye (a dish of mixed vegetables).

Desserts will include mango pudding, pineapple tart, warm red bean soup with dumplings and peanut cookies.

Guests visiting the Golden Lounge in Kuching International Airport will also be able to enjoy the deep fried fish fillet with lemon butter sauce, steamed lotus leaf rice and Loh Hon Chye.

In the Golden Lounge in Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the special dishes will include Szechuan vegetable chicken salad with choices of main dishes such as pineapple fried rice, stir fry seafood and chicken in yam basket, as well as steamed pak choy garlic and mushroom.

“Malaysia Airlines is pleased to offer its guests this seasonal treat in conjunction with the Chinese New Year to make their journey a little bit more special,” said Lau Yin May, Malaysia Airlines’ group chief marketing and customer experience.

“Serving the festive menu perfectly complements our Fly Malaysia campaign that allows visitors to experience the taste of truly Malaysian cultural heritage dishes, such as the Yee Sang, be it on ground or at 30,000 feet.”

Emirates will also serve festive treats during the Chinese New Year, while Finnair will give out a special edition amenity kits to business class passengers.

Lau added that passengers travelling on January 23 (this Thursday, the day before the Chinese New Year’s Eve) will have the chance to catch a person dressed up as the God of Prosperity (also known as “caishen” in Chinese), who will give out oranges and chocolate “gold” coins, at the airline’s check-in counters and all three Golden Lounges at KLIA.

On January 1 this year, Malaysia Airlines relocated its Beijing service from Beijing Capital Airport to the new Daxing Airport. The airline now operates 10 weekly flights between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.

The airline said it anticipates high passenger traffic in this upcoming long weekend, and advises passengers to check in online or via its own mobile app in advance and arrive at the airport earlier to avoid delays or long queues.

malaysiaairlines.com

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