Culinary treats from Toyama, Nara and Fukuoka are being offered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) customers as part of the airline’s ongoing “Tastes of Japan” campaign.
The project, introduced in September 2013, aims to raise the profile of Japan’s lesser-known prefectures, said the airline. The hope is that the campaign will “stimulate local economies, in part by boosting consumption of regional agricultural products”.
The latest offers follow dishes from Fukushima, Osaka and Tottori, which were showcased in February.
From June to August 2015, ANA will introduce the following products:
Dry curry full of summer vegetables harvested in Toyama
Available when dining in the ANA Suite Lounge at Haneda International Terminal in July. The carrier says that the vegetables will be served with a mix of Worcester sauce and white sesame, which contribute to a spicy flavour.
Eclair with Nara’s Asuka Ruby strawberry jam
Available at ANA Suite Lounge in the international terminals of Haneda and Narita airports. According to ANA, the strawberry mousse and the Asuka Ruby strawberries, harvested in the Nara Prefecture, are wrapped in choux pastry.
Fukuoka’s local cuisine
Served inflight to international business class customers. The meal, according to ANA, consists of the appetiser “Okyuto”, made with the popular accompanying dish “Ego-nori”, or seaweed. The main course is a steamed golden threadfin bream, highly prized in the prefecture.
For more information, visit ana.co.jp