Japan Airlines to introduce new autumn menu

28 Aug 2015

Japan Airlines (JAL) has collaborated with renowned food stylist Nami Iijima and Japanese restaurant chain Yoshinoya Holdings to revamp its menus for economy and premium economy from September 1.  

Nami Iijima is famed for her food styling work in advertisements and movies, as a cookbook author, and as a food advisor to corporations.

She has created two main dishes for JAL, one focusing on classic, indigenous comfort food, and one inspired by international ingredients.


Japanese main: braised meat and potatoes nikujaga with green soybean rice

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish with stewed beef and potatoes. Iikima has enhanced the popular home-cooked meal with oyster sauce to add flavour to the comfort food. 


International dish: cabbage roll with tomato rice

To create the international dish, a flavourful chicken broth is absorbed into a cabbage roll, accompanied by tomato rice.

This is the fourth time popular restaurant chain Yoshinoya has teamed up with JAL to create a new in-flight menu.


Beef sukiyaki nabezen

Beef sukiyaki nabezen will soon be available on outbound international flights from Tokyo. The dish is adapted from Yoshinoya’s menu, using the same fully aged meat and seasoning.

For first and business class cabins, JAL will serve a new selection of Japanese sakes on all routes from September to the end of November.

Passengers in business class will be able to enjoy brands such as Toyobijin and Born, while first class passengers will be able to sample exclusive sake brands such as Isojiman and Dassai.

New sake selection in first class cabin


New sake selection in business class cabin

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Joyce Lau


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