The last time I flew in a budget airline from Singapore to Manila, the in-flight meal I ordered for Berry tasted so artificial, almost medicinal, that I had to spit it out. Poor Berry had to make do without a real dinner during our flight because it was just not edible.
Suffice it to say, we never flew budget again after that. You really get what you pay for. It was such a traumatic experience for me that I would rather pay extra for Singapore Airlines or PAL than ride a budget airline again.
So it was with a curious and inquisitive journalist’s eye that I attended the AirAsia Zest Blogger’s Dinner where they presented their line up of rice meals, sandwiches and desserts along with the beverages they serve, both hot & cold in flight.
We started off the evening with Chicken Caesar and Roasted Chicken with Sundried Tomato sandwiches that were quite delicious and fresh. This is the same quality passengers get when they board an AirAsia flight.
There was also a choco banana pound cake that was moist and studded with generous sized chocolate chunks that quickly became a favorite that night.
The sit down dinner followed with hot rice meals and a pasta dish, some of which are championed by an AirAsia Zest executive, hence the names: Chicken Adobo ala Mariles, Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak, Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice, Junior’s Korean Beef Stew and Maan’s Pasta Arrabiata.
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Maan’s Pasta Arrabiatta
Of course, it cannot be faulted that I found a favorite that I would happily recommend to AirAsia flyers, even order myself. Heck I would probably fly AirAsia just for their Nasi Lemak alone:
Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak could easily be at par with many a Singaporean’s favorite nasi lemak hawker stall, even the one I’ve had at the Singapore Island Country Club
For those with sweet tooths, apart from the choco banana pound cake, AirAsia Zest offers cinnamon bread sticks, fudgy brownie bars and chewy chocolate chip cookies:
Apart from tasty airline meals, AirAsia also offers inflight shopping merchandise, where passengers can bring home model planes, keychains, and collectible stuff like pencils with slip on rubber characters, as you can see in my Beef Stew photo below:
These AirAsia HotMeals are available for both domestic and international flights originating from Manila & Cebu and the people responsible for these have truly outdone themselves in offering food that does not compromise on taste and quality.
At AirAsia, you don’t have to worry about eating chips, peanuts or instant noodles on your flight.
Or heaven forbid, those horrible tasting rice meals from budget airlines that shall not be named, that up to now leave a bad taste in my mouth.
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