I never scrimp on food. I believe that life is way too short to not indulge on something that you know will make your tummy happy and leave your palette longing. But one of the food that I don’t really look forward to is inflight food. Apart from the usual tin foil presentation, I find them all one and the same. Taste wise and price wise, I honestly think they’re not worth it. So I don’t really blame passengers who would rather bring their own food or snack during flights even if it’s just an hour in transit.
But what if I tell you that there’s a budget airline that is so consumed into making your inflight dinning a pleasurable one? Would you believe me? Well, instead of telling you, let me show you.
AirAsia Zest, the newest budget airline player in the Philippines recently invited a handful of bloggers for an intimate gathering to showcase their inflight hot meals.
Before I show you photos of the food, to all of you who are wondering what is AirAsia and AirAsia Zest, here’s a little trivia.
AirAsia Zest, The Right Way to Fly
Zest Air is now flying with AirAsia, The World’s Best Low Cost Airline. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved “AirAsia Zest” as the new brand name of Zest Airways, Inc. CAB also approved the new logo of Zest Airways, Inc., wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia. In short, bye-bye Zest Air and hello Air Asia Zest!
Warning: food porn ahead.
This was the menu for that night. My tummy was in wonderland as my brain tried to process that we will be tasting all these food.
First, a taste on the sandwiches and desserts. I think I was the only one who was happy that I get to eat dessert before the main course! 😉
Because sweetness is my weakness, I give this Choco Banana Pound two thumbs and toes up! It’s sweet, moist and flavourful. Chunks of chocolate were wedged in the banana pound cake. Definitely not your ordinary choco banana dessert.
Proudly Pinoy and the first Apprentice Asia winner, Jonathan Yabut has been with AirAsia for less than a year after winning in the said reality show but is doing a pretty good job. You can see his passion towards his work and really believes in the brand. Here he is running us through the company he handles which is AirAsia Zest.
Starting December 1, 2013 Air Asia Zest is offering this Christmas meal for on 299 php. Honey-Glazed Chicken with a can of Zesto Dalandan and a brownie.
Korean Beef Stew. I love how tender the beef is.
Chicken is my favourite especially if it’s bursting with flavour, definitely this Chicken Rice was one of the dishes I love.
Apart from chicken, I’m also a sucker for spicy food and this Nasi Lemak was the favorite dish that night. The 5 components that make the dish complete, giving it enough flavour to request for another cup of rice!
Classic Chicken Adobo. A complete meal itself with a side dish of Garlic Kangkong and steamed rice. Pinoy na Pinoy!
If you pre-book your meals you get a 15% discount and free bottled water. How sulit is that? No more packing of foods as you get to enjoy hot freshly prepared meals while you fly. You can pre-book AirAsia Zest Hotmeals at AirAsia.com via Manage My Booking.
Air Asia has the most affordable low cost airline meals in the Philippines. They are made from fresh and quality ingredients. And, as I have tasted, is by far the most delicious and suitable for Pinoy palette.
One of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever tasted.
I think I had a whole pound all to myself because it was that good!
I promise, Air Asia’s inflight food isn’t your average airline meal. I am quite excited to plan our summer getaway next year so I can get to eat the Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rice, Beef Caldereta, Korean Beef, Choco Banana Pound, Choco Chip Cookies. Okay fine, lahat halos! Heehee.
Air Asia Zest flies directly to domestic locations from Manila: Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Tagbiliran, Cagayan De Oro, Puerto Princesa at NAIA Terminal 4 and to International flights : Incheon, South Korea and Shanghai, China at NAIA Terminal 3 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Miri, Malaysia, Incheon, South Korea, Shanghai, China, Macau, China at Terminal 4.
For their Cebu Hub, they fly domestic to Manila, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and Puerto Princesa and International to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Go ahead and book for your next trip at http://www.airasia.com
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