The next time you fly Singapore Airlines, you could have comfort food for your inflight meals.
SIA announced that it wanted to offer Singaporeans “a little taste of home” while travelling and will offer, for four months, meal options such as cold crab (in first class), Teochew porridge (in business class) and braised duck (in economy class). Passengers in Suites and first class can try steamed pomfret, “hei chor” (prawn rolls), braised pig trotters and “orh nee” (yam paste dessert).
“Teochew cuisine is known for its emphasis on the freshness and natural flavours of the ingredients, and cooking methods often involve steaming, poaching, double boiling and slow braising to deliver a delicate yet refined dining experience,” said SIA in a statement announcing the launch of the dishes.
“Chinese cuisine is richly diverse and we are delighted to showcase the delicious flavours one can expect from a Teochew meal to our international travellers, while offering those familiar with the cuisine a little taste of home while travelling with us,” said Mr Marvin Tan, SIA’s senior vice-president of product and services.
Selected dishes will also be offered at the SilverKris Lounges at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Here are other airlines that serve local fare for that homey touch.