Cebu Pacific adds salted egg chicken to in-flight menu

Nannie Flores

Posted at Aug 22 2017 05:17 PM

Flight attendants strike a pose with Cebu Pacific’s vice president for corporate affairs, Atty. Paterno Mantaring Jr. and MIASCOR’s Chef Mark Ledesma (second from right). Handout photo

MANILA – Cebu Pacific takes the dining experience of its passengers to even greater heights with the launch of its all-new in-flight meal selection, in partnership with airline catering company MIASCOR-Gate Gourmet Philippines. 

Beginning this September, all international flights of Cebu Pacific will be offering a selection of pre-ordered meals, with a dozen new dishes up for grabs.

Science says that when your taste buds are thousands of feet up in the air, your normal sense of taste becomes affected. Because of the lack of humidity, lower air pressure, and even background noise, your food will taste a little different at 35,000 feet. This is why airlines have now become more creative in serving epicurean delights way above the clouds.

At a recent press conference, MIASCOR’s executive sous chef Mark Ledesma gave a fun cooking show featuring Cebu Pacific’s signature creations – Spicy Bangus Sisig and the on-trend Salted Egg Glazed Chicken Rice. 

Salted Egg Glazed Chicken Rice. Handout photo

“The new menu is inspired by the different destinations of Cebu Pacific”, said Ledesma.

A graduate of the International School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, Ledesma has 12 years of experience in the F&B industry and has worked in Dubai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

His newly unveiled menu is divided into three types of cuisine: Western Fusion, Filipino, and Asian. 

For lightly flavored Western offerings, travelers can choose from Chicken Caesar Croissant, Baked Dory Tropicale, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and Hazelnut Banana Croissant.

For fans of Filipino food, Ledesma put an interesting twist to local favorites such as the Beef Tapa and Egg Burrito, Pancit Bam-I Guisado, Beef Laing, and the crowd favorite Spicy Bangus Sisig.

Spicy Bangus Sisig. Handout photo

Foodies will also love Asia’s winning flavors, which includes the Beef Chelo Kebab, Chicken Satay with Cashew Nut Sauce (to cater to flyers with peanut allergies), and Cebu Pacific’s own spin to the salted egg craze — Salted Egg Glazed Chicken with rice and Salted Egg Chicken in Baguette.

Cebu Pacific assures that the new on-board palate pleasers are all Halal-certified, and adhere to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system for international food safety. 

To take it a step further, the meals come with nutritional and product information as reference for an increasing number of health-conscious passengers.

The airline’s new selection of meals is exclusive for pre-order on all flights, departing 24 hours or more from the time of booking.