Sep 16, 2019

Traveling for numerous hours on a plane is quite a challenge for some people, especially when you’re on a long flight bound to a place a thousand kilometers from home. Setting aside the excitement and thrill of going overseas 30,000 miles in the air, there’s sometimes a sinking feeling you’ll get that you’ll end up missing the flavors from home.

Luckily, air carrier Cebu Pacific has just added new items to their in-flight menu, with new options such as Pinoy spaghetti and lechon paksiw. There are also options for vegetarian passengers. 

The Pinoy spaghetti is served in a sweet tomato-based sauce with sliced sausages and topped with grated cheddar cheese. 

Pinoy spaghetti. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Another dish is the lechon paksiw which has slices of lechon stewed in a blend of vinegar, sugar, and spices and is then served with white rice. 

Lechon paksiw. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

The beef salpicao is made with tender beef chunks seasoned in soy sauce and garlic; and Hainanese chicken rice that has steamed chicken with bok choy and seasoned rice.

Beef salpicao. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific
Hainanese chicken rice. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Also available is their fish fillet in black bean sauce with a side of bok choy.

Fish fillet in black bean sauce. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a lighter meal, you can have chicken yakisoba: stir-fried noodles with chicken bits and vegetables doused with a soy-based sauce. 

Chicken yakisoba. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

There’s also a roasted chicken sandwich on toasted panini bread with roasted chicken, sautéed spinach, and grated cheddar cheese with a garlic aioli spread. The crab salad sandwich is shredded with crab sticks and vegetables tossed in mayonnaise-based dressing with a hint of spice on brioche bread.

Roasted chicken sandwich. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific
Crab salad sandwich. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

As a vegetarian option, you can have the veggie pesto sandwich, consisting of tomato, lettuce, and mozzarella, layered on top of pesto on ciabatta bread.

Veggie pesto sandwich. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

The new selection of meals is available for pre-order upon booking a flight. If you’ve booked your flight already and you wish to have the meals on your flight, you can manage your orders via the Cebu Pacific website

“Our meals being on pre-order also helps us guarantee less food wastage, and is in line with efforts towards more sustainable practices and operations,” Cebu Pacific’s director for in-flight catering and sales JB Bueno said.



Header photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

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