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Cathay Pacific introduces signature Chinese dishes to enhance inflight experience

Cathay Pacific today announced the introduction of the new “Cathay Pacific Signature Chinese Dishes” on its inflight menus. The dishes, follow authentic Chinese recipes and traditional taste, have been specially created by culinary experts to be enjoyed in the cabin environment.

The new dishes are being served to Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers on selected flights from Hong Kong to long-haul destinations and feature Hong Kong specialities and traditional tastes.

From August to October, six selected dishes are being served. Business and Premium Economy Class passengers can enjoy slow cooked pork with preserved Hakka mustard greens; wok-fried chicken with black bean; and Hong Kong-style curry prawns. The featured dishes in Economy Class are braised fish with ginger, spring onion, mushroom and steamed jasmine rice; braised beef in chu hou sauce on steamed jasmine rice; and braised minced pork with eggplant in mild chilli sauce on steamed jasmine rice.

All the carefully designed signature dishes capture the essence of traditional local Chinese cuisine in terms of cooking style, ingredients, taste and appearance. More dishes will be introduced in the coming months and the Signature Chinese Dishes will be extended to regional routes from November.

To further enhance the inflight dining experience, the recently introduced dishes are being complemented by new tableware including rice served in a traditional rice bowl in Business Class and main hot entree presented in a china serving dish in Premium Economy Class.

Cathay Pacific Director Service Delivery Philippe de Gentile-Williams said: “As the home carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific not only provides premium services to passengers but also takes great pride in promoting the best elements of local Chinese cuisine to travellers from Hong Kong and around the world. The new signature dishes capture the true essence of local Chinese cuisine and we are sure passengers will appreciate these additions to our inflight menus.”

Cathay Pacific strives to provide the best inflight experience and is always looking to introduce new dining elements for its passengers. The Hong Kong carrier was recently named “Best Airline – Food and Wine” in the Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards, recognising the great effort of the Cathay Pacific catering team and the inflight kitchens of Cathay Pacific Catering Services in Hong Kong, and the caterers in other destinations to which the airline flies.