Introducing “Santan”: Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

I have always enjoyed Philippines AirAsia’s hot meals, quick bites and even their Chocolate Chip Cookies. My family are fans as well! So, when I learned several weeks back that Philippines AirAsia will be upgrading their in-flight menu which will now be called “Santan”, I knew that great things were in store.Replacing “AirAsia Café” to “Santan” is part of the airline’s latest offering to enhance customer experience while flying.

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Santan is an essential ingredient in Malay cooking which refers to the liquid obtained from pressing shredded coconut meat that is used in almost all ASEAN dishes. In Philippines AirAsia, you will get to enjoy several fares that pay tribute to the rich ASEAN flavours. Some of which are Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rice, Beef Caldereta and Adobo that is available in some flights. Philippines AirAsiahotmeals and sandwiches are Halal certified.

I was fortunate enough to be able to taste some of Santan’s offerings just a few days back en route to Hong Kong.

Santan – Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

HOTMEALS

Bangus Sisig (Php230.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Sisig is an all time favorite Filipino dish made of pork. But there are also variations of sisig like tofu, chicken and this one – Bangus (milkfish). It is a concoction of fried minced milkfish and fresh vegetables with toasted garlic.

Buffalo Chicken Strips with Roasted Potatoes (Php230.00) / *(Php168.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

The chicken strips are marinated in Texan barbecue giving this Philippines AirAsia in-flight meal a little bit of kick and tang in every bite. Instead of rice, this Santan dish is partnered with roasted potatoes that go perfectly well together.

*Pre-book and save up to Php60 and get served first onboard.

*Each pre-booked meal comes with a 100ml complimentary drinking water.

Spicy Beef Bulgogi (Php230.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

You’ve got thinly sliced beef strips marinated in some light soy and sesame oil. Nutty, salty and flavorful. Yum! A must-try when you check out the Santan menu.

Korean Japchae (Php230.00) / *(Php168.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Don’t want rice or potatoes? How about some noodles? The Korean Japchae is a stir fried dish with vermicelli noodles, beef and mushroom, drizzled with sesame oil. It’s one complete meal ready to satisfy.

*Pre-book and save up to Php60 and get served first onboard!

*Each pre-booked meal comes with a 100ml complimentary drinking water.

Barbecue Cola Beef (Php230.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

This cola infused barbecue beef was a hit! And partnering it with tangy tomato rice made it a sure favorite. That sweet-tangy-salty combination was just divine!

Vegetarian Chickpea Curry (Php230.00) / *(Php168.00)

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Vegetarians, don’t fret! Philippines AirAsia serves meat-free meals as well. This Vegetarian Chickpea Curry got my attention! This Santan dish is cooked in savory curry sauce and goes really well with the mushroom rice. Delish!

*Pre-book and save up to Php60 and get served first onboard!

*Each pre-booked meal comes with a 100ml complimentary drinking water.

SANDWICHES

Hoisin Grilled Chicken (Php150.00)

Grilled Chicken in Pesto (Php150.00) / *(Php136.00)

*Pre-book and save up to Php60 and get served first onboard!

*Each pre-booked meal comes with a 100ml complimentary drinking water.

DESSERT

Apart from the new hot meals on Philippines AirAsia’s Santan menu, guests will be able to choose from a variety of sweets with choices such as Lemon Torte and Banoffee Cake. Of course their famous Chocolate Chip Cookies are still available on-board at Php80. But if you pre-book your Santan meal, you get to enjoy great discounts! So make sure to leave room for some sweet treats! End your meal with either a Lemon Torte (Php120.00) or Banoffee Cake (Php120.00). It doesn’t matter whatever you choose, it’s both sinfully good!

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals
Lemon Torte

Santan
Banoffee Cake
BEVERAGE

Badoit Sparkling Water (Php100.00), Mineral Water (Php50.00), Soda (Php90.00), Fruit Juices (Php95.00), San Mig Light or Pale Pilsen in can (Php120.00), Yellow Tail Merlot Red Wine or Chardonnay White Wine (Php280.00), Pocari Sweat (Php90.00) or Coffee.

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

Santan - Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals

All AirAsia guests are encouraged to pre-book their meals to save up to 20% as compared to purchasing their Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals on board. This guarantees that their preferred meals are available during their flight. Guests who have booked their flights without meals, meanwhile, can easily add them in via the ‘Manage My Booking’ option after logging in to www.airasia.com.

Apart from Philippines AirAsia in-flight meals, stay updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPh), Instagram (instagram.com/AirAsiaPh) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines)

Happy flying (and eating, of course!)

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