AirAsia Santan Food Festival, Best In Flight Meals

Wednesday, June 14, 2017



Hi merry goers,

Let me bring you to one of the coolest offices in Malaysia which is AirAsia RedHQ! I finally had the opportunity to pay  a visit to AirAsia office for the Santan Food Festival, the largest food tasting event in Asia featuring meals from across the region.





The event showcased the gastronomical delights of Santan hot meals from across AirAsia’s network, including the latest signature dish, Thai Green Curry with Rice, an aromatic chicken curry infused with authentic Thai spices served with fluffy fragrant white rice.



I also had the privilege to meet AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes which was totally awesome because I've read so much about his success story and he sure was a cool guy! Santan aims to create a unique food experience with the vision of replicating on-ground gourment experience on board. Food sure is a great unifying factor across the region but with  Santan, he believes that they will be able to create the first restaurant brand in the sky that is both tasty and affordable. 

They are exploring the use of green packaging and inflight coffee trolleys to enable serving freshly brewed premium coffee onboard as well as working  with local Asean enterprises and farmers in developing F&B products. I really like the idea of how Santan is able to create more job opportunities and business opportunities for young Malaysian entrepreneurs. 


The Santan Food Festival was attended by more than 200 members of the media and key influencers from 16 markets - Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and India. It was awesome how AirAsia gathered so many members of the media both international and local to join in this Santan Food Tasting Session. 


I even managed to bump into NOC latest member addition Aiken (@aikenchia) whom I have been enjoying watching him on Foodking NOC! Seriously, you guys should check him and Night Owl Cinematics videos :) 

Attendees took part in the Santan food tasting session and interactive activities, including a cooking demo of the Thai Green Curry with Rice meal by AirAsia Regional Manager of Group Inflight F&B Chef Calvin Soo, a performance by AirAsia X cabin crew, Assraf Nasir, and more. 


You guys might recognize Assraf from the ever viral Toxic dance video that hit so many views online. From the first time I met him during a food event a few months back, he is still that ever endearing and sweet guy! So happy for him that he is being recognized :)



AirAsia’s award-winning Santan menu offers the most extensive variety of inflight meals for guests to choose from both onboard and via online pre-booking. These include tantalising hot meals, kids meals, savoury snacks, healthier selections such as wraps and sandwiches and local desserts personalised to suit the preferences of guests travelling across AirAsia’s extensive route network.


On that day, we were able to savor sample sizes of all their menu items which I must say is really enjoyable for a flight menu. I can just imagine ordering this during my next flight. Don't forget to prebook your meals online to enjoy greater savings with the Santan Combo Meal plus you will be able to get a wider variety of meals and no more worries that the meals are sold out on board. Here's to priority meal services onboard! Yay :)

Follow the AirAsia Santan journey through the hashtag #AirAsiaSantan and #SantanFoodFest or the latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

Til next time loves,

xoxo
Miriam

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