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Cebu Pacific launches new Halal-certified menu

DUBAI, September 3, 2019

Effective October 1, UAE travellers onboard Cebu Pacific flights will be able to try a new Halal-certified menu that evokes flavours close to home.

The new Cebu Pacific food menu, which includes rice and noodle dishes, savoury sandwiches, as well as options for vegetarian passengers, adheres to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system for international food safety.

“As every Cebu Pacific flight is a journey to or from home, we have designed this refreshing inflight menu to bring a feeling of comfort in the form of simple meals and familiar tastes,” said JB Bueno, director for Inflight Catering and Sales at Cebu Pacific.

“Cebu Pacific is known to our passengers for our year-round low fares and extensive route network, and we hope that our homey favourites onboard add to their inflight experience,” added Bueno.

Among the new lineup is the Pinoy Spaghetti – a Filipino take on the classic spaghetti. Spaghetti noodles are served in a sweet tomato-based sauce with sliced sausages and topped with grated cheddar cheese.

Other rice dishes the airline offers are the Beef Salpicao, where you can taste flavourful tender beef chunks seasoned in soy sauce and garlic served with garlic rice; the Hainanese Chicken Rice, a famous Singaporean offering of steamed chicken served with bok choy and seasoned rice; and the Fish Fillet in Black Bean Sauce, served with white rice and a side of bok choy.

Aside from the Pinoy Spaghetti, those who wish to have lighter options could have their palates satisfied by Chicken Yakisoba—stir-fried soba noodles with savoury chicken bits and crisp vegetables served in a sweet and tangy soy-based sauce.

For quick bites, there’s the Roasted Chicken Sandwich—toasted panini bread with roasted chicken, sautéed spinach, and grated cheddar cheese with a garlic aioli spread; and the Crab Salad Sandwich—shredded crab sticks and vegetables tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-based dressing with a hint of spice on brioche bread.

Vegetarians can have the Veggie Pesto Sandwich, consisting of tomato, lettuce and mozzarella layered on top of flavourful pesto in ciabatta bread.

The new onboard halal-certified meals are available for pre-order upon booking a flight (at least 24 hours before the flight) or managing a booked flight on 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,” added Bueno.  

Besides being Halal-certified, the onboard meals also come with nutritional and product information, as reference for an increasing number of health-conscious passengers on CEB. - TradeArabia News Service


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