The FINANCIAL — Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, announced its partnership with Blue Elephant, the famed fine-dining Thai restaurant in Thailand, to present to Business Class passengers, flying Bangkok/Hong Kong sector, a taste of Royal Thai cuisine with an exclusive inflight menu featuring a selection of classic Thai dishes, as one of the highlights of the “Sweeten You Up” surprises.
The new Royal Thai Cuisine menu selection, being served on Hong Kong Airlines flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong from now until 31 August 2016, features a total of 16 dishes including appetizers, main courses and desserts in phases. Traditional Thai cooking techniques are used to make every dish in the menu; and the main dishes are highlighted with an assortment of the famous Blue Elephant curry pastes, taking passengers on a delightful culinary journey the Thai way in the sky, according to Hong Kong Airlines.
Mr. Stanley Kan, Director of Hong Kong Airlines Service Delivery said, “Hong Kong Airlines always strives to enhance the variety and quality of dishes served onboard. By working with different renowned restaurants around the world, we hope to deliver the best inflight dining experience possible to our passengers. This time we are delighted to join hands with Blue Elephant, presenting a variety of classical Thai cuisine and bringing exquisite dining experience at its best to the air.”
Chef Nooror Somany, Master Chef of Blue Elephant Restaurant said, “We are honoured to be featured in Hong Kong Airlines’ in-flight dining menu. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular types of food in the world; thus, we are confident that passengers will appreciate having the delicious menu options we have prepared for their in-flight meals. We are well experienced with creating menus for airline passengers and it’s always a pleasure to present dishes that taste as good in the air as they do in our restaurants on land. We hope that the passengers will enjoy these traditional Royal Thai dishes and that it will give them a deeper understanding of our fine cuisine. We especially appreciate Hong Kong Airlines for this wonderful opportunity to serve their passengers a taste of Thailand. ”
Blue represents one of the colours of Thailand’s Flag and elephant is the country’s mascot. Blue Elephant Restaurant, which has more than 10 branches throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia, is widely recognized as the representative of authentic Royal Thai Cuisine. The Blue Elephant Restaurant in Thailand is so famous that it has welcomed presidents of numerous countries as well as VIP guests, advocating Thai cuisine and Thai culture all over the world. The exquisite selection on offer on board the Bangkok/Hong Kong sector includes a special selection of famous Blue Elephant signature dishes such as Panaeng Curry with Seabass, Massaman Beef, Green Curry with Chicken, etc. Fresh and tender meat works perfectly with coconut milk and curry pastes, creating a feeling of time travel to a palace in ancient Thailand.