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Garuda Indonesia’s 21 new in-flight meals highlight local cuisine

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Wed, February 20, 2019  /  08:51 pm
Garuda Indonesia’s 21 new in-flight meals highlight local cuisine

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has introduced "The New Signature Dishes of Indonesia", a selection of 21 new in-flight meals. (Shutterstock.com/cesc_assawin)

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia officially introduced “The New Signature Dishes of Indonesia” on Wednesday.

Highlighting local delicacies, "The New Signature Dishes of Indonesia"  features a total of 21 dishes, 15 of which are made by the airline's business unit Aerofood ACS, while six dishes are produced in collaboration with Padang restaurant Sarimande.

The 15 dishes by Aerofood ACS are divided into three categories: Signature Breakfast, Signature Lunch and Signature Refreshment.

Available for domestic flights, each category presents a variety of Indonesian dishes, varying from the popular nasi goreng spesial (special fried rice) and lontong sate ayam (chicken satay with rice cakes) to lesser-known local delicacies such as nasi tutug oncom (rice cooked with fermented soybean paste) and nasi ulam (rice cooked with herbs).

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Meanwhile, the collaborative menu offers nasi Padang (Padang-style mixed rice) with six choices of side dishes, namely rendang daging (beef rendang), ayam bakar (grilled chicken), dendeng batokok (beef cooked with red chili), dendeng batusangkar (spicy beef), ayam kalio (chicken with coconut gravy) and Sarimande’s very own ayam takicuah. Takicuah is a Minang word that translates to "fooled".

Garuda Indonesia and Sarimande’s in-flight meals are only available for lunch and dinner on domestic routes departing from Jakarta, namely Jakarta-Batam, Jakarta-Banjarmasin, Jakarta-Pontianak, Jakarta-Banda Aceh, Jakarta-Denpasar, Jakarta-Medan and Jakarta-Lombok.

The airline’s commercial director, Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah, said in a press release that “The New Signature Dishes of Indonesia” was part of Garuda Indonesia’s commitment to presenting “The New Flight Experience” and introducing local delicacies to the world.

The new in-flight meals are said to have passed a set of quality, distribution, safety and security assessments. (jes/mut)