Japan Airlines to introduce new menus and services on Japan Honolulu flights

by Devesh Agarwal

BEDD for Resort salmon with ginger-fried pork

Japan Airlines (JAL) will offer new restaurant inspired in-flight meal services on its new service from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA which starts this autumn.

In business class JAL will introduce “BEDD for Resort”, a special menu crafted by Star chef Chikara Yamada.

The Japanese menu is seasonal autumn salmon with ginger-fried pork and the western menu is steak of Japanese beef fillet with special sauce périgueux.

JAL will provide menu of “Ore-no Kinaishoku for Resort” on Honolulu routes in collaboration with Ore-no French and Ore-no Italian which are popular restaurants in Japan.

Japanese beef fillet with special sauce périgueux by Chef Chikara Yamada

In economy class, the airline is working with Kazuhide Nose, Chef of Ore-no French and Toshihiro Yamaura, Chef of Ore-no Italian for a new in-flight meal service, “Ore-no Kinaishoku for Resort”. The main dish is Ore-no Beef Stroganoff, designed by Chef Nose with side dishes and dessert are Ore-no Zensai, Ore-no Salad with truffle oil dressing as well as Ore-no Sweets – Tiramisu, by Chef Yamaura, will be served between September and November 2013.

Economy class meal. Ore-no Kinaishoku for Resort beef Stroganoff

Between December and February 2013, the airline will switch, offering an Italian main dish designed by Chef Yamaura, and French side dishes and dessert designed by Chef Nose

The new menus will be served in both classes on flight to Honolulu from Tokyo (Narita), Nagoya (Chubu) and Osaka (Kansai), starting from September 1, 2013.

Kua ‘Aina Hawaiian Hamburger Sandwich

On the Tokyo Haneda to Honolulu, Hawaii service JAL is offering a new breakfast menu in collaboration with KUA ‘AINA, a famous restaurant chain in Hawaii and Japan, which as been serving its famous burgers and succulent char-grilled sandwiches since 1975.

The airline is also re-timing its meal service, from after take-off to before landing for the flight departing from Tokyo (Haneda) at 23:40 from October 1, 2013, to ensure passengers have adequate time for rest.

For ladies, from October 1 onwards, the airline is providing a “womens’ only” area comprising of four seats in the rear of the economy class which will be set up for make-up and nursing babies.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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