One of the few, if not the only airline to still offer free meal services onboard, Hawaiian Airlines is taking their Hawaiian hospitality to a new level by introducing a new menu of homegrown meals and snacks. Attempting to showcase the diversity and flavor of Hawaiian culture, these meals are now available on all international and domestic flights. Blaine Miyasoto, Hawaiian’s VP of product development, states that, “Allowing our guests to savor the delicious flavors of our local cuisine helps them begin their Hawaii experience hours before they actually arrive. It’s an important part of the Hawaiian hospitality that sets us apart from any other carrier to our islands and another example of how Hawaii flies with us.”
Chef Chai Chaowasaree uses ingredients found in the islands, giving the new menu a decidedly authentic flare. Economy Class’ free meals will now include a Hawaiian breakfast wrap of fried rice, Portuguese sausage and edamame, and a chicken yellow curry with rice and pineapple. International routes to and from the islands will have menu options of a Hawaiian Moco, the chef’s take on a local favorite breakfast dish made with a grilled hamburger patty, steamed rice, brown gravy and fried eggs. And those lucky enough to be flying first class will have these tasty options on their menu: kalua pork and cheese omelet, shrimp and crab salad with crispy won ton taco, and grilled prawns with fusilli pasta and macadamia nut pesto.This food is almost as good as what you’ll eat on your Hawaii Vacation.
And for purchase, new items include macadamia nut shortbread cookies from Punaluu Bake Shop, granola bars from Anahola Granola, sweet potato and taro chips from Hawaiian Chip Company, and chocolate covered macadamia nuts and macadamia popcorn crunch from Island Princess. Is your mouth watering yet, cause mine is! Time for lunch!