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Emirates, the world’s largest flying restaurant

Oct 29, 2017
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Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. They cater for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across the six continents. They serve destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant focusing on local flavor. For example a passenger flying to and from Sri Lanka can experience Tamarind chicken curry with moongkiribath and seenisambol, Mysore masala dosa, chicken curry with lemon grass with Sri Lankan roti, Idli Upma, Pol sambol and lunu miris.

If you are heading to Japan they offer authentic Kaiseki cuisine and Bento boxes served with Japanese crockery, cutlery and tea sets to ensure an unrivalled food experience on board. If you are headed down under the menu offers a broad range of traditional local favourites such as minted lamb sausages. Reflecting Australia’s multiculturalism, the menu also includes Asian flavours, as well as Middle Eastern flavours and ingredients, catering to Emirates’ diverse passenger mix and representing its global route network.

Not only do they offer amazing region based foods they offer seasonal food items by reviewing their recipes monthly like Christmas menu in December and specially created boxes for those fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. . The bread baskets offer flavored breads or breads produced with a sourdough base are popular on European routes while parathas, pooris, and naan bread are served on all nine Emirates routes to India. On its Middle Eastern routes, customers get to enjoy Arabic bread – Markook – a very thin unleavened bread common in the region, and Manakesh which is either topped with Zaatar or Cheese. In premium classes, meals are served on Royal Doulton tableware with Robert Welch cutlery specially designed for Emirates. They focus on offering simple, well cooked dishes using high quality fresh ingredients. Emirates has been serving tea from Sri Lanka’s iconic Dilmah brand across all its cabins for the last 25 years. Over 9.6 million tea bags are used each year with more than 10 tea varieties on offer, including an exclusive blend created for the airline served in First Class called the Emirates Signature Tea.

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