Malaysia Airlines rolls out new business class, first class menu

By Chris C., May 15 2015
Malaysia Airlines rolls out new business class, first class menu

Business class passengers bound for Australia with Malaysia Airlines will now dine like the country’s royalty on flights departing Kuala Lumpur, including all of the airline’s services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.

Also in for a treat: pointy end travellers in either business class or first class (as offered) to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Auckland and selected destinations across Asia including Bangkok and Jakarta – although not short hops across to Singapore.

Developed in collaboration with Her Royal Highness (HRH) the Crown Princess of Pahang, one of the culinary highlights is Nasi Tumpang with Jelatah, layering Sambal prawns, chicken curry, fish and chicken floss and julienned omelette in a banana leaf cone aside picked vegetables:

Travellers can also look forward to Udang Masak Merah: stir-fried prawns in a blend of dried chilli and red onion with tomato Basmati rice and sautéed okra with onions…

… Dadar Pahang: deep-fried crêpe rolls stuffed with minced beef and potatoes and joined by a mesclun salad and cherry tomatoes...

… grilled beef tenderloin patty with boiled new potatoes, sautéed asparagus, cherry tomatoes and onion sauce…

… and a simple ‘minced beef on toast’ underneath an egg cooked sunny side up, plus chicken sausage, asparagus and grilled tomato:

 “The State of Pahang is a Malaysian food paradise waiting to be discovered,” said Malaysia Airlines Executive Chef Zahiddin Dris.

“Along with dedicated chefs from Malaysia Airlines and our catering partner, Brahim’s Airline Catering, we tried up to 20 recipes during a special cooking demonstration session before the final eight dishes were hand-picked.”

These dishes and more are the result of a 10-month culinary journey to every district of Pahang, and will appear on Malaysia Airlines flights through the year’s end.

Also read: Malaysia Airlines puts its entire Airbus A380 fleet up for sale

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

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Malaysian cuisine is amongst the best in the world (in my opinion) so kudos to MAS for showcasing some of the dishes which will bring their food to the world map.

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I need some Malaysian lunch now. Thanks, Chris :P

30 Aug 2013

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Interesting theyre rolling out a new F menu at the same time they are trying to sell all of their F aircraft....

25 Sep 2013

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Actually, these new menus were announced ages before the sale of their A380s.  It's just been reported here late. ;)

24 Apr 2012

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As these new dishes will be available until the end of the year, we decided to wait the extra week or two until hi-res versions of the photos were available, rather than running the story earlier but without images at all, or with images of low quality that don't look great when featured or expanded.

(Ideally any hi-res images would be available when the menus are launched, but that's not always the case... but in our view, that Nasi Tumpang shot was worth the wait!)

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19 Nov 2011

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That's a great new addition to their meal selection.

I tried the Nyonya Curry by Poh Ling Yeow. I suppose it actually tasted better fresh out of the pan than few hours later into the air.

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Are they flying again to Frankfort

24 Apr 2012

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Malaysia Airlines still flies to Frankfurt, although is suspending flights from May 29 2015.

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13 Sep 2011

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I hope they still serve the satay chicken nom nom nom.  All looks good though.

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Does MAH offer this menu to OneWorld Emerald status passengers travelling in economy?

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28 Jul 2013

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See start of article, business & first class, not coach!

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