ANA to Offer New Regional Menu Items for Passengers
All Nippon Airways announced it will roll out the third phase of its Tastes of Japan campaign between March and May 2014. The campaign, which launched in September 2013, is designed to introduce passengers to regional beverages and cuisines from lesser-known parts of Japan on ANA flights and in the airline’s lounges.
As part of the third phase, All Nippon Airways will begin serving beef stew from Miyagi, a Japanese prefecture located in the central part of the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. The dish will be stewed with Miyagi’s local beer, and will be offered as the main dish in business class on certain routes.
The airline will also introduce bavarois made with tangerines, a dessert from the prefecture of Ehime, which is located on the northwestern part of the island of Shikoku, the smallest and least populated of Japan’s four main islands. The cake-like dish consists of figs and Iyokan, a specific type of tangerine from Ehime.
The carrier will also begin serving Miyazaki sirloin steak. The grilled steak, served with a Japanese ginger sauce, is from Miyazaki, a prefecture on the island of Kyushu, the southernmost island of the country’s four main islands.
In addition, ANA will offer passengers the opportunity to sample Japanese sake, as well as shochu and awamori, the national spirits of Japan, at the airline’s lounges in Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, and Kansai International Airport.
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