ANA to Offer New Regional Menu Items on Flights, in Lounges

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 February 2016
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ANA aircraft in Tokyo

ANA aircraft in Tokyo

All Nippon Airways announced it will roll out the eleventh iteration of its Tastes of Japan menu between March and May of this year, which will feature cuisine from Aomori, Kyoto, and Saga prefectures.  The menu, 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 new phase, the carrier will offer Oirase garlic pork spareribs in sweet bean sauce, as well as Seiten no Hekireki or bolt out of the blue, a special type of rice, in first class. Both dishes are unique to Aomori Prefecture.

From Kyoto, ANA will offer panna cotta with milk in ANA Suite Lounges at both Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, as well as marinated prawns with pickled sliced turnip and duck in apricot pâté in business class on flights.

The carrier will serve Japanese seerfish caught in Saga Prefecture, along with ten grain rice miso which will be made with rice from the prefecture, also in business class. Japanese black beef, known as Roasted Kuroge Wagyu, from Saga Prefecture, will be available in the ANA Suite Lounge at Tokyo Haneda.

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