Taking a flight in first or business class means more than just a nice seat. It means an opportunity for airlines to experiment with fine dining by serving meals that highlight the signature foods of a particular location or the specialities of a famous chef. In the case of Qatar Airways, it’s both.
If you choose to fly with one of the world’s best airlines and cabin crew, then you will soon have the chance to enjoy Malaysia’s very own Chef Wan’s locally-inspired menu for Qatar Airway’s Business Class passengers.
As the winner of Skytrax World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering 2021, Qatar Airways continues to innovate its onboard dining options through innovative culinary partnerships with renowned chefs and restaurants throughout the world.
Chef Wan’s menu is based on traditional Malaysian cooking methods and flavours from the country. Guests can look forward to mouth-watering dishes such as charcoal-grilled fish fillet with spicy Portuguese sauce paired with lemuni rice, okra and chili padi; as well as lamb kuzi served with Terengganu style rice, cashew nut and acah buah.
The menu also includes an exclusive heritage recipe of Nyonya curry laksa passed down through different generations from Chef Wan’s family. Also on the menu is pisang goreng (banana fritters), Malaysia’s favourite sweet delight, reimagined by Chef Wan as Deep-Fried Caramel Bananas.
But anyway, here’s the full menu to whet your appetite.
Qatar Airways Chef Wan Business Class Menu
Trio of appetisers
Poached prawns and mango salad with glass noodles
Ginger flower, spring onions and lime cheek
Duo pomelo salad with lime and cili dressing
Prawn cracker, cherry tomato, and sesame
Seared scallop and tuna with papaya salad
Cucumber noodles, pineapple, and malinja cracker
Blanched vegetables and fried shallots
Nyonya Curry Laksa
Prawns and quail egg with sambal curry laksa
Charcoal-grilled fish fillet with spicy Portuguese sauce
Lemuni rice, okra, and cili padi
Lamb Kuzi with Terengganu-style rice
Cashew nut and acah buah
Chicken percik with lemon rice pilaf
Pajeri nenas and percik sauce
Deep fried caramel banana
Mango cream brulee