This is the food served on our return flight from Hong Kong to Manila on Philippine Airlines. I’m happy to report it was very good. For the Manila to Hong Kong meal click here
smoked salmon w/ potato & cucumber salad
Notice the fried garlic slices in the aluminum cup. It was a nice touch that added extra dimension to an already flavorful fish. The fish was cooked just right but the rice was a bit dry and hard but still edible.
marinated bangus (milkfish)
w/ adobo butter & garlic
served w/ tomato rice
pièce de résistance – dessert! When I first looked at it I didn’t know what to expect. I thought it was going to be watery soup with mangoes & macapuno (coconut sport).
pearl soup w/ mango & melon balls
But when I stirred it I discovered the tapioca was the tiny, sticky kind and the coconut soup was thick. This dessert reminded me of a deconstructed Thai sticky rice and mango dessert or a modern take on guinataan. It was delectable.
Another thumbs up to PAL for that terrific dinner!