My family spends the Christmas holidays in Hong Kong every year away from the traffic madness. I’ll be featuring my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong as well as some new discoveries.
Our journey always begins at Philippine Airlines lounge in Manila. I’ve featured the renovated lounge before so this time I’ll just show you what’s new.
I only eat arroz caldo (chicken congee) at the lounge since it’s the best food they have. They also have small panini sandwiches which were pretty good too.
I was so happy to see pour over coffee in the lounge. All the equipment were Hario brand.
They can afford a better grinder than this one from Cuisinart. The coffee was not bad at all! Definitely better than the one from their Jura espresso machine.
If you are a regular reader of this blog you will how much I like the food on Philippine Airlines specially on business class although I’ve had some luck with economy class food too. I just wish they had more variety specially during breakfast. I’ve had this same meal before.
They often change suppliers of ensaymada and this one is pretty good specially with the Edam cheese from the appetizer bowl.
The first time I had the beef adobo flakes I loved it. This time it was dry, hard and overcooked.
This is one of my favorite salads onboard PAL. Somehow they managed to cook the seafood perfectly and not turn it rubbery. Add in sweet pomelo and a light coconut dressing and it’s a sure wipe out for me.
I never order fish in an airplane because of I’m afraid that it will be overcooked and have a fishy smell. I almost ordered the stuffed chicken with mushroom since I had it before and I liked it. But I wanted to try something new so I took a risk and ordered the cod fillet. Imagine my shock when the fish was tender, flaky and almost at par with good restaurants. It was a risk that paid off. Both breakfast and dinner choices were by Chef Fern Aracama.
Somebody in PAL must have read my post about their good but ultra sweet leche flan. They toned down the sugar and now it doesn’t taste diabetic anymore.
It’s still one thick leche flan!!!