Philippine Airlines Meals Mnl-Hkg-Mnl December 2013

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. 

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge - arroz caldo
arroz caldo

 

I was so happy to see pour over coffee in the lounge. All the equipment were Hario brand. 

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge- pour over coffee-002

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge- pour over coffee-001

 

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.

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge- pour over coffee

PAL breakfast menu Mnl-Hkg

 

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

beef pastrami with Edam & Emmenthal cheese
beef pastrami with Edam & Emmenthal cheese

 

They often change suppliers of ensaymada and this one is pretty good specially with the Edam cheese from the appetizer bowl.

ensaymada
ensaymada

 

The first time I had the beef adobo flakes I loved it. This time it was dry, hard and overcooked. 

beef adobo flake,  Pinoy spiced vinegar, kalo kalo fried rice
beef adobo flakes, Pinoy spiced vinegar, kalo kalo fried rice

PAL dinner menu Hkg-Mnl

 

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. 

poached prawn, scallops and pomelo salad with coconut dressing
poached prawn, scallops and pomelo salad with coconut dressing

 

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.

bacalao-style cod fillet in tomato bell pepper  sauce
bacalao-style cod fillet in tomato bell pepper sauce

 

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.

leche flan
leche flan

 

It’s still one thick leche flan!!!

PAL dinner - leche flan-001

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