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FUN MAGAZINE, September, 2005.
it or not: In-flight meals can be delicious, too!
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By Josie Wu Translated by Cara Steenstra,
Li-fan Chen, Irene Chiang
In the past, in-flight meals were not
generally something that passengers looked forward to.
However, all that has started to change, as many airlines
are striving to bring great food onto their aircraft
in order to provide passengers with a satisfactory dining
experience, especially during long-distance flights.
China Airlines (CAL) has worked hard
at improving their cabin services, as well as renewing
their equipment and facilities. In addition, they have
been creative with their in-flight meals, introducing
different types of food according to the flight routes,
times and seasons. They even provide an online meal
ordering service to satisfy customers' needs. China
Pacific Catering Services has been working with Shin
Yeh Company to introduce Taiwanese cuisine on CAL flights.
There is also cooperation with the Council of Agriculture
to provide "mango meals" on Tokyo flights.
CAL continues to create new in-flight meals and their
most recent introduction is Hakka cuisine, available
until the end of the year. Passengers flying across
the Pacific on flights originating from Taipei have
a chance to taste traditional Hakka cuisine, including
dishes prepared from ingredients such as dried plums,
fermented bean paste, cod and lotus seeds. Hakka-style
mochi glutionous rice cakes are wrapped around fried
pickled vegetables for an interesting combination of
sweet and salty flavors. Try it with some Grass Jelly
and Tofu Pudding for a full reflection of Hakka cuisine's
tastiness and non-greasiness. With every change of menu,
CAL showcases yet more of Taiwan's rich cuisine to the