AirAsia Zest Hot Meals Now Available For Pre-Booking

November 22, 2013

AirAsia Zest Event
One Serendra Function Room

It is not a secret that DH and I love to travel. We travel at least once a year, twice, if we have extra money ;p Anyway, Shanghai-Beijing-Shanghai was one trip abroad that I will never forget. It was unforgettable not because of the Great Wall of China but because of the meal served on-board. During our flight back to Shanghai, I was served with what looks like diced meat teeming with gooey sauce. To be honest and more specific, it looked like it was taken straight out of a can of dog food. Eeew! Needless to say, I will never fly with that airline ever again!

I am glad to know that there's one airline, AirAsia Zest, that gives a lot of thought about their in-flight menu. There's a lot of treats that await you as you cruise 35,000 ft. above ground.

Hot Meals are now available for pre-booking!

What's more exciting is that AirAsia Zest now allows you to pre-book your hot meals as you book your seats. You can feast on up to 2 meals per flight. You can do this via the "Manage My Booking" tab on their website.

When you pre-book hot meals at, you get a 15% discount and as well as a complimentary 100ml bottled water. That's what I call a deal! 

 To find out what's on their in-flight menu, read after the break...

Chicken Adobo ala Mariles

Who doesn't love Chicken Adobo? I, for one, cook adobo at least once a week. Chicken Adobo ala Mariles consists of my favorite part of the chicken- breast. The chicken is cooked in vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves and peppercorns. Truly, one of the best known Filipino dished here and abroad!

*This hot meal is gluten-free and does not contain nuts, eggs, seafood and dairy.

On-board selling price: PhP 200
Pre-book selling price: PhP 168

Maan's Pasta Arrabiata

Pasta lovers and vegetarian enthusiasts fret not because AirAsia Zest thought about you by bringing in Maan's Pasta Arrabiata to its in-flight menu. This dish consists of penne pasta cooked in tomatoes, olives and herbs. It's very filling!

On-board selling price: PhP 200

Junior Cho's Korean Beef Stew

Beef lovers unite with Junior Cho's Korean Beef Stew! Basically, this is braised beef flank stewed in sweet soya and Asian sauce.

*This hot meal is gluten-free and does not contain eggs, seafood and dairy.

On-board selling price: PhP 200
Pre-book selling price: PhP 168

Pak Nasser's Nasi Lemak

It was my very first time to taste Nasi Lemak and I must say AirAsia Zest version knocked me off my feet. It's spicy yet it kept me coming back for more.

Pak Nasser's Nasi Lemak is Malaysia's Signature dish. The rice is cooked with coconut milk and it is served with chicken rendang and sambal sauce. To complete the meal, anchovies, peanuts and half a slice of hard boiled egg are included with this set.

*This hot meal is gluten-free and does not contain seafood and dairy.

On-board selling price: PhP 200
Pre-book selling price: PhP 168

Uncle Chin's Chicken Rice

Uncle Chin's Chicken Rice is Singapore's signature dish otherwise known as Hainanese Chicken. Rice is cooked with chicken stock then topped with Hainanese Roasted Chicken.

*This hot meal is gluten-free and does not contain eggs, seafood and dairy.

On-board selling price: PhP 200
Pre-book selling price: PhP 168

Presenting AirAsia Zest's Christmas Meal....

Honey Glazed Chicken

Honey Glazed Chicken is my favorite among the hot meals served during the event. The taste reminded me of my own version of Chinese Chicken Adobo which is on the sweet side.

Dalandan Soda and Christmas Brownie

The brownies, on the other hand, reminded me of my mom's oven-baked brownies that I used to eat as a child when I get home from school. Simply delish!

Here's the good news! Starting December 1, 2013, you can book AirAsia Zest's Christmas Meal which includes Honey Glazed Chicken, a can of Dalandan Soda and Christmas Brownie for only PhP 299!

Sandwiches (not in the photo) like Chicken Caesar and Roasted Chicken with Sundried Tomato are also available on-board AirAsia Zest's in-flight menu. 

Everybody loves dessert and AirAsia Zest's selection does not disappoint. Just take a look at the following photos below...

Cinnamon Breadsticks

These are toasted breadsticks sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. You can partner this with a cup of coffee on board just like when you are home.

Allergy warning: Contains eggs, dairy and cinnamon

On-board selling price: PhP 80

Choco Banana Pound

One of my favorite desserts is Choco Banana Pound. It is made from fruity banana pound cake with chocolate chunks.

Allergy warning: contains eggs and dairy

On-board selling price: PhP 90

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would describe the AirAsia Zest Chocolate Chip Cookies as soft, tasty, chewy and chocolate-y. 

Allergy warning: contains eggs and dairy

On-board selling price: PhP 80

You can mix and match these light yet fulfilling snacks with refreshing beverages served just the way you like it- hot or cold. Beverages available are sodas, juices and a whole lot more!

Want to make your trip more memorable? Bring home model planes, keychains and other collectible items with the red hot AirAsia brand. You can find all other items in the AirAsia cafe in-flight menu.

So what are you waiting for? Book now with : Fly right with AirAsia Zest and dine right with AirAsia Cafe.

*Zest Air is now flying with AirAsia, The World's Best Low Cost Airline. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved "AirAsia Zest" as the new Zest Airways, Inc. CAB also approved the new logo of Zest Airways, Inc. as seen above.

AirAsia Zest flies at the following destinations:

1. Manila Hub (NAIA Terminal 4/ NAIA Terminal 3-Incheon, South Korea and Shanghai, China)


  • Cebu
  • Davao
  • Kalibo
  • Tagbilaran
  • Cagayan De Oro
  • Puerto Prinsesa


  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Miri, Malaysia
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • Shanghai, China
  • Macau, China

2. Cebu Hub (Mactan Cebu International Airport)


  • Manila
  • Davao
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Puerto Prinsesa


  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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