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Japanese haute cuisine served on EVA Air flights to Osaka

Japanese haute cuisine served on EVA Air flights to Osaka

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Japanese haute cuisine from Kyoto is being served on EVA Airways flights from Taipei to Osaka from Tuesday, making EVA Air Taiwan's first airline to serve food from a 3 Michelin star restaurant.
EVA Airways Corp., Taiwan's second-largest aviation company, said the meals, which will be offered in all cabin classes, comes from the Kyo-Ryori Nakamura restaurant in Kyoto, designed by master chef Motokazu Nakamura.
EVA Air Chairman Chang Kuo-wei decided to offer these dishes on the one-way flight after personally tasting them in Japan, with the aim of providing an excellent experience for passengers.
Nakamura, which opened in 1827, serves traditional kaiseki cuisine. Motokazu Nakamura is the 6th-generation head chef. He has visited Taiwan five times to help EVA Air prepare its inflight meals, while the airline has sent chefs to Kyoto to learn Nakamura's cuisine on the spot.
Different dishes using Taiwanese ingredients and Japanese sauces on the Nakamura Kyoto cuisine's menu will be served every month, EVA Air said, adding that it has plans to put them on other routes in the future. One passenger surnamed Lee, who led a group of tourists to Osaka, said it was a good bargain to be able to enjoy sukiyaki prepared by Nakamura in the economy cabin. "The bamboo rice was so nice and beyond compare with other airline food," she said.
Another passenger identified by her surname Chiu said she never expected to have such luxury dishes in economy class.
She said she ate lotus seed porridge and sesame tofu and added the texture was unique and that she would never forget the wonderful taste.
(By S.F. Wang and Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-21 07:36 GMT+08:00