Following upon the unveiling of its special flag-bearing A380 fuselage, Singapore Airlines has just launched a special Peranakan menu in honor of Singapore’s 50th anniversary. Named “Singapore Heritage Cuisine,” the menu was devised by Shermay Lee—famous in the city-state for her cooking school, two cookbooks, and branded Shermay’s foodstuffs in addition to collaborating with major global brands including illy and Valrhona—and is being served on select flights departing from Changi through the end of September. Among the dishes are nasi padang, a spicy mix of meat, fish, and vegetables with rice; Hokkien mee soup with king prawns; and Singapore-style ice cream sandwiches with squares of bandung (condensed milk with rose), gula melaka, pandan, and sweet corn ice cream pressed between two wafers. Passengers in business, first, and Suites classes can order their dishes in advance with the carrier’s Book the Cook service, and special dishes of rojak fruit salad and Nyonya fried Hokkien mee will be served exclusively in the Changi SilverKris lounge.
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