SriLankan Airlines has unveiled a delectable new range of authentically Sri Lankan dishes for its menu under the theme, ‘SriLankan Flavours.’
The new introductions to its Sri Lankan meal option will be available onboard SriLankan long haul and medium haul flights and at the signature Business Class lounges of the airline at Bandaranaike International Airport.
The reinvented meals aim to showcase Sri Lankan food to the global traveller by emphasizing on the nutritional and medicinal benefits of the ingredients that go into the meals, based on culinary traditions passed down through generations.
The fascinating lineup of new dishes include main meals such as egg roti with Paraw fish curry and crumb fried prawns; Dhunthel rice with traditional curries; Kuruluthuda heirloom rice served with chicken pepper curry and local vegetables; pittu with kirihodi, chickpea curry and lunumiris; and Lamprais. Complementing these uniquely Sri Lankan mains are equally scrumptious desserts like Lavariya; and curd with waraka compote. Immunity boosting beverages such as king coconut with coconut pulp; local cucumber and honey; and pineapple and aloe vera are also part of the menu.
The new meal options are replete with fibre, minerals and healing properties ensuing from champion ingredients that are locally sourced such as Kurakkan; ginger; cinnamon; curry leaves; clove; and Kuruluthuda, an heirloom rice variety of Sri Lanka.
The ingredients are blended to enhance the inherent flavours, textures and wellness aspects that define the Sri Lankan culinary experience using trusted, centuries-old native recipes and cooking methods.
Therefore, each item is not just flavourful, but packed with nutritional value, thus appealing to the health-conscious, contemporary traveler.
Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines stated, “We are excited to introduce these new additions which are certain to stimulate all five senses, to our inflight cuisine as an expression of Sri Lankan heritage.
Additionally, we are helping to promote and preserve the culinary culture of Sri Lanka by offering traditional delicacies of the island to a global audience of travellers.”
The SriLankan Flavours campaign is just one of many initiatives of the airline aiming to deliver a superior and quintessentially Sri Lankan inflight experience for its customers.
Sri Lankan cuisine in particular has been a part of the fabric of SriLankan Airlines’ inflight product since the beginning, with many frequent flyers looking forward to the airline’s signature Sri Lankan dishes when they travel.
Passengers could always expect to see a Sri Lankan meal option on their inflight menu and enjoy authentic Sri Lankan food alongside a continental spread whenever they fly SriLankan Airlines.
Whilst SriLankan continues to introduce various enhancements to its onboard service, the range of authentically Sri Lankan meal options is also set to expand in time.
Ultimately, the airline’s hope is to delight its loyal customers by offering an experience that is innately Sri Lankan, yet globally superior.
SriLankan’s efforts to please customers does not go unnoticed and is often validated by customers themselves with SriLankan Airlines recently winning the APEX Passenger Choice Awards® for Best Food & Beverage and Best Seat Comfort in Central/Southern Asia 2023, confirming that the airline is on the right track where onboard service is concerned.