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Fine Indian Cuisine on Singapore Airlines

Tantalise Your Taste Buds With Find Indian Cuisine on Singapore Airlines

Exquisite and delightful - fine Indian cuisine can now be enjoyed on Singapore Airlines flights between Singapore and cities in India.

From August 2006, First Class customers will be able to savour Shahi Thali, a unique Indian meal that features a dazzling spread of traditional Indian delicacies. Specially designed by internationally acclaimed chef Sanjeev Kapoor for Singapore Airlines, Shahi Thali showcases the best dishes in both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine.

A veritable feast in the sky, it comprises a starter, two types of chutneys (Indian relish), up to four entrees, rice, Indian rotis (bread) and a signature desert. Lassi (a yoghurt drink) and masala tea complete the authentic dining experience. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions of Shahi Thali are available.

“Shahi Thali is a unique meal service we have created to represent the diversity and depth of Indian cuisine. Each dish is prepared with the exact method and ingredients of the region from which it originates. With this smorgasbord, our customers can indulge in a flavourful gastronomic treat that embodies the best in Indian cooking,” said Mr Sak Hin Chin, General Manager New Zealand.

“In the design of Shahi Thali, we consulted many of our Indian frequent fliers through food-tasting sessions conducted in both Singapore and India. The feedback enabled our food and beverage team to fine-tune the meal to feature the authentic tastes as preferred by our customers,” added Mr Chin.

A newly appointed member of Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel, Chef Sanjeev is one of the most celebrated chefs in India. Best known in India as the author of several top-selling cookbooks as well as host of a hit TV cooking series Khana Khazana, he is also a restaurant consultant who has lent his franchise to several up-market, award-winning restaurants like the Grain of Salt and The Yellow Chilli chain in India and abroad.

The latest in a series of ethnic meals created by Singapore Airlines, Shahi Thali follows the introduction of Hanagoyomi, a specialty Japanese meal set and Shi Quan Shi Mei, a spread of 10 Chinese delicacies. It is part of the Airline’s ongoing effort to offer customers the best onboard culinary experience by offering ethnic cuisine that is specific to a route.

Shahi Thali will be available on all Singapore Airlines flights between Singapore and New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore as well as Hyderabad.

Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel was set up in 1998. Comprising award-winning chefs of global stature, the Panel works closely with the Airline’s own chefs, to create the unique and mouth-watering selection that is available to customers in all classes on board. The Panel of internationally celebrated chefs includes Georges Blanc from France, Sanjeev Kapoor from India, Sam Leong from Singapore, Matthew Moran from Australia, Yoshihiro Murata from Japan, Nancy Oakes and Alfred Portale from the United States, Gordon Ramsay from the United Kingdom and Yeung Koon Yat from Hong Kong.

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