The renaissance of South Korea as a global cultural export can be divided into three waves: Winter Sonata, K-Pop, and Korean sweet and spicy chicken. And today we are only going to focus on the most pressing matter for most Malaysians – food.
Korean sweet and spicy chicken, also known as dakgangjeong, has become so famous that you can find a dedicated restaurant in almost every mall. Which is nice and all, but have you ever felt like eating the Korean sweet and spicy chicken…ON A PLANE? Well, now you absolutely can.
Dakgangjeong is now available as part of Santan in-flight meal!
You might already be familiar with Santan in-flight meals such as Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak and Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice. Now AirAsia is adding a celebrity chef into the roster, Chef Hong Seok-Cheon and his signature Korean delicacy!
In case you still need to be convinced on how mouth-watering a dakgangjeong can be, it is described as ‘juicy chicken bites glazed in sticky, sweet and spicy Korean sauce, topped with crispy fritters.’ Hungry yet?
Chef Hong himself adds, “This is a dish I enjoyed growing up and even throughout all my TV shoots. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with AirAsia on this exciting project to bring Korean cuisine to more people.”
Our resident chef adapts this Korean dish for the skies
Cooking for a potluck and family dinners is one thing, but ensuring it tastes as yummy when you’re 31K feet in the sky is a whole different challenge. Our resident chef Calvin Soo gives a snippet on the factors that need to be taken into consideration when preparing an airline meal, “We save the extra batter for the crumbs to make the chicken crispier on the plane”. Indeed, batter makes everything better.
We were also lucky to have witnessed Chef Calvin giving us a cooking demonstration. The spicy aroma went through our nostrils like KL traffic going through the SMART tunnel; and we only wish he used cili padi for an extra Korean-Malaysian fusion, further strengthening the bilateral ties between these two countries.
Pre-book your dakgangjeong now!
Pre-book your dakgangjeong value meal with a complimentary drink now for only RM10 for AirAsia flights and RM15 for AirAsia X flights across all AirAsia destinations*. Pre-booking gives you cheaper-than-airport prices, a wider variety of meals, and priority meal delivery onboard.
To celebrate the launch of the new meal, AirAsia is also having its Super Sale campaign with super low fares and super awesome holiday packages, including destinations like Seoul, Busan and Jeju. Guests can enjoy 70% off their flights to all destinations and 45% off when they book their hotel together with their flight.
Book on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 28 April 2019 (2400 GMT +8) for travel between 1 October 2019 and 29 February 2020.
*Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken (Dakgangjeong) is available for pre-book on all carrier codes except AirAsia India flights (carrier code I5) and AirAsia Japan flights (carrier code DJ). Prices are subject to daily currency exchange rates
For an immersive South Korean experience, you can also listen to Kill This Love while gobbling your Korean sweet and spicy chicken: