Cebu Pacific Launches New Pre-ordered Meals

I got the chance to check out the in-flight meals of Cebu Pacific and went to MacroAsia Sats Food Industry in Parañaque City to see how they prepare every pre-ordered meal.  

Cebu Pacific’s pre-ordered menu consists of savory meals, sandwiches with vegetarian option and noodle dishes.

Here are the yummy pre-ordered meals you can order online for your next flight.

Hainanese Chicken Rice - a Singaporean dish made of steamed chicken, bokchoy, tomato and seasoned rice. 

Lechon Paksiw (Roasted Suckling Pig Stew) - Roasted suckling pig (lechon) stewed in an aromatic blend of vinegar, sugar and spices, served with white rice.

Beef Salpicao - tender beef chunks with soy sauce and garlic and served with garlic rice.

Fish fillet in Black Bean Sauce - fish fillet in a sweet and salty sauce made from black beans, served with a side of bok choy and white rice.

Chicken Yakisoba - Stir-Fried soba noodles with savory chicken and crisp vegetables in a sweet and tangy soy based sauce.

Pinoy Spaghetti - Filipino-style spaghetti in a sweet tomato based sauce with sliced sausages and topped with grated cheddar cheese.

There are also sandwich options available which include a vegetarian sandwich.

Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Spinach - toasted panini bread with roasted chicken, sauteed spinach and grated cheddar cheese with garlic aioli spread.

Crab Salad Sandwich - shredded crab sticks and vegetables tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-based dressing with a hint of spice on brioche bread.

Veggie Pesto Sandwich - light and fresh vegetarian sandwich with tomato, lettuce and mozzarella, layered on top of flavorful pesto in ciabatta bread.

All of the meals were delicious and among the pre-ordered meals, I’ll definitely order the lechon paksiw and veggie pesto sandwich on the next air travel. The lechon paksiw has the crunch of pork skin that I love and I like the freshness of the veggie pesto sandwich.

After we tasted and tried all of the meals presented to us, we then proceeded to tour of MacroAsia Sats facilities.

Here are some of the things they mentioned regarding the facility:

  • New, state-of-the-art facility on 7,130 square meters floor area
  • 25,000 meals per day at full capacity
  • 29 walk in cool rooms totaling 1,100 square meters of cold storage facility
  • Dedicated Halal and non-Halal kitchens and preparation areas
  • 4 freight elevators
  • 100% backup power supply for uninterrupted operation
  • R&D section for innovative recipe development
  • Waste water treatment plant to address environmental concerns

We are required to put on a lab coat, face mask and hair net when on a facility tour.

Lots of cctv are installed to monitor the facility.

Dust and other foreign materials are also removed by the roller.

Washing hands are also enforced before entering the premises.

Receiving area of the goods and ingredients.

The vegetable section where they slice and cut them.

Packing the breads in the container.

Storage of dry goods.

They prepare according to food template and make sure that they prepare it exactly the same weight and look.

Batch of pre ordered meal, hainanese chicken rice.

Preparation of sandwiches.

Cutting of pineapple.

The fruit section of the facility.

Cooking and boiling of the chicken.

Packing trays of the ingredients.

Cutting and slicing the crunchy pork to be used for lechon paksiw.

The crispy pork.

Trays of chicken ready for cooking.

Another dry storage space.

Big storage space for the pre ordered meals waiting for pickup to the plane.

These containers are equipped with temperature tracker to know if the pre ordered meals are nearing its danger zone or not.

Glad to have seen their facilities and  appreciated how they are strict in following standards in preparing the food. The science and system in applying how to receive, prepare, deliver the food to the plane and finally to the passenger is very detailed and you are assured that the food will be clean, well-presented and delicious.  

Also coming soon are the hot meals if ever you forgot to pre-order a meal online. Watch out for hot meals like Champorado, Beef Caldereta, Daing Red Rice, Bistek Tagalog and Chicken Adobo in December 2019.

To order your pre-ordered meals, you can visit Words and Photos by AARON NOMO for Azrael's Merryland Blog