Korean Air to Offer Full-Course Korean Menu on Long Flights

Korean Air will offer a new full-course menu featuring authentic Korean food for first-class passengers on long-haul flights from January, the airline announced on Wednesday.

Fliers will get to enjoy a selection of appetizers such as chilled vegetables, walnut and wild rice porridge, or fresh salad with soybean paste and plum dressing. This will be followed by a main dish of spicy kimchi pork stew and salmon dumplings.

For dessert, the airline will serve dried persimmon and sujeonggwa, a traditional Korean fruit punch featuring persimmon, cinnamon and ginger.

Korean Air said it will extend some of the same menu to business-class fliers in the first half of next year.

"We will serve authentic traditional Korean food in a high-end style that can be enjoyed by both Koreans and foreigners alike. As a global airline, we want to help promote Korean cuisine to the rest of the world," said Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air's executive vice president who oversees the company's in-flight meal business.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 12, 2013 10:34 KST