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Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2015
In September 2013, ANA Group launched its ‘Tastes of JAPAN’ campaign. This project, which introduces regional beverages and cuisine to ANA flights, airport lounges and other services, is designed to raise the profile of Japan’s lesser-known prefectures, particularly to overseas customers, and drive tourism to Japan. The project is also intended to stimulate local economies, in part by boosting consumption of regional agricultural products.
The eighth phase of the project will introduce ANA customers to products from Toyama, Nara and Fukuoka prefectures between June and August 2015. This will include:
Dry curry full of summer vegetables harvested in Toyama
Served at DINING h in ANA SUITE LOUNGE at Haneda’s International Terminal in July. Worcester sauce and white sesames make the spicy flavor.
‘Scallop, ham and vegetables simmered in cream and wrapped in crape with Hokuriku wine sauce,’ ‘white shrimp crackers,’ will also be served and sold on board.
Éclair with Nara’s Asuka Ruby strawberry jam
Served at ANA SUITE LOUNGE in the international terminals of Haneda and Narita Airports. The strawberry mousse with the refreshing, fragrant jam of Asuka Ruby harvested in Nara Prefecture is wrapped in choux pastry.
‘Sautéed sea bass and chorizo with Himotogarashi pepper grown in Nara, with balsamic apple vinaigrette including basil’ and ‘sirloin steak of Japanese Black beef grown in Nara Prefecture’ will also be served.
Fukuoka’s Local cuisine
Available on board on international Business Class. The appetizer ‘Okyuto’ is produced from the seaweed ‘Ego-nori,’ a popular accompanying dish in breakfast in Fukuoka. The main dish is the steamed golden threadfin bream, the luxurious white-fleshed fish, which is highly valuable also in Fukuoka. Other offerings include ‘Hakata best chicken, foie gras and scallop galantine with tuna and apple salad on egg’ and ‘spicy cod roe rice with tea poured on it.’
Airport Lounges: Japanese Sake Corner
As part of the project, ANA customers are able to sample Japanese sake, shochu and awamori, the ‘Kokushu’ or national spirits of Japan, at ANA airport lounges in Haneda, Narita and Kansai Airports.