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Chinese New Year: Qatar Airways Brings Special Menu Onboard

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Qatar Airways is taking passengers on a journey of flavours with an oriental-inspired menu onboard flights to popular Asia destinations between 11 and 12 February 2021.

At Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Business Lounge, passengers will also have the opportunity to sample wholesome Asian cuisine and celebrate the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar at Hamad International Airport during the same period.

Business Class passengers travelling to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore can select from a delicious à la carte menu that will feature Cantonese style pineapple smoked salmon, white radish stuffed with cream cheese and dragon fruit, chicken and prawn wonton soup with shiitake mushrooms, spring onion and chili soy sauce, stir-fried handmade noodles with lobster in doubanjiang sauce mixed with mushrooms and spring onion, and pan seared duck with lotus seed brown rice and vegetables. They can indulge in a tantalising dessert which includes dried raspberry kumquat mousse.

Passengers travelling in Economy Class can enjoy stir-fried prawn noodles with spring onions and crispy youtiao, or sweet and sour chicken stir-fried pineapple rice, as a main dish. For dessert, customers can indulge in a tofu and honey roasted sesame seed mousse.

Premium passengers will also be treated to special Chinese New Year touches throughout their on board experience featuring a spiced oriental fizz welcome beverage on board, festive tray mats and napkin bands with traditional good luck and fortune symbols, chopsticks served on all trays, and Chinese lucky knots placed on cutlery rolls.

Economy Class passengers will receive red envelopes ‘hóngbāo’ with inspiring messages that symbolize good fortune and luck for the New Year ahead.

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