I get excited whenever I have the chance to walk around a farm. I had the privilege of visiting farms and seeing how vegetables are grown, and even harvesting them! I am especially happy when I get to eat fresh food straight from the farm, which is what farm-to-table restaurants usually do.
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A few days ago, I had the experience of going to another farm and eating fresh food straight from there. I also learned that some of their fresh greens are now meant for AirAsia flights. Instead of farm to table, this will be farm to air.
Lyndon Tan, the farmer-owner of Basic Necessity: Salad Time, took our group around his farm in Tagaytay. Aside from seeing rows and rows of lettuce and other fresh greens growing from the ground, we also saw alfalfa and bean sprouts (the one you see as a topping for Vietnamese pho!) being grown with just water.
I learned that the fresh greens, especially the lettuce, after being harvested are delivered to their clients after a few hours. Usually, those ready by morning are delivered by or before mid-afternoon. Good thing as the produce is always fresh!
After the farm tour, we were whisked to Discovery Country Suites, AirAsia’s partner for its fresh food onboard. I found out that the in-flight food with farm-fresh vegetables will be the Caesar Salad (P120) and the Chipotle Chicken Wrap (P100). They are both good! I especially love the crispness of the lettuce and the creamy dressing (Having had many salads, many dressings are just so-so – this one is really good!)
AirAsia also introduced some of their new and existing items in their in-flight menu. I love the Sunset Bursts drink (P120) made from strawberry, lychee, and coconut jelly. The way it changes color when you stir it is also cool!
We were able to taste all this food at Discovery Country Suite’s garden with a view of Taal Lake.
The farm-fresh Caesar Salad and the Chicken Chipotle Wrap as well as the other food featured above and more are now available at AirAsia flights with Z2 code to and from the Philippines.