Korean Air Adds Traditional Korean Food to Inflight Experience

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Korean Air has added traditional Korean food to its inflight experience.

The new offerings - Dongchimi noodle and Nutritious Rice - are now being served to First and Prestige class passengers on flights to and from the Americas and Europe.

Dongchimi noodle is a traditional Korean noodle soup consisting mainly of radish kimchi. The piquant flavor of the soup and savory taste of the noodles work in a delicious harmony. Meanwhile, the soups digestive enzymes can have settling effect for long haul travelers tummies.

Nutritious Rice is a rice medley with cooked autumn squash, chestnut, jujube, ginkgo, sweet rice, pine nuts and brown rice presented in an autumn squash cup.

Dongchimi noodle and Nutritious Rice will complement the other traditional Korean fare offered inflight. The airline also offers Chinese and Western meals.

Korean Air is a two-time winner of the Mercury Award, once for its Bibimguksoo (Spicy Korean Noodles) and another time for its Bibimbap (mixed vegetables and meat with rice).

Ghost Block Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Korean Air also recently became one of the worlds first airlines to serve Ghost Block Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon inflight. The vineyard is getting a lot of attention lately, most recently being recognized by noted wine critic, Robert Parker.

The cabernet will be offered to First Class travelers on three North American routes: New York, Los Angeles and Washington.

Korean Air has two daily flights from New York, three daily from Los Angeles, and daily flights from Washington.

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