Skip to content

AirAsia adds Santan specialty coffee, plant-based Nasi Lemak

July 26, 20234 minute read
Santan specialty coffee

Santan specialty coffee and plant-based Nasi Lemak are the latest offerings on the AirAsia Malaysia in-flight menu. After a short lived experiment with their ‘Barista on Board’ some years ago, they’ve done some innovating and come up with a new way to enjoy your coffee. This won’t involve fitting the aircraft with an espresso machine or ensuring that it’s always staffed with a barista.

Santan specialty coffee and plant-based Nasi Lemak

AirAsia’s Santan is well known for its innovative menu which offers some core staples across the group while adding local favourites in each. The in-flight menu offers a selection of what’s available for dine-in or delivery in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.

The new menu items, first-of-its-kind freeze-dried specialty coffee and a tasty plant-based Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak, will be available onboard AirAsia and AirAsia X flights. The Santan 92′ Signature Blend is crafted by Santan’s champion roaster earning an impressive 92-point rating from the Coffee Review, the World’s Leading Coffee Guide.

This specialty coffee is available as a classic Americano, Caffe Latte, and a flavourful Caffe Mocha, hot or cold. As part of the airline’s commitment to sustainability, the coffee beans are sourced sustainably from Guatemala, Brazil, and Indonesia, offering both quality and taste.

In line with this initiative, Santan embraces more plant-based options with its new version of Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak. The signature dish with a plant-based twist features a generous serving of wild purple rice, complemented by a flavourful vegetarian curry. These are crafted with plant-based protein, eggplant, French beans, and potatoes. Topped with onion sambal, crunchy peanuts, and coconut strips, this offering is almost guilt-free.

…. We are thrilled to continue to revolutionise the in-flight dining experience with the introduction of Santan 92′ Signature Blend, our innovative specialty coffee, and the appetising plant-based Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak. Santan General Manager, Catherine Goh

She added that Santan serves nearly 1 million cups of coffee in an average year and sold about 29 million nasi lemak across AirAsia’s 130 destinations. They now forward to  serving millions more AirAsia’s passengers with the world’s finest coffee beans in the skies, to meet the rising demand for innovative and sustainable dining choices.

Plant based Pak Nasser’s nasi lemak

As always, you’ll get the best price and be assured of your choice if you pre-book before you fly.  The specialty coffee and plant-based Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak are affordably priced, starting from RM9 a cup and RM16 for a pre-booked meal. Pre-book your meals up to four hours before the scheduled departure time. Please note that while you can pre-book your meal, the coffee is only available on board, on a first come first served basis. 

Menu item Price on AirAsia Malaysia (AK) Price on AirAsia X Malaysia (D7)
Americano (Hot/Cold) RM9 RM10
Caffe Mocha (Hot/Cold) RM11 RM12
Caffe Latte (Hot/Cold) RM12 RM13
Menu item Pre-booked price on AirAsia Malaysia (AK)and AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) Inflight price on AirAsia Malaysia (AK)and AirAsia X Malaysia (D7)
Plant-Based Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak RM16 (AK)      RM21 (D7) RM18 (AK)      RM23 (D7)

Allergen Information: Guests with specific dietary requirements are kindly advised that the plant-based Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak contains the following allergens: Nut, Soy, Gluten, and Sesame.

So what does it taste like?

We have an overnight flight coming up soon, so I’ll be changing my meal order to add one of each of these new offerings. Let’s see if the Santan 92′ Signature Blend lives up to the claim that it’s innovated with Santan’s very own SuperCooling-extraction technology to retain the exquisite taste and aroma of world leading specialty coffee.

If it’s really …….

free from additives, a blend surpassing traditional instant coffee and pods, ensuring a perfect cup at any altitude and temperature, perfect to warm up in a cool cabin or over ice as a pick-me-up during any flight

you can be sure I’ll be back for more on my return flight.

# AirAsia, AirAsia Santan, AirAsia X, Airline Food, Singapore Changi Airport
Share this Article
Further Reading
Trending Articles

No Comments

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back To Top