Monday, January 4, 2016

Flight Club (By Plaza Premium Group) - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Say what you want, I still prefer to fly in and out of  KLIA. Not to say I don't "Fly Away Nava K" in low cost carriers, I only do for short flights. At my age when life has settled down, let me put it in a nice way. I can afford some luxury (I said some!) and that luxury is at KLIA. A meal is also customary before flying because, honestly, after two meals on a long haul/international flight, I don't want to eat any more. Flight food? Of course, of course, carefully packaged and served with lots of love but mostly I am happy with coffee, water or juices.

In our pride and joy airport, no doubt there are choices of eateries. I usually with the excitement of travelling around the world in 80 days (ahem!), over-load calories and upon returning home after more sinful food, I pressure myself to "shape-up". Joining the list of eateries on 2 December, 2015, "Flight Club"is the latest addition to their series of airport dining brands. Truly honoured I was for this dining experience accompanied by my half-half who till the last hour brooded "Why Me?"Well, my team didn't want to donate their accumulated annual leave and my man, I completely ignored because I had to sort out my issue of "primp and proper" dressing.

Located across the Plaza Premium Lounge (I'll tell you more on this and other facilities in the next post), on the Mezzanine Level in the Satellite Building, (Yes, International Departure), Flight Club showcases an enticing healthy menu of western and international cuisines. And when I found out that the emphasis is herbs and seeds, I was over the moon. After all, my concept of herbs from my tiny herb garden is similar to Flight Club's comforts of home concept. However, such so the Malaysian "sweat and perspire or let it rain" weather, rosemary and oregano has forsaken me while lemongrass and local herbs still love me.
At 24 hours daily, 3,200 sq.ft and 109 seats Flight Club, seeds (from chia seed and flaxseeds) are also the way to the visually enticing and healthy dishes blended with natural and colourful ingredients. Informative display of mural boards about herbs and seeds featured within Flight Club are for educating travellers on better dining habits, enabling their indulgence in a luscious yet educational culinary experience that is unique to the airport.
And now ladies and gentleman, before you hungrily flight off  as I keep talking about better dining habits without showing the food and drinks, let's take a break from reading and look at the options between the recommended, vegetarian, spicy or gluten free wide array of green healthy delicacies. 

The C Booster 
Boost your immunity with a blast of C
Orange, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Ginger and Chia Seeds (RM16.00)
Happy Tum-Tum
For better digestion
Green Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Green Pepper and Bitter Melon (RM16.00)
Charge Me Up
Morning re-fresher when you land
Grapefruit, Pineapple, Lemon, Lime and Lemongrass (RM16.00)
Can't find your juice from the above, feel free to create your own. 
Local ingredients are subject to availability
Prices are inclusive of 6% GST.
The following dishes were half portioned (remember, healthy means not wasting as well)

Home-Grown Farmer Tomatoes
An exotic combination of oriental flavours - a bird's nest of papaya salad dressed with roasted ground peanut, tamarind sauce and tossed with mint leaf (RM12.00).
Hydroponic Baby Cos "Caesar's Style"
The classic Caesar Sald of Parmigiano-Reggiano and smoked garlic dressing, given a twist with baby cos leaves, thinly-sliced beef bacon, radish, cherry tomato and anchovy topped with slices of slow-cooked blackened chicken breast (RM16.00).
6C Fresh Cameron Highland Tomato Soup
Farm styled tomato soup, served with homemade calamansi sorbet for that additional tang (RM12.00).
Grilled Sutchi Fillet
Served with an accompaniment of refreshing tomato mint salsa, seasoned with zesty lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt (RM30.00)
Squid Ink Pasta
Artisan homemade fresh pasta coloured and flavoured with squid ink, cooked with squid, tomato julienne, cilantro and virgin olive oil (RM25.00).
East Meets West
Creamy avocado in a cheesy mornay sauce and smoked chicken ham, topped with fresh coconut milk and mixed herbs croutons (RM16.00).
The Englishman's Fish & Chips
River fish fillet coated with multigrain seed batter, served with a classic apple cider vinaigrette and tartar sauce (RM26.00)
Prawn Risotto
Served with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and a hint of lemon and orange zest (RM30.00)
Vegetarian Fried Rice ala Flight Club
Fragrant white rice, stir-fried with a host of superfoods - chia seed, pine nut, sunflower seed, sesame seed, assorted vegetables and raisins (RM20.00).
Lamb Stew
Tender lamb mince stew slow-cooked in rosemary juice served with local seasonal vegetables, salad and soft tortilla (RM35.00).
Beetroot Ice Cream with Cheese Cake
Served with soft and creamy Hanjuku cheese cake, fresh berries, drizzled with strawberry sauce (RM15.00)
Single Scoop Cempedak Ice Cream (RM10.00)
By the time I explain each of these dishes, I'm afraid you probably would have boarded and fallen asleep on flight. Thus, I'll briefly tell you - my favourite, his favourite and our favourites. Juices and the tomato soup are always joyous and the zesty salads twined with tad bit of spiciness and lots of crunchiness we must salute. The Sutchi Fillet, the brain food for my half-half, the garlicky and cilantro burst of Squid Ink Pasta I loved whereas so true the creaminess of East Meets West.

Half-half enjoyed the Prawn Risotto and The Englishman's Fish & Chips (Englishman never to my taste). The Vegetarian Fried Rice, another showcasing lots of seeds and the lamb stew packed with designer wraps at the "Take Away Counter" for a filling dinner meal. The chempedak ice cream, oh-my-my favourite pure Malaysian taste whereas the beetroot ice cream, the first scoop you doubt your palate and the taste, the second scoop, you ignore your taste buds and continue eating. Upon the third scoop, you look up and say, "I love you beet for your bounciness, creaminess and being ourself".

Besides these splendid dishes, Flight Club features a buffet salad bar, dessert display counter and a live cooking station where we will enjoy an interactive dining experience while awaiting the flight in the natural, refreshing, rustic decoration and the soaring windows bring extra charm by offering a magnificent view over the runways.
To complement travellers' seamless airport experience, amenities such as charging stations, flight information display board, TV channels, complimentary WI-FI and a selection of magazines and newspapers are also available at guests' disposal.

We could have ended this wonderful food review with specialty cocktails, chilled beers, cold pressed signatures juices and coffee from the bar. Alcohol? Well, my half-half will only thirst quench after sunset and coffee, I had to forgo as its a long drive home.

Thank you Flight Club.
Telephone: +603-8776-1538

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  1. Wow this looks wonderful. Wish I had a place like this in my city :)

  2. Wow, this is wonderful! I loved the juices!

  3. the food look tasty :)
    but i didnt fly in KLIA before maybe one day i may afford ~

  4. Interesting meal and place.

    Happy 2016!

  5. Wish you a very happy new had a wonderful time there.. I liked the awareness about herbs...

  6. Western international cuisine has so many choices and the drinks look healthy great place to dine.

  7. Love all the food I seeing here ♥

  8. Food looks divine..Spoilt for choice..

  9. Wow ..nice. I love the food presentation. That it is healthy, is a plus! Great ambiance, judging from the pics.

  10. wow wonderful!!!!!!!!!loved the beetroot ice cream :)


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