In September 2013, ANA Group launched its ‘Tastes of JAPAN’ campaign. This project, which introduces regional beverages and cuisine to ANA flights, airport lounges and other services, is designed to raise the profile of Japan’s lesser-known prefectures,particularly to overseas customers, and drive tourism to Japan. The project is also intended to stimulate local economies, in part by boosting consumption of regional agricultural products.
The fourth phase of the project will introduce ANA customers to products from Shizuoka, Hiroshima and Nagasaki prefectures between June and August 2014. This will include :
Kinmedai from Shizuoka
The kinmedai (splendid alfonsino) is one of the most popular fish in Shizuoka Prefecture.
This fish is simmered and served with shrimp on koshihikari brand rice from Gotenba, which is at the foot of Mt. Fuji. This dish will be available in business class on certain international flights.
Awa-yukikan made with lemons from Hiroshima
This traditional Japanese sweet is famous for its unique sensation which feels like snow is melting on your tongue. The awa-yukikan is served with jelly made with the juice of lemons from Hiroshima.
Available in ANA Lounges at Haneda and Narita Airports.
Cold nyumen noodles from Nagasaki
These cold nyumen noodles are made using hand rolled noodles from Shimabara, Nagasaki, which are produced using the finest, carefully chosen flour with a high protein content.
A special seasonal dish, nyumen combines a strong and delicious chewy texture with a distinctive wheat fragrance.
Available at DINING h, in the ANA Suite Lounge at Haneda Airport.
Airport Lounges: Japanese Sake Corner
As part of the project, ANA customersare able to sample Japanese sake, shochu and awamori, the ‘Kokushu’ or national spirits of Japan, at ANA airport lounges in Haneda, Narita and Kansai Airports.
‘Tastes of Japan’ website
Information on the featured prefectures is available on our dedicated web site in English: http://ana-tastesofjapan.com