Similar to the experience of flying the international sector, I was personally asked by the flight attendant what I'd prefer for breakfast later on as soon as I was seated, but without any menu booklet given. In this review, I'm going to talk about the breakfast I had on two separate occasions, again featuring two different main courses each. Anyway, you'll only have two choices when flying the domestic sector.
PR Meal #1
Chicken Adobo with Rice - Taste: 8/10
Adobo is a popular stew-like dish in the Philippines, and the one I had onboard the other day was chicken marinated in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic, served with flavoured rice with a mild taste from, most probably, chicken stock. The chicken itself was pretty tender, the sauce flavourful, but I suppose a bit more sugar would make it even better.
Beef Sausages with Hash Browns - Taste: 7.5/10
The beef sausages were those seasoned with black pepper which, I believe, can be found in supermarkets. The hash browns were kinda dry on the outside, while the omelette wasn't seasoned, but fluffy. The mushrooms were pretty juicy.
Bread - Taste: 7.5/10
There was a pleasant surprise in the packet of spicy peanuts: crunchy dried mango bits! Besides that, I was also given a packet of chewy fruit mix: sugar-coated dried papaya, pineapple, and mango bits, which were kinda addictive and not too sweet.
I grabbed a glass of orange juice for the welcome drink, and requested for a glass of apple juice to go with my breakfast. Apparently, the flight attendant also put a glass of mineral water on the tray.
PR Meal #2
Grilled Fish with Rice - Taste: 8.5/10
It came as a surprise to me that the grilled fish was succulent with a nice smoky aroma. My only complaint would be on the rice, which top layer was dry, but the rest of the grains were alright.
Chicken Sausages with Steamed Potatoes - Taste: 7/10
The chicken sausages served were also the common ones seasoned with black pepper. Compared to the fluffy omelette earlier, the scrambled egg was a bit dry. The steamed potatoes weren't seasoned, but pretty starchy without being neither too hard nor too soft.
Bread - Taste: 8/10
The chicken adobo flavoured peanuts, in my opinion, didn't really have that adobo taste. Moreover, they were a tad too salty. The strawberry wafers, with their subtle sweetness, were pretty good.
Again, I had a glass of orange juice as soon as I was seated. For the meal service, I specifically requested for a glass of mineral water that day, plus a cup of hot coffee which was brought to me after I finished my main course. The coffee was pretty strong.
On both morning flights, there were only very few people in the Mabuhay Class cabin. Well, basically there wasn't anything much to do since IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) wasn't available. Oh, too bad Philippine Airlines doesn't give out free playing cards anymore. Pika's advice: Nothing in particular; just sit back, relax and enjoy the meal!
Mabuhay Class Cabin
*No separate price given as meals are included in the ticket price.
Have a nice meal,