On our watch
Can airplane food ever shake its bad rep? Thai Airways has announced that Jay Fai, Bangkok’s only Michelin-starred streetfood stall, will curate a menu for first-class passengers that emphasizes fresh, high-quality ingredients. Airlines have long been trying to step up the tin-foil mystery meats to more finedining fare—Qantas celebrated its 20th year of collaboration with acclaimed Aussie chef Neil Perry last year—but can an in-flight meal ever really be on par to one from a restaurant kitchen? Here are a few Asia-Pacific airline plates we think make a strong case for the positive.