I’ve been on a lot of international flights in my lifetime, and because I am loyal to no one but my own wallet, I almost always fly on a different airline. Whatever is cheapest, that is what I fly. And sampling many different airlines from many different countries has taught me the following:
When the stewardess asks what you want for your in-flight meal, always choose the cuisine of the country in which the airline is based.
So that means if you’re flying Asiana or Korean Air, choose bibimbap. On Cathay Pacific, choose the noodles. On Air India, choose the rogan josh. I can’t promise you that it will be delicious, but I can almost guarantee that it will be much, much better than the alternative. That’s been my experience, and it hasn’t failed me so far.
Oh, but if you’re on United or some other U.S-based airline, you’re screwed. Whatever you choose will taste like armpits. Or cardboard. Maybe armpit-flavored cardboard.