Qatar Airways Offers In-flight Meals in Collaboration with Two-Michelin-Starred ‘NARISAWA’: Featuring Chirashi Sushi with Yamayuki Tuna and Wagyu Sirloin

Qatar Airways will begin offering in-flight meals created in collaboration with the two-Michelin-starred restaurant ‘NARISAWA’ on the Tokyo/Haneda – Tokyo/Narita to Doha routes starting March 1.

The menu, conceived by Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, features restaurant-quality dishes such as the appetizer ‘Gion Festival,’ the soup ‘Temari,’ the main dish ‘Lobster with Vanilla and Tomato,’ and the dessert ‘Melon Cream Soda.’ Newly created in-flight exclusive dishes like the appetizer chirashi sushi ‘Yamayuki Tuna’ and the main dish ‘Wagyu Sirloin’ will also be available on flights from Tokyo/Haneda and Tokyo/Narita to Doha.

The chirashi sushi ‘Yamayuki Tuna’ uses luxuriously marinated tuna from Yamayuki, an intermediary wholesaler at the Toyosu Market. The sushi rice is mixed with sweet and salty dried shiitake mushrooms and pickled new ginger to prevent dryness, while thickly cooked eggs and ingeniously prepared uni (sea urchin) add vibrant colors to the dish.

The ‘Wagyu Sirloin’ main dish is accompanied by purple sweet potatoes, Anno potatoes, and beets and pumpkin flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, alongside buckwheat groats that retain their texture. It is finished with a soy sauce and broth-based sauce.

Chang Chee Joon, Chief of North Asia Sales for Qatar Airways, stated, “Our aim is to deliver a top-level in-flight dining experience to our Japanese customers, showing our commitment to the Japanese market.” Shashank Badwar, Vice President of Catering, added, “Over the past few months, our catering team has worked closely with the ‘NARISAWA’ team, led by the chef, to develop special menus that reflect their unique philosophy of ‘Innovative Satoyama Cuisine.'”

Qatar Airways has won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ at the Skytrax ‘World Airline Awards’ ten times. On Japanese routes, they use aircraft equipped with the private cabin-style ‘Qsuite.’ In 2023, the airline was also awarded ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge’ and ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining.’

The ‘Qsuite’ allows adjacent sets of two or four seats to be customized into private suites, providing diptyque amenity kits and The White Company pajamas. In-flight meals are offered à la carte, allowing passengers to order their preferred dishes at any time.

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