Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has introduced a new Kyoto-style kaiseki meal for its premium passengers on board flights from Taipei to Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka.

A multi-course meal with a strong focus on haute cuisine and elegant presentation, kaiseki was originally reserved for the royal noble classes, and EVA Air’s new rendition certainly does that justice.

Dishes have been created by three-Michelin-starred chef Motokazu Nakamura, and centre about a main course of broiled Chilean sea bass with sea urchin, prawn dumplings with bonito-flavoured sauce, and deep-fried glutinous rice breaded with fresh gluten.

Making up the side dishes, meanwhile, are ginkgo nut tofu with miso sauce, tossed crabmeat with ginger-flavoured vinegar served with cucumber and sesame seeds, and overnight dried sweetfish tossed with spinach and served with chrysanthemum.

Suitably, the dishes are reserved only for passengers flying in EVA Air’s Royal Laurel, Premium Laurel and business classes.

EVA Air has been upping its premium proposition lately with a series of new features, including amenity kits developed in collaboration with fashion brands Furla and Sport b and even a brand new business class seat product for its recently delivered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.