The way to get the most out of your in-flight meal is: out of the two choices, choose the less appealing options (cheaper ingredients, less innovative quality, or sounds just plain weird).
Although this has proven successful many times for myself, I cannot get other people to try this.
This is perhaps due to people’s fear of choosing the less appealing option and actually receiving an unappealing dish.
The irony of the situation is that whatever you choose for your inflight meal, whatever investment you have for your choice, the difference in quality is marginal.
This quality, this critical “choice” during the flying experience that proves to be have little substantial difference makes me feel that I have learned a life lesson every time.