Top 10 Most Expensive Foods In The World
The Yubari King is a cantaloupe cultivar farmed in greenhouses in Yubari, Hokkaido, a small town close to Sapporo. A rare product from Japan, Yubari King Melons are precious fruits sold in Japanese stores for around $50 to $100. The Yubari King is a hybrid of two other cantaloupe cultivars: Earl's Favourite and Burpee's "Spicy" Cantaloupe. Outside of the country, the melons can be sold up to $26,000 for a pair and up to $80,000 for a box of six.
#9 Kobe Beef
Kobe beef refers to cuts of beef from the Tajima strain of wagyu cattle, raised in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, according to rules as set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association. Created from Japanese tradition, where the meat is particularly sliced and served, a pound of the beef costs $500. Kobe beef can be prepared as steak, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, sashimi, teppanyaki, and more.
#8 Matsutake Mushrooms
Matsutake is the common name for a highly sought-after mycorrhizal mushroom that grows in Asia, Europe, and North America. One of the more popular expensive foods from the '80s and '90s, the Matsutake mushroom has become a rarity in today's culture due to infestation of its habitat. It is prized by the Japanese and Chinese for its distinct spicy-aromatic odor. Because of it, the mushrooms now cost around $2,000 per pound, sometimes higher depending on the demand and supply.
#7 Moose Milk Cheese
Cheese is probably the most popular dairy product in the world, a food that predates written history. When you say it out loud, Moose Milk Cheese doesn't exactly seem like it's meant for an expensive taste, but given the fact various cheeses can cost several hundreds, it's not surprising. The world's most expensive cheeses, however, are a little harder to come by. Only available at private moose cow farms in parts of Sweden, it can cost up to $500 per pound.
#6 Densuke Black Watermelon
The 'Densuke' watermelon has round fruit up to 25 lb (11 kg). The rind is black with no stripes or spots. Also imported and exported from Japan, the Densuke Black Watermelon is an exquisite fruit only grown on the Japanese island of Hokkaido where only 10,000 are produced annually. One of the 17-pound fruits can be sold for $6,100.
#5 Samundri Khazana
The Samundari Khazana curry, meaning Seafood Treasure, is a mix of caviar, sea snails, a whole lobster and even edible gold. More commonly known as the "treasure of the seas", this particular dish is a mixture of Beluga caviar, sea snails and an entire lobster that's topped with edible gold with a strong curry flavor. It's cost price? $2,000 for one single portion.
#4 Pizza Royale 007
Chef Domenico Crolla has cooked up what could turn out to be the world's most expensive pizza. Under consideration for being the World's Most Expensive Pizza, this creation was auctioned off in 2006 where the bid topped the thousand mark. Pizza is a very popular plate all over the world and honestly it is one of my favor. Italian lawyer Maurizio Morelli bid the Pizza Royale 007 for almost $4,200.
#3 Wagyu Beef
Wagyu (literally Japanese cow) refers to several breeds of cattle, the most famous of which is genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. Similar to Kobe Beef from Japan, Wagyu comes from several variations of cattle to produce a high percentage of unsaturated fat and an intensified rich flavor. The meat from such wagyu cattle is known for its marbling characteristics and quality, and demands a high price. While the average steak can fetch up to $500, more are known to be served with the price of up to $2,800.
Created by Knipschildt, the Chocopologie is the most expensive piece of chocolate from across the globe. Fritz Knipschildt is a Danish chef and chocolatier. The handmade truffle consists of 70% Valrhona cacao and can be ordered at $2,600 per pound.
#1 The Zillion Dollar Frittata
The most expensive omelette commercially available is the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which costs $1,000. Though meats are more known to be an expensive source of protein, one egg omelet tops the list consisting of a mixture of various eggs, lobster and exquisite caviar to create an asking price of a little bit more than a $1,000 per dish.
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