If you’re a foodie and are ready to save up to afford the world’s most expensive dishes, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we have compiled a list of some of the most expensive dishes in the world. If they’re not worth trying or spending tons of money on, at least they are definitely worth knowing about.
Who knew food could possibly be this expensive!
#1 - Alba White Truffle
The dish is priced around $1,030 - $1,286 per pound and is the most expensive of its type. Most often, the Alba White Truffle is seen as a thin garnish on dishes and is known for its distinct smell and flavor. These truffles can mostly be found in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, for they thrive in the wilderness. For harvesters, each season is unpredictable so people usually go to impressive lengths to harvest and sell these truffles. In 2007, a casino owner named Stanley Ho sold just 1.5 kgs of truffle for a sizeable $330k.
#2 - Bird’s Nest Soup
Priced at $30 - $100 per bowl, this soup might not necessarily be for everyone. The dish comes with a ton of culture and history–in China, this delicacy dates back at least tens of decades, and it is believed that the Bird’s Nest Soup makes its diner healthy and strong. The soup is made from the nests of swiftlets in South Asia. These birds build their nest using twigs, seaweed, feathers before binding them with saliva. Acquiring these nests is quite difficult, for they are generally found at the top of cave walls or steep cliffs. Given the lengths one has to go to harvest these nests, it somewhat explains the hefty price for one bowl of soup.
#3 - Beluga Caviar
There are several reasons why all types of Caviar are so expensive (one pound being priced at $3.2k - $4.5k), and the first one being that Caviar is quite rare to find. Most notably, the White Pear Caviar has a scarce supply because the albino sturgeon only lays eggs when it is 100 years old. Even though Beluga Caviar is one of the more common Caviar, it is still quite expensive because sturgeons are now an endangered species and are only found in the Caspian Sea.
#4 - Edible Gold
Edible Gold surely doesn’t have any health benefits or flavor, but nothing screams rich and loaded as having edible gold sprinkled on your desserts or champagne! Edible gold is generally made out of 23 - 24 carat gold and can be bought in the form of a powder, sheets or flakes. It is priced at $15k per pound, and several restaurants have jumped onto this trend of late.
To Sum it Up
Trying some of these foods will surely make a sizeable dent on your savings account, but don’t you think they are well worth it? What are the most expensive dishes that you have tried? Let us know.