Food is the way to every person’s heart. The best way to get to know someone is to share a meal with them. There is just something about good food that makes meal times unforgettable not to mention that people who are full tend to be happier than people who are hungry. Foodie or not, it will interest you to find out that there are foods more expensive that some of your possessions. The price is not based on taste though. Here are the top ten most expensive foods in the entire world in 2018 that will keep your mouth wide agape and in shock most probably.
10. Maitake Mushrooms/Matsutake mushrooms ($1000)
This is one of the rarest species of mushrooms you can find and it grows in limited places mostly in Japan, Korea, China, some parts of Finland Sweden and the United States. The mushroom is the most expensive of all mushrooms. The smell is that of spice and it is greatly valued for its rareness. You can prepare mastutake mushrooms by grilling them after a light soy sauce marinade then serve with rice. One can also opt to make Chinese stir fry with it as it also goes well with beef or chicken. The mushrooms cost $1000.
9. Westin Hotel Bagel ($1000)
The Westin Hotel Bagel was created by the Executive Chef from Westlin hotel known as Chef Frank Tujague. This not just any ordinary bagel because they have truffle white cream on it, some goji berry jelly on it and to top it all off, they have golden leaves on it as well. What makes the price shoot up is the truffle which is known worldwide to be one of the most expensive food items. The price you will have to pay to enjoy this bagel is $1000.
8. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata ($1000)
This is also a signature creation from another restaurant. The Le Parker Meridian Hotel in New York City makes an extra ordinary Fritata in the restaurant known as Normans. They Fritata rest on a bed of lobster claws and it is topped up with a generous helping of caviar. You can get a smaller helping of the same dish only this time with a dollop of caviar. Since its inception the dish has been sold only twelve times. This frittata will cost you $1000.
7. Craftsteak Wagyu Ribeye Steak ($2800)
The cows for this type of meat are given top notch treatment and care. They are fed with high quality grass and even given beer. The cows get regular massages to ensure their meat remains tender. This type of meat usually has a high percentage of fats especial omega three and six fatty acids which is good for the body hence the high pricing. The steak went to $2800 at one time in New York.
6. Bombay Brassiere’s Samundari Khazana Curry ($3200)
During the party celebrating the release of the movie “Slumdog millionaire,” this dish was served up at consisted only of a combination of the most expensive foods. The platter had white truffle abalone, hollowed quail eggs, tomato, Scottish lobster coated with goldDevon crabs, Beluga caviar and of course golden leaf. From the movie returns, they could obviously afford to eat this covetous meal that cost $3200.
5. Domenico Crolla’s “Pizza Royale 007” ($4200)
Domenico Crolla is a talented chef known mostly for making pizza with portraits on them. The pizza has lobsters that are marinated in the expensive French brandy, cognac. The pizza also has caviar toppings that are marinated in champagne and edible gold flakes. This creation is themed around the James bond movie franchise but not officially endorsed by it. The pizza cost $4200.
4. Densuke Black Melon ($6000)
This is a rare type of melon grown only in Japan in an island called Hokkaido. The melon is sweeter than your basic watermelon. The fruit is expensive because it only grows in one part of the world and even as it grows there the harvests do not usually yield a bountiful harvest. The black melon is expensive already but it was sold for $6100 at one time.
3. Yubari King Melons ($12000)
These are also rare species of melons that are very expensive. Because of their distinct nature and value, people usually auction them out. The Yubari melon is grown in Japan in greenhouses. In Japan the rich and elite sometimes give the fruit as gifts. The inside of the fruit is orange. The melon is said to have once been at $22,872.
2. Almas Caviar ($25000)
Caviar is expensive on its own to begin with so imagine how much more a rare kind would cost. Well the Almas caviar is from Iran. Almas normaly are produced from the eggs of abino sturgeon which is 50-100 years old. The caviar is traditionaly taken from the skin and rolled in the mouth to feel its sweet taste. The only place where this expensive caviar is sold is at an outlet in England known as Caviar House & Pruner in London. The tin the caviar is sold out of is made of gold. The delicacy goes for $ 25,000 and can go as high as $35000.
1. Italian white Alba truffle ($7680)
The Italian Alba truffle is very difficult to cultivate hence it is very expensive. The truffle is an edible fungi that is prepared for the rich and wealthy people. The truffle can be prepared for desserts and is mostly grown in Italy. Butters and even flour have also been made out of the Alba white truffle. The truffle can turn any dish into an exquisite dish. The biggest one was sold for $160,406 and they are sold depening on how much they weigh.
There you have it, a list of the top 10 most expensive foods in the world in 2018. If you would like to have a taste of something different and go on a food adventure then these would be good choices to try out. Anyone would be lucky to have a taste of these ten delicacies.