They don’t say for nothing that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It does apply for everyone though. Be it pancakes in the morning, burritos for lunch, or roast chicken for dinner, every recipe makes you happy.
Today, we live in a world where it does not require one to be financially sound to explore variety in cuisine; everything is within everyone’s reach. However, there are some foods that have set themselves apart in the line for being way too expensive. Here are a few that fall in that category.
Civet Coffee Or Kopi Luwak
World’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, is an Indonesian strain of coffee made from partly digested coffee beans eaten and defecated by wild Asian palm civets. Only around 500-1000 lbs of Kopi Luwak is processed per annum, which makes it a rare variety, and increases the demand and price substantially. A cup of Kopi Luwak coffee costs around $50 to $80.
Italian White Alba Truffle
Although truffles have always been listed under the expensive foods category, the Italian White Alba variant is one that is exceptionally pricey. It is believed that the complex cultivation method makes it an expensive variety. Recently, a Hong Kong based retail investor bought a big Italian White Alba truffle, weighing around 1.5 kg, for $160,000, making it world’s most expensive truffle ever sold.
Beluga Fish Almas Caviar
Almas caviar is officially the most expensive food in the world. Processed from the eggs of a rare Iranian Beluga fish, this ‘black gold’ comes in a 24-karat gold tin, and costs around $15,000 per kg. Though all caviars are expensive, this variety gets its exceptional price for being too rare. Beluga Almas Caviar is processed and packed by the Caviar House & Prunier, Piccadilly, London. A small tin of Almas Caviar is sold for $1,250.
Yubari King Melons
Cantaloupes are characterized as the best foods for breakfast. But this Yubari King melon is not some ordinary cantaloupe you can have every day. Popular for its orange fleshy texture, magnificent proportion, and juicy sweetness, Yubari King melons often go for sale on auctions all around the world. It became world’s most expensive fruit in 2008 after being purchased by a businessman for around $23,000.
Pizza Royale 007 By Domenico Crolla
A 12-inch pie filled with champagne soaked caviar, Scottish smoked salmon, cognac pickled lobsters, venison medallions, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar, is the world’s most expensive pizza. Created by Scottish chef, Domenico Crolla, this pizza also has 24-carat gold flakes as toppings.