I read an interesting article on the world’s most expensive delicacies, and it made me truly amazed on what people will spend money on. Some of the items included are:
- Panda poop tea. Yup, people will spend money on tea that grew in panda poo. Not to be confused with “cat poop” coffee. Ah, refreshing..
- Beluga caviar. Comes from beluga sturgeon, not the super cute big white belugas who always look like they’re smiling. I am not a fish person anyways, so I can’t imagine liking fish eggs at all.
- Cured Spanish ham. Sort of like high end prosciutto. I have eaten prosciutto, so there is a possibility I’d eat this – if someone else would pay for it.
- High end balsamic vinegar. I’m happy with the regular stuff, but if you like yours aged, like wine, you can pay $60 an ounce for the privilege.
- Kobe beef. I’ve heard of this, but never tried it. Apparently the cows get daily massages. I guess that keeps them tender? How do you even get the job of cow masseuse?
- Glass eels. Tiny and transparent. I’m just thinking gross on this one, but I guess someone must like them.
- Bird’s nest soup. Doesn’t seem to necessarily involve eating the birds itself – but the bird’s home. Guess you could try this one yourself, if you have any birds living in your area.
This list may explain why I don’t do much in the way of fine dining. I do appreciate a good meal, but I’ve concluded in my world, that delicacy equals disgusting. Perhaps I’m just not a very opened minded eater.
I’m trying to remember the most expensive meal I’ve ever eaten. Probably a filet mignon dinner here and there, but nothing that was ridiculously over priced. I’m not a wine person, so I don’t have any outrageous stories there either.
What’s the most expensive or outlandish thing you’ve ever eaten? Was it worth it?