Food is a basic need of every living being. For some people, food is something you eat to survive.
But there are a few people who actually live to eat (cough *me).
Food for them is what gossip is to the next door neighbor, very important.
And for food, these people can go beyond anything, completely disregarding the price tag.
Some food is very delicious and surprisingly doesn’t even hurt your pocket.
But there are some dishes in the world that can be equivalent to buying a house in a 3rd world country.
Yet, people with money and a serious appetite have gone ahead and ate them.
Even for people that love food and has a ton of money to pay for it, these food items might be ridiculously expensive.
But hey, who am I to judge when it comes to ridiculous cravings? Because if I had that sort of money, I’d go ahead and try these 6 ridiculously expensive food from around the world.
Serendipity 3 is one of the most iconic establishments in New York City. The restaurant is famous for it’s $1,000 dessert, The Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae.
The ice cream dessert held the record for the most expensive desert until November 2007.
Because after that a new, more expensive and exclusive dessert took the spot. And it was The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate.
An ice cream sundae with 28 cocoas, 14 of them being the most expensive in the world.
The dessert is then decorated with edible gold, served in a goblet that is also lined with edible gold.
The sundae then includes an 18 karat gold bracelet with one carat of diamond placed at the bottom.
The sundae comes with a gold spoon that is decorated with white and chocolate diamonds that the diners can take home.
The price of this magical dessert – $25,000.
While the origin of Meat Pies traces back to Australia, the British have their fair share of pie fame.
The Pork Pie or the Lamb Shank Pie might be some famous British pie delicacies.
They are usually very affordable and can be found anywhere. And it is also one of England’s traditional dishes.
However, one restaurant in Lancashire changed the way people ate meat pies.
The Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire has the most expensive meat pie in the whole world.
Their pies are stuffed with $870 Wagyu Beef fillet, winter black truffles, French blue foot mushrooms, and Chinese matsutake mushroom ($160 and $400 per pound respectively).
The gravy has two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine ($1,740 each) and comes with an edible gold leaf covering the crust.
The price of the pie is $1,781 per slice or $14,260 for the whole.
Indian dishes are to die for. The richness in flavor, the spices, and a homely feeling are what makes it more special.
And for ruling over India for 200 years, there’s no doubt that a lot of British were surely inspired by a lot of Indian dishes.
No wonder their national dish is Chicken Tikka Masala.
And with millions of Indian immigrants present in the UK, it’s no secret that Indian curries are one of the most loved food items.
But as delicious as curries are, they’re also inexpensive and great for lunch or dinner.
However, a restaurant in London, Bombay Brasserie, serves the most expensive curries in the world.
Meet the Samundari Khajana or the seafood treasure.
The curry includes Beluga Caviar, Devon Crab, white truffle, four abalones, gold leaf, four quail eggs, and a Scottish lobster coated in gold.
The price of the curry – $3,200.
Hams are probably one of the most used and loved meat pieces, mostly in the western countries. They make great burgers or loaves.
And if it’s smoked, it’s even better.
Ham is usually a little pricier than other cuts of the pork.
However, a restaurant in London took the expensive cut to a whole new level.
The Food Hall in Selfridges, London serves a dish called the Albarragena Jamon Iberico de Bellota, a dish made from pigs with a special diet.
These pigs are only fed acorns and roots that give them a distinctive flavor.
The ham, before being placed in a handmade wooden box covered in a handmade apron by a Spanish tailor, the ham is cured for three straight years.
And if you’re a non-believer, they even present you with its own DNA certificate to confirm that it’s authentic.
The price of the most expensive ham is $2,682 for 15 pounds of ham.
The best thing the Italians brought to the table was pizza and boy oh boy! was it a blessing.
Even though pizza originated in Italy, restaurants, and chefs all around the world have found ways to make it their own.
Especially by complicating what usually is a simple method of preparing pizzas.
The best thing about a pizza is that anything goes as the topping, from meat to vegetables, fruits, or simply lots of cheese.
But Margo’s Pizzeria in Malta has changed the way people consume pizzas.
They’ve gone ahead and made the worlds most expensive pizza that is topped, on a traditional pizza crust, with white truffle and 24-carat gold leaf.
The white truffle and gold leaf pizza costs $2,400. You need to place the order a week before and all the earnings from the pizza go to charity.
Sushi, a wonderful Japanese delicacy, is also one of the most loved foods around the world.
And honestly, even a simple roll would cost a lot of money.
But Filipino Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. took his sushi-making skills to a whole new level as he introduced the world’s most expensive Sushi.
The sushi he serves is individually wrapped in gold leaf and then topped with caviar as well as three Mikimoto pearls.
It is then served with a diamond.
The world’s most expensive sushi costs $1,978.15 for just five pieces.