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  • Claypot

    ahaha, great list :), funny how most of the foods are japanese…. then again, they do take their food quite seriously

    tho i dont think gold should be considered a “food” just because people eat it… but never the less, very interesting list.

  • I haven’t confirmed it but I think truffle is much more expensive than gold per gram i think.

  • xave

    Bird’s saliva (Balinsasayaw in tagalog) can easily be found here in the Philippines. In fact most people don’t even know that its saliva is very expensive.

  • omyanco

    Matsuzaka Beef is most expensive beef in Japan.
    Kobe beef is one of the premium beef.

  • sherpa

    er …. I think saffron comes from a crocus! never heard of a saffron plant?

  • Kendra

    The picture for the bird’s nest soup is of sharks fin… I’m also pretty sure that we don’t “dissolve” it in water, we boil it in a double boiler then cook it in milk or almond/coconut milk… we can still bite the bird’s nest after we cook it…

    Kendra 😉

  • xlifes

    The text says that the Bird’s Nest Soup (number 2) is “the most expensive animal product consumed by humans” with a cost that can reach 4535$ per pound. However, the Almas Caviar, at number 4, has a cost of 15,500$ a pound. This is also an animal product so it seems to me that the Caviar should be the one having the title of most expensive animal product, right?

  • AnnieJ

    well it looks like some people really do $hit gold!

  • Rumtopf

    I think it’s spelled “Densuke” rather than “Dansuke”, going by the spelling on the box and card in the photo of it xD

  • chooks

    lol, just imagine it. . eat gold and people will be stealing your ***t.