The most expensive delicacies of Japan


Cheese from moose milk in Sweden is estimated at $ 1000 per kilogram; the potato of La Bonnotte from western France costs $ 1,543 per kilogram; The caviar of Almas from Iran is sold for $ 25,000 and is packed in a 24-fold gold jar. Of course, luxury and wildly expensive food is in every country in the world. But there is one country that has a much larger number of luxury products than any other in the world. The Japanese city of Tokyo is known for having one of the highest living standards on the planet. That is why, many of the most expensive products in the world can be found in shops and markets across the country.

1. Roman Ruby Grapes - $ 4000 for a bunch

Roman ruby ​​is a kind of table grapes grown strictly in the Ishikawa Prefecture. First introduced in 2008, this grapes is strictly checked to ensure quality. Each grapes the size of a ping-pong ball, but red, should weigh more than 20 grams and have a sugar content of more than 18%. Vinogradina "premium class" should weigh a minimum of 30 grams, and the entire fruit bunch should be at least 700 grams. In 2010, only six grapes were entitled to "premium class". In 2011, no grapes did not meet the standard. In July 2013, the only bunch of Ruby Roman grapes was sold for $ 4,000. Each grape cost $ 110.

2. Square watermelon - $800

There is a very practical reason why in Japan began to grow square watermelons. Space here is sorely lacking, including space for refrigerators and transportation. The decision: to make a square watermelon, which is much easier to store and transport - it turns out a solid benefit. To give them shape, these watermelons are grown in special square glass containers. They are sold in specialized fruit shops in Japan for about $ 200. In Moscow, rich Russians buy this specially developed fruit for as much as $ 800.

3. Deadly Fugu Fish - $100

If the fugue is not cooked correctly, the consequences will be fatal, since it contains a deadly poison. Despite this, fugue became one of the most famous Japanese dishes. The Japanese cook undergoes rigorous training and certification before being allowed to prepare fish for human consumption. Fugu is usually cooked in such a way that the fish has a tiny amount of poison, which gives the dish a special stunning effect. The cost of the dish with this fish starts from $ 100 per person. Fugu is one of the main dishes of the country , part of the inalienable traditions of Japan.

4. Matsoutake Mushrooms - $2000

In the 80's and 90's mushrooms matsutake were expensive and very popular food. Today it is extremely expensive and extremely rare food, because of the invasion of its environment. The annual harvest of mushroom fungi in Japan is less than one thousand tons. The price for such mushrooms in the Japanese market is very much dependent on the quality, availability and origin of matsutake. Japanese matsutake at the beginning of the season is valued on a higher scale, and can be sold for $ 2,000 per kilogram, depending on supply and demand.

5. Wagyu Beef - $2,800

Vagyu literally means - Japanese cow, and refers to several breeds of cattle. This beef is known for its clear marble shade. Depending on where the cattle are bred, different methods of feeding are used. Some farms even massage cattle, or they repel cows with beer. The goal is to produce cattle with special marble meat. The most exclusive Wagyu in the world comes from Kobe, Japan. The average steak can cost around $ 500, but can reach an astounding price of $ 2,800.

6. Black watermelon Denussuke - $6,100

Grown on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, these rare black watermelons are known for their elegant freshness and level of sweetness. Every year only 10,000 Densuke are grown. Their limited supply during harvesting forces prices at auctions to literally soar. In 2008, a black watermelon weighing 8 kilograms was sold for $ 6.100, making it the most expensive watermelon in the world.

7. Rol Thoreau

Toro is a special tuna fish, which is commonly used for sushi. The true toro is taken solely from bluefin tuna and is distinguished by its marble shade. The most valuable toro, known as otoro, is cut from the underside of the fish, close to the head. The lower grade, chutoro, is taken from the abdomen in the middle and back of the fish. It is less marble than oto. Toro is always the most expensive item on the menu, the price of which is constantly changing depending on market prices. You can never accurately predict the price of this exceptional Japanese delicacy, it all depends on supply and demand. This is one of the most expensive and rare seafood delicacies in Asia .

8. Milk - $43

Manufactured by Nakazawa Foods, this special brand of milk is sold for $ 43. This price is almost thirty times higher than the price of regular milk. The product is aimed at "adults who live in a tense society," the dairy product comes with special elements to relieve tension. Milk is collected from cows once a week at dawn, at a time when animals release higher levels of melatonin. This hormone can reduce anxiety and even overcome some forms of depression in people, which is extremely important in conditions of high stress among the Japanese.

9. Royal Melon Yubari - $ 26000

This melon with orange flesh is a hybrid of two musk melons. Yubari is appreciated because of its juicy sweetness, as well as beautiful proportions. Most often they are sold in pairs. Royal melon Yubari is often given as an expensive gift to respected people. The first-grade melon should be perfectly round and have an exceptionally smooth crust. In Japan, these melons can be found in stores at $ 50- $ 100 apiece. At auctions, they are much more expensive. The most expensive pair of melons was sold for $ 26,000.

10. Pizza with beef cob - $ 66

In a country known for its exceptional and expensive beef, it is not surprising that such a pizza was at the head of the fast food chain's menu. Pizza with beef cob is available in the Domino network, topped with potatoes, onions and a luxurious sauce, along with Kobe high-grade marble meat. For this delicacy you will have to pay $ 66.