Food is a luxury in itself but with an increasing demand for opulent food, more and more cafes and restaurants are stepping up their game. Dishing out and creating dishes laced with caviar, white truffle, edible gold and other top-of-the-line food items are just some of the ways to stand out.
But how far is too far when it comes to luxurious dishes? In our research, we chanced upon a singular meal that costs US$12,000! Is it really worth it? Have people taken “treat yourself” to a whole new out-of-this-world level?
Here are 10 Outrageously Luxurious Food In The World With The Most Ridiculous Price Tags. Brace yourselves.
#1 CRAZY GOLD SUSHI ROLL
This is the least expensive of all—priced at S$135—but what makes it ridiculous is the fact that it is a supermarket item at Shinjuku Isetan. Yes, this is sold off the shelves in Tokyo!
Wrapped with edible gold, we wonder if it tastes as good as it looks.
#2 THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOT DOG IN THE WORLD
This S$237 hot dog consists of a 12-inch smoked cheese bratwurst topped with butter-teriyaki grilled onions, maitake mushrooms, wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayo on a brioche bun. You can find it at Tokyo Dog in Seattle, with proceeds donated entirely to the Red Cross.
Now, that’s a hot dog we would enjoy!
#3 THE 777 BURGER
Aptly named the 777 burger, this insane burger from Burger Brasserie in Las Vegas costs a whopping US$777 (S$1,092). It includes 100-year-old balsamic vinegar, lobster, foie gras and so much more. Each burger is also served with Dom Perignon.
#4 HUNDRED POUNDS SANDWICH
The Von Essen Platinum club sandwich consists of the finest chicken, ham, hard-boiled quails’ eggs and white truffles. Each club sandwich costs a hefty S$174. Would you try it?
#5 THOUSAND DOLLAR FRITTATA
We love a great breakfast frittata but the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata at Norma’s restaurant in Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien Hotel might be a little bit overpriced.
By little, we meant a lot. This baby costs S$1,406 per serving.
#6 A PIZZA THAT COSTS US$1,000
This caviar pizza from Nino’s Bellissima Pizza in Manhattan is priced at S$1,406. Why is it so expensive? This pizza is generously topped with the exquisite caviars—Beluga and the intensely-flavoured Black Russian Royal Sevruga, together with thinly sliced lobster and creme fraiche, and topped off with a salmon roll, chives and wasabi paste.
#7 WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE SUNDAE
New York restaurant Serendipity 3′s Golden Opulence Sundae (US$1,000 or S$1,412) is the most talked about sundae in the world with a whole list of celebrities having tried this concoction. 23-carat gold is generously used in every element of this beauty.
#8 INSANE US$5,000 BURGER
The Fleurburger 5000 is not a robot, contrary to popular belief, but a US$5,000 (S$7,030) luxury burger from Fleur in Las Vegas. You get a decadent Kobe beef burger that comes filled with foie gras and black truffles and is sandwiched in a truffle-infused brioche bun.
#9 THE MOST LUXURIOUS PIE IN THE WORLD
The “Posh Pie” can be found at Paddington’s Lord Dudley Hotel in Australia. This ridiculous AU$12,000 (S$12,970) is stuffed with Wagyu eye fillet, West Australian rock lobsters, french truffles worth $180 a piece and German gold leaf.
We are so done.
#10 MIND-BLOWING US$12,000 PIZZA
The Louis XIII from Renato Viola is the most expensive pizza in the world priced at S$16,873. This exorbitantly-priced pizza is made with organic buffalo mozzarella, cicada from the Mediterranean, luxurious lobster, beluga caviar and so much more.
Well, you have to be some sort of royalty to be able to afford it.