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Top 10 Most Expensive Foods In Japan

July 1, 2014, in Food
Japan, and in particular the city of Tokyo is famous not only with numerous attractions, but also the highest level of the subsistence minimum in comparison to other cities and countries on the planet. Naturally, the most expensive foods can only be found on the shelves of stores in Tokyo. And some products are fabulous not just money, but rarely found in nature.

10. Antistress milk - $43

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Japanese company 'Nakazawa Foods' released the production of brand milk costs $43 for a bottle of 900 milliliters, that is thirty times the cost of conventional milk. Milk from 'Nakazawa Foods' designed for 'people living in stressful conditions' and has amazing properties.

9. Pizza with marbled Kobe beef - $66

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Naturally, in a country famous for its legendary and most expensive beef, fast food definitely want to include it in the list of ingredients for fast food. Japanese pizza 'Domino' offers visitors a pizza, which includes potatoes, onions, cheese, gourmet steak sauce and marbled Kobe beef.

8. Puffer fish (Fugu) - $100

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Pleasure is very questionable, because in case of improper handling of this poisonous fish consequences can be very sad. Despite this, puffer fish is one of the most famous delicacies of Japan. To be eligible to cook this fish in the restaurant, the chef must undergo special training and obtain a license. Cost of fugu dishes ranging from 100 to 500 dollars.

7. Square watermelon - $800

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To get square shaped watermelon, friut is grown in square glass containers. For $200 you can buy this watermelon fruit in special tents in Japan.

6. Matsutake Mushrooms - $2 000

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In the 80s and 90s matsutake mushrooms were expensive and quite popular delicacy. Matsutake mushroom harvest each year does not exceed one thousand tons. Depending on the demand and supply of matsutake mushrooms price can reach 2000 dollars per kilogram.

5. Meat from Japanese cows Wagyu- from $500 to $2 800

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Literally 'Wagyu' means 'Japanese cow'. Average marble steak can cost from $500 to $2 800.

4. Ruby Roman Grapes - $4 000 per bunch

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This is a variety of table grape grown strictly Ishikawa Prefecture. First introduced in 2008, these grapes are strictly checked to ensure their quality. Each grape is the size of a ping-pong ball, red in color, must weigh over 20 grams and have a sugar content of over 18%. A 'premium class' grape exists, which requires each grape to be 30 grams and the entire fruit bunch must weigh a minimum of 700 grams. In 2010 only six grapes qualified for “premium class”. In 2011 no grapes met the standard. In July, 2013, a single bunch of Ruby Roman grapes reportedly sold for $4 000, making the plump, crimson berries worth a staggering $110 each.

3. Densuke Black Watermelon - $6 100 each

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Grown on the Japanese island of Hokkaido these rare black watermelons are known for their exquisite crispness and level of sweetness. Only 10 000 are produced annually. It's the short supply at harvest time that can skyrocket their price during an auction. In 2008, a 17-pound fruit sold for $6 100, making it, at the time, the most expensive watermelon ever sold.

2. Yubari King Melons - $26 000 a pair

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This orange-fleshed melon is a hybrid of two cantaloupes and is prized for its juicy sweetness, as well as its beautiful proportions. Most often they are sold in pairs. Yubari King Melons are sometimes presented as gifts during Chūgen. A top-grade melon is to be perfectly round and have an exceptionally smooth rind. A portion of the stem is left on top for aesthetic appeal. In Japan, these melons can be found in stores for $50 to $100 each. At auctions, they have been known to sell for as much as $26 000 for a pair.

1. Toro - price unavailable

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Toro is the fatty belly of the tuna and is commonly used for sushi. True toro is only taken from blue fin tuna and is graded according to its marbling. The most valuable toro, known as otoro, is taken from the underside of the fish close to the head. A lesser grade, chutoro, comes from the belly in the middle and back of the fish. It is less marbled than otoro. Toro is easily the most expensive item on a menu and changes constantly based on market prices. No current price could be had. Besides, if you have to ask the price…
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