5 of the World's most expensive dishes

World's most expensive dishes

For us mere mortals or common folk, spending R200 to R300 for one dish is about as much as we’d be willing to spend per person, and that’s usually only on a very special occasion. But there are those high-rollers out there for who money is not a problem and may be willing to spend thousands on a pizza, or buy a cupcake for the same price as a highly specialised action camera. If you think we’re making this up, check out these 5 most expensive dishes from around the world, Remember to pick your jaw up from the floor.   5. The Buddha Jumps Over the Wall soup   Probably the most expensive soup on the planet is sold by Kai Mayfair in London. The soup is made with abalone, Japanese flower mushroom, sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken, pork, ginseng, huan ham, and although it used to contain shark fin, this item has now been excluded from the dish. If you’ve got about R1500 for a bowl of soup, it can be yours after ordering five day’s in advance!   4. Sweet Surrender cupcake   Created by Chef Olivier Dubreuil, the Sweet Surrender cupcake can be found at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. Decadently perfect and delightfully tasty (by the sound of it anyway) this cupcake is made up of a rare porcelana criollo bean from Venezuela, Tahitian gold vanilla caviar and edible gold. Another ingredient which will make this one a winner for the cognac aficionados is the dose of Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac. Order it two days in advance and then prepare to pay around R7500 for one.   3. Lobster Frittata   Everyone loves a good omelette for breakfast, but would you cough up R10 000 for 10 ounces of caviar, about 500grams of lobster, egg and a layer of fried potatoes? No, neither would we! But if you are that way inclined, get across to New York and place your order at Le Parker Meridien.   2. White Truffle and Gold Pizza   According to the menu at Margo’s in Malta, ‘’this is not just a pizza, this is a sign from God telling us how great she is.’’ This pizza is only available during truffle season and the restaurant has the truffles specially flown in from Piemonte. Other toppings on this slice of heaven include water buffalo mozzarella and edible gold. Head on down to Margo’s in Malta for the most expensive pizza you’ll ever have. At only R25 000, it’s a real bargain, isn’t it?   1. Iranian Beluga Caviar "Almas"    Caviar is always expensive no matter where you go. But this rare caviar called Almas Beluga is one of the most expensive dishes available on the planet. It comes from the eggs of very unique and 65 to 100 year old albino sturgeons found only in the Caspian Sea. For just a small bowl of this caviar, you could pay up to R350 000. Start saving today and maybe you’ll be able to treat your wife to the most expensive caviar on the planet for your 70th wedding anniversary. The lifestyles of the rich and famous are certainly a far cry from our Monday night buy-one-get-one free special from Spur with the family. But then again, would you have it any other way?