There is no better way to enjoy Japan than to sample their finest delicacies, and there is no better way to empty your pockets than by tasting these 5 most expensive food finds of Japan.
The 5 Most Expensive Foods in Japan
1. Nakazawa Milk
For $40 per quart of milk from Nakazawa Foods Japan, you will have a great relaxing sleep and reduce your stress levels. The secret behind this stress-relieving expensive milk is that the cows are milked only once a week, making the hormone concentration in the milk higher than that in the average milk. It is said to contain four times as much melatonin, a hormone responsible for reducing stress and anxiety. Compared to other milk in the market, this one is perfect for those who are experiencing stress.
2. Puffer Fish
Have you considered eating a poisonous delicacy? You will be amazed to know that the puffer fish, or fugu, is prepared in a way where a tiny amount of poison is left to give it a slight tingling feeling as you eat ti. Hence, in order to be able to prepare this at a restaurant, the chef must undergo a proper training and to get a license before preparing the delicate dish. So for starters, prepare around $100 to $500 and nothing less, because if things go awry, the outcome will be dreadful.
3. Matsutake Mushroom
The most expensive mushrooms will only cost you around $2000 dollars per kilo. Though there are imported Matsuke Mushrooms from other countries like China and Korea, which are greatly cheaper than the domestic ones, the Japanese prefer fresh-harvested Matsuke Mushrooms handpicked from the local forests. It is said that the fresher the mushroom is the better the aroma and taste.
4. Wagyu Beef
The most expensive beef in the world is found in Japan. Credits to the country’s method of farming. These Japanese cows are raised in a stress-free environment, fed the best hay and plants, and are given regular massages yielding to a high quality tenderized beef. The Wagyu beef is known for its fatty, well-marbled texture that melts in your mouth with every bite. The average price of a wagyu Beef Steak is $500 to $2000.
5. Densuke Black Watermelon
The famous Densuke Black Watermelon’s average cost is around $250, but depending on the harvest, these watermelons can cost up to $4,000. In fact, there was once the first harvested watermelon (back in 2008) that was sold in an auction for $6,300, making it the most expensive watermelon ever. These rare watermelons are grown in Hokkaido, and there are only about 10,000 fruits produced every year.