They are not available to all.
These dishes are the most expensive, and some of the rarest in the world. Actually to make this rating for us was not easy, because food prices change from season to season. Note that the order depends partly on price and partly on how rare these are considered products, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
The name “oyster” is used for a number of different groups of molluscs which live in marine or brackish water worldwide. Most mollusks having a shell that can form pearls, but their meat is inedible, commercial value have only pearls. Oysters are best consumed in raw form in its own juice with a slice of lemon.
Matsutake, or “king of Japanese mushrooms” is the only Japanese mushroom that only grows in natural conditions in sandy soils in symbiosis with pine trees and not amenable to cultivation in greenhouses. By the mid-1970s, their congregation was reduced to a few hundred tons a year. The decrease in the number of fungi associated with a sharp reduction in the area occupied by the local endemic red pine. Matsutake are considered to be one of the most expensive mushrooms in the world after truffles. For a pound they will have to pay more than $ 1,000. Some varieties can cost more than 2 thousand dollars. Has a rich mushroom flavor.
Lobsters form a large family of marine crustaceans that each year bring the fishing industry about $ 1.8 billion They have a close relationship with freshwater crayfish. Live on rocky, sandy or muddy bottom, near the shoreline, usually singly in crevices or in burrows under rocks. Is used for food meat from under the carapace, abdomen, legs, liver and eggs. Of these, prepare salads, jelly, croquettes, souffles, mousses and soups.
Foie Gras is duck liver (foie gras de canard) or goose (fois gras d’oie). Make it in a certain way, called “gravage”. He is force feeding animals grain through a tube inserted in his throat. As a result, their liver expands to several times and contains more fat.
The structure of the goose liver is very similar to oil, with a strong earthy aroma. Foie Gras is usually eaten, raw pate, but there are many other recipes that reveal the full depth of flavor and aroma. Interestingly, this delicacy is prohibited production and sales in Argentina, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and some States of the USA.
Since ancient times it is known that the meat of the puffer fish is deadly. And if it’s prepared incorrectly, food can lead to death (in Japan recorded many deaths from consumption of this delicacy). For example, in one piece the size of a match head of the poison is enough to kill a grown man.
To cook fish the Japanese chef must undergo a rigorous training program and certification, as fish, of which a dish, contains a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin, the concentration of which should be reduced to an acceptable during the cooking process.
Bird nests are produced by some species of salangane living in the countries of South-East Asia. These birds to build nests using their own saliva, which due to its chemical composition quickly hardens in the air. Their nests are considered a delicacy in China, and is one of the most expensive animal products consumed by man. Bird’s nest, is usually served as a soup, sometimes as a dessert. In combination with water, solid nests reach the gelatinous structure. The cost of this delicacy comes to 2 $ 300 per kilogram.
Marble Wagyu beef
Marbled beef is the meat of a black cow of the breed Wagyu. They grow only in the Prefecture of Hyogo, Japan strictly in accordance with the rules and traditions. This breed of cow is genetically predisposed to intense marbling, and produces a higher percentage of Maslenitsa, unsaturated fat than any other breed of cattle known in the world. Their meat is so tender that can compete with the foie Gras.
The truffle is a fruit tubers, underground fungi from the family Ascomycetes. They have a smell similar to walnut, which for some people can be too sharp, and even cause slight dizziness. The white truffle is the most expensive of the family. It grows under the oaks and some conifers.
Saffron the most expensive spice in the world, which is represented by the dried stigmas of saffron seed. One flower yields only three stigmas, and to produce a kilogram of spice will need around 200 thousand flowers. Refers to the typical components Arabic, Spanish, and some European dishes, but with a high price is not included in the daily menu. Has strong coloring properties, is sometimes used as a medicinal raw material.
Beluga caviar is the most expensive product in the world, the cost comes to $ 7 000 per kilogram. Is considered the most valuable among the rest of the caviar. Has a dark gray color with a silvery sheen, strong smell and a delicate nutty flavor.