Almost all the cuisines present around the world have some sort of delicacies which are very most expensive food delicacies and hold a desirable position in the respective culture. There are some important factors like the flavors and availability which play an important role in determining their cost. Some delicacies change over the course of time some dishes are not considered delicacies any more. Some foods might be considered delicacies at one place but regularly eaten at the other or even not eaten at all. In this article we will discuss some of the delicacies from around the world. Top 10 Most Expensive Food Delicacies are:
9. Jamón ibérico
This delicacy is prepared from cured ham and is most popular in Spain and some parts of Portugal. This is usually made from cross bred or black colored Iberian pigs.
8. Kobe Beef
This delicacy is known as cuts prepared from Tajima-ushi cattle which is mostly raised in Japanese traditional way. The meat is somewhat fatty and also tender in nature and is used it different ways like inform of steaks.
7. Shark Fin Soup
This is famous soup belonging to the Chinese cuisine and served on special occasion. The main ingredient of this soup is Shark fins which are added in order to add some texture to the soup other than shark fin some soup ingredients are also added to this soup. This soup was introduced by Ming Dynasty but for protection of sharks its consumption is a delicacy.
This usually belongs to the same family as the cabbage, mustard and horse radish. Its root is mostly used and has strong flavor.It is used for both flavor and giving green color to food. This is grown in Japan but is very difficult to cultivate making it somewhat expensive.
This is known as subterranean mushroom having many different species that are found in wild. French call it diamond of kitchen. These are used in the French, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Greek and Italian cuisines and are somewhat expensive item.
Oyster is known as bivalve mollusk usually found in brackish waters. It is either eaten raw or even cooked. It has gained lot of popularity over the years resulting in increased demand. In the beginning before gaining the delicacy status it was known as food for the poor.
This spice is obtained from the saffron crocus flower and is no doubt most expensive spice of this world. It has a strong golden color and a strong bitter taste. This spice is used in both foods and textile industry. It became part of human culture in 7th century BC. 90% of the Saffron is produced by Iran.
2. Foie Gras
This delicacy is included in the French Cuisine and is prepared by specially fattened goose or duck liver. Animal right activists have openly condemned the use the delicacy. English call it Strasbourg pie and is served with steak and some other side lines. Its origin goes back to 2500 BC Egypt.
1. Kopi Luwak
This is civet coffee the beans for this coffee are obtained from the coffee berries that are eaten and excreted by Asian Palm Civet. This type of coffee is cultivated in East Timor, Philippines and Indonesia. It is the most expensive coffee with price of around $700 for per kilo.