Epicurean

Haute Food: How Much Are You Willing to Pay For Luxury Cuisine?

Money on a plate

Would you pay 10,000 yen ($110) for a bowl of ramen soup?

That’s how much you’ll have to dish out to experience this delicacy at the Fujimaki Gekijyo restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. And apparently, people are ponying over the bucks to eat it.

An article over at BBC.com shares 10 of the world’s most expensive food and drinks. For the billionaires of the world, paying $26,000 for a golden cannoli with a diamond necklace and Champagne may just be chump change, but I pose this question for the average luxury consumer: Would you pay this much for the experience?

If you have the money to spend and would like to have this unique, priceless experience, then why not, right? On the other hand, you are paying for something that will disappear right into your stomach. Couldn’t that money be spent on more useful things or given to starving children?

However, what about enjoying a one-in-a-lifetime epicurean experience while giving back and helping others?