The World’s Most Expensive Ramen

Recently I have been watching Buzzfeed’s video serios “Worth It”, in which the presenters try three foods at three drastically different price points (salmon, steak, donuts, etc.) It got me thinking, what is the world’s most expensive ramen?

It turned out to once have been from New York’s KAO restaurant, now closed. The dish costed $180, and featured Wagyu beef grilled to order on white charcoal, gold leaf and asparagus.

Now I’ve said before that there are no rules in ramen, but this one, to me, seems pointless. Gold leaf on anything seems pointless to me, as it doesn’t add to the flavour, but this whole dish seems to have missed the core of ramen: quick, cheap and easy; yet delicious.


Photo: KAO Restaurant


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