‘World’s Most Expensive Ramen’ Has Truffles, Wagyu Beef, And Gold

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By Cooking Panda

For those of you who have plentiful disposable income to spend on a classic budget meal, a New York restaurant claims to serve the “world’s most expensive ramen,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Koa, a Japanese restaurant in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, now serves a bowl of ramen that costs $180. According to the restaurant’s general manager, Charlie Garcia, ingredients such as truffles, Wagyu beef imported from Japan, and edible flakes of 24-karat gold make up this pricey dish.

Customers must order the gourmet dish a minimum of six hours in advance to give the chefs enough time to prepare its chicken-and-pork broth. The meal is served in a Japanese-imported handcrafted bowl along with a set of gold-colored chopsticks. As a bonus, customers get to keep the chopsticks.

Since the dish was introduced less than a month ago, only two diners have decided to order the gold encrusted meal. Nevertheless, the restaurant team believes such a decadent dish is a unique way to spread the word about what they have to offer. For those who wish to spend a bit less money on the Japanese street food, Koa also offers meals for as low as $10 for lunch and $14 for dinner.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal via Market Watch / Photo credit: Charles Passy/Market Watch

Tags: gold flakes, Japanese restaurant, Koa, ramen, Wagyu beef
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