Top-quality sushi is already a favorite cuisine for loaded diners looking to splash some cash. For those Wall Street bankers, professional athletes, and A-list Hollywood types who want to take their indulgence to a new high, here is a sushi roll wrapped in edible gold leaf.
Look at this beauty. One couldn’t be blamed for assuming it’s nothing more than a cylindrical gold brick that fell off a Brink’s truck. But, no, it’s a sushi roll, available “in the basement of the Shinjuku Isetan” in Tokyo, according to RocketNews24. The price tag is 10,800 yen, which translates to roughly $96 USD. That’s a bargain considering everything packed inside:
Tuna from Oma, Aomori
Japanese puffer fish from Hyogo
Red sea bream from Nagasaki
Longtooth Grouper from Nagasaki
Oval squid from Nagasaki
Kuruma prawn from Ehime
Steamed abalone from Miyazaki
Boiled conger eel from Miyazaki
Boiled horsehair crab from Hokkaido
Salted herring roe from Hokkaido
Salmon roe pickled in soy sauce from Hokkaido
Raw sea urchin from Hokkaido
Some of the world’s finest seafood surrounded by everyone’s favorite precious metal sounds like an appropriate meal for Gilded Age throwback President Donald Trump. Although, considering his taste in food, maybe a gold-plated, well-done steak would be a safer bet.