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    What's in a $5,000 Bowl of Soup?

    What's in a $5,000 Bowl of Soup?
    Ellen Killoran
    May 13, 2011

    A bowl of Pho, the classic Vietnamese noodle soup, will be offered at a starting bid of $5,000 in a charity auction to benefit the USCF Benioff Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospitals of Los Angeles/Orange county.


    A $5,000 Vietnamese Pho features rare blue lobster meat
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    Normally this dish would only cost a few dollars, but the upscale Tiato restaurant in Santa Monica, CA created a decadent version of the soup using rare, luxury ingredients such as white alba truffles, A5 Wagyu beef, foie gras based broth, special hand-raised bean sprouts and the meat from rare blue lobsters.

    A5 Wagyu beef is the highest grade of Wagyu Kobe beef, which is revered for its marbling and low melting temperature. Blue lobsters are an extraordinarily rare genetic occurrence, and their vivid, unusual color makes them more susceptible to prey, making a catch a truly remarkable event. White alba truffles are the most expensive truffles in the world, even more prized than black truffles because of the particular difficulties in cultivating them.

    The owner of Tiato, which is part of House of An, plans to put and keep the $5,000 Pho on the menu at her other restaurant, Crustacean's in Beverly Hills. Profits from the Pho will continue to go to both hospital organizations.

    uk.ibtimes.com

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    hand-raised bean sprouts
    only in california.

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    Cheap Thai Food For Sale

    I have some leftover fried rice on the auction block.
    Opening bid only 5,000 Baht
    Everything handmade with eyes wide open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    What's in a $5,000 Bowl of Soup?
    A $4995.00 per night whore?

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    Wait until the Chinese begin selling Panda meat....

    Last edited by Thormaturge; 21-05-2011 at 07:59 AM.

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