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Niu Ba Ba Serves World's Most Expensive Beef Noodle Soup in Taipei

Let's Dish: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on Food?

Chinese Beef Noodle SoupIn Taiwan, it's not uncommon to go far for a bowl of perfectly-cooked beef noodle soup. But apparently, some aren't just willing to travel the distance; they're also willing to pay a steep price — 10,000 New Taiwan dollars, to be exact.

At Niu Ba Ba in Taipei, Taiwan, noodle-slurpers shell out the equivalent of $324 US dollars for a bowl of the world's most expensive noodles. Though I love niu rou mien, and I read owner Wang Cong-Yuan's explanation for the high cost, I don't think I'd ever spend that kind of dough when I could get a meal at The French Laundry for the same price.

The concept left me recounting the most I've ever paid for a meal. I think it might've been the $250 bill I footed while dining at Bryan Caswell's Houston restaurant, Reef. What's the most you've ever spent on food?

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poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 6 years
most spent on a date with me and the boyfriend was ~$500 at fleur de lys in las vegas. my family goes out sometimes and the bill comes to a few thousand but there are 7 of us.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
jade, my family and i always go to Mama's when we are in Maui! It's totally worth it (and I love their talking bird!)
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
I'm a bit of a "tightbutt" when it comes to spending money on dining out. I tend to gravitate to the little hole-in-the-wall Mom and Pop gems that whip up great food on the cheap. That said, I did splurge on the tiniest bottle of white truffle oil in existence not too long ago. And oooooh yeah, it was worth it!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 6 years
We spent $300 at Mama's Fish House in Maui and IT WAS WORTH IT. Coconut milk ono....amazing!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Oh my gosh, I went to a bachelorette dinner where the bill, split among nine girls for just our entree and drinks (and the bachelorette's meal split between eight of us) was $120 after tip. Outrageous! I also ordered a round of martinis for me and two girlfriends at the Roosevelt which came out to $60.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
Definitely not $324 for soup! I think the most I've spent on a meal out was this past Thanksgiving. My boyfriend and I decided to go out in lieu of cooking — and with drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert, it was almost $200. Yikes. It probably would have been cheaper to just cook at home!!
amber512 amber512 6 years
Holy cow! Maybe...$30? For my husband and I. Although, we once went out with large group to a really expensive restaurant where the host paid. Which I was VERY thankful for since the only vegetarian option they had was some romaine lettuce which was my "salad." Definitely the most expensive meal I've eaten that left me the hungriest.
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