Rarest Foods Around the World

People love to eat and our love for food lead us to search for more unique types and kinds. Here are some of the world’s rarest foods. They might be a lot more expensive than the usual but once we have had them on our plate, that gives us so much satisfaction and happiness that is not worth any amount of money in the world.

White Truffle

Truffles are fungi associated with tree roots. White truffle is one of the highly prized edible truffle. It is mainly found in Piedmont region in northern Italy and their price in the market can soar to as high as , $14,200 per kilogram.

Photo credit: MatthiasKabel
Photo credit: MatthiasKabel


It is an Indian spice used as a seasoning and coloring agent in food. To produce a pound of it, around 75,000 saffron flowers must be grown. That’s almost a size of a football field. A pound of saffron retails from $500 to $5,000 depending on quality.


Densuke Watermelon

This watermelon, which weighs up to 11kg, is recognizable for its exterior. Unlike the usual watermelons, it is solid black and has no stripes. It is grown only on the island of Hokkaido in Japan and only 10,000 pieces are produced each year. Average selling price is around $250 but the first harvested Densuke watermelons were sold for $6,300.

Photo credit: By [puamelia] (Flickr: Densuke watermelon) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: By [puamelia] (Flickr: Densuke watermelon) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Bird’s Nest Soup

This is a Chinese delicacy which is made literally from a bird’s nest. The nests are created by cave swifts, a species of bird, from their saliva. The nests are said to have high nutritional values and exquisite flavor. Due to rarity in harvesting the nests, a kilogram of it costs from $2,000 up to 10,000 depending on its kind and quality.

Photo credit: InterContinental Hong Kong (Flickr)
Photo credit: InterContinental Hong Kong (Flickr)

Almas Caviar

Caviar are fish eggs that are relatively hard to produce. Almas Caviar is the most expensive type. It came from the eggs of Beluga Sturgeon fish, an ancient species that is believed to have been around since the dinosaurs. These eggs are so rare that it would take 20 years before a Beluga Sturgeon could produce them. A kilo of Almas caviar can cost upwards of $25,000.

Photo credit: www.almascaviar.com
Photo credit: www.almascaviar.com

What You Need to Know about Bar Etiquette

A bar or a pub is an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, liquor cocktails and the likes. Since bars are public drinking places, the customers here are a mixture of different races and cultures. Here are some bar etiquette that you may want to keep in mind to maintain a friendly atmosphere among the people inside a bar.


1.Bring cash. If you are alone in a bar and having only a drink, you should pay in cash. You are wasting the bartender’s time and delaying his tip if you’re not.

2.Don’t ask the bartender to give you a little extra. Most bars measure their shots and drinks. They have rules with regards to the amount of serving and managers watch carefully if the staff follow the rules, since they make money out of beverages.

3.Don’t get attention by whistling or snapping your fingers. It is rude and insulting.

4.Don’t argue. There are times, people inside the bar would drink more than what is good for them. If you happen to be in that situation, don’t argue with the bartender. It is better to leave the bar.

5.Make sure to tip the bartender. Tip more if you’ve got a better service.