One thousand dollars for many in India could be an amount for livelihood for at least 6 months and in some cases even a year. One thousand dollars is a lot of money. In that much money, one could even buy an expensive phone or a take a nice trip – OR one could treat oneself to a burger. That’s right. One thousand dollars is the cost of one of the world’s most expensive burgers, served at The Oak Door Steakhouse at the Grand Hyatt at Tokyo, Japan.
The Golden Giant burger is the creation of US chef Patrick Shimada. Priced at 100,000 yen – or approximately $1,000 – it is crafted with a burger bun topped with gold leaf. Inside, the restaurant uses a 1 kg Wagyu beef patty, along with other premium ingredients like Japanese cheddar cheese and foie gras. The whole thing comes with a champagne bottle.
The base for the burger is a garlic saffron sauce, and it is then topped with veggies like tomato and lettuce. Almost as big as a chopping board, the burger is served with freshly shaved truffles – one of the most expensive food items in the world.
The expensive burger gets a thumbs up from Insider’s reviewer, who calls it “miles better” than anything in a conventional restaurant.