Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How High Will You Go? Pricey Fruits from Japan


I fancy myself as someone who lives to eat.
But I wonder, how far and how high exactly I would go for food?

Would I be willing to climb high mountains, swim across wild rivers, walk through fires, work my ass off, sell my soul, sell my cousin's soul, betray my best friend, or kill a raging dragon...for the best of foods?
OK, although reality is often weirder than fiction, but that's too much exaggeration.

Let's get real.
Would I be willing to shell out HK$275 (around USD35) for a melon? A beautiful Hokkaido King Ruby Melon that it was?...


...or HKD330 (USD42) for a pack of Kyoho grapes?

Turned out....
My cheap-ass self thought, if I liked the HKD17.90 melon and HK$10/lb grapes just fine, why should I go for the expensive versions?

However,
My curious-wanna-try-everything self wonder, are they really as good as their price tags?
I guess I should try them at least once.
Will I still be able to love el-cheapo melons and grapes after trying these supremes?
This worries me.

Have you tried any of them, guys?

Get 'em from City Super

13 comments:

Ravenous Couple said...

why not try it...you got that duck once right??! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

great point...but the duck was 120...this is more than double hehe...i'll try one day :)

noobcook said...

I'm a cheapskate. For me, it'll be a question of how low I will go, LOL

ICook4Fun said...

I will never pay for that kind of money for fruits. I guess I am cheapskate ha ha..

YaYa said...

I'm a cheapskate too, same vitamins and fibre in the fruit and yet...and yet, would it be so much better, would it blow my mind? Could I ever go back to mushrooms after trying truffles? Well, yes.

Claudinette said...

Hum, I never see fruits that cost that price at the grosserie, why they are so expensive ? I don't get it.

Claudinette said...

I've never see fruits that cost that price at the grosserie, why they are so expensive ? I don't get it...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Not for me, fruit is still fruit, the nutrient and vitamin are the same no matter how expensive it is once is in our bodies. But if I'm a multi-millionaire, then that's a different story. :P

pigpigscorner said...

wow, that's expensive but I might try once just to see what's so special about them.

EatTravelEat said...

Wow, these are so costly! Kyoho grapes cost 10 dollars for a big box in my area- fun to eat and almost like globes of candy. But how they are packaged in your area is fancier...and plus they plucked them out already for you!

Zen Chef said...

I shopped at City Super a few times and there are some expensive things in there.

I say.. since we're all gonna die someday, better die broke but with the belly happy. :)

tigerfish said...

Yes yes....I saw a similar melon sold for SGD90 in a Jap/korean supermart in S;pore before!

Livia said...

I stole 1 grape from the box before when I was young *shamedface* and it tasted like the twin star grape sweet... not the most yummy way tho but I am still drooling over the super expensive momo *peach* They look ever so luscious!