So as you all know I was recently in Taiwan and sampled all the amazing beef noodle soups the region is known for. And thus far, it has not disappointed. Every place I went savour this dish has been just so amazing – oh and they did not cost an arm and a leg…Here are my post on it if you feel like reliving my food orgasms!~~
Anyways, for all those who have expensive tastes, you can have this awesome Taiwanese dish for a whopper $325 USD… which is around $10,000 Taiwanese dollars. So the question is, will you be willing to pay an arm and a leg for the most expensive beef noodle soup in the world?
NIU BA BA is the name of the shop, which opened in 1990 in Taiwan and on its menu is 8 types of beef noodles.
Beef noodle shop Niu Ba Ba, founded in 1990 in Taiwan, serves just eight types of beef noodles — ranging from the classic Beef Father Beef Noodle Soup ($16) to the most expensive — the Presidential Beef Noodle Soup ($325).
“The price of our cheapest noodles seems astronomical to some,” says Eric Wang Yiin Chyi, second-generation owner of Niu Ba Ba. “But our way of making beef noodles differentiates us from others.”
Each bowl of soup features at least four different types of premium beef cuts from the United States and Australia. Only the best and well-marbled cuts — such as ribbon steak and ribs — are used in the Presidential Beef Noodle Soup.
Beef is braised and frozen for three days before being cut in a specific shape to achieve the perfect texture and flavor.
Six stocks are blended to complete the broth. Five types of noodles can be paired with different options and preferences, allowing diners to customize their orders.
And why does it cost an arm and a leg???
Well apparently, prior to 1997, this “Presidential beef noodle soup” had no price tag and the owner asked customers to pay what they thought it was worth. Many stated they would be willing to pay the $10,000 Taiwan dollars so that is pretty much how they came up with the costing…
So again, I ask you – would you be willing to pay $325 USD for this special Taiwanese beef noodles???
Please feel free to let us know…
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