Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rich Man's Soup



It's a known fact that food is pretty expensive here in Vancouver. On top of it being expensive, we also get taxed 12% so sometimes a bowl of soup at a restaurant can cost you almost $10 including tax and tip.-_-

For my soon-to-be-sister-in-law's birthday last week, we celebrated by going to a nice Chinese restaurant close to home. The soup page was the most interesting for me b/c it showed how crazily priced some of the bowls of soup were. The most expensive being... of course, shark fin soup for a whopping $368 CAD. Mind you, this isn't a giant bowl of soup with sprinkles of gold or anything, it's about a medium sized bowl good for about 6 people.

So... iPad or a bowl of soup? 
decisions, decisions.




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27 comments:

ochikeron said...

Hi Kym!

OMG! And, now 368CAD is 377USD?! About 60 bucks per person?! I think that soup is too pricey! We don't have such an expensive one in Japan.

No wonder I go for iPad. hahaha

Vicky said...

Holy moly, that is ridiculous! I'm totally against paying more than $5 for a bowl of soup. EVER.

coffretgorge said...

wow the price is outrageous! >.<

Lei said...

Oh wow! That IS expensive! I hope it was yummy. :P

// krissy ♥ said...

I don't even want to convert that to Philippine peso x_x

Tara Jollibee na lang tayo!! =D

Roma said...

ooh another artsy friend on blogspot :) i love it! :) nice meeting you kim! :D

suki pooki said...

Omg super expensive soup and think about the poor shark! I rather buy an ipad...or a new bag LOL. I rather splurge and eat cheap abalone =P

hahahaha yeah, don't you love how those amusement park cameras take the BEST shots?! lol I always dread seeing myself on those screens, but my bf and I always have a good time giggling at others =P and OMG when I read that you thought the cast member was my bf I went back to see the photo and nearly burst out laughing....except I can't because Im at the library.....using the internet....because the internet at my house is down.......

MizzJ said...

I would beg to differ! Vancouver does have cheap spots, if you seek them out. The dim sum and sushi here is definitely way cheaper than what I could get in my hometown! Also for those that haven't had Chinese banquet food before, those types of soups are a specialty and would be expensive anywhere, not just here :) Although yea, an ipad would be much preferred please!

Little Miss Tiara said...

I wonder how many times I can eat soup here in Indonesia with $377 hmmm... lololol

Nashe^ said...

Ridic!!!
The poor shark lost its life for $368! Woweee.

나니 said...

Wow... O_O" that's expensive. But either way, I'd never eat shark. That's just.. weird. lol.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Wow that's insane for soup! I don't think I'd ever spend that much money on soup, plus I don't think I have the palette to enjoy that type of cuisine!

Sarah said...

it better taste like gold, whatever gold tastes like. or be a super orgasm in my mouth, so much so that it makes NARS look bad :P but jesus! i also think lots of that sort of thing is for status- showing that you can order something like that on a whim and being able to pay for it.. impresses the people you're with (depending on your company)

hellomissa said...

WHOA the food is REALLY pricey! just go eat some pho! lol. you took cardio kickboxing?! i love kickboxing, it was so much fun! i took it for a year last year! but this time i wanna do it with actual punching bags! lol! what other martial arts have you taken? as of now, i'm taking up self-defense and it's a blast! learned to throw people today! i wanna take up judo next! haha.

Nikolett said...

That is RIDONKULOUS. Choice between iPad or bowl of soup, you say? I say NEITHER - I'd rather put it towards a vacation haha. And got your email, I'll be working on a template soooon, everything should work out a-okay though :)

MKL said...

I had shark fin soup few days ago at Lily's brother's wedding. It's not bad, I like it. But a while ago someone linked videos about how endangered sharks are, because of this soup. I guess I would rather skip the soup and buy iPad, better for the sharks.

Related: Video of Gordon Ramsay in Taiwan attacking shark fin fishermen

RicAdeMus said...

I'm not cheap (why do I have to keep telling people that???), but there is nothing I want to taste badly enough to pay that much.

Someone I know likes to gamble and we go once in a great while, but I ask that type of question each time--iPad or soup??? =)

MissA* said...

$368! I'll choose an iPad without a doubt.

lizzy said...

I'd rather go to paris for a day trip and go up the eiffel tower. Than to eat any part of a shark. I mean, they fascinate me extremely but not to a point i want to eat them. They're endangered enough :(

Marie said...

Wow, that's a crazy price... I'll go for an iPad!

Happy Sunday, Kym!:D

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ko0ty said...

I don't think shark fin or abalone soup is THAT great and would never splurge that much on it. I wouldn't complain if someone bought me a bowl though. ;)

josie(bean) said...

ahh my friend was talking about how she went to a wedding that was serving shark fin soup and she passed on it! i would never pass on a nearly $400 bowl of soup, though i bet the fin tastes like rubber. when i get married all i want are belgian waffles and an enormous cheese station. keepin' it classy! haha ;)

Lisa said...

that is so crazy expensive!! that's so nuts.. hopefully it'll taste as good as how much it costs hahaha.

Meream said...

WHAT THE WHAT??!!!

That is the height of ridiculousness.

In other news, your posts always make me smile :D

...crickette... said...

Bowl of soup, most definitely! hahahahaha! That's so crazy naman... does it have GOLD in it?

sharonlei said...

Holy moly!! That's one expensive bowl of soup.. and wow taxes are crazy high there.. here in Hawaii our tax is only 4%. :) I hope you got the iPad!

xx Love & Aloha

Kristyn said...

That is the most outrageous thing i have ever heard! $368 for soup, oh my! Very intersting though. Wonder if anyone buys it?

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